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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11:33 am
Fri April 24, 2015

P&G To Cut Jobs

Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble says it will cut 3 thousand to 6 thousand office jobs worldwide.

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9:58 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Portion Of I-670 On West Side To Close Tonight For Pavement Repairs And Resurfacing

The Ohio Department of Transportation will close the westbound lanes of I-670 from I-71 to the I-70 split  for pavement repairs and resurfacing.

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9:41 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Bill Would Restore Health Coverage For Delphi Retirees

Congressman Mike Turner
Credit U.S. House of Representatives

Delphi retirees are closer to getting some benefits back.

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9:39 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Marijuana Legalization Effort More Than 50 Percent Toward Signature Goal

A group looking to put a marijuana legalization measure on the November ballot says it has collected more than 160 thousand of the nearly 306 thousand necessary petition signatures.

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7:26 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Ohio Police Task Force Issues Recommendations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (r) and Reggie Wilkinson, director of the AG's Advisory Group on Law Enforcement Training, meeting with reporters on Thursday
Credit Ohio Public Radio

An Ohio police relations task force is recommending the state boost the minimum number of required training hours for officers and use stricter screening for applicants. 

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7:13 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Authorities Identify Woman Killed In Botulism Outbreak

Credit Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

The Fairfield County Coroner has released the name of the woman who died from a suspected case of botulism after a church potluck last weekend.

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7:09 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Manfred: Rose To Have Role At All-Star Game

Rob Manfred
Credit mlb.com

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will play an undetermined role during the All-Star Game in Cincinnati this summer.

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6:57 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Closed Columbus Hotel To Become Psychiatric Hospital

New Jersey-based Sun Behavioral Health says it has purchased a closed hotel on Columbus' North side and will convert it into a psychiatric hospital.

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6:54 am
Fri April 24, 2015

East Side Shooting Claims One Life

Columbus police are looking for the suspect in a fatal shooting yesterday on the East side.

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6:49 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Capital University President To Retire Next Year

Denvy Bowman
Credit capital.edu

Capital University president Denvy Bowman says he will retire in July of 2016 to return to the classroom.

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6:39 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Man Shot By Columbus Teens Sues OHP

William Rudd testifies in Ohio court
Credit Associated Press

The Virginia man shot in 2013 by Columbus teen murder suspects at a Madison County truck stop after a highway patrol trooper dropped the teens off is suing the agency for negligence.

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6:34 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Local Father Now Charged With Killing Son

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say a Mifflin Township man has been indicted on murder charges in the beating death of his son.

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11:14 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Newark Museum To Honor Mock With Permanent Exhibit

Jerrie Mock in the "Spirit of Columbus"
Credit Air Facts Journal

A museum in Newark has launched a fundraising campaign to pay for a planned permanent exhibit honoring Newark native Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world.

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7:40 am
Thu April 23, 2015

CCS Fires Principal Named In Data Scandal

Tiffany Chavers (L) and Pamela Diggs
Credit Columbus City Schools

The former principal at Marion-Franklin High School has officially been fired for her role in the Columbus City Schools' data-rigging scandal. 

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7:15 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Ohio House Approves Amended State Budget Plan

Ohio House of Representatives
Credit State of Ohio

The Ohio House has approved its version of the state budget that overhauls the governor's tax plans, steers more money to schools and revises certain health care policies. 

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7:10 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Canned Food Suspected Source Of Local Botulism Outbreak

Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church
Credit abcnews.com

Improperly canned food is suspected of causing the Lancaster botulism outbreak. 

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6:55 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Realtors Release Exisiting Home Sales Figures For March

Existing home sale rose in central Ohio, the state and the nation last month.

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6:52 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Wall Collapse Injures Marion Firefighter

A Marion firefighter sustained a leg injury last night when a wall at a burning building collapsed on him.

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6:40 am
Thu April 23, 2015

COTA Downtown Circulator Bus To Remain Fare Free

Credit columbusunderground.com

The Central Ohio Transit Authority says people who ride the popular CBUS  downtown circulator will continue to ride for free. 

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6:35 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Local Man Found Guilty Of Assaulting Child

Scott Spencer
Credit Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Sentencing is scheduled next week for a Delaware County man convicted yesterday of sexually assaulting a girl in a public park. 

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