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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Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Franklin County prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Gwinnett Braves baseball player accused of raping a woman in a downtown Columbus hotel in May of last year.

Clark County Sheriff's Office

Sentencing is pending for a Springfield man convicted of killing a man with a choke hold.

A Delaware County judge has granted early release to the woman sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for a hit-and-run crash in 2013 that killed a teacher who was riding a bicycle.

The Delaware County coroner says the man found dead in his car after a high speed chase through Marion and Delaware counties Monday night died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

WCBE Files

The Columbus Board of Health has approved revised regulations and permit fees for people who raise chickens and other barnyard animals in their backyards.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The Columbus woman who pleaded guilty to charges of vandalizing a Planned Parenthood clinic on East Main Street last March has been sentenced to three years' probation.

A new Ohio Department of Health report shows an increase in the state's infant mortality rate, with African-American babies dying at a rate approaching three times that of caucasians.

Reynoldsburg Police

Prosecutors say a Reynoldsburg man has become the first Franklin County resident to be sentenced to prison time for human trafficking.

Bexley City Council last night voted to lift the four-year-old municipal ban on pit bulls.

Athens Police

A former Ohio University football player has been indicted for a rape last January.

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies say a man died last night following a chase and standoff.

The Ohio Ballot Board has certified as two ballot issues a proposed constitutional amendment to impose term limits on Ohio Supreme Court justices and remove special legal protections for state lawmakers and their staffers.


Ohio State University police say a student shoved a man down a flight of stairs during an anti-Donald Trump rally yesterday.


A former University of Cincinnati football player is hospitalized in critical but stable condition after being injured early Saturday in a crash in Columbus.


Conditions in central Ohio tonight will allow people to again view  the so-called 'supermoon',  the biggest full moon in nearly 70 years. 

Associated Press

Protests continue in Columbus over the election of Donald Trump.


A protest involving nearly one thousand people has broken up after a march through downtown Cincinnati following a mistrial in the case against a white former University of Cincinnati police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist last year.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The owners of a Westerville business have been indicted on charges of stealing 20 thousand dollars from customers.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Two Columbus men were sentenced to prison time this week for a 2014 store robbery in which two accomplices were shot and killed by police officers.


A veteran Columbus city leader says he will not seek re-election next year.