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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Election Coverage
7:02 am
Fri December 7, 2012

GOP Wins Tight Ohio House Race

Democrats have lost a tight Ohio House race in Cuyahoga County, narrowing the minority party's chances of controlling 40 seats in the next legislative session.

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6:55 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Election Results Certified

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has certified the results of the presidential contest and other fall races.

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6:48 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Precious Metal Dealer Licensing Law Unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled an Ohio law aimed at curbing gold- and silver-related theft by barring precious metals dealers from advertising without a license is unconstitutional.

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6:46 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Postal Worker Faces Theft, Assault Charges

A U.S. Postal Service worker will plead guilty to 71 charges accusing him of stealing cash and gift cards from mail at a Central Ohio processing center and assaulting officers.

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12:34 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Highway Section To Be Named After Slain Deputy

A stretch of highway in Clark County will be named for a fallen sheriff's deputy.

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12:33 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Former Cincinnati Mayor To Run Again

Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls says she will again run for Mayor.

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12:31 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Hamilton County Cuts Property Tax Rebate

Hamilton County Commissioners have reduced the local property tax rebate to cover a 7 million dollar deficit in the fund that pays for the baseball and football stadiums in downtown Cincinnati.

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12:29 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

CCS Must Pay For State Investigators' Work

The Columbus City Schools will have to pay the state's cost for its investigation into allegations the district rigged attendance data.

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12:28 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Charges Filed In Cold Case Murders

Cleveland Police say two men are facing murder charges for two cold-case slayings.

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12:26 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Drugs Found At Robbery Scene

Columbus Police officers investigating the reported robbery of an East 13th Avenue home this morning found 30 marijuana plants inside.

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12:25 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Hit-Skip Driver Sought

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies are searching for the motorist who caused a hit-skip crash that killed a pedestrian overnight.

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12:24 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Ohio Short Sales Increase

The foreclosure listing service RealtyTrac says sales of U.S. homes facing foreclosure are on the rise and outpacing sales of bank-owned homes.

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12:21 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Senate Votes To Curb Asbestos Lawsuits

The Ohio Senate has approved a bill aimed at curbing duplicate lawsuits over on-the-job asbestos exposure in a state with one of the nation's largest backlogs.

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12:19 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Payday Lender To Offer Reimbursements

The payday lender Cash America says 14-thousand Ohio customers taken to court for not paying their debts are going to get some money back.

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12:18 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Weekly Ohio Jobless Claims Increase

The Labor Department says the number of applications for unemployment insurance benefits in Ohio rose last week by nearly 23-hundred.

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8:13 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Kasich Invited To Davos

Ohio Governor John Kasich says he has been invited to speak at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland next month.

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7:54 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Out Of State Drillers Coming To Ohio

The oil and gas boom is bringing out of state workers to Ohio.

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7:52 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Serial Robber Sentenced

A Columbus man who pleaded guilty to robbing local businesses and individuals during a month-long crime spree was sentenced yesterday to 36 years in prison.

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7:47 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Hackers Strike Local Insurer

Columbus-based Nationwide Insurance says someone hacked into its computer network on October 3rd and likely stole personal information of more than 1.1 million people.

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7:15 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Feds Seize Funds Designed For Criminal Activity

A task force comprised of local and federal law enforcement and run by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's homeland security division in Columbus has seized nearly 2.4 million dollar this year in proceeds from criminal activities.

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