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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12:22 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Wrong-way Crash Kills One, Injures Another

Columbus police have released more details about the overnight wrong-way crash on I-670 in the eastbound lanes near the Fifth Avenue exit.

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9:24 am
Thu February 21, 2013

CCS Board Fears Disbandment And/Or Takeover

When the Columbus Education Commission was formed last year, it was presented as a joint effort of the civic, business, and education sectors.

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9:21 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Experts Talk Food Insecurity At CMC

Food scarcity and insecurity are global problems.

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9:18 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Youngstown Residents To Vote On Fracking

Youngstown City Council last night approved placing an anti-fracking amendment on the May 7th ballot.

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8:44 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Plan To Borrow Against Turnpike Revenue Begins

Ohio Turnpike officials are laying the groundwork for Governor John Kasich's plan to borrow against toll revenue.

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8:43 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Ohio Native Could Be The Next Pope

A Lakewood, Ohio native could be the next pope. Speculation is growing in the world media about the candidacy of Boston Archbishop Sean Patrick O'Malley.

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7:52 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Bond Set For Man Charged With Killing His Wife

Bond is set at 500-thousand dollars for the elderly North side man charged with killing his wife last week.

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7:47 am
Thu February 21, 2013

UA Schools To Cut Teachers, Increase Class Sizes

Upper Arlington school district officials say the jobs of two dozen teachers will be cut to cover a three-million-dollar deficit left when voters rejected a levy last November.

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7:46 am
Thu February 21, 2013

ODOT To Widen I-71

The Ohio Department of Transportation says plans are in the works to widen Interstate 71 to three lanes in each direction from Columbus to Cleveland.

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7:45 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Coleman Wants City To Host Political Convention

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says he will lead the charge to bring a political convention to the city in 2016.

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7:13 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Gee Calls For Tuition Freeze

Ohio State University president Gordon Gee says he'll ask the school's trustees to freeze undergraduate tuition for in-state students at just over ten-thousand-dollars a year.

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7:12 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Civilian Defense Workforce Could See Cuts

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the Defense Supply Center in Whitehall and other facilities in Ohio could see nearly 166 million dollars in civilian payroll cuts if automatic government spending reductions kick in on March 1st.

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7:06 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Son Arrested For Mom's Death

Columbus police have arrested a man in connection with the stabbing death of his mother at her North side town home on Wednesday.

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7:04 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Wrong-way Crash Injures One

Columbus police are investigating a wrong-way crash on I-670 overnight in the eastbound lanes near the Fifth Avenue exit.

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7:02 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Obama Supporter Sues For Wrongful Termination

A Montgomery County woman says she was fired three days after the presidential election because of her vote for President Obama.

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6:58 am
Thu February 21, 2013

SUPCO Rejects Widmer's Bid For Fourth Trial

The Ohio Supreme Court has refused to hear a Warren County man's bid for a fourth trial in the 2008 bathtub drowning of his wife.

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6:56 am
Thu February 21, 2013

SUPCO Declines To Set Execution Date

The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a prosecutor's request to set an execution date for an inmate sentenced to die for slitting a man's throat during a 1985 burglary

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6:52 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Feds Release Report On Asian Carp DNA

A report by three federal agencies shows live Asian carp do not have to be present for their DNA to turn up in the environment.

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6:47 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Work On Neuroscience Hospital Begins

Construction is underway on the first-in-Ohio neuroscience hospital.

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6:46 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Amish Leader Appeals His Conviction

The ringleader of 16 Amish people found guilty in beard- and hair-cutting hate-crime attacks on fellow members of their faith is appealing his conviction.

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