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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6:05 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Streetcar Bids Over Budget

Construction bids for the Cincinnati streetcar project have come in 26 to 43 million  dollars over budget.

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6:04 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Ohio Foreclosures Decline

The mortgage research firm RealtyTrac says foreclosure filings in Ohio fell by 23 percent in January from December's figures.

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6:02 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Cardinal To Acquire Medical Supplier

Dublin-based Cardinal Health is spending 2 billion dollars to acquire the medical supplier AssuraMed.

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5:58 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Homeless Shelter To Close

Toledo's emergency homeless shelter is out of money. 

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5:57 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Assault Charge Against Sheriff's Deputy Dismissed

A Franklin County Municipal Court judge has dismissed an assault charge against a county sheriff's deputy accused of punching a handcuffed inmate.

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5:55 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Fracking Wastewater Dumping Prompts Federal Charges

Prosecutors are charging a northeast Ohio man with violating the federal Clean Water Act, saying he told an employee to dump fracking wastewater into a storm sewer.

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8:44 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Governor Says Budget Plan Not Fracturing His Party

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich is brushing off suggestions that policies in his two-year state budget proposal are fracturing his party.

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8:25 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Cleveland Police Shooting Prompts Council Resolution

Cleveland City Council is considering a resolution of support for Police Chief Michael McGrath in the wake of the fatal shooting of two African-American suspects following a chase.

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7:44 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Cleveland Market To Reopen Next Week

Cleveland's historic West Side Market has been cleaned up after a recent fire and is set to reopen on Monday.

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7:43 am
Thu February 14, 2013

State Revokes Local Doctor's License

The State Medical Board has revoked the license of a Dublin physician who allegedly overprescribed painkillers.

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7:41 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Two Local Men Jailed For Mortgage Fraud

Two Central Ohio men are heading to prison for their roles in mortgage fraud schemes.

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7:33 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Coleman Talks Bicentennial

Today is Columbus' 201st birthday and Mayor Michael Coleman hopes last year's bicentennial initiatives impact the future. Coleman and organizers of the non-profit group that spearheaded last year's celebrations spoke Wednesday. Coleman delivered a progress report on some of the programs launched last year.


Coleman and city officials also placed objects into a time capsule to be opened on the city's 300th birthday.




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7:28 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Cincinnati Casino License Approved

The Ohio Casino Control Commission has issued a gaming license to the Cincinnati casino, allowing the facility to open on March 4th.

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7:27 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Landlord's Probation Revokation Hearing Delayed

A Franklin County judge yesterday delayed the hearing of landlord Sam Vazirani while he decides whether Vazirani defied his probation by failing to sell his rental properties.

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7:24 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Education Official To Talk With State Lawmakers

The head of the Governor's Office of 21st Century Education says he'll present figures to an Ohio House budget-writing committee that prove the new school funding proposal delivers on Governor Kasich's promise to help poor districts the most.

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7:23 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Columbus Man Charged With Killing His Wife

Columbus police have charged an elderly North side man with killing his wife on Wednesday.

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7:18 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Broken Pipe Closes Local School

Groveport Madison High School is closed today because of a broken water pipe.

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12:35 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Columbus Police Investigating Pair Of Shootings

Columbus police have yet to identify the 16-year-old male shot last night on the Northeast side.

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12:32 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Senators Want POTUS To Talk Jobs and Business Tonight

Ohio's two U.S. Senators are speaking about what they hope to hear in President Obama's State of the Union address tonight.

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12:27 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

State Issues Report On Fracking

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has issued the first of what promises to be a series of quarterly reports on the growth of fracking.

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