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 Columbus man will serve 11 years in prison for beating and killing another man in September of 2015.

A Columbus man who went to prison for sexually assaulting prostitutes is back behind bars. 

Changes in when public schools start their day are coming to one local district.


Some German Village residents met last night with Columbus police to discuss several recent attacks in the neighborhood and how to help find a suspect. 


A former Ohio State University running back will serve two years' probation for assaulting his now former girlfriend last year.

Organizers of last week's downtown Columbus protest rally that drew nearly two thousand people want to start their own political party. 

Columbus City Council last night approved the city's 872.7 million dollar budget for 2017.


Columbus police say three people were shot and wounded last night at the Skyview Townhomes complex on East Morrill Avenue.

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Authorities have identified the body recovered late last month from a south side quarry.


Two attacks in Columbus are being declared by the White House as "underreported" acts of terrorism. 


One of the ways Ohio schools and youth groups are combating gun violence and bullying is through free programs offered by an organization founded by the parents of the more than 20 children slain in the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings of 2012.


Columbus Police are asking for the public's help in finding the person or persons who assaulted a Columbus city employee over the weekend.

State Department figures show 87 hundred refugees from the Muslim-majority nations named in President Trump's recently suspended travel ban came to Ohio between 2007 and 2017.


A Michigan politico's call on Twitter for "another Kent State" is not sitting well with the university.


Funeral arrangements are pending for one of Ohio's best-known rock stars. 

Columbus police have charged two people with a fatal shooting this past Monday on the Hilltop.


The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio earlier this week approved the second phase of Columbus-based American Electric Power's plan to install smart meters across most of its service territory.

Eight people have filed to run for three Columbus School Board seats this year. 


The 2015 Columbus Mayoral race between Democrats Andy Ginther and then-Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott created divisions in the county Democratic party.

Powell City Council's Operations Committee is considering legislation with Ohio-based advocacy group Tobacco 21 that would raise the legal purchasing age to 21.