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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A Cuayhoga County grand jury has declined to charge two Cleveland police officers in the death of a mentally ill woman who collapsed while handcuffed and struggling with police in 2014. 

A west side neighborhood plans to hold a unity rally Sunday evening after racist fliers were found posted in the area.

Detour signs will be posted along portions of I-70 in the downtown Columbus area this weekend to allow for the demolition of a bridge.

The state has given some Buckeye Lake residents a one-year deadline to dismantle parts of their homes. 

Associated Press

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he was not hurt Wednesday when the chartered Amtrack train carrying him and other GOP lawmakers to a policy retreat in West Virginia hit a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Ohioans who need help filing their taxes may qualify for free assistance.

Authorities say a single-engine plane heading from Florida to Urbana crashed near Knoxville, Tennessee late Tuesday, killing a woman and seriously injuring her husband. 

At least thirteen people are hospitalized in stable condition after being injured in a two-alarm fire early this morning on the west side.

A coalition of Columbus Democrats is critical of changes to the city's policy on tax breaks. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies have identified the body found by a deputy Monday in a wooded area near Interstates 270 and 71 on the south side. 

Columbus Division of Fire

A preliminary hearing is scheduled February 8 for the Columbus woman charged with setting her mobile home on fire over the weekend. 

Ohio's Congressional delegation has sent a letter to online retailer Amazon pitching Columbus as the location for a second headquarters.

Rhonda Corr is out as superintendent of Dayton Public Schools.

Work is scheduled to begin today on a project to build the first single-family home in Columbus with shipping containers. 

Columbus City Council last night voted to pay Campus Partners 2 million dollars for road work along North High Street and several side streets.  

Clark County Sheriff's deputies are investigating sexual misconduct claims against a Greenon Local Schools teacher.  

London Police

A Springfield man is scheduled to appear in court today on charges of killing a man during a Madison County home invasion.  

An Ohio Department of Transportation employee is hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries following a crash last night in Clark County.  

Columbus fire officials are searching for the cause of a fatal house fire last night on the northeast side. 

Columbus police say an officer shot a man in the OSU campus area this morning after he tried to run the officer over with his car.

The bicycle sharing firm CoGo says it will expand into four central Ohio cities this year.

Dublin police say it'll be several weeks before they know what caused Thursday's fatal crash on U.S. Route 33.

Pickaway County Sheriff's deputies say a Chillicothe City Schools teacher was killed Wednesday in a crash on State Route 762.

Ohio State is one of 17 public health schools in the U.S. and Canada pledging to reject research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by a tobacco company.

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority reports more people used the Glenn and Rickenbacker airports last year.

Grief counselors will be on hand at Buckeye Valley High School today after a crash on Wednesday killed two students. 

The American Red Cross has issued an urgent, statewide call for blood donations.

Michigan-based Whirlpool says it is adding 200 jobs at it's plant in Clyde, Ohio.

Toys R Us is closing its Dublin store as part of its restructuring. 

Earlier this month workers on the Rover natural gas pipeline project saw drilling mud disappear underground in Stark County.