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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6:57 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Athens County Crash Claims One Life

The State Highway Patrol says an 18-year-old man has been killed in a single vehicle crash in Stewart.

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6:55 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Two Teens Sought In Late Night Slaying

Columbus police say they are looking for two teenage boys suspected in a murder on the South side.

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3:27 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Board: No Same-Sex Marriages At Statehouse

Credit State of Ohio

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board says it will maintain its policy of preventing same-sex couples and others without valid Ohio wedding licenses from renting the Statehouse and its grounds for weddings and receptions.

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3:17 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Corporate Sponsorship Generates State Infrastructure Funding

The Ohio Department of Transportation is getting new money from corporate sponsors.

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3:11 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Portman Weighs In On Surge Of Unaccompanied Central American Minors Crossing U.S. border

Credit Reuters

The presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will come to Washington next week to discuss the surge of unaccompanied minors from their countries across the U.S border.  

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2:58 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Death Of Ohio Teen Prompts Powdered Caffeine Warning

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen.

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2:55 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Lottery Sets Sales, Profit Records

Credit New York Times

The Ohio Lottery is reports record-high sales and profits for the 2014 fiscal year, boosted in part by revenue from new video lottery terminals at three racinos.

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2:47 am
Sat July 19, 2014

City, State Partner To Help Educate Low-Income Children

Some low income Columbus children are the first to take advantage of a full day pre-school program that pairs community investment with state dollars.

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12:00 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Hotel To Be Located In LeVeque Tower

LeVeque Tower
Credit wcbe files

Plans are in the works to place a hotel in LeVeque Tower. 

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11:57 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Ohio's Jobless Rate Steady

Ohio's unemployment rate for June was 5.5 percent, unchanged from the previous month.

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11:55 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Farmer In Kasich Radio Ad Not Just A Farmer

Terry McClure
Credit Toledo Blade

The farmer featured in a radio ad for Governor John Kasich's re-election campaign airing across rural Ohio sits on the board of Columbus-based Nationwide Insurance. 

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11:52 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Report: Local Population Growth To Continue

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission says central Ohio's population growth is expected to continue for several decades.

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11:47 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Think Tank Survey Shows Significant Opposition To Federal Internet Tax

A conservative-leaning think tank says a majority of Ohioans are against a proposed federal internet sales tax law.

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11:41 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Portman Talks More About Possible Presidential Bid

Credit cleveland.com

Republican U.S Senator Rob Portman of Ohio gave reporters yesterday more details about what it would take for him to run for president.

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7:42 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Mosquito Spraying Tonight In Four Columbus Neighborhoods

Portions of four Columbus neighborhoods will be sprayed with pesticides tonight to stop the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes. 

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7:31 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Officials Release New Numbers In Measles, Mumps Outbreaks

Ohio's measles outbreak appears to be coming to an end. 

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7:26 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Hillard, Police Union Reach Contract Agreement

Hilliard City Council has approved a new 3 year contract with the union representing police officers.

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7:22 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Troubled Charter School Chain Subject Of Federal, State Probes

Ohio Department of Education officials say they have forwarded allegations of sexual misconduct, test tampering and other possible criminal misdeeds at a Dayton charter school to Montgomery County Children Services and Dayton police.

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7:12 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Grandview Heights Schools Levy Slated For November Ballot

Grandview Heights High School
Credit Grandview Heights City Schools

The Grandview Heights City School Board has voted to place a 5.9-mill levy on the November ballot.

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7:02 am
Fri July 18, 2014

County Democratic Party Chair To Resign

The man who ran Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's 1999 election campaign says he is resigning as chair of the Franklin County Democratic Party, citing health reasons.

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