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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The U.S. Department of the Interior has declared the Eldean Covered Bridge near Troy as a National Historic Landmark, citing it as the longest example of bridges designed by Stephen Long in the 19th century.


Another piece of a missing aircraft is being added to dozens of others. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for injecting her father with a fatal dose of heroin.

Columbus fire officials say arson is the cause of the January 2nd blaze that destroyed the Volunteers of America warehouse on West Broad Street.

WCBE Files

Three Columbus Blue Jackets have been named NHL All-Star game participants. 

Whitehall police have ruled out foul play in the death of a man whose body was found in the backyard of a Westphal Avenue home on Sunday morning.

Scioto County Sheriff's Office

Scioto County Sheriff's deputies have charged a man with shooting and killing a woman at her home on Monday night.

Thirteen people have been indicted in Franklin County for allegedly participating in a multi-state prescription pill ring.

Underwater Marine Contractors

Cleveland authorities have confirmed remains found in a seat of a plane that vanished from radar after taking off from Burke Lakefront Airport on December 29  are human. 

A West Virginia judge has revealed terms of a settlement of a lawsuit filed against Dublin-based Cardinal Health, alleging it fed the Mountaineer state's opioid epidemic by failing to properly oversee and report significant increases in orders for prescription drugs.

The American Red Cross has issued a national emergency call for blood donations due to a decline over the holidays.


A local developer has purchased the Franklinton site of The Florentine restaurant, which closed in late December after 71 years of operations.

Columbus police have identified the victims in the city's second and third murders of 2017. 

Summit County Sheriff's Office

An Akron man has been sentenced to two years of community control after failing to spend money he received from an investor to organize a concert in Columbus.

Columbus City Schools

One of the key figures in the Columbus City Schools' attendance data scrubbing scandal has had her license revoked.

Whitehall police are investigating the discovery of body in the backyard of a Westphal Avenue home Sunday morning.


Ohio University has named four finalists to replace outgoing President Roderick McDavis.


Thousands of Miami Valley residents are stranded thanks to a strike that begain earlier today by Greater Dayton RTA bus drivers and mechanics.

Columbus Police are investigating separate shootings on Saturday night that left one person dead and another wounded.


No injuries are reported out of a fire at a northeast Columbus computer manufacturer.