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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7:17 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Corpse Flower To Bloom This Week

Researchers at an Ohio State University greenhouse in Columbus are awaiting a rare second bloom by a rainforest plant known as a "corpse flower" because of its unpleasant odor.

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7:04 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Grove City Woman Charged With Abusing Dogs

A Grove City woman is facing animal abuse charges after starved dogs were found at her home.

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7:03 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Tower Skydiver To Jump Again

A Pickerington man says he is planning to jump again after being convicted of parachuting off a radio tower at Ohio State University last week.

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7:01 am
Tue May 14, 2013

COTA Shooting Suspect Turns Self In

Columbus police say one of two suspects in the shooting of a woman on a COTA bus last month has turned himself in.

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6:56 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Cleveland Schools, Teachers Reach Tentative Contract Deal

The Cleveland Teachers Union and the School District have reached a tentative agreement on a new 3- year contract.

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6:46 am
Tue May 14, 2013

AG: Castro Not Linked To Other Crimes

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says no DNA evidence links the man accused of imprisoning three women in a Cleveland house for a decade to other crimes through a national database.

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6:25 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Faber Gives No Specifics On Medicaid "Reform" Plan

Republican Ohio Senate President Keith Faber told a Cleveland City Club audience Monday lawmakers are open to pursuing a Medicaid bill before the end of the year.

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6:22 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Activists Lobby For Medicaid Expansion

Advocates for expanding Medicaid used the Mother's Day holiday to ask state lawmakers what their mothers would do about the issue.

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5:54 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Popular Ohio Tax Witness Paid By Conservative Trust

An Associated Press review of records shows a favorite witness on Ohio tax and economic issues who's relied upon for his objectivity draws a hefty stipend from a conservative trust fund.

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5:51 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Local Motel Must Be Sold Or Torn Down

A Franklin County judge today ordered the owners of a closed East side motel to sell the blighted property or tear it down.

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5:41 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Local Hacker Sentenced

A former Columbus computer hacker has been sentenced to one year of house arrest and three years probation for his role in a scheme to crash video game servers worldwide in 2008.

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5:14 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Ohio Insurance Company Undergoing Restructuring

Sweeping changes are underway at Cincinnati-based Catholic Health Partners.

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5:11 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Castro Fathered Berry's Child

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says DNA tests confirm 52-year-old alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro is the father of Amanda Berry's 6-year-old daughter.

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4:23 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Gasoline Prices Up

Ohio motorists are paying 12 cents a gallon more for gasoline this week.

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3:57 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Injured Firefighter Recovers, Returns To Work

The Dayton firefighter injured by a car while clearing a crash on U.S. Route 35 is back at work.

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3:56 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Local Judge To Resign

Franklin County Environmental Court Judge Harland Hale says he will resign on May 24th.

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3:55 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Man Indicted For Relative's Death

A Delaware County grand jury today indicted a man in connection with an assault that killed his father-in-law.

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3:53 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Man Injured Crashing Stolen Tanker Truck

The State Highway Patrol says a man is hospitalized in Columbus in critical condition after stealing a tanker truck from the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department in rural Ross County this morning.

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3:52 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Amber Alert Teen Held Pending Extradition

A Franklin County Magistrate has ordered a 17-year-old Putnam County youth be held until he can be extradited on a warrant for grand theft of a motor vehicle.

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12:44 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Judge Sets Bond For Ariel Castro

Bond was set this morning at 8 million dollars for 52-year-old Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man charged with rape and kidnapping two days after three women missing for roughly a decade were found at his home.

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