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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Columbus Police are looking for suspects in a fatal shootout in the westbound lanes of I-70 near James Road early Friday morning.


Reynoldsburg fire officials are searching for the cause of a maintenance building explosion at the Century City apartment complex last night.

WCBE Files

The new Columbus Safety Director is a City Hall veteran.

A new study by Ohio State University shows preschool-aged children who go to bed late have a higher risk of obesity as teenagers. 

Backers of a plan to ask Newark voters to decriminalize marijuana have turned in 2 thousand petition signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.


A task force appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court to study methods to improve the grand jury system says the Ohio attorney general should be given exclusive authority to investigate police use of lethal force cases.


The owner of Katzinger's Delicatessen in German Village says she's sold the business to the owner of several central Ohio restaurants.

One of the two suspects charged in a fatal drug-related robbery attempt in June of last year has entered an Alford plea.

The University of Akron has named law school dean Matthew Wilson interim president.

A Columbus woman is now the city's second case of Zika virus.

Court documents show Ohio State University associate head football coach Greg Schiano witnessed sexual abuse by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Logan County Sheriff's Office

The father of three murdered Bellefontaine boys has pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition charges for having sex with their mother when she was underage and not yet his wife.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have arrested a suspect on charges of selling the fentanyl-laced heroin that caused a rash of overdoses on Sunday.

Columbus police are looking for two suspects in connection with a triple-shooting overnight on the east side. 

Columbus Division of Police via YouTube

Columbus City Council last night approved paying nearly 100 thousand dollars in attorneys' fees for a lawsuit a Columbus man won against a local police officer.

Newark Police

The Newark woman charged with locking her 6-year-old son in an unfinished basement for months has  been sentenced to three years in prison.


The Newark-Based Longaberger basket company owes nearly 578 thousand dollars in property taxes on its headquarters, according to the Licking County Treasurer's office.

The owner of Columbus Castings has extended the deadline for bids to purchase the troubled south-side foundary.


A Franklin County judge on Monday denied a request by Ohio's largest online charter school to block the state from conducting an attendance audit.

The City of Groveport is giving a profitable clothing retailer a 10-year, 50 percent income tax break.