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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8:01 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Firefigher Injured Battling Blaze

A Licking County firefighter is in the hospital after a blaze at a heating and cooling business.

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7:58 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Fight Over Italian Village Parking Continues

There appears to be no end in sight to the parking shortage in Italian Village.

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7:56 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Trucking Firm To Double Local Work Force

A trucking company is creating new jobs in downtown Columbus.

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7:47 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Rickenbacker May Get New Aircraft

Central Ohio could be home to the next generation of U.S. Air Force aircraft.

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7:45 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Details Of UA Gasline Work To Be Discussed Thursday

Construction is scheduled to begin this month on a major natural gas pipeline overhaul in Upper Arlington.

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7:43 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Fracking Wastewater On Ohio River

A Texas-based company wants to use river barges to move its potentially toxic wastewater in Ohio, but federal officials must first decide whether it's safe.

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7:41 am
Tue January 15, 2013

OSU To Require Sophomores To Live On Campus

Ohio State University says new rule requiring sophomore students to live on campus will improve graduation and retention rates.

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7:37 am
Tue January 15, 2013

PUCO Chair's Twitter Posts Raise Controversy

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio chair Todd Snitchler has used his Twitter account to steadily criticize solar, wind and renewable energy and to question global climate change.

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7:31 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Flu Vaccination Clinic Today In Columbus

Lifecare Alliance is holding a flu shot clinic today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the agency's event center on Harmon Avenue.

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12:45 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

SUPCO Orders Fire Levy On February Ballot

The Ohio Supreme Court today ordered the Delaware County Board of Elections to place the Orange Township fire levy on the February ballot.

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12:43 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Boil Water Advisory In Marion

Officials in Marion have issued a boil water advisory after a water main break forced the closing of several schools today.

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12:35 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Drillers Continue Fighting Severance Tax Hike

The American Petroleum Institute estimates Ohio's natural gas boom could bring over four billion dollars in revenue to the state over the next several years.

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12:29 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Oscar Nomination For Urbana Native

Among those nominated for an Academy Award is a 1970 graduate of Urbana High School.

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12:27 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

More Medics Hitting Columbus Streets

The Columbus Division of Fire says there will be more paramedics on duty when the community needs them most.

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8:03 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Reward Offered For Missing Man

Dublin police say a 2-thousand dollar reward is being offered for information in the disappearance of a man who traveled from India to visit family members last month.

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7:58 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Fire Investigator Allegedly In Road Rage Incident

A Columbus arson investigator is on administrative duty after an alleged road rage incident.

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7:56 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Local Hospital Reporing Cases Of Norovirus

The norovirus is making its way through Licking County.

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7:54 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Governor Orders New Mental Health Funding

Ohio Governor John Kasich had ordered five million new dollars be spent helping families with a mentally-ill child who could turn violent. Kasich says officials were working on the idea for the extra intervention and counseling before the Connecticut school shootings put the spotlight on ways to prevent violence.


Mental health officials say the money could help pay for emergency treatment for mentally-ill children who have been threatening. Or it could help parents get a temporary break from the daily responsibilities of caring for a troubled child.

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7:45 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Fairfield County Factory To Close

Nearly 100 people will lose their jobs when a Fairfield County factory shuts its doors later this year.

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7:43 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Governor Signs Puppy Mill Legislation

Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed into law a bill that cracks down on puppy mills.

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