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's Office

A Columbus woman has been indicted in the death of a 12-year-old boy who prosecutors say died from a fentanyl overdose during a sleepover at her apartment.

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Sentencing is scheduled December 8th for a couple who owned a Delaware County cemetery accused of cheating more than 70 people out of thousands of dollars.


Two homeowners in Newark who were assisted by a central Ohio non-profit have filed a lawsuit against the organization.

Westerville Police

A Delaware man has been indicted for a hit and run crash that killed a jogger in Westerville last August.

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A Franklin County grand jury has decided not to charge a Columbus police officer who fatally shot a man who officers say pointed a gun at them last February.

Westerville Police

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies have cited former NFL and Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith for possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle under the influence.

Columbus police are investigating the city's 100th homicide of the year.


The undocumented Columbus resident who took refuge in a church to avoid deportation is now officially a fugitive. 

Ohio gun groups say they oppose any bans on the bump stocks used by the Las Vegas mass shooter to turn semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire automatic weapons.

Dublin Police

The Dublin school board voted last night to accept revisions to the district's anti-harassment policy to better define harassment, expand the boundaries of where it takes place and set punishments for failing to report it. 


Ohio has the third-highest number of job losses of any state so far this year, according to an analysis by the executive firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas. 

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

The bank robbery suspect who escaped from a Hilltop psychiatric hospital is back in custody. 

Columbus Division of Water officials have put an area near the OSU campus under a boil advisory. 


U.S. Air Force authorities plan to investigate allegations of visa fraud at Wright State University near Dayton. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The Columbus police firearms review board has cleared two officers of wrongdoing in the shooting of a convicted cop killer. 

One person is dead and another hospitalized in critical condition after a double shooting Wednesday night in Springfield. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Columbus Police have arrested a man who allegedly posed with a gun at Children’s Hospital and shared video of it online.


Columbus police are searching for the person or persons who opened fired yesterday in the parking lot of the Columbus Metropolitan Library's Livingston Branch.


Funeral arrangements are pending for 60-year-old Marion County Prosecutor Brent Yager, who died Tuesday night at a hospital after being found unresponsive at a home in Caledonia.


An arrest warrant has been issued for former Ohio State running back Bri’onte Dunn on rape and kidnapping charges.


The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland's class of 2018 have been announced. 


When the City of Columbus signed a 5-year, 45 million dollar contract with Rumpke for curbside collection of yard waste and recyclables in March, City Council members urged officials to try and find ways to lower those costs.


As the Columbus Foundation prepares to host a major philanthropic event later this month, a new study shows city residents give to charity at a rate that is below the national average.


An undocumented Columbus resident has again taken sanctuary in a Clintonville church in an effort to avoid deportation. 


Hebron fire officials are investigating an overnight recycling plant explosion and fire.

Columbus City Council last night approved new restrictions banning the tethering of dogs outdoors during overnight hours.


Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien is  seeking the death penalty for the man convicted of seting his former fiancee on fire in Gahanna in 2015.


Bond is set at 150 thousand dollars for the motorist who Columbus Police say was intoxicated when he struck and killed a construction worker early Saturday along I-70 near Hilliard-Rome Road.

Hilliard Police

Bond is set at 250 thousand dollars for the Hilliard Davidson High School student indicted on charges of plotting a shooting at the school last year.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The superintendent of the Hamilton Local Schools has been placed on paid administrative leave after police found crack cocaine in his car last Friday night.