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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8:01 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Local Man To Challenge Portman

Don Eckhart
Credit cincinnati.com

A central Ohio conservative says he plans to challenge Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio in the primary next year.

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7:39 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Elections Commission Dismisses Earl's Complaint Against Kasich Campaign

Charlie Earl
Credit cleveland.com

The Ohio Elections Commission has dismissed a complaint by a would-be Libertarian gubernatorial candidate alleging Governor John Kasich's re-election campaign played a role in getting him bumped from the ballot.

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7:36 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Coleman Appoints New Fire Chief

Kevin O'Connor
Credit Columbus Division of Fire

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has appointed a man with over a quarter century of experience to lead the Columbus Division of Fire.

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7:26 am
Fri May 22, 2015

DeWine Rejects Third Marijuana Legalization Effort

Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected a petition for the third proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana, saying the proposed summary of the so-called Cannabis Control Amendment contains too many inconsistencies regarding restrictions on minors.

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7:15 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Library Co-Op To Cut 75 Local Jobs

OCLC offices in Dublin
Credit wikipedia

A Dublin-based global library cooperative says it will soon lay off 27 of its 750 local workers because of a decline in demand for services.

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7:13 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Data Breach Reported In Southwest Licking Schools

Credit swl.k12.oh.us

The Southwest Licking Local Schools are warning parents about a data breach.

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7:10 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Ohio University Looking For At Least One New Leader

Ryan Lombardi
Credit ohio.edu

Ohio University is looking for a new Vice President for Student Affairs and possibly a provost.

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6:54 am
Fri May 22, 2015

University Of Akron's Rebranding Effort Criticized By Other Schools

Credit ohio.com

The University of Akron is adding the branding tag-line "Ohio's Polytechnic University" to its name.

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6:38 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Changes In PARCC Testing Coming Next School Year

Students in Ohio, 10 other states and the District of Columbia will spend 90 minutes less next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to the requirements.

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6:34 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Air Force Recruiter Convicted Of Assaulting Teen Girl

Staff Sergeant Corey Campbell
Credit wdtn.com

A military judge has convicted a U.S. Air Force recruiter of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl at an alcohol-fueled Halloween party at a Springdale home.

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6:26 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Legislation Would Name VA Clinic After Fallen Ohio Soldier

Daniel Kinnard
Credit virtualwall.org

Legislation to name a Veterans Affairs clinic in Newark after a solider who died in the Vietnam War has been introduced in Congress.

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6:17 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Lawmakers Honor Fallen Ohio Soldiers

Ohio Medal of Distinction
Credit store.nwtmint.com

State lawmakers yesterday honored six Ohio members of the military who died recently in U.S. combat operations by awarding their families a medal created by law in 2009.

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11:51 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Rate Of Local Existing Home Sales In April Bucked National Trend

Existing home sales declined in the nation in April, but increased in the state and the region.

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11:47 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Third Person Sentenced In 2013 Hilltop Torture Case

Obryan Jones
Credit Columbus Division of Police

A Franklin County judge this morning sentenced a drug dealer convicted this week in the kidnapping and torture of three people to 95 years in prison.

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11:39 am
Thu May 21, 2015

SUPCO: University Police Subject To Open Records Law

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled private colleges' police departments are subject to the state's open records law.

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8:13 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Vigil Held For Canal Winchester Boy Who Died Of Rare Disease

Brock Johnson
Credit datdudebp.com

Many Canal Winchester residents are mourning the death of a teenager who beat the odds by living longer than medical professionals expected. 

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8:08 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Bellefontaine Man Charged In Abuse Death Of Son

Anthony Barton
Credit Bellefontaine Police

An autopsy is scheduled today on the body of a 5-year-old Bellefontaine boy who police say was repeatedly beaten by his father.

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7:57 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Credit Reporting Agencies Reach Multi-State Settlement Of Several Consumer Issues

Three main credit reporting agencies in the U.S. have struck a multi-state settlement agreement requiring them to move more quickly to fix disputed information on credit reports, wait longer before adding items and more carefully scrutinize certain data they're furnished by collection agencies and others.

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7:40 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Foreclosures Down, Repossessions Up In April

The mortgage tracking service RealtyTrac says the number of central Ohio homes falling into foreclosure dropped in April by 55 percent as compared with the same month a year ago.

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7:37 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Jackets Formally Name Foligno Team Captain

Nick Foligno
Credit Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets say Nick Foligno will serve as team captain this coming season.

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