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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Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Franklin County jury has acquitted the black man stomped by a white Columbus police officer last year of firing of a gun into a Maize Road home after threatening the occupants. 

U.S. Marine Corps

A U.S. Marine from Dayton is among those killed in a helicopter crash Tuesday in California.

The Clintonville chiropractor charged with sexually assaulting dozens of patients is no longer able to practice medicine.

An Ohio State University Board of Trustees' committee has approved a two-year contract extension for football coach Urban Meyer. 

WCBE files

The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected placing on the May ballot a proposed Columbus City Charter amendment expanding the size of city council and imposing campaign contribution limits. 

The National Weather Service has confirmed an F-1 tornado with winds up to 110 miles-per-hour touched down in Grove City Tuesday.

Toledo Police

Columbus police have charged a Toledo police sergeant with soliciting a prostitute.

The mother of a 17-year-old boy charged with shooting and killing his stepfather at a Reynoldsburg home Monday night says the shooting was in self-defense.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Circleville businessman has been sentenced to 5 years in prison after being convicted on federal charges of tax fraud.

Fulton County Sheriff's Office

A Fulton County jury has recommended the death penalty for the man convicted last week of killing a University of Toledo student in 2016.

Ohio State University's Board of Trustees is expected to vote Friday to rescind the honorary Doctor of Education degree awarded to Bill Cosby during commencement ceremonies in 2001.  

Grove City Police

The man sentenced to life in prison for killing an Ohio State University student has pleaded guilty to several armed robberies in the German Village area. 

Reynoldsburg police have charged a teen with shooting and killing his stepfather Monday night.

Several Southwestern City School buildings are closed today due to power outages from heavy storms on Tuesday. 

Reynoldsburg police are searching for a motive out of a fatal shooting last night.

Upper Arlington Police

A former Upper Arlington Police lieutenant has accepted a plea deal on charges of soliciting a prostitute.

Attorney Gloria Allred has agreed to represent three women who lost eggs when a fertility clinic storage tank at University Hospitals in Cleveland malfunctioned last month, causing the loss of more than 4 thousand eggs and embryos.

Columbus city officials are rolling out a new Short North parking plan, after one was scrapped last year due to complaints from area businesses.

Franklin County residents may have to pay more to register their vehicles, with the additional revenue to be used to pay for bridge and road maintenance.

Shadowbox Theater co-founder Stev Guyer died Thursday of complications from cancer.

President Trump is threatening to "hold up" the just finalized trade agreement with South Korea to provide more leverage for talks with North Korea. 

Unionized Central Ohio Transit Authority workers are waging a campaign against driverless buses.

The Friends of Hocking Hills State Park organization says the John Glenn Astronomy Park will officially open on the evening of June 21. 

State officials say central Ohio’s regional unemployment rate fell by one-tenth of a point February to 3.8 percent. 

Two Columbus men have been arrested for a murder in Linden.

The Franklin County Coroner's Office has issued a warning after a recent surge in drug overdose deaths. 

westerville police

Attorneys for the man charged with killing two Westerville police officers in February entered not guilty pleas at their client's arraignment on Wednesday.

Officials at a fertility clinic at University Hospitals in Cleveland says the clinic had been experiencing problems with a frozen embryo storage tank for several weeks before it malfunctioned in early March and ruined more than 4 thousand embryos. 

WCBE files

A Columbus woman was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for her role in her young son's murder.  

Fulton County Sheriff's Office

A  jury has convicted the Fulton County man charged with kidnapping and murdering a University of Toledo student in 2016.