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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7:17 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Education Changes Pass Ohio House

The Ohio House has approved a bill designed to give school districts more flexibility in making up calamity days.

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7:15 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Senate Leader Blocks "Heartbeat" Bill

The President of the Ohio Senate has taken an unusual step to make sure the so-called "Heartbeat" abortion bill does not come up for a vote during the lame duck session.

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7:05 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Man Sentenced For Animal Cruelty

A Pickaway County man will serve ten days in jail and two years of probation for decapitating a puppy and neglecting seven other animals.

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7:04 am
Fri November 30, 2012

New Mall Coming To Delaware County

Two Developers are teaming up to build an outlet mall off I-71 in Delaware County.

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7:03 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Governor To Talk Higher Ed Funding

Ohio Governor John Kasich is scheduled to meet today with college leaders to unveil new higher education funding recommendations.

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7:02 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Obese Inmate Claims Innocence

Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will says a death row inmate  trying to delay his execution because he's obese is now raising an innocence claim.

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6:57 am
Fri November 30, 2012

SBA Asked To Aid Arena District Businesses

Arena District business owners could get some help from the federal government to offset losses from the ongoing NHL lockout.

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6:55 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Deputies Seek Person Of Interest In Child's Death

Pickaway County Sheriff's Deputies are looking for a person of interest in Thursday's shaken-baby syndrome death of a ten-month-old boy.

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6:54 am
Fri November 30, 2012

No Civilian Injuries In Lancaster Camp Ground Fire

Lancaster fire officials are searching for the cause of a blaze that destroyed three cottages at the Lancaster Camp Ground last night and damaged two others.

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12:37 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Vigil Held For Slain Child

A candlelight vigil was held last night to remember the 3-year-old Cleveland boy allegedly killed by his mother.

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12:36 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

School Levy Victory Certified

Franklin County elections officials have upheld passage of the New Albany-Plain Local Schools levy on election night.

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12:34 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Suspected Thief Assaulted

Columbus police are searching for suspects after a man suspected of stealing tires was beaten with a tire iron and shot early this morning.

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12:33 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Deputy Facing DUI Charge

A Franklin County Sheriff's special deputy is charged with drunken driving.

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12:31 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Weekly Jobless Claims Decline

The Labor Department says the number of applications for unemployment insurance benefits in Ohio fell last week by 1-thousand.

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12:30 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Local Retailer Bucks National Sales Decline

Major retailers are reporting weak sales in November as a strong Thanksgiving weekend failed to to fully offset the slow start to the month caused by Superstorm Sandy.

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12:28 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Committe Blocks Manuver on "Heartbeat" Bill

The Ohio Senate Rules Committee today shut down an effort to force a vote on legislation that would impose the most stringent abortion restrictions in the nation.

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8:15 am
Thu November 29, 2012

OSU Men's And Women's Cagers Defeated

Mason Plumlee had 21 points and a career-high-tying 17 rebounds, to rally second ranked Duke from a first half deficit and beat the fourth ranked OSU men's basketball team 73-68 last night in North Carolina.

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8:02 am
Thu November 29, 2012

No Vote On "Heartbeat" Bill

Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus says there will not be a vote during the lame-duck session on an abortion bill.

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7:57 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Sunland Plant Closed By Feds

The Sunland peanut butter plant in New Mexico has laid off a third of its 150 workers

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7:56 am
Thu November 29, 2012

More Apartments Coming To Downtown Columbus

The Columbus Downtown Commission has approved plans for a low-rise apartment building at Rich and High streets.

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