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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9:44 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Business Group Targets Sherrod Brown

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is criticizing Democratic U.S. Senate incumbents in Ohio and Montana in a new round of tv ads designed to help Republicans gain control of the chamber.

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9:42 am
Tue September 18, 2012

School Official Sentenced For Theft

Former Northland High School Athletic Director Ramani Hunter pleaded guilty yesterday to a theft in office charge

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9:41 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Shooting Closes Brookhaven High School

Columbus School District officials have closed Brookhaven High School today.

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9:40 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Police Seek Hit-Skip Driver

Columbus police are looking for the driver of a van involved in a crash with a COTA bus.

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9:38 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Federal Grant To Create Ohio Jobs

Ohio is getting a federal grant of up to 21.4 million dollars to create temporary jobs to help with cleanup and recovery from severe storms that hit the state in late June and early July.

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9:36 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Mom Allegedly Robs Soldier Son

Masslion police have arrested a woman on charges of with stealing her son's income tax refunds and his U.S. Army paychecks while he was serving in Afghanistan.

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9:34 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Prosecutor Quitting To Work For Columbus Law Firm

Cuayhoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason says he will leave office before his term ends to take a job with a Columbus law firm.

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9:30 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Rubio Stumps For Romney At Statehouse

Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney sent Florida Senator Marco Rubio to Columbus yesterday to campaign on his behalf.

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9:27 am
Tue September 18, 2012

POTUS Stumps In German Village

President Obama spoke with several supporters yesterday following a speech at Schiller Park in German Village. The supporters said they wanted to hear his position on U.S. trade policy with China.

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12:31 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Ex-Deputy Who Fired Gun Into Air Identified

Columbus Police have now identified the former Franklin County Sheriff's deputy arrested last night for firing multiple shots into the air while drunk.

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12:28 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Worker At Westerville Plant Dies From Injuries

Westerville Police say the man injured this morning when he was crushed by steel rolls at the Worthington Cylinders plant has died.

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12:26 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Company Threatens Layoffs Without Utility Rate Decrease

Hannibal-based aluminum manufacturer Ormet says it needs deeper discounts from Columbus-based American Electric Power to avoid laying off it's 1-thousand workers.

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12:24 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Fatal Online Robbery Case Takes New Turn

A judge in the fatal online robbery case is deciding whether to throw out taped statements made to investigators by a teen suspect.

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12:22 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Modell Was Offered A New Stadium For Cleveland Browns

Two former Cleveland politicians say ex-Browns owner Art Modell turned down the city's offer to build a new stadium before he moved the team to Baltimore.

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9:38 am
Fri September 14, 2012

ONG Troops Return From Afghanistan

Nearly 200 Ohio National Guard troops returned to Central Ohio yesterday after a year of service in Afghanistan.

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9:36 am
Fri September 14, 2012

More Closures For Downtown Freeway Work

State Transportation officials say the ramp from northbound I-71 to eastbound I-670 will close late next week instead of tonight as announced earlier.

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9:35 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Sentencing In Brutal Southern Ohio Slaying

A Scioto County man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for killing a man during a drug deal.

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9:33 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Former U-C Chief Gets Golden Parachute

Former University of Cincinnati President Greg Williams will receive nearly 1.3 million dollars from the school during the next two years.

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9:31 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Beer Truck Crash Closes Portion Of I-70

The State Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer carrying 40-thousand pounds of beer overturned on eastbound I-70 near Springfield yesterday, closing one lane of traffic for more than eight hours.

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9:29 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Ex-Deputy Busted For Shooting Gun While Drunk

Columbus Police say a former Franklin County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested for firing multiple shots into the air last night while drunk.

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