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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7:15 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Democrats Call For Elimination Of State's "Pink Tax"

Democratic state lawmakers have proposed legislation eliminating taxes on feminine care products.

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7:10 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Ross County, Other Authorities Looking For Links In Cases Of Missing Or Deceased Women

Tiffany Sayre
Credit chillicothegazette.com

Ross County Sheriff George Lavender says deputies, Chillicothe police and local and state investigators are probing whether the cases of six women who have disappeared since May of 2014 are linked.

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6:37 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Existing Home Sales Rose In May

Existing home sales increased on the local, state and national levels in May.

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6:34 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Suspects Linked To Short North Posse Sentenced On Drug Charges

Credit U.S. Attorney's Office

Federal prosecutors say 20 people tied to the Short North posse gang who were indicted last December have been sentenced for their roles in a drug ring.

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3:33 am
Sat June 20, 2015

Police: Man Suspected Of Killing Officer Wanted Law Enforcement To Kill Him

Officer Sonny Kim
Credit City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeff Blackwell says a man suspected of shooting and killing an officer on Friday apparently wanted to commit "suicide by cop."

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3:29 am
Sat June 20, 2015

Ohio Jobless Rate Unchanged From April

Newly released data shows Ohio's unemployment rate for May is 5.2 percent, unchanged from April.

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3:23 am
Sat June 20, 2015

Jeni's To Reopen Stores On Saturday

Columbus-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams says it will reopen its 22 scoop shops with a limited menu at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

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3:19 am
Sat June 20, 2015

Ginther Denies Taking Bribes From Red Light Camera Company

Democratic Columbus City Council president and Mayoral candidate Andy Ginther denies accepting bribes from the company that operates the city's traffic enforcement camera system.

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12:41 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Feds Say Ex-Traffic Camera CEO Bribed Columbus, Cincinnati Elected Officials

Karen Finley
Credit thenewspaper.com

The former CEO of the Arizona-based red light camera company Redflex, which runs Columbus' system, has pleaded guilty to her role in an eight year fraud and bribery scheme. 

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7:17 am
Fri June 19, 2015

Pride Parade To Feature Lead Plaintiff In Same-Sex Marriage Case

Jim Obergefell
Credit washingtonpost.com

Final preparations are underway for the annual Columbus Pride Festival. 

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7:12 am
Fri June 19, 2015

Busy Columbus Fire Station Closed For Rennovations

Credit City of Columbus

Columbus Fire Station 2 at Fourth and Fulton Streets was closed on Wednesday for renovations.

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7:02 am
Fri June 19, 2015

Report: Many Central Ohio Bridges, Roads Need Upgrades

Credit tripnet.org

A new report finds many central Ohio roads and bridges are in dire need of repairs.

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6:48 am
Fri June 19, 2015

Lenders Repossessed More Central Ohio Homes In May

The mortgage listing service RealtyTrac says central Ohio home repossesssions nearly doubled in May as compared with April.

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6:39 am
Fri June 19, 2015

Ohio Soldier Sentenced For Killing Comrade

U.S. Army Specialist Jeffery Page
Credit U.S. Army

The U.S. Army soldier from Ohio convicted this week of killing a comrade in Jordan in 2014 has been sentenced to 26 years of confinement and will be dishonorably discharged.

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6:36 am
Fri June 19, 2015

NE Ohio Fracking Disposal Well Operator Must Submit Cleanup Plan Today

Credit businessjournaldaily.com

The Ohio EPA says operators of a fracking waste injection well in Vienna Township where two thousand gallons were spilled in April must submit a cleanup plan by the end of the day today.

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6:29 am
Fri June 19, 2015

Senate Approves Its Version Of State Budget Plan

Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate have passed the chamber's version of the next two year state budget.

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6:24 am
Fri June 19, 2015

Ohio Senate Budget Plan Could Harm Abortion Clinics

Two last-minute amendments to the Ohio Senate's version of the two-year state budget bill could force abortion clinics in Toledo and Dayton to close.

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11:33 am
Thu June 18, 2015

Residential Units Coming To LeVeque Tower

A local developer has announced plans to construct 78 condos and apartments on the top 24 floors of LeVeque Tower downtown.

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11:04 am
Thu June 18, 2015

Columbus Zoo Officials Want Replacement Levy On November Ballot

The board of the Columbus Zoo has approved asking taxpayers for financial assistance.

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7:12 am
Thu June 18, 2015

Plan For Ballfields At Fancyburg Park Temporarily Placed On Hold

Credit City of Upper Arlington

The controversial plan to add baseball fields to an Upper Arlington park is dead for now.

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