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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Federal and state health experts are pushing swimming pool cleanliness and safety this summer, noting that many accidental deaths of American children are caused by drowning.

The owner of Columbus Castings is asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge to schedule an auction of the south side factory on July 14.

Columbus fire officials say two children were killed in a northeast side house fire early this morning.

Shareholders in Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares have approved the company's proposed merger with Akron-based FirstMerit.


Lancaster's indicted mayor is rejecting calls from Fairfield County Republican elected officials to resign.


University of Cincinnati president Santa Ono has been named president of the University of British Columbia in his hometown of Vancouver.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police chief Kim Jacobs says additional officers will provide security for this weekend's Pride Festival, which is one of the largest in the Midwest.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man is scheduled to appear in court today on charges of trying to run down a police officer with his car.

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Sentencing is scheduled July 29 for a local chess teacher found guilty of sexually abusing two young students.


Upper Arlington's first female police chief will be sworn in today.


Hundreds of artists from around the world will be in Columbus this weekend for the 55th annual Columbus Arts Festival, which opens this morning along the Scioto River.

An insurance industry group says the number of vehicles stolen in central Ohio last year rose by 14 percent from 2014. 


Criminal charges will not be pursued against three Columbus police officers involved in the death of a triple-murder suspect.

The Columbus man charged with raping four women in 2014 will serve probation on abduction charges in a deal with prosecutors.

Navistar International says it has reached a deal to build a version of a General Motors van at its plant in Springfield, starting next year.

A commuter airline says it will lay off 161 workers at Port Columbus and close the airport maintenance facility.

One man is dead and two others are hospitalized after a shooting at a convenience store on East 5th Avenue yesterday. 

U.S. Attorney's Office

An aspiring Columbus-area rap artist has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to produce child pornography.

Columbus Division of Police

The Columbus man charged with killing his landlord to avoid eviction and setting a vehicle with the body on fire has been indicted on aggravated murder and other charges. 


State motor vehicle records show the driver who hit a Columbus father pushing a stroller on Westerville Road last Thursday, killing a 7-month-old boy, was cited for a crash five days earlier.