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 Inter-University Council of Ohio, which represents the state's public universities, is seeking a  funding increase in the next two-year state budget totaling nine percent.

Ross County Sheriff's Office

Columbus police say a prisoner who escaped from Ohio State University's Medical Center early Monday morning did not really escape.


People living in German Village may now get in line for sidewalk repair funds.

Columbus fire officials are searching for the cause of last night's blaze that destroyed a Volunteers of America warehouse on West Broad Street.

Columbus police are investigating a shooting that injured a 12-year-old boy last night on Racine Avenue.

Clark County authorities are investigating a pair of shootings that happened last night and early this morning. 

State of Ohio

The 4th Ohio District Court of Appeals has rejected a request to overturn the corruption conviction of former Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly.


Plastics account for approximately 80 percent of the litter on the shorelines of the Great Lakes, according to a new study by the Rochester Institute of Technology.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison says a student was among the six people aboard a small plane that disappeared over Lake Erie after taking off from Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland late last Thursday.

Columbus Police are looking for a prisoner who escaped from Ohio State University's Medical Center early this morning.


The Tigers' defense didn't budge Saturday night as Clemson crushed Ohio State, 31-0, in the college football championship semifinals at the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona. 


The owner of the Tiger Ridge exotic animal farm in Stony Ridge is preparing to see the 11 animals seized by the state earlier this year. 


The U.S. Coast Guard has called off the search for a plane carrying six people that rapidly lost altitude after taking off from Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland and vanished from radar 2 miles over Lake Erie late Thursday.


Newark City Council president Don Ellington has reached a deal with the Ohio Ethics Commission over the sale of five properties.

Dublin-based Cardinal Health has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by West Virginia authorities alleging it fed the state's opioid epidemic by failing to properly oversee and report significant increases in orders for prescription drugs.

Newark police are looking for suspects in last night's shooting of an elderly man during a robbery attempt.

Ross County health officials are dealing with a whooping cough outbreak.

Ashland County Sheriff's Office

Attorneys for accused serial killer Shawn Grate are asking an Ashland County judge to declare him not guilty by reason of insanity.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus couple has been indicted on charges of running a prostitution ring.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Franklin County prosecutors say a grand jury will consider whether additional charges are merited against the father of a 2-year-old boy who shot himself with an unsecured gun on December 21.