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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12:19 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Competitor Buys Newark Hospital

A Newark hospital is buying a competing facility owned by physicians for more than 26-million dollars.

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8:46 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Coleman Year In Review - Part 4

In his State of the City speech earlier this year, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman announced plans to create a program called YouthFirst,designed to engage in the lives of young people through sports, leadership, and anti-violence efforts.

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8:14 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Free Christmas Tree Pickup In Columbus

The City of Columbus says the Rumpke company will pick up Christmas trees at the curb free of charge.

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8:04 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Minimum Wage Goes Up Next Year

The state's minimum wage will increase slightly next year, thanks to Ohio voters.

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8:02 am
Fri December 28, 2012

City Attorney Releases "Dirty Dozen"

The Columbus City Attorney's office has released its list of 12 drunken-driving offenders who have outstanding arrest warrants.

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7:58 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Student Lawsuit Settled

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that pitted a blog site against a high school student and his family seeking to learn the identities of people who posted about a rape investigation involving two Steubenville high school football players.

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7:56 am
Fri December 28, 2012

26 Apply For PUCO Vacancy

A total of 26 Engineers, lawyers, executives and state lawmakers have applied to fill a seat on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

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7:54 am
Fri December 28, 2012

New SUPCO Justice Sworn In

William O'Neill was sworn in yesterday, becoming the latest Democrat to serve on the Republican dominated Ohio Supreme Court.

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7:23 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Township Keeps Firefighters On The Job

Orange Township trustees have saved the jobs of firefighters and paramedics by using money meant for new snowplows and tree removal to pay their salaries.

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7:16 am
Fri December 28, 2012

New Ohio House Supermajority

Ohioans in November elected Democrats for President and U.S. Senate. But they elected more Republicans to the Ohio house and senate than in years past.

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7:13 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Coroner Issues Findings In Murder-Suicide

The Lucas County Coroner's office says none of the five people who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a suspected murder-suicide last month had drugs in their systems.

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7:05 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Suspects Found Incompetent For Trial

A homeless man charged with stabbing a Columbus State Community College professor and a homeless woman charged with causing a bomb scare at Port Columbus have each been found mentally incompetent to stand trial.

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12:49 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Goodyear One Family's Tradition

In July 1898, F.A. Seiberling hired Ed Hippensteal to clean up an old strawboard factory in Akron to turn it into the first home of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

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12:47 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

BBB Warns Of Holiday Charity Scams

During the holiday season, Ohio charities often call homes seeking  donations.

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12:44 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Weather Creates Homeless Shelter Overflows

The fight over a proposed winter shelter for the homeless in Franklin Township is forcing other shelters to fill beyond capacity.

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12:43 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

No Fiscal Cliff Furloughs At Wright-Patt

Civilian employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton will not be furloughed if The President and Congress fail to reach a deal on the so-called "fiscal cliff."

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12:41 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Holiday Traffic Deaths

The State Highway Patrol says five people were killed in crashes between early Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Three of the five deaths were attributed to impaired driving.

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12:39 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Ohio Weekly Jobless Claims Fall

The Labor Department says the number of applications for unemployment insurance benefits in Ohio fell by 15-hundred last week due to fewer layoffs in the manufacturing sector.

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9:38 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Coleman Year In Review - Part 3

Earlier this year, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman pledged 18-million city dollars toward removing the Main Street dam and developing the acres of  land along the Scioto river downtown that would be created by the structure's removal.

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9:34 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Snow Removal Work Continues

Near-blizzard conditions yesterday dumped between five and ten inches of snow on Central Ohio.

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