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 top conservation adviser to Ohio Governor John Kasich has resigned and has written a letter criticizing the state's natural resources agency.


Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says the U.S. Senate needs to fix its version of a bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act with bipartisan cooperation.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Federal prosecutors say the man authorities call the "Buckeye Bandit" was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for robbing eight central Ohio banks since 2013.

Grove City police have charged a former Buckeye Ranch employee with having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl. 


U.S. Air Force officials can't say what caused a Thunderbirds F-16 jet to flip over during preparations for the Dayton Air Show on Friday at the Dayton Airport. 


The Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward Artemi Panarin, along with Tyler Motte and the Blackhawks' sixth-round selection in this weekend's NHL draft to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Brandon Saad, goaltender Anton Forsberg and a fifth-round pick next year.

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Americans purchased existing homes at a faster pace in May, but a shortage of properties on the market and higher prices continue.


State Auditor David Yost has placed the village of Mount Sterling under fiscal emergency status after two former employees were charged with theft in office.

Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail

Bond is set at 1 million dollars for the Athens man charged with strangling a Chauncey woman in a home last week.


Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say a man is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot during a home invasion on Thursday.

The Ohio House has approved a bill restricting the ability of small villages to cite and fine motorists for speeding.


The Cleveland Indians will be playing regular season games in Puerto Rico next season. 


A Westerville man faces federal charges of threatening central Ohio Republican Congressman Steve Stivers and his family through a voicemail.


Ohio Department of Natural Resources investigators say a faulty cord or outlet led to the electrocution of a Dublin man last Friday at a Put-in-Bay marina.

The City of Columbus and Franklin County have unveiled a new plan to combat opioid abuse.

Ohio Public Radio

An Associated Press analysis shows Medicaid expansion accounted for 43 percent of total Ohio Medicaid spending on substance abuse and mental health treatment.

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Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky last night won the Vezina Trophy as the league's top netminder.


The City of Columbus has shut down a troubled east side strip club.

Dublin Police

A former Dublin Scioto High School teacher has been charged with making and distributing child pornography.

Central Ohio's jobless rate for May is 3.7 percent, down three-tenths of a point from April.

Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate have removed a provision from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation budget denying benefits for undocumented workers.

The Franklin County Coroner has identified the infant killed in Monday's east side house fire.


Columbus Health Commissioner Doctor Teresa Long will retire at the end of the year.

Women will be allowed go topless at ComFest


A Columbus boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being pulled last night from the pond of an apartment complex on Mallard’s Landing Drive on the northwest side.


Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner and former county Democratic Party chair Jimmy Dimora is asking a federal judge to dismiss his public corruption conviction. 

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has posted warning signs at two Buckeye Lake beaches because of high toxic algae levels.

Better Business Bureau

Four Ohio public four-year universities are getting grant money to help low-income students who are in danger of dropping out due to financial problems.


The head of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland says the facility will open its first international exhibit in Tokyo in September.

Logan County Sheriff's Office

A Logan County schools superintendent is scheduled to appear in court today on charges of sexually abusing a teen girl.