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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6:46 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Wendy's To Close 100 Restaurants

Dublin-based Wendy's says it plans to close more than 100 restaurants this year because they're not making enough money.

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6:44 am
Tue March 5, 2013

No Injuries Out Of Overnight Chase In Hilliard

Hilliard police have arrested one person who allegedly lead officers on a high-speed chase overnight.

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12:37 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Ohio's Federal Representatives Speak On Sequestration

President Obama met with congressional leaders this morning to try to avoid 85 billion dollars in military and domestic spending cuts before the midnight deadline.

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12:33 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Ohioans Pan Governor's Tax Plan

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Ohio voters are not enthusiastic about the two biggest parts of Governor John Kasich’s tax shift and tax cut plan.

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12:27 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Troubles Found At Ohio Prison

The Dayton Daily News reports a surprise inspection conducted by state legislators and staffers in January at the privately-operated Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Conneaut found rampant criminal activity inside.

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12:26 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Inman Confession Unsealed

A newly unsealed confession shows a Central Ohio woman told authorities her son accidentally strangled his estranged wife before his parents helped hide the body in a septic tank.

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12:24 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

State To Take Control Of Cleveland Schools

The state plans to take control of the Cleveland schools due to their poor academic performance.

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12:22 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Suspect In Slaying Of Ohio Soldier In Court Today

The U.S. Army Sergeant suspected of killing a female Corporal from Cincinnati is expected to be formally charged with murder today in a Colorado court room.

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8:26 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Bar Association Opposes Sales Tax Expansion

Ohio Governor John Kasich is pushing a broadening of the sales tax base to raise money for a major state income tax cut.

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8:22 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Poll Shows Kasich's Popularity At New High

For the first time in two years, Ohio Governor John Kasich has a positive approval rating in a new public opinion poll.

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8:15 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Governor Denies Clemency For Treesh

Ohio Governor John Kasich has denied clemency for a death row inmate scheduled to be executed next week.

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7:32 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Fracking Wastewater Case Prompts Federal Indictments

A Youngstown business, its owner and an employee have been indicted on charges of violating the Clean Water Act by repeatedly dumping fracking wastewater into a storm sewer in January.

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7:29 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Kasich Asks Foodbanks To Help With Medicaid Expansion

Ohio Governor John Kasich is asking supporters of the state's food banks to help him convince his fellow Republicans in the Legislature to extend Medicaid coverage.

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7:27 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Verizon Moving Dublin Call Center

Nearly 15-hundred Verizon Wireless jobs are moving from one local suburb to another.

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7:26 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Police Investigating Officer Overtime Abuse

A Columbus police lieutenant is under investigation for alleged overtime abuse.

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7:25 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Local Inmate Charged In Murder-For-Hire Plot

An accused rapist is facing new charges after allegedly attempting to have his accuser killed.

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7:18 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Columbus Boy Sickened By Eyeliner

Columbus and state health officials are urging parents to throw out cosmetics found to contain high levels of lead.

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7:15 am
Fri March 1, 2013

House Approves Transportation Budget

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7:13 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Texting While Driving Law Kicks In

A six month grace period has ended, and the Ohio law banning texting-while-driving takes full effect today.

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7:02 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Ohio Senate Approves Voting Access Bill

The Ohio House is now considering a Senate-passed measure aimed at improving access to the polls for disabled voters.

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