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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President Trump says the U.S. must have the best, fastest and most reliable infrastructure in the world.


Former Columbus City Council member Michelle Mills has been placed on leave from her job as head of St. Stephen's Community House while authorities investigate organizational spending.


Sears and Kmart are expected to close 72 more stores nationwide by September, including those at Eastland and Westland malls.

Associated Press via npr.org

Eight of the fifteen people wounded in a Cincinnati nightclub shooting are suing the club, the owner and the owner of the building.


Democratic Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, Democratic Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Democratic Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther are  joining an effort to reverse the effects of global climate change. 

Ohio Public Radio

The cities of Dayton and Lorain are suing drug companies amid the state's opioid crisis.


Columbus police say there is not enough evidence to file hate crime charges against a white man who an advocacy group says attacked a Somali woman over the weekend.


Columbus City Council last night formally codified Mayor Andy Ginther's executive orders issued earlier this year regarding immigration.


More than 150 people held a demonstration outside of the Ohio Supreme Court building in Columbus on Saturday.


The local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is asking Columbus police to investigate Saturday night's beating of a Somali woman by a white man as a hate crime.

Heath Police

A Newark police officer charged with domestic violence last year was fired on Friday.

The Franklin County Coroner has identified the body of the woman found Wednesday on the side of Big Run Road East near Gantz Road. 


A Republican Pickerington City Council member has been sentenced to enroll in a three-day driver intervention program and serve one year of probation after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge.


A federal magistrate is recommending against throwing out statements two executives made to federal agents when they raided the Knoxville headquarters of Pilot Flying J, the truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his family.


Zanesville fire officials have identified the victims of last Saturday's house fired that killed two people and injured another.


Two experiments from the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland leave today for the International Space Station.


A new study claims to have found one reason why a Lake Erie algae bloom caused Toledo's water crisis in 2014. 

The American Red Cross is asking the public to help keep central Ohio's blood supply strong during the summer months. 

Associated Press

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James says a racial slur spray painted on the front gate of his home in suburban Los Angeles "just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America."

Several central and western Ohio Chipotle restaurants are among those affected by the company's data breach.

Tri-County Regional Jail

A man who escaped from a Champaign County jail in April has been arrested in New York. 

Whitehall Police

Whitehall police are searching for a man who allegedly held his ex-wife and daughter at knife point inside of their home on May 25.

Gahanna police have charged a Columbus man with killing two people he was trying to rob.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man convicted of killing another man in a fight over drug paraphanalia was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a lawsuit against five major drug companies, saying they have contributed to the opioid epidemic.

AEP webcast

Duke Energy and Columbus-based American Electric Power want to increase their monthly fixed charge that is paid before the meter starts running.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted a Dayton woman on murder charges in the shooting deaths of her two young children on May 18.

Franklin County Commissioners have approved spending 3.25 million dollars to repair or resurface several roadways and bridges.

Authorities say the body of a missing kayaker has been recovered from Alum Creek. 

Columbus Police are investigating three overnight shootings.