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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Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man will serve 20 years in prison for killing a friend last December.


Plans are in the works to expand Columbus' bike-sharing program into a handful of suburbs. 

Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares says this morning its 3.4 billion dollar purchase of Akron-based FirstMerit bank has been completed.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther is now accepting applications from people who want to serve on his charter review commission.


An autopsy is scheduled today on the body of a Columbus woman reported missing last week.


Gene Sauers shot a one-under-par 69 to beat two other golfers in yesterday's final round of the U.S. Senior Open at Scioto Country Club.


Three East Cleveland men have been declared free by a judge after serving 20 years in prison for a murder they didn't commit.


"The Old Farmer's Almanac" predicting a mixed bag of weather this winter in central Ohio.

Champaign County has its first confirmed case of the Zika virus.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Arraignment is scheduled today for the man indicted by a Franklin County grand jury in the June stabbing death of a local woman.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is setting up 15 regional offices in the state, as the campaign attempts to energize a ground game that has been lagging behind that of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. 

Columbus fire officials are searching for the cause of a four-alarm blaze at a south side recycling facility that broke out Friday afternoon.

Franklin County Board of Elections

Franklin County Board of Elections director William Anthony formally resigned on Friday, following his indictment last month on charges of tampering with records and theft in office.

Court filings show the winner of the auction for Columbus Castings is Bridge Street LLC, a subsidiary of a New York firm called Reich Brothers Incorporated.

Columbus Division of Police

The man accused of causing a crash that killed two pedestrians in downtown Columbus in 2014 has been found guilty of all charges.

Ross County Sheriff's Office

The man convicted of killing a Ross County woman last year was sentenced Friday to life in prison.

An online petition is calling on Ohio to quarantine heroin addicts.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Charges are pending against the suspect in a triple-murder in Dayton.


Columbus Public Health has declared a community outbreak of cryptosporidiosis,  a diarrheal disease caused by a parasite.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has received a first-ever award created by a corrections group to recognize departments that strive to meet national standards.