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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12:00 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

State Reaches Deal With Springfield Bingo Club

Ohio's attorney general has announced an agreement with a Springfield bingo club to settle allegations of illegal gambling activity.

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8:13 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Sports Roundup

Alex Tanguay scored in overtime to lift visiting Calgary over the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 last night in a battle of Western Conference cellar-dwellers.

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7:48 am
Fri February 8, 2013

OU Considers Future Student Tuition Freeze

Future Ohio Unversity students could have their tuition rate frozen.

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7:46 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Local Foreclosure Filings Decline

The Franklin County Clerk of Courts says foreclosure filings fell in January for the sixth time in the last seven months.

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7:12 am
Fri February 8, 2013

State Takes Action In Fracking Wastewater Case

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has permanently revoked the operating permits of two companies being investigated for the illegal dumping of up to 20-thousand gallons of fracking wastewater down a Youngstown municipal storm drain.

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6:41 am
Fri February 8, 2013

OHP Boosting Staffing Levels

The State Highway Patrol today graduates the first of two overlapping classes of cadets in a move expected to increase the patrol's personnel.

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6:37 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Rescue Attempt Claims Local Man's Life

Columbus Fire officials say a man died last night after trying to save a child from a pond at an apartment complex near Eastland Mall.

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6:28 am
Fri February 8, 2013

School Board, City Council Candidates File To Run

14 people have submitted the necessary paperwork to run for three Columbus School Board seats in November, setting up a possible primary election in May. Jim Letizia reports.


 

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6:24 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Hurdles To Taxing Services Abound

Ohio Governor John Kasich's plan to tax the services of attorneys, lobbyists and accountants faces a host of hurdles.

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6:22 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Case Linked To Tainted Steroid Injections

State health officials say a 71-year-old Hamilton County woman is Ohio's 20th confirmed case linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak caused by recalled steroid injections for back pain.

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6:17 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Jesus Portrait Sparks Controversy

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom From Religion Foundation are asking a federal judge to order the removal of a portrait of Jesus from the entranceway at Jackson Middle School.

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6:15 am
Fri February 8, 2013

State Trying To Privatize Prison Food Services

State officials are looking to save money by privatizing prison food service.

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12:25 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Fewer Potholes In Columbus

Columbus drivers are seeing and reporting fewer potholes in the city.

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12:23 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

No Firm Leads In Baker's Disappearance

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the disapperance of a Kettering girl.

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12:21 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Weekly Jobless Claims In Ohio Decline

The Labor Department says the number of weekly applications for unemployment insurance benefits in Ohio fell by nearly 26-hundred last week due to fewer layoffs in manufacturing.

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12:19 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Major Retailers Report January Sales Figures

Columbus-based Limited Brands and Cincinnati-based Macy's are among the major retailers reporting strong January sales figures, as shoppers took advantage of clearance sales.

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12:17 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

State Probing Fracking Wasterwater Dumped Down Storm Drain

Documents show employees of D&L Energy Group company were directed to dump up to 20-thousand gallons of fracking wastewater down a storm drain in Youngstown last week.

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12:15 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

JobsOhio Adding Staff

The private, nonprofit job-creation agency JobsOhio is doubling its staff and expanding its outreach efforts now that it's gone to market with a 1.5 billion dollar bond sale.

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7:58 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Inman Gets Life In Prison

The Central Ohio man convicted in the slaying of his daughter-in-law has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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7:56 am
Thu February 7, 2013

SWACO At CMC

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio's plan for a first of its kind total recycling operation, including energy generation and a business park, was the topic of Wednesday's discussion at the Columbus Metropolitan Club.

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