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 officials want to ask voters to approve a tax levy this fall to fund 911 operations.


Columbus police say a wife and husband agreed to take their own lives last Sunday in their west side home.


The employer of a man killed when a trench collapsed on top of him in late March has been cited and fined by federal regulators.

Columbus City Council is considering an ordinance designed to reduce harassment at abortion clinics. 

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The Columbus City Hall lobbyist convicted for his role in the Redflex bribery scandal was sentenced yesterday to 15 months in prison for extortion.

A male passenger on a COTA bus who was wearing eye liner says he was told by the driver to exit the motorcoach because of his behavior and appearance.

Columbus police and fire officials are investigating a shooting and house fire last night in Franklinton.


A portion of I-670 is being named for former Columbus Mayor Buck Rinehart.

Family photo via Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have identified the man shot and killed by two plainclothes officers Monday night.


Sentencing is scheduled July 8 for the wife of Lancaster Mayor Brian Kuhn, who pleaded guilty Monday to charges of embezzling from her former employer and a veterans group to support a gambling addiction.

Columbus police say two plainclothes officers shot and killed a man who officials say opened fire on them last night.

Columbus voters could soon be asked to fund an overhaul of the city's school buildings.

Columbus Division of Police

The Columbus woman who failed intervene when her boyfriend raped her two daughters will serve ten years in prison.


The Ohio Highway Patrol reports a 9 percent increase last year in the number of crashes caused by motorists who fail to yield to other vehicles.

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down Saturday night on the northeast side.

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve a 10-year, 75-percent property tax abatement for United Parcel Service to expand its Trabue Road facility, retaining 748 jobs and creating 75 new ones.


Columbus hosts thousands of young volleyball players from across the nation this weekend.


Works of art created by some Dayton Regional STEM School students will go on display at the Dayton Convention Center again.


Debate is underway at Wright State University near Dayton on a package of budget cuts.


Ohio State University's Board of Trustees has approved the school's comprehensive freeze on tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students.