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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12:34 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Billboards A Reminder About Texting While Driving Law

Billboards sponsored by Triple-A are reminding drivers about the state's new ban on texting while driving.

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12:30 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Towpath Trail To Get Upgrade

Stark County parks officials say work will begin later this year to close a gap in the Ohio-and-Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

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12:28 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

NWS Offices Getting Radar Upgrades

Officials say a radar upgrade at the National Weather Service office in Cleveland will allow forecasters to get a more accurate look at severe weather.

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12:26 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Circleville Man Sentenced For Drug-related Slaying

A Circleville man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to a drug-related robbery and slaying.

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12:23 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Power Restored To Portions Of Obetz

Columbus police say power has been restored to customers in Obetz following a crash on Williams Road that knocked down a utility pole late last night.

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12:21 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

High School Shootings Suspect Pleads Guilty

The teenager charged with shooting and killing three classmates and wounding two others at Chardon High School last year pleaded guilty today as part of a plea deal.

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8:54 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Flu Cases Decline

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of new flu cases keeps dropping.

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8:28 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Questions Over Sequestration Cuts

A series of automatic federal budget cuts loom at the end of the week, and the White House has issued a list of how the cuts might affect Ohio.

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8:22 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Golf Course To Become Public Park

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation clearing the deed of the Walnut Hills Golf Course on Livingston Avenue.

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8:16 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Tea Party To Back GOP Primary Challengers

Ohio Tea Party activists say they will back Republican candidates who challenge any GOP lawmakers voting for the expansion of Medicaid.

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8:05 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Beasley Trial Resumes Today

Testimony resumes today in the trial of the alleged mastermind of the slayings of three men lured to Eastern Ohio with bogus on-line job ads.

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7:56 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Democrats Criticize Turnpike Bill

Minority Democrats in the Ohio House say key public promises made by Governor John Kasich are absent from a bill authorizing the sale of 1.5 billion dollars in Ohio Turnpike bonds to fund highway projects.

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7:48 am
Tue February 26, 2013

AEP Settles With Feds, Eight States

Columbus-based American Electric Power will stop burning coal at two power plants in Ohio and Indiana by the end of 2015 under a legal settlement reached with the U.S. EPA, eight states and several environmental groups.

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7:46 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Grocers, Restaurants Fined

The Labor Department says the operators of two Mexican groceries in Ohio and a small chain of restaurants in the Columbus area have been fined 30-thousand dollars and have agreed to pay 230-thousand in back wages to more than 250 employees.

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7:32 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Bond Set For Murder Suspect

Bond is set at 500-thousand dollars for a Reynoldsburg man charged with participating in a fatal shooting and robbery on the South Side in December 2011.

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7:31 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Finalists For State Schools Chief Announced

Four candidates have made the final cut in the search for a new state schools chief.

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7:27 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Physically Challenged Firefighter Returns To Duty

A Central Ohio firefighter is the state's first amputee to return to his job.

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7:26 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Police Seeking Scam Suspects And Victims

Westerville police are looking for more suspects and victims in a multi-state wire fraud case.

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7:25 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Doctor Charged With Murder Posts Bond

The New Albany physician charged with killing a pregnant Pataskala woman will be on house arrest while he awaits his trial scheduled for early May.

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12:37 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

DeWine Issues Crime Alert

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has issued an unusual statewide crime alert.

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