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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Mason Police

Columbus police have filed charges against a man for beating and killing another man last November in a North Linden home.


Dozens of people are staying in an emergency shelter at Ohio University after a fire last night destroyed an apartment complex near the campus in Athens.

Columbus police continue working to identify the body of a man found late Saturday in a creek near Westerville Road and State Route 161.


Franklin County Sheriff's deputies have identified the body of a woman found in a trash bin partially submerged in Big Darby Creek.


Sheriff's deputies in San Diego, California say a Columbus woman was killed in a car fire in suburban Lakeside earlier this week.


Two students are facing charges after a video circulated online last month that appeared to show two students engaging in a sex act at South High School.

patton family

The family of a man shot to death by a Columbus police officer is disputing the police division's version of what happened.

Associated Press

Ohio Governor John Kasich says there is no animosity between him and President Trump, his former campaign rival.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican federal lawmakers are defending their choice not to attend public forums with their constituents. 

Akron-based FirstMerit Bank's transition to Columbus-based Huntington Bank is making life difficult for some customers. 


Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a deadly house fire in Marion. 


The Columbus YWCA this week took the wraps off of its renovated South 4th Street facility.

Ohio lawmakers are trying to fix a bill that makes obeying red lights in certain situations optional.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor has launched her gubernatorial campaign by creating a fundraising committee.

Columbus police are investigating the shooting deaths of two people on the west side. 

WCBE Files

A Columbus police officer is facing a host of charges for allegedly picking up prostitutes while on duty.

Columbus police officers last night shot and killed a man who they say pointed a gun at them.

Columbus police have identified the victims of Wednesday night's double-shooting on Lilley Avenue.

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Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner predicts a full repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act is "not going to happen."

Sales of existing homes rose in January on the national level, but declined on the state and local levels.