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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The Central Ohio Transit Authority began a week-long series of public forums last night on changes to several routes, which are scheduled to begin on May 1st.

Grove City Police

A Franklin County judge has ordered the registered sex offender charged in the kidnapping, rape and slaying of an Ohio State University student be held without bond.


Chemical giant DuPont and one of its subsidiaries have agreed to pay 670 million dollars to settle hundreds of  lawsuits filed by Ohio and West Virginia residents over discharges of C8 into the Ohio River.

The Ohio Air National Guard says President Trump's first visit to the state since his inauguration has been canceled.


A waterline break over the weekend that damaged courtrooms on the 11th through 15th floors of the Franklin County Courthouse means some municipal court cases scheduled for today have been postponed.


The rebuilding Cincinnati Reds have traded All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves for left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan and minor league right-hander Carlos Portuondo. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man is awaiting sentencing for killing a pizza delivery driver in 2015. 


Republican and Democratic state lawmakers are proposing different bills regarding the creation of sanctuary cities, which shield undocumented immigrants from prosecution based on their status.

Youngstown Police

A Columbus man will serve 11 years in prison for beating and killing another man in September of 2015.

A Columbus man who went to prison for sexually assaulting prostitutes is back behind bars. 

Changes in when public schools start their day are coming to one local district.


Some German Village residents met last night with Columbus police to discuss several recent attacks in the neighborhood and how to help find a suspect. 


A former Ohio State University running back will serve two years' probation for assaulting his now former girlfriend last year.

Organizers of last week's downtown Columbus protest rally that drew nearly two thousand people want to start their own political party. 

Columbus City Council last night approved the city's 872.7 million dollar budget for 2017.


Columbus police say three people were shot and wounded last night at the Skyview Townhomes complex on East Morrill Avenue.

Columbus Division of Police

Authorities have identified the body recovered late last month from a south side quarry.


Two attacks in Columbus are being declared by the White House as "underreported" acts of terrorism. 


One of the ways Ohio schools and youth groups are combating gun violence and bullying is through free programs offered by an organization founded by the parents of the more than 20 children slain in the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings of 2012.


Columbus Police are asking for the public's help in finding the person or persons who assaulted a Columbus city employee over the weekend.