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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The mayor of the Licking County village of Alexandria resigned this week.


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold his first campaign event in Cincinnati on October 13.


A new director of the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security Department has been named.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man is due to appear in court today on charges of pretending to sell Ohio State football tickets.


The Ohio Highway Patrol has identified the man who was shot by a suspect at an I-71 rest area in Delaware County on Sunday.

Fairfield County Sheriff

The Ohio prison inmate accused of sending a Franklin County judge a suspicious letter and powder in an anthrax hoax and instructing a second inmate to do the same has pleaded guilty.

WCBE files

Franklin County Commissioners today are expected to accept a 171 thousand dollar legal settlement with Norfolk Southern Railroad for the train derailment in Weinland Park in July of 2012.


Two former Cincinnati Reds managers are on the ballot for induction into baseball's Hall of Fame.

Columbus police officials say three officers were involved in a fatal shooting of a suspect last Friday on the east side.


There were no disruptions of last night's Columbus City Council meeting as there were last week, when activists seeking justice in the police shooting deaths of two African-Americans shut down the meeting.


One of northeast Ohio's largest fall festivals takes place this weekend.

Columbus police shot and killed a murder suspect who police officials say was seen with a gun in his jacket before he ran and was ordered to stop in a confrontation with officers.

Wikimedia Commons

A campaign to reduce the number of plastic bags being dumped in the Franklin County Landfill begins on Saturday. 


Ohio State University's homecoming festivities kick off tonight.

Associated Press

The future of the white Columbus police officer who shot and killed a 13-year-old African-American boy is still unclear.

The City of Columbus will pay 35 thousand dollars to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman injured in a crash with a municipal vehicle.

Ashland County Sheriff's Office

Preliminary autopsy reports show the two women found dead in an Ashland home earlier this month were strangled.

Central Ohio Transit Authority

The Central Ohio Transit Authority’s board of trustees this week approved a 3 million dollar contract with a construction firm to build a new transit center on Cleveland Avenue south of State Route 161.

Grove City police say a person of interest has been arrested in a fatal shooting Wednesday at a motel.


Animal rights activists are asking Franklin County Commissioners to review how the distemper outbreak at the dog shelter happened.