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 group that will put a plan before Ohioans this fall to make marijuana legal has kicked off its campaign.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has invalidated ballot proposals in Athens, Fulton and Medina counties that would have banned fracking.


Columbus city crews concluded work yesterday on new bikeways along Linworth Road between Linworth East and Hard Roads. 


Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs says officers acted reasonably in pepper-spraying Ohio State football fans along High Street after the team won the national championship in January.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have identified a second suspect in the July 30th shooting death of a pizza delivery driver.

Columbus police are looking for a suspect in a double shooting yesterday.


A local man has been indicted for allegedly setting fire to his fiancee. 

Three of the four suspects accused of kidnapping and torturing a couple in the basement of a Hilltop heroin house have been convicted.

Dayton Daily News

Political and higher education leaders participated in a panel discussion on college affordability yesterday in Urbana.

Newark Police

A former Newark High School English teacher and assistant football coach who has pleaded guilty to exchanging nude images and messages with an underage female student.


A Licking County man is hospitalized with severe burns sustained yesterday while saving his family from an explosion and subsequent house fire. 

Associated Press

Columbus police have identified the woman killed Tuesday following a two-vehicle crash that sent a car flying into a bus shelter where she was sitting.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police say they've arrested a man suspected in the July 30th robbery and fatal shooting of a pizza delivery driver.

U.S. Marshals Service

Extradition is pending for a suspect in the shooting of four people in Columbus who was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Mississippi this week. 

Columbus police have charged 2 people following the late Monday death of a man inside the old municipal power plant building on Nationwide Boulevard.


The Put-in-Bay village council has voted to fire Police Chief Ric Lampela.

A report on Ohio prison homicides in the past 15 years says most killers already were serving time for violent crimes.


Ford ended production of a series of vans last year, costing 200 workers at its Avon Lake plant their jobs.

State of Ohio

The panel that’s working on police-community relations has come up with drafts of standards on use of force, recruitment and hiring. 

Back to school time means it's time for parents to get updated vaccinations for their children.