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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7:03 am
Fri July 11, 2014

More Food-Related Problems Found At Local Prison

Ohio Reformatory for Women

State prisons department inspectors say they found gnats and ants this week in the kitchen of the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.

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6:56 am
Fri July 11, 2014

New CCS Treasurer To Be Named Next Week

Columbus City Schools officials say they will name former Worthington City Schools treasurer Stan Bahorek as the district's new treasurer next week.

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6:52 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Researchers Near Breakthrough Fighting Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Credit National Institutes of Health

Researchers at Ohio State and Harvard Universities say they are on the cusp of a breakthrough in fighting E. coli and other drug-resistant bacteria.

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6:46 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Ohio Soldier Killed In Traffic Accident

Eryk Vencill
Credit whio.com

Funeral services are scheduled today for a U.S. Marine from Ohio who was killed in a crash while on leave.

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6:42 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Man Charged With Raping Teen In Columbus Recreation Center

Brentnell Recreation Center
Credit City of Columbus

Columbus police say they have charged a man with sexually assaulting a girl at a municipal recreation center.

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6:32 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Columbus Boy Dies In Backyard Pool Accident

Columbus Police say a 2-year-old boy died after he was pulled from a swimming pool last night at his home on the Southwest side.

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6:29 am
Fri July 11, 2014

State Seeks Dismissal Of Lawsuit Prompted By Botched Execution

Dennis McGuire

The state is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of Dennis McGuire, who repeatedly gasped and snorted during his January execution.

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11:51 am
Thu July 10, 2014

CCS Treasurer Search Down To Two Candidates

Penny Rucker
Credit Columbus City Schools

Columbus City Schools officials have chosen two finalists from a pool of 17 people who applied to become the district's treasurer.

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11:46 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Tanker Truck Overturns In Fairfield County

Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies say the driver of a tanker truck was injured this morning when his vehicle overturned near the intersection of state Route 188 and Royalton Road in Hocking Township.

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7:32 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Columbus Investigators Seek Additional Victims Of Alleged Rapist

William Jarrett
Credit Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police are seeking more victims of an accused serial rapist.

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7:28 am
Thu July 10, 2014

OU Opens College In Dublin

OU plans for college of osteopathic medicine
Credit Ohio University

Ohio University opened a college of osteopathic medicine yesterday in Dublin with a class of 50 future primary-care doctors.

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7:24 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Columbus Zoo Delays Levy Request

There will not be a Columbus Zoo levy on the November ballot.

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7:18 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Fairfield County Man Charged In Fundraising Scam

Kelly Neal
Credit Fairfield County Sheriff

At least nine Fairfield County businesses and residents are out hundreds of dollars through a fundraising scam.

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7:15 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Former Cleveland Indian Veryzer Passes Away

Former Cleveland Indians infielder TomVeryzer died this week at the age of 61.

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7:12 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Columbus Teen Sentenced For Killing Friend

Terrico Henry
Credit Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus teenager will serve 18 months in prison for shooting a boy he says was his best friend.

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7:02 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Alleged 2005 Arsonist Appealing Conviction And Sentence

Antun Lewis
Credit Cuayhoga County Sheriff

The man twice convicted of setting a fire that killed a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover in Cleveland is appealing his arson conviction and 35 year prison sentence.

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6:55 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Suspect In Local Burglaries Arrested

Whitehall police say a 66-year-old man with a lengthy criminal record is charged in several central Ohio burglaries.

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6:52 am
Thu July 10, 2014

SUPCO Delays Traffic Camera Case

The Ohio Supreme Court has put a Cleveland traffic camera case on hold while the justices decide a motorist's challenge to Toledo's camera system.

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6:45 am
Thu July 10, 2014

GOP Sues To Obtain Certain FitzGerald Records

Ed FitzGerald

The Ohio Republican Party is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to force Cuayhoga County Executive and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald to release key-card data showing when he enters and leaves county buildings and parking facilities.

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11:53 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Columbus' First West Nile Discovery Of The Year

West Nile Virus
Credit American Medical Association

Columbus Public Health officials say two pools of mosquitoes on the South Side have tested positive for West Nile virus for the first time this season.

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