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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Charges are pending against a 15-year-old Columbus boy arrested yesterday at the scene of one of two  south side shootings.


Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will speak on the South Oval at Ohio State University at 7:30 p.m. on Monday evening.


Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio rescinded his endorsement of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump late Saturday night, joining a growing list of party members withdrawing support and calling for him to drop out of the race. This comes after the release of a 2005 video showing Trump making vulgar and sexually aggressive comments about women.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Columbus police have charged two local women with one count of heroin possession each, in connection with a string of recent opioid overdoses.

Columbus Public Health officials have reported the city's first case of West Nile Virus.

Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies have identified the body found Thursday in a cornfield near Pleasantville.

Ashland County Sheriff's Office

Letters written by suspected serial killer Shawn Grate appear to lay out a motive for his crimes.

Geauga County Sheriff's Office

A judge has sentenced a Logan County man convicted of ordering a hit from his prison cell on a witness against him to life in prison.


Franklin County officials say an investigation will soon begin into the distemper outbreak at the county Dog Shelter.


The Columbus Regional Airport Authority says the Rickenbacker foreign-trade zone is ranked ninth in the nation for the total value of all goods imported last year.


Columbus police and the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter have reached an agreement on rules for use of body cameras, which is slated to begin at the end of the year.

Pickaway County Sheriff's Office

The former director of the Pickaway County Veterans Services department has been convicted of stealing more than 18 thousand dollars from the agency to feed her gambling addiction and support her lifestyle.


Demolition of the Long's Book Store Building on North High Street is underway.

Clark County Sheriff's Office

Clark County Sheriff's deputies have charged the parents of a 6-week-old boy who died yesterday at a Springfield motel. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man will serve 15 years in prison for his role in a fatal burglary attempt on the east side last September.

Columbus police will no longer conduct sobriety checkpoints. 

WCBE Files

Columbus police statistics for the summer safety initiative, or summer strike force, show officers made 402 arrests, and confiscated 87 firearms and nearly 2 1/2 kilograms of heroin from late May through late August. 

Licking County Sheriff's Office

New charges are possible against a Newark rape suspect after bomb-making materials were found in his home. 


A Delaware County Sheriff's deputy has been indicted for allegedly trying to steal thousands of dollars while off duty. 

The mayor of the Licking County village of Alexandria resigned this week.