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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7:41 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Two Local Men Jailed For Mortgage Fraud

Two Central Ohio men are heading to prison for their roles in mortgage fraud schemes.

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7:33 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Coleman Talks Bicentennial

Today is Columbus' 201st birthday and Mayor Michael Coleman hopes last year's bicentennial initiatives impact the future. Coleman and organizers of the non-profit group that spearheaded last year's celebrations spoke Wednesday. Coleman delivered a progress report on some of the programs launched last year.


Coleman and city officials also placed objects into a time capsule to be opened on the city's 300th birthday.




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7:28 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Cincinnati Casino License Approved

The Ohio Casino Control Commission has issued a gaming license to the Cincinnati casino, allowing the facility to open on March 4th.

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7:27 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Landlord's Probation Revokation Hearing Delayed

A Franklin County judge yesterday delayed the hearing of landlord Sam Vazirani while he decides whether Vazirani defied his probation by failing to sell his rental properties.

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7:24 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Education Official To Talk With State Lawmakers

The head of the Governor's Office of 21st Century Education says he'll present figures to an Ohio House budget-writing committee that prove the new school funding proposal delivers on Governor Kasich's promise to help poor districts the most.

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7:23 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Columbus Man Charged With Killing His Wife

Columbus police have charged an elderly North side man with killing his wife on Wednesday.

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7:18 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Broken Pipe Closes Local School

Groveport Madison High School is closed today because of a broken water pipe.

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12:35 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Columbus Police Investigating Pair Of Shootings

Columbus police have yet to identify the 16-year-old male shot last night on the Northeast side.

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12:32 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Senators Want POTUS To Talk Jobs and Business Tonight

Ohio's two U.S. Senators are speaking about what they hope to hear in President Obama's State of the Union address tonight.

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12:27 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

State Issues Report On Fracking

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has issued the first of what promises to be a series of quarterly reports on the growth of fracking.

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12:24 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Fracking Radioactive Waste Plan In State Budget Proposal

Radioactive waste from oil and gas drilling would face new testing, reporting and tracking requirements before going to landfills under a proposal included in Governor John Kasich's state budget plan.

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12:22 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Man Killed By Dayton Police Identified

Dayton Police have now identified the man shot and killed by two officers in a municipal park on Sunday.

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12:20 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Students To Protest Firing Of Popular School Official

Students at Purcell Marian Catholic High School in Cincinnati are planning a series of protests this week against the decision to fire a popular administrator.

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8:25 am
Tue February 12, 2013

City Council Roundup

Columbus taxpayers will pay 1-million dollars more to dump trash in the county landfill.

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8:16 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Sports Roundup

In sports...Cody Goloubef picked up his first NHL goal and Vinny Prospal and Brandon Dubinsky also scored to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets over visiting San Jose 6-2 last night. The win snaps Columbus' three game losing streak. The Sharks have lost five in a row after a 7-0 start. Dubinsky notes the 6 goals are the Jackets highest single-game total this season.


  

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7:25 am
Tue February 12, 2013

OSU To Study Shale Energy

Ohio State University and West Virginia University say they've signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a joint program on shale energy research.

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7:24 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Lawsuit Over Jesus Portrait On School Board Agenda

The Jackson City School Board plans to decide tonight how to respond to a federal lawsuit seeking removal of a portrait of Jesus from its middle school.

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7:18 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Armed Theater Patron Enters Plea

The North Ridgeville man arrested with a loaded gun, ammunition and knives at a Westlake movie theater last August has pleaded guilty to weapons charges.

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7:05 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Village Mayor Resigns Over Slurs

The Pomeroy village council last night accepted the resignation of Mayor Mary McAngus after she made slurs against a gay police officer.

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7:03 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Lawmakers Begin School Safety Hearings Tonight

An Ohio Senate committee opens hearing on safe schools tonight with a discussion of mental health and violence prevention.

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