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 new study by the American Automobile Association contains some facts Ohio lawmakers and police may not like.

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has a narrow lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton in Ohio, while Clinton rival Bernie Sanders leads Trump.

Some parents in the New Albany-Plain Local schools  are preparing to fight the implementation of pay-to-play fees.

An Ohio Senate committee has added an amendment to a tax cleanup bill that would override local ordinances regulating pet stores.

Columbus City Council last night approved one business tax break and amended two others.

Columbus police have released the names those killed and injured in a shooting Sunday night.

Columbus police say two people were killed in separate shootings on the south side last night.

Columbus fire officials say one person sustained critical injuries in a house fire early this morning on the southeast side.

Columbus police say one person is dead and two are injured after a triple shooting Sunday night at a north side apartment complex.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Clintonville man will serve six years in prison after being convicted on a federal child pornography charge.


Some southwest Ohio liquor stores are pulling vodka from their shelves in response to an incident at the Cincinnati airport over the weekend. 


Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Reggie Rucker is now facing assault and menacing charges in connection with a fight at a  golf course in Highland Hills last weekend. 

Columbus taxpayers will be on the hook for the fire division response to a blaze at a recycling plant last year. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Franklin County jury has found an 18-year-old girl not guilty on murder and manslaughter charges. 


The administrative investigation against Ross County Sheriff's Sergeant Brett McKnight has been halted after he resigned following his arrest. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A former Hilliard Darby High School student will serve four years' probation and a weekend in jail for downloading and sharing child pornography.


Wright State University president David Hopkins says he will retire in June 2017.


Former Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor Nancy Hollister has been appointed to the Ohio Board of Education.

Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies say a man is hospitalized in Columbus after being shot during a domestic dispute early this morning in Millersport.


A new report by the Children's Defense Fund of Ohio shows little improvement for low-income Appalachian children.