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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9:39 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Trillin Wins Thurber Prize

The Thurber Prize for American Humor has been awarded to Calvin Trillin for his collection of writings entitled "Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff."

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9:34 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Ohio Abortions Decline

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of abortions performed last year was nearly 24-thousand-8-hundred.

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Election Coverage
9:32 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Husted Seeks Dismissal Of Suit Filed By County Elections Officials

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two Democratic Montgomery County Board of Elections officials who claim he unjustly fired them in August.

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9:30 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Insanity Plea For Alleged Chardon High School Gunman

Defense attorneys for the teen charged with killing three Chardon High School students last February have entered a not guilty by reason of insanity plea on their client's behalf.

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9:29 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Head Of Scam Targeting Veterans Now Identified

Federal Marshals in Ohio say a former fugitive suspected of running a 100 million dollar cross-country scam collecting donations for Navy veterans isĀ in fact a Harvard-trained attorney.

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12:48 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Ohio Woman Sets Endurance Record

Connie Gardner of Medina is the nation's best female endurance runner.

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12:45 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

New Ex-Felons Law Taking Effect

A new law designed to remove some roadblocks for ex-felons looking for jobs takes effect today.

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12:42 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Raising Awareness Of Infant Mortality

Health officials say Ohio has one of the highest rates of Sudden InfantĀ Death Syndrome in the nation.

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12:31 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Arson Fire Damages Two Homes

Columbus Fire officials say a vacant house fire on the west side is a case of arson.

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12:30 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

No Arrests Made In Teen's Shooting

Columbus Police are searching for suspects in last night's shooting and wounding of a 15-year-old boy.

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12:29 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Columbus Woman Dies While Whitewater Rafting

New York State Police say a whitewater rafting guide was drunk when a Columbus woman fell out of his raft and drowned during an outing on a river in the Adirondacks Thursday morning.

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12:27 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

CDC Report On Swine Flu

The Centers for Disease Control says more than two-thirds of those hospitalized after contracting the swine flu virus at county fairs were from Ohio.

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12:25 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Ceremony To Honor Fallen Servicemembers

Nearly a century after they died when their floating lighthouse sank in Lake Erie during a violent storm, six American servicemen are being honored by a Canadian community.

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12:23 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Convicted Serial Killer Seeks New Trial

The Cleveland man sentenced to death for killing 11 women whose remains were found in and around his home wants his conviction overturned.

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10:12 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Bad Day For Ohio Pro Sports

Thursday was a painful day for fans of three of Ohio's pro sports teams. Jim Letizia Reports.

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10:06 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Columbus Roadway & Curb Repairs Start Next Month

The City of Columbus plans to spend nearly 11-point-7 million dollars in voter-approved bond money to repair curbs and resurface roads. Jim Letizia reports.

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9:57 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Man Charged With Preying On Teens

Gahanna police say a man who targeted runaway boys for sex is due to appear in court today.

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9:56 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Curbside Recycling Program Takes Another Step

Columbus is at the halfway point of its new household recycling initiative.

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9:54 am
Fri September 28, 2012

New Push To Solve Old Homicides

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office is putting a new emphasis on solving more than 5-thousand cold-case homicides.

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9:52 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Business Owner Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

Federal prosecutors say a Columbus business owner has pleaded guilty to defrauding the IRS out of 1-point-3 million dollars.

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