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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Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott says he has rescinded his offer to send more than 30 deputies to Cleveland to assist with security during the Republican National Convention.

lancastereaglegazette.com

The wife of Lancaster Mayor Brian Kuhn has been sentenced to four years in prison on theft charges.

datacenter.franklincountyohio.gov

The director of the Franklin County Board of Elections and a former subordinate have been indicted on felony theft in office and tampering with records charges involving bogus timesheets.

Hocking County Sheriff's Office

A southern Ohio physician has been arrested on charges of illegally distributing drugs.

U.S. Attorney's Office

Another member of the Short North Posse gang will serve prison time.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

One of the Columbus men convicted of two gang rapes will serve 15 years prison.

University and government researchers are predicting the toxic algae bloom in the western basin of Lake Erie this summer will be considerably smaller than in recent years.

The Ohio Department of Transportation now says the closed I-270 southbound ramp to westbound U.S. Route 33 on the north side will reopen tomorrow, weather permitting.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is defending his weekend tweet that many say was anti-Semitic. 

American Red Cross chapters in central Ohio and around the county are issuing an urgent call for blood donations.

uakron.edu

The University of Akron executive behind the school's failed rebranding effort has been fired. 

Hocking County Sheriff's Office

The Republican candidate for Hocking County prosecutor has withdrawn from the race after pleading guilty to obstructing official business and criminal trespassing.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery charges for his role in a fatal robbery.

State of Ohio

A Westerville man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for causing the death of a 19-year-old woman when he hit her with his boat in 2014.

27033interchange.org

The Ohio Department of Transportation has closed the I-270 southbound ramp to westbound State Route 33 on the north side out of concern it might collapse under heavy rainfall expected in the next few days.

The City of Columbus is forming a committee to review the city charter to examine the structure of Columbus City Council.

newarkohio.net

Newark City Council last night approved a measure banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Time is running out for people whose dogs got spooked and ran away during Fourth of July fireworks displays.

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A six-year-old New Albany boy is hospitalized with injuries sustained when he was hit with a fireworks shell.

The City of Columbus has lifted its nitrate tap water advisory for people served by the Dublin Road water plant.

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