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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Chillicothe City Schools

A former Ohio high school principal of the year pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of having sex with students. 


The man who pleaded guilty to vandalizing a Hilliard Islamic center has been sentenced to 10 days in jail and five years of probation.


Health officials say more than 1.5 million free needles have been handed out to 3 thousand Columbus drug users to help stop the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases.


Columbus City Council last night approved a 10-year, 75-percent property tax abatement for a developer who plans to build a hotel, office space, restaurant and a parking garage on the site of the former Haiku restaurant building on North High Street in the Short North.


Columbus Foundation president Doug Kridler is floating a site for a publicly-financed downtown soccer stadium to keep the Crew SC in Columbus.

Columbus police are searching for a motive and suspects in the city's 118th homicide of the year.


Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve an increase in water and sewer rates for next year.

Columbus police say two men killed each other during an argument late Friday, while a third man is critically wounded. 


The Ohio Department of Transportation says the opening of some newly reconstructed ramps on I-270 north will now take place on Tuesday.


An Ohio State University student's therapy dog has been allowed to stay in a sorority house until the courts sort out whether it needs to move because of another student's allergies.

Ohio's unemployment rate for October is 5.1 percent, down two-tenths of a point from September and still above the national rate. 

No injuries are reported out of a two-alarm fire early this morning at a west side apartment complex.


Operators of the planned John Glenn Astronomy Park in Hocking Hills say the facility will open next Spring.


A Republican State Representative says he is ending his campaign for the 16th Congressional District seat.

Columbus Division of Police

A Franklin County jury has convicted the Columbus man in the death of a woman whose body was found after a town house fire that authorities say apparently was set to cover up her murder.

Two former Rolls Royce executives, a former Rolls Royce employee and two others have been charged in Columbus as part of a global bribery scheme that involved a former subsidiary in Mount Vernon.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther and officials with the Columbus Partnership say they are disappointed and frustrated with yesterday's meeting with Major League Soccer executives  to try and prevent the Crew SC from moving to Austin, Texas.

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Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber has won the 2017 American League Cy Young award.

Worthington police have identified the two men shot and killed early Wednesday morning at a Huntley Road bar.


Republican State Representative Wes Goodman has resigned amid allegations of inappropriate conduct. 


Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther Tuesday released his 2018 municipal budget proposal.

Delaware County Sheriff

A former Columbus firefighter has been sentenced to five years of community control and must pay 22 hundred dollars restitution for abducting and sexually assaulting a 6-year-old female relative.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted the suspect in the January fire at the Volunteers of America warehouse on West Broad Street.

Marion County Sheriff's Office

Marion County prosecutors have dismissed charges against the wife of a man who was shot and killed last April.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Reynoldsburg man who pleaded guilty to a sexual assault in the Arena District has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Hilliard City Council has approved an ordinance prohibiting smoking on all city-owned land including parks, parking lots and buildings.

Worthington Police say two people were shot and killed and one was wounded early this morning at a Huntley Road bar.

The owners of a local brewery say they are interested in purchasing Columbus Crew SC to prevent the team from moving to Austin, Texas.


Montgomery County Commissioners are expected to vote today to settle one of several federal lawsuits alleging abuse at the county jail. 

Stark Medical Specialities

Massillon police have identified the man who was shot and killed at a hospital parking lot on Monday.