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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7:01 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Authorities Seek Cause Of Warehouse Fire

Columbus fire officials are searching for the cause of Monday's blaze at a vacant warehouse in the Brewery District.

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7:01 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Car/Train Crash Injures Two

The State Highway Patrol says a car trying to beat a train in Prospect got struck on the tracks last night, and two people inside the vehicle were seriously injured.

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12:28 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Airline Merger To Have Little Local Impact

Officials at Port Columbus say the merger of US Airways and American Airlines will have little impact on airport operations.

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12:24 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Inmate's Widow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The widow of an Ohio man who died after being repeatedly pepper sprayed in the Lee County Jail in Fort Myers, Florida has settled her wrongful death lawsuit against the county's sheriff, the jail's medical provider and several deputies and nurses.

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12:22 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Schools Chief Under Investigation For Public Campaigning

Warren County prosecutor David Fornshell says Franklin City Schools Superintendent Arnol Elam is under investigation for possible misuse of public resources for political campaigning.

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12:19 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Tolls On New Brent Spence Likely

Early results of a study being conducted on building a new Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River in Cincinnati show passenger vehicles could be charged 1 dollar to cross.

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9:27 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Ohio To Get Part Of Toyota Settlement

Ohio will get nearly 2 million dollars out of a multi-state settlement with Toyota related to its safety recalls.

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9:24 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Nationwide Reports Decline In Profit

Columbus-base Nationwide Insurance reports a major decline in fourth quarter profit.

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7:27 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Farming Co-Ops Becoming More Popular

In order to stay in business, many small Ohio growers are turning away from the corporate model of farming and joining co-ops.

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7:21 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Drone Aircraft Coming To Ohio

The FAA has given the Medina County sheriff's office permission to use drones to search for missing people or fugitives.

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7:16 am
Fri February 15, 2013

MORPC Approves Road Projects

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission has approved 18 new road projects worth 77-million dollars.

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7:15 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Lawmakers Hear More On Medicaid Expansion

An Ohio House committee Thursday heard more details of Governor John Kasich's plan to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law.

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7:13 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Ohio To Allow Feds To Run Health Insurance Exchange

State officials are confirming their intentions to have the federal government run a health insurance exchange mandated by the federal health care law.

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6:45 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Far West Side Crash Claims One Life

Franklin County sheriff's deputies are investigating the cause of a fatal two vehicle crash on the far west side Thursday.

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6:44 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Man Killed In Mount Vernon Fire

State and Mount Vernon fire officials are searching for the cause of last night's fatal apartment fire.

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6:37 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Local Charter School Closes

The parents of 100 Columbus charter school students are scrambling to find new schools for their children.

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6:16 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Local High School Remains Closed

Groveport Madison High School is closed for a second-straight day today.

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6:13 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Attempted Child Rescuer Laid To Rest

Columbus police provided a funeral escort yesterday for a man who died trying to save a child from an icy pond on the far east side last week.

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6:11 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Prisons Want Help With Executions

Ohio's prison agency says it wants doctors or other medical professionals to assist with executions, saying it will help promote humane procedures. 

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6:08 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Legislative Black Caucus Announces Priorities

African-American state lawmakers have compiled a list of what they want the legislature to accomplish to improve the lives of black Ohioans.

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