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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6:56 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Thousands Of New Clean Energy Jobs Created

A report issued this week shows more than 110 thousand clean energy jobs were generated in the US last year.

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6:46 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Drunken Driving Arrests Increase

The State Highway Patrol says troopers made 3 percent more arrests for drunken driving last year than they did in 2011.

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12:32 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Superintendent's Retention Bonus Draws Public Criticism

Parents, students, and teachers in the Medina school district are upset about an 83-thousand dollar bonus approved this week for Superintendent Randy Stepp.

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12:29 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Strongsville Contract Talks Fail

The Strongsville teachers' strike is in its fourth day today, after contract talks last night failed to produce an agreement.

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12:27 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Local Prosecutor Touts Special Unit

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says today his office recently sought grand jury indictments for more than 60 people accused of violating state gun laws.

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12:25 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

State Government Payroll Declines

State records show the Ohio government payroll fell to less than 3 billion dollars in 2012 - a 3 percent drop from the previous year.

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8:47 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Judge Blocks Cincinnati's Lease Of Parking Operations

A Hamilton County judge yesterday blocked the city of Cincinnati's plan to lease its parking operations.

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8:04 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Study Shows Brain Injuries Go Beyond Concussions

Evidence is mounting that brain injuries in football players go beyond concussions.

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7:47 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Bill Restricts Time To Collect Extra Petition Signatures

The Ohio Senate has passed a bill restricting the time citizen groups have to collect extra petition signatures needed to ensure their issues get before the voters.

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7:44 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Services Scheduled For Former Gallery Director

Funeral services are scheduled March 17th for 52-year-old Lori McCargish Erp, the former director of the ACME Art Gallery in the Short North.

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7:42 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Lawmakers Push For New Planes At Rickenbacker

State lawmakers want to see a new fleet of planes stationed at the Rickenbacker Air Force Base.

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7:31 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Job Cuts Planned At Springfield Air Base

The Ohio National Guard plans to cut 47 jobs at the the Springfield Air National Guard Base.

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7:25 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Reynoldsburg Fireworks To Be Held On Same Day As Columbus' Display

Reynoldsburg city officials say they will hold their annual Fourth of July fireworks display on July 3rd, the same evening Columbus holds its annual display.

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7:23 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Panel To Explore Mayoral Control Of CCS

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s Education Commission later this month will explore whether an elected school board is the best way to run the Columbus City Schools.

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7:18 am
Thu March 7, 2013

City Council Member Pleads Not Guilty To Third DUI Charge

Cleveland city council member Zach Reed has pleaded not guilty to his third drunken driving charge.

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7:14 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Beasley Takes Stand In His Own Defense

The alleged triggerman in the killings of three men lured to their deaths in Eastern Ohio by bogus on-line job offers told a jury Wednesday he is not guilty.

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7:03 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Buckeye Village To Charge Residents For Parking

Residents of Ohio State University's family apartments will have to pay for their parking spaces.

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7:01 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Fugitive Arrested In Iowa

The fugitive last seen taunting authorities from the Ohio State University campus is behind bars in Iowa.

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6:55 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Seven Injured In Post-Concert Crash

Seven people are recovering from injuries sustained in a crash following a concert last night at the Schottenstein Center.

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12:26 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Council Member Facing Third DUI

Cleveland police say they arrested a city council member early this morning for driving drunk. It's the third time Zach Reed has been charged with driving while impaired.

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