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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12:27 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Ohio Population Declined, Birth Rates Increased In 2013

The U.S. Census Bureau says two central Ohio counties led the state in births last year.

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12:24 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Columbus Firefighter Injured In House Fire

Columbus fire officials say one firefighter sustained minor injuries early this morning when the ceiling of a North side home that was on on fire fell on top of him.

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7:22 am
Thu March 27, 2014

CDP Crime Lab Failed To Follow DNA Reporting Standards

Credit columbuspolice.org

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs says the division is reviewing 3 thousand DNA test results from mid-2009 through last September because reporting procedures were not always followed.

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7:13 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Clark County Crash Claims Lives Of Three Teens

The State Highway Patrol says three teenagers were killed Wednesday when their car ran off Ridge Road in Clark County's Springfield Township and struck a tree.

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7:05 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Alleged Gang Leader Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

Credit Columbus Division of Police

  

The alleged leader of the Short North Posse gang has pleaded guilty to multiple charges.

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6:55 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Bill Requires Notification Of Tax Overpayments

The Ohio House has approved a bill requiring business and individual taxpayers to be notified of overpayments.

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6:53 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Temporary Athens County Sheriff To Be Appointed Today

Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly
Credit athenssheriff.com

  

Athens County Commissioners today plan to appoint a temporary replacement for suspended Sheriff Pat Kelly, who has been indicted in a corruption case.

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6:45 am
Thu March 27, 2014

82 Mumps Cases Now Reported In Franklin County

Columbus Public Health officials say a dozen more Ohio State University students and one staffer have been added to the list of people infected with mumps, bringing the total number of cases to 82.

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7:43 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Chillicothe Landlords Will Pay To Clean Up Tenants' Drug Labs

Some landlords in Chillicothe are protesting the city's plan to make them pay to clean up their tenants' drug labs.

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7:41 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Case Of Slain Couple Ruled Murder-Suicide

Hocking County Sheriff's deputies have ruled the weekend deaths of two people in their home a murder-suicide.

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7:31 am
Tue March 25, 2014

OHP Trooper Fired For Driving Drunk

The State Highway Patrol trooper charged with causing a crash in the Short North while driving drunk last month is out of work.

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7:27 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Oil Spill At Nature Preserve Larger Than First Estimated

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency now says more than 20 thousand gallons of crude oil leaked from a pipeline into the Glen Oak Nature Preserve near Colerain on March 18th.

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7:24 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Business Owner Pleads Guilty To Illegally Dumping Fracking Wastewater

A former Youngstown wastewater-company executive has pleaded guilty to federal Clean Water Act violations in the dumping of thousands of gallons of fracking wastewater into that city's storm sewer system.

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7:18 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Crew GM Resigning

The Columbus Crew says team president Mark McCullers is resigning effective April 30th.

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2:09 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

City To Pay More For Refuse/Recycling Services

It will cost Columbus taxpayers more to dump their trash and collect their recyclables this year. 

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12:44 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Pipeline Crack Led To Oil Leak At Nature Preserve

Oak Glen Nature Preserve
Credit rt.com

  

Colerain Township fire officials say a 5-inch oil pipeline crack caused more than 10 thousand gallons of crude to leak into Oak Glen Nature Preserve.

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12:36 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

OHP: Speed And Weather Caused Turnpike Crashes

A preliminary investigation into the cause of a series of fatal Ohio Turnpike crashes earlier this month blames drivers' speeds, road conditions and weather. 

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12:33 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Tressel Applies To Become Interim UA President

Former Ohio State Football Coach Jim Tressel
Credit Cleveland.com

  

Former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel has applied to become interim president of the University of Akron.

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8:43 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Decline In Existing Home Sales

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Sales of existing homes fell last month on the local, state and national levels.

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8:26 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Number Of Mumps Cases At OSU Now More Than Two Dozen

Mumps Virus
Linda Hardie Division of Virology, University of Cape Town

Columbus Public Health officials have confirmed five more cases of mumps at Ohio State University, bringing the total to 37.

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