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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12:21 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Officer Cleared In July Slaying

A Grand Jury has cleared of criminal charges the Columbus police officer who shot and killed a man who reported a burglary at his home last July.

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12:18 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Funeral For Slain Ohio Native On Saturday

A funeral service is scheduled Saturday for a former Columbus and Athens resident killed while serving as a sheriff's deputy in Missouri.

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8:04 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Hit List Found At Lancaster High School

Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies have charged a Lancaster High School student with inducing panic after an alleged "hit list" was found in an office where student suspensions are served.

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5:54 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Governor Calls For Moment Of Silence

Ohio Governor John Kasich is calling for a moment of silence at 9:30 this morning, honoring those who lost their lives in the Connecticut school shootings last week.

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5:52 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Governor Signs Gun Bill

The Connecticut school shootings have prompted more debate about whether stronger gun control laws are needed.

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5:47 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Portman May Vote For Assault Weapons Ban

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he could be open to new gun restrictions, including the ban on assault weapons he voted against in 1994.

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5:45 am
Fri December 21, 2012

New SUPCO Justice Appointed

Ohio Governor John Kasich has appointed Judge Judith French of the 10th District Court of Appeals to the Ohio Supreme Court.

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5:42 am
Fri December 21, 2012

No More Bidding Wars For Jobs

Ohio Governor John Kasich says there will be no more bidding wars to keep businesses and jobs in the state.

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5:35 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Public Money Going To Profitable Retailer

Delaware County Commissioners are giving a private developer three-million dollars to build roads around the Cabela outdoor retailer's location on Gemini Parkway.

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5:33 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Audit: Columbus Schools Tampered With Records

An audit by the Columbus Schools says district officials changed records to make it appear students who were actually in school had withdrawn.

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5:30 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Marysville School Board Approves Layoffs

The Marysville School Board last night voted lay off 50 staffers by the end of the year after voters last month rejected a levy.

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5:27 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Postal Worker Pleads Guilty To Theft And Assault

A former U.S. Postal Service worker in Columbus has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing cash and gift cards from mail at a processing center and assaulting officers.

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5:26 am
Fri December 21, 2012

ODE Official Charged With Records Tampering

A former Ohio Department of Education official is charged with tampering with records and forgery involving high school diploma equivalency certifications.

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5:24 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Committee Takes No Action Against Congressman

The U.S. House Committee on Ethics says no action is needed on a dismissed public intoxication charge against Ohio Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan.

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5:23 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Lawmaker Scheduled For Trial In January

A January 22nd trial date has been set for Democratic State Representative Clayton Luckie, who stands indicted on 49 charges of theft, corruption and money laundering.

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12:25 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Fight Prompts U-T Stabbings

University of Toledo police say a fight between two students sparked the stabbings last night that left one dead and another injured.

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12:23 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Existing Home Sales Rose In November

Existing home sales in Central Ohio and statewide rose last month, mirroring a national trend.

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12:20 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Unemployment Insurance Claims Increase

The Labor Department says the number of first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits rose last week by 17-thousand to a seasonally-adjusted 361-thousand.

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12:19 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Judge Upholds Exotic Animals Law

A federal judge says today Ohio’s law regulating the ownership of exotic-animals is constitutional.

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12:18 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

No Arrests In Morning Shooting

Columbus Police are searching for a suspect in an early morning shooting on the North side.

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