Jim Letizia

Reporter, News Anchor

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.

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7:37 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Managed-care Provider Leaving Downtown

Buckeye Community Health Plan says it will move its office from South 3rd Street Downtown to Easton Town Center and add 118 jobs in the next several months.

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7:31 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Full-body Scanners Leaving Port Columbus

The Transportation Security Administration says full-body scanners will be removed from Port Columbus by the end of March.

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7:28 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Ohio Soldier Dies During Diving Exercise

Funeral arrangements are pending for a U.S. Navy sailor from Noble County who died during a diving accident.

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7:25 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Columbus Charter School Shutting Down

A Columbus charter school is closing its doors for good at the end of classes today.

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7:23 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Families Of Chardon H.S. Shootings Sue Gunman

The families of three Chardon High School students shot and killed in February of last year students are suing the teenage gunman and his family.

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6:56 am
Thu February 28, 2013

House Panel Approves Turnpike Bond Sale

The Ohio House Finance Committee has approved Republican Governor John Kasich's proposal to raise 1.5 billion dollars for state highway projects through Ohio Turnpike bonds.

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12:28 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

City Outlines Capital Improvements Plan

Columbus officials have released their proposed Capital Improvements Budget for the year.

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12:34 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Billboards A Reminder About Texting While Driving Law

Billboards sponsored by Triple-A are reminding drivers about the state's new ban on texting while driving.

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12:30 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Towpath Trail To Get Upgrade

Stark County parks officials say work will begin later this year to close a gap in the Ohio-and-Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

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12:28 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

NWS Offices Getting Radar Upgrades

Officials say a radar upgrade at the National Weather Service office in Cleveland will allow forecasters to get a more accurate look at severe weather.

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12:26 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Circleville Man Sentenced For Drug-related Slaying

A Circleville man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to a drug-related robbery and slaying.

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12:23 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Power Restored To Portions Of Obetz

Columbus police say power has been restored to customers in Obetz following a crash on Williams Road that knocked down a utility pole late last night.

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12:21 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

High School Shootings Suspect Pleads Guilty

The teenager charged with shooting and killing three classmates and wounding two others at Chardon High School last year pleaded guilty today as part of a plea deal.

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8:54 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Flu Cases Decline

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of new flu cases keeps dropping.

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8:28 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Questions Over Sequestration Cuts

A series of automatic federal budget cuts loom at the end of the week, and the White House has issued a list of how the cuts might affect Ohio.

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8:22 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Golf Course To Become Public Park

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation clearing the deed of the Walnut Hills Golf Course on Livingston Avenue.

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8:16 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Tea Party To Back GOP Primary Challengers

Ohio Tea Party activists say they will back Republican candidates who challenge any GOP lawmakers voting for the expansion of Medicaid.

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8:05 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Beasley Trial Resumes Today

Testimony resumes today in the trial of the alleged mastermind of the slayings of three men lured to Eastern Ohio with bogus on-line job ads.

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7:56 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Democrats Criticize Turnpike Bill

Minority Democrats in the Ohio House say key public promises made by Governor John Kasich are absent from a bill authorizing the sale of 1.5 billion dollars in Ohio Turnpike bonds to fund highway projects.

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7:48 am
Tue February 26, 2013

AEP Settles With Feds, Eight States

Columbus-based American Electric Power will stop burning coal at two power plants in Ohio and Indiana by the end of 2015 under a legal settlement reached with the U.S. EPA, eight states and several environmental groups.

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