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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It will be several more months before the City of Columbus launches a plan to address parking problems in the Short North. 

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In 2016, Columbus City Schools officials told voters the district would add over 300  jobs if they approved an operating levy. 

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Columbus firefighters say no one was injured when a portion of a building in Franklinton collapsed last night. 

A growing number of Ohio CEOs are leaving their positions, according to the executive firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas.  

Ohio State University

A former Ohio State University marketing employee is suing the school, claiming racial and gender discrimination forced him out of his job last year. 

Ohio Republican Congressman Bob Latta and Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio say they don't want to get paid during the federal government shutdown.

A former Ohio Highway Patrol post commander has been sentenced to 30 days in prison and 3 years community control after being found guilty of theft in office. 

Westerville Police

 Sentencing is scheduled March 23rd for a former Westerville and Columbus City Schools teacher who pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of masterminding a hoax in which she collected thousand of dollars in paid leave by falsely claiming she had cancer.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Connie Pillich has named Marion Mayor Scott Schertzer as her running mate.

Columbus Public Health has issued a community advisory about an increase in cocaine and fentanyl-related overdose deaths. 

An Upper Arlington police lieutenant was arraigned Thursday on charges of soliciting a prostitute. 

Dublin Police

A former Dublin Scioto High School teacher has been sentenced in federal court to 262 months in prison and 20 years of supervised release.

Ohio Senator and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Schiavoni has introduced a bill cracking down on so-called "revenge porn." 

Columbus is the only Ohio city to make Amazon's list of 20 finalists for a second company headquarters.

The State of Ohio has an official poet laureate.

No injuries are reported out of a two-alarm fire early this morning at the Kaiser Aluminum plant in Heath. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The attorney for the former postal carrier charged with killing of his supervisor and the Dublin postmaster in December is asking for a mental competency evaluation to determine if her client is competent to stand trial.

 Columbus clergy are helping a local resident stay in the United States.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says the city will hire an additional thirty police officers on top of the seventy hires scheduled this year.

Democratic Columbus City Council member Mike Stinziano on Tuesday formally announced he will run for Franklin County Auditor this year.

National Weather Service officials and astronomers say a meteor in the process of breaking apart was seen last night over most of northern Ohio, causing a booming sound and a green-and-white flash across the sky.

Franklin County Commissioners Tuesday approved merit-based pay raises for 38 hundred non-unionized county workers. 

Columbus officials have delayed today's scheduled closure of the eastbound portion of West Third Avenue.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther will not make the traditional state of the city speech this year. 

A new study by the progressive-leaning think tank Policy Matters Ohio shows one in ten Amazon employees or family members in the state received food stamp benefits in August of last year.

Calling hours are scheduled this evening for one of Ohio's legendary jazz musicians.  

Ohio Public Radio

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is ending her gubernatorial bid.

Akron Schools superintendent David James has made the most recent cut of applicants to become the next superintendent of Columbus City Schools. 

Columbus police have identified the victim in the city's seventh homicide of the year.

An online petition seeks to have Fayette County Sheriff Vern Stanforth suspended for his handling of the investigation into the arson-related death of 8-year-old Mackenzie Branham in 2006.