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 U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says inspectors have repeatedly found unsafe working conditions at Chinese-owned auto glass plant in Moraine.


Some central Ohioans continue to band together to protest a Donald Trump presidency.

Neighborhoods are the focus of Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther's first budget.

Columbus and Franklin County residents could be paying more for their water and sewer service next year.


The former chief executive of the Redflex camera company has been sentenced to 2  1/2 years in prison for a bribery scheme to secure 124 million dollars in city of Chicago contracts.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Two Columbus men have been sentenced to six months in jail for their roles in a plot to live-stream a shooting.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Pennsylvania woman will serve 10 years in prison for the beating death of her 8-month-old daughter in Columbus.


The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from the owner of  the King Records building in Cincinnati to override city zoning restrictions and lower court decisions in an effort to demolish the property.

WCBE Files

Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien says there will be an independent element of the investigation being conducted into the shooting death of a African-American man by a white Columbus police officer earlier this year.

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped a familiar figure in Ohio politics to head his domestic issues transition team. 


Columbus City Council is expected to approve legislation giving the financial-services firm Morgan Stanley tax breaks to create 300 jobs over the next few years as part of an expansion of its offices in the Easton area.


General Motors says it will eliminate the third shift at its Lordstown plant due to declining sales.


Some Ohioans are speaking out about the election of Donald Trump. 

Pickaway County Sheriff's Office

Former Pickaway County Veterans' Service Commission director Rebecca Lee will serve three years in prison and pay 19 thousand dollars restitution for stealing from the agency. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Reynoldsburg police have charged a man with a fatal September shooting at a local apartment complex.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have identified the body found November 1 by an angler near Berliner Park.

Columbus Division of Police

Two Columbus residents have been convicted in the shooting death of a Hilltop man in July of last year.

Fifty-three percent of Newark voters yesterday approved a proposal to eliminate penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana.

Democrats won five of the six contested Franklin County seats on the ballot Tuesday - two county commission seats, the treasurer, the clerk of courts, and the recorder.


Columbus City Council last night approved a 37 thousand 500 dollar payment to an Upper Arlington couple whose home was damaged by a natural gas leak and house explosion in March of last year.