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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Delaware County Sheriff's Office

The victims of a Delaware County teacher's sexual abuse are now suing the school district, their school and a number of district officials.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man will serve life in prison for killing a man over a minor debt.

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio has canceled its contract with the firm hired to build a 100 million dollar facility that would separate refuse from recyclables.


Columbus police have arrested two people in connection with a double-homicide Tuesday in an east side parking lot.


Dozens of Ohio State University students are waking up outside President Michael Drake's office this morning after an all-night sit-in.

Columbus police and the FBI are investigating an apparent bomb-making operation on the east side.

City of Columbus

Columbus city officials are investigating three Parking Violations Bureau employees for falsifying their time cards.


Licking County prosecutors are asking a judge to dismiss charges against the driver accused of hitting and killing the former BalletMet Columbus director in Granville last year.


Columbus police are searching for two suspects in a fatal double-shooting yesterday on the east side.


Columbus police say the largest dogfighting ring in recent local history is out of business.

Newark City Council last night approved a measure that no longer automatically labels pit bulls or other specific breeds as vicious.

Columbus City Council last night approved a 7.8 million dollar contract to widen a half-mile section of Hamilton Road near Gahanna.

Newark City Council is revisiting the city's vicious dog law.

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Columbus Firefighters and Ohio State University Students will be going door-to-door in Franklinton on Saturday to install free smoke alarms and provide fire safety education. 


The Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security agency announced today that director Mike Pannell has resigned.

Union County Sheriff's Office

A Bellefontaine man is scheduled to appear in court today to face charges of writing a bomb threat at the Honda plant in Marysville earlier this week.

Columbus Division of Police

The Franklin County coroner has identified the body found earlier this week in the Scioto River downtown.

Supporters of medical marijuana may begin collecting signatures to put the issue on the November ballot in Ohio. 

A disability rights group is suing the state, claiming it forces people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to receive services in institutional settings due to a lack of community options.


Authorities have identified the man killed Tuesday when a trench for a waterline project collapsed in Mentor. 28-year-old Alexander Marcotte was buried under more than six feet of dirt.