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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9:34 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Snow Removal Work Continues

Near-blizzard conditions yesterday dumped between five and ten inches of snow on Central Ohio.

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9:31 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Expert: No Link Between Autism, School Shootings

Former classmates of the gunman in the Connecticut school shootings say Adam Lanza may have had an autism spectrum disorder.

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9:27 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Gun Rights Group To Train Teachers

Following the Connecticut school shootings, the Buckeye Firearms Association is launching a pilot program to train 24 teachers on how to use firearms.

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9:26 am
Thu December 27, 2012

On-line Guide For Administrators On School Shootings

Homeland Security in Ohio has teamed up with the state Department of Education to post informational resources on line for school administrators in the wake of the Connecticut school shootings.

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12:39 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Reds Fans Raising Money To Honor Freel

Cincinnati Reds fans are holding an on-line fundraiser to honor the late outfielder Ryan Freel.

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12:38 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Loans For Sustainable Agriculture

A new initiative offers loans to increase opportunities in Ohio for sustainable agriculture.

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12:34 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Fungal Meningitis Cases Plateau

Ohio health officials say the number of cases of fungal meningitis has not gone up at all in the past 3 weeks.

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12:32 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Teen Charged With Throwing Hatchet At Others

Charges are pending against a Lancaster teenager accused of throwing a hatchet at other boys last weekend.

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12:31 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Weather Forces Flight Cancelations

Dozens of flights into and out of Port Columbus have been canceled today as  strong winds and snowfall have knocked out power to hundreds of Ohio homes and disrupted post-holiday travel.

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9:02 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Coleman Year In Review - Part 2

In 2011, The City of Columbus and Franklin County announced plans to use casino tax revenue to purchase Nationwide Arena from Nationwide Insurance and the company that owns the Columbus Dispatch newspaper.

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8:54 am
Wed December 26, 2012

SUPCO Year In Review

2012 was a year of big cases and big changes at the Ohio Supreme Court.

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8:28 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Double Dipping Fight In Hamilton County

Hamilton County judges are fighting over employees who retire and then are rehired so they can collect a pension and a paycheck, a practice known as "double-dipping."

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8:26 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Fight Over Jury Trial Continues

The Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association says it is not giving up efforts to pass a law that would allow them to demand criminal defendants be tried by jury.

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8:25 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Flight Delays Expected

People with plans to fly out of Port Columbus are being asked to call ahead or check schedules on-line today before leaving to catch their flights.

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8:23 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Road Crews Began Work Last Night

City of Columbus and Ohio Department of Transportation crews hit the highways last night to try and keep the roads safe for drivers.

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8:22 am
Wed December 26, 2012

House Fire Injures One Person

One person has been hospitalized following a Christmas morning fire at a Newark duplex.

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8:17 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Fog May Have Caused Fatal Accident

The State Highway Patrol says fog may have contributed to a Christmas Eve crash that that killed a Pataskala man.

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8:16 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Changes Still Needed At ODYS

An annual report by a court-appointed monitor calls some changes to Ohio's youth prison system a model for the nation while highlighting continuing systemic problems with gang violence, education classes and medical care.

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8:14 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Candidate Contests Election Results

The Democrat who ran for an Ohio House seat in November is suing to contest the recount that left him eight votes shy of victory.

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12:33 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Energy Efficiency Game

Clinton County has teamed up with the University of Dayton to have fun with energy efficiency, hoping savings on energy costs will boost the local economy.

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