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 police believe an altercation led up to a fatal shooting Sunday. 


The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Fuyao Glass America 14 thousand dollars for two "serious" safety issues at its plant in Moraine.


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says marijuana-growing operations have been found at three of the four locations where eight family members in Pike County were found fatally shot Friday.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The father of Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has been charged with domestic violence and assault for allegedly striking his live-in granddaughter.


The Ohio Attorney General's office has identified the eight family members fatally shot in Pike County.  Seven adults and a teenage boy were found dead Friday at four different properties. 


Pike County Sheriff's deputies are searching for at least one armed suspect in the murders of eight family members whose bodies were found Friday in four different locations.

Sears Holdings Corporation says it will close 68 Kmart stores and 10 Sears stores as it struggles to restore profitability.  Some of those stores are in Ohio. 

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police say a man taking copper piping is what caused a home explosion last month.


The president of the United Way of Central Ohio is retiring. 

Chillicothe Police

Two Chillicothe Police officers who were the subject of a rape investigation have resigned. 

Whitehall Police

A Whitehall massage therapist accused of sexually assaulting several of his female clients has surrendered his license. 


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland is preparing an exhibit of Prince artifacts for its Memorial Hall, following his death Thursday at the age of 57.


Former Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose will be the inaugural inductee into the new National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee on Sauturday.


Reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta pitched his second career no-hitter as the Chicago Cubs beat host Cincinnati 16-0 last night.

Reynoldsburg Police

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted the man accused in a double murder at a Reynoldsburg apartment complex. 

Columbus police have released the identity of the homeless woman whose body was found in the Scioto River early Tuesday.

Central Ohio's unemployment rate is now 4.4 percent, down by a tenth of a point from February.

Nearly 800 people could lose their jobs if Columbus Castings can't find a buyer.

Sales of existing homes rose in the U.S. and central Ohio in March, as compared with the previous month.

For the third consecutive year, Franklin County's air quality gets a failing grade.