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
Fri April 5, 2013

Macy's CEO Takes Pay Cut

An Associated Press analysis shows Cincinnati-based Macy's gave chief executive Terry Lundgren a pay package worth 11.3 million dollars last year, down 22 percent from 2011 as he failed to meet all of its financial performance goals.

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6:57 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Identity Theft Suspect Bilks Local Hospital

A Columbus man is charged with stealing a South Carolina man's identity to rack up nearly 350 thousand dollars in medical bills at OSU's Medical center.

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6:54 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Pothole Blitz Begins Sunday

Columbus city officials say they will launch their annual two-week spring pothole repair blitz on Sunday.

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6:48 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Power Saw Sparks Auto Dealership Fire

No injuries are reported out of a fire at an automobile dealership on Sawmill Road on Thursday.

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6:46 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Bomb Plot Suspect Competent For Trial

Defense attorneys for the last of the five suspects in a plot to bomb a bridge over the Cuayhoga Valley National Park say he is competent to stand trial.

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6:45 am
Fri April 5, 2013

OSU To Provide Legal Services To Veterans

Ohio State University will use a 250 thousand dollar donation to launch a program offering free legal services to military veterans.

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6:44 am
Fri April 5, 2013

CSCC To Close Day Care Center

Columbus State Community College officials say they will close the child-care center on June 15th because of financial problems and limited space.

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12:43 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Veterans Services Chief To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

The director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services will be among those inducted into a military hall of fame at the Statehouse on May 3rd.

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12:40 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Mallory Guarantees Safety Layoffs If Voters Reject Parking Plan

The Cincinnati police union wants City Council to balance the budget without cutting officers.

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12:37 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Report: Muni Courts Jailing Poor People For Debts

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio says several municipal courts are illegally and unconstitutionally jailing people because they're too poor to pay court-imposed debts.

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12:35 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Beasley Gets Death Penalty

A judge this morning ordered the death penalty for the man convicted of killing three people by luring them to Eastern Ohio with bogus on-line job ads.

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12:29 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Constituents Question Portman On Same Sex Marriage

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman has been called a phony conservative by some on the political right following his announcement last month that he supports gay marriage.

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7:17 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Governor Stumps For Medicaid Expansion

Major parts of Ohio Governor John Kasich's two-year state budget proposal are facing opposition from his fellow Republicans.

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7:14 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Gun Violence Victims Seek Background Checks

Some victims of gun violence are urging Ohioans to talk to their elected representatives about passing a national bill that would require background checks on purchases made through private sellers.

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7:04 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Lawmakers Consider Changing The Homestead Exemption

Taking away a property tax break for upper-middle and upper-income elderly homeowners is one idea being floated in the Ohio legislature.

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6:55 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Defense Supply Center Preparing For Furloughs

Hundreds of civilian employees at the Defense Supply Center in Whitehall are bracing for furlough notices.

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6:52 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Local Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty To Filing Bogus Returns

Federal prosecutors say a Groveport woman has pleaded guilty to charges of filing dozens of phony income tax returns.

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6:48 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Athens County Man Sentenced For Abusing Kids

An Athens County man will serve five years in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting children at daycare centers.

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6:47 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Teacher Charged With Inappropriate Conduct

A former Buckeye Valley High School music teacher is due in court this week to face charges of having sexual relations with students.

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6:45 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Blaze Injures Firefighter

A Chillicothe firefighter has been treated for smoke inhalation sustained while battling a blaze at a warehouse on Wednesday.

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