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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Bond is set at 4 million dollars for the third person charged in the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery driver in July. 

U.S. Marshals Service

Bond is set at 10 million dollars for a Columbus man who has pleaded not guilty to multiple murder, kidnapping and aggravated robbery charges. 

City of Columbus

Columbus police have identified the man who set himself on fire earlier this week outside of City Hall.


A former Republican State Representative was sentenced today to four years in prison for helping his company bilk investors out of thousands of dollars.

The 2015 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey shows uninsured rates for children and adults have fallen since 2012.

The state has met its goal for purchasing goods and services from minority-owned businesses for the first time.

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce says it's strongly opposed to a marijuana legalization plan on the November ballot, and will join a coalition seeking to get voters to defeat it.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the state would be breaking the law if it carried out plans to import lethal injection drugs.

Logan County Prosecutor's Office

A Bellefontaine woman is charged with killing her three young sons because her husband paid more attention to the boys than he did to her and their daughter.

A white and now former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with killing an African-American motorist he had stopped over a missing front license plate is scheduled for trial on November 16th.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have arrested a third person in the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery driver in July. 

The Ohio Department of Health says a 91-year-old Williams County man is the season's first fatality from West Nile virus.

A policy group funded by the billionaire Koch Brothers is getting a jump on its weekend summit in Columbus and on the fall 2016 election for US Senate in Ohio by purchasing television ads against Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland. 

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Ballot Board has approved the language for three issues voters will decide this fall. 

Online Retailer Sold

Aug 18, 2015

Online retailer Zulily has been sold to Liberty Interactive, which owns and operates a television home shopping channel.

Three Wright State University administrators, including the school's provost, have been removed from their jobs amid a federal investigation.

Madison County Sheriff's Office

Madison County Sheriff's deputies say they are investigating the death of a Columbus man whose remains were found August 6 on a suburban farm as a homicide.


Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says he supports Police Chief Kim Jacobs' decision to ban officers from wearing headscarves for religious reasons.

The Gahanna man accused of throwing gasoline on his fiancee and setting her on fire behind a local gas station during an argument has pleaded not guilty. 

The Ohio Department of Commerce says liquor sales for the 2015 fiscal year set a record of nearly 1 billion dollars, a seven percent increase over the same period a year ago.