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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Columbus Author Wins Prestigious Award

Sep 15, 2016

A Columbus author is one of five people honored Wednesday with 250 thousand dollar prizes from the Heinz Family Foundation.

A Knox County grand jury has indicted a motorist for causing a fatal hit-and-run crash last June.

Franklin County Dog Shelter officials say ten more canines have been euthanized amid a weekend distemper outbreak.

A Hilltop man has been charged with shooting and killing a man during a home invasion in late June.

An east Columbus man has been charged with killing a friend during an argument on Wednesday.

Ashland police have released the name of one of two women found dead inside of a home on Tuesday.

Columbus police officers responding to a report of an armed robbery shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who they say pulled a gun from his waistband last night.

The cost of the restoration of Cincinnati's historic Union Terminal is expected to be 900 thousand dollars above original projections. 

Sharonville's fire chief has resigned amid a prostitution scandal. 

A Columbus man is awaiting sentencing after a Franklin County jury's split verdict in his murder trial.

Cincinnati police are not identifying the group that they say has taken responsibility for a recent string of bomb threats in the area, including one made Monday against Walnut Hills High School.

Nearly two-dozen Columbus high school seniors could get free tuition at Denison University.

Columbus Public Health officials are considering enacting new rules for people who raise chickens at their homes.

Ashland police say two bodies were found in a house on Tuesday where a woman was rescued after an abduction.

Columbus Police are searching for the person or persons who vandalized a South Side church Sunday night.


Columbus City Council last night approved a 780 thousand dollar settlement with the family of a 4-year-old girl severely wounded when she was shot by a police officer in June of last year. 

Columbus police are looking for the suspect in a slaying early Sunday on the east side.


The Ohio Highway Patrol says a Columbus security guard stole state-owned property.

Columbus City Schools

Former Columbus City Schools superintendent Joe Davis has died.


A portion of I-270 northbound from U.S. Route 62 in Gahanna has been renamed to honor a fallen U.S. Marine.