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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12:31 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Hamilton County Cuts Property Tax Rebate

Hamilton County Commissioners have reduced the local property tax rebate to cover a 7 million dollar deficit in the fund that pays for the baseball and football stadiums in downtown Cincinnati.

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12:29 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

CCS Must Pay For State Investigators' Work

The Columbus City Schools will have to pay the state's cost for its investigation into allegations the district rigged attendance data.

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12:28 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Charges Filed In Cold Case Murders

Cleveland Police say two men are facing murder charges for two cold-case slayings.

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12:26 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Drugs Found At Robbery Scene

Columbus Police officers investigating the reported robbery of an East 13th Avenue home this morning found 30 marijuana plants inside.

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12:25 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Hit-Skip Driver Sought

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies are searching for the motorist who caused a hit-skip crash that killed a pedestrian overnight.

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12:24 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Ohio Short Sales Increase

The foreclosure listing service RealtyTrac says sales of U.S. homes facing foreclosure are on the rise and outpacing sales of bank-owned homes.

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12:21 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Senate Votes To Curb Asbestos Lawsuits

The Ohio Senate has approved a bill aimed at curbing duplicate lawsuits over on-the-job asbestos exposure in a state with one of the nation's largest backlogs.

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12:19 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Payday Lender To Offer Reimbursements

The payday lender Cash America says 14-thousand Ohio customers taken to court for not paying their debts are going to get some money back.

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12:18 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Weekly Ohio Jobless Claims Increase

The Labor Department says the number of applications for unemployment insurance benefits in Ohio rose last week by nearly 23-hundred.

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8:13 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Kasich Invited To Davos

Ohio Governor John Kasich says he has been invited to speak at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland next month.

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7:54 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Out Of State Drillers Coming To Ohio

The oil and gas boom is bringing out of state workers to Ohio.

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7:52 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Serial Robber Sentenced

A Columbus man who pleaded guilty to robbing local businesses and individuals during a month-long crime spree was sentenced yesterday to 36 years in prison.

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7:47 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Hackers Strike Local Insurer

Columbus-based Nationwide Insurance says someone hacked into its computer network on October 3rd and likely stole personal information of more than 1.1 million people.

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7:15 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Feds Seize Funds Designed For Criminal Activity

A task force comprised of local and federal law enforcement and run by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's homeland security division in Columbus has seized nearly 2.4 million dollar this year in proceeds from criminal activities.

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7:13 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Ohio House Approves Health Navigators Bill

The Ohio House has passed a bill requiring training and certification for a new group of professionals who will be available to guide consumers through the new health insurance exchange.

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6:43 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Crash Kills Boy, Injures Sister And Father

A Columbus man will go before a judge today, facing charges in a crash that killed a five-year-old boy.

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6:42 am
Thu December 6, 2012

School Psychologist Under Investigation

Grove City Police are investigating a psychologist in the South-Western school district after a former student said she had a sexual relationship with him.

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6:38 am
Thu December 6, 2012

SUPCO Finds ODNR In Contempt

The Ohio Supreme Court has found the state Department of Natural Resources in contempt for defying a 2011 order to compensate 87 Mercer County landowners for flood damage.

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5:46 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Dems Say Husted Failing To Comply With Federal Law

Legislative Democrats say Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has not complied with provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 involving the handling of provisional ballots.

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5:44 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Ohio House Votes To Ban Internet Cafes

The Ohio House has approved a measure banning Internet cafes that offer computer games that operate like slot machines with cash prizes.

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