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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Clark County Sheriff's deputies are investigating Monday's apparent drowning death of a 3-year-old Springfield boy.


The Ohio Fire Marshal's office is helping Champaign County authorities investigate a home explosion on Monday.

One person was injured last night when a small plane crashed near Plain City.

Springfield Police

A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to charges of robbing banks in Springfield and Reynoldsburg.


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says many people didn't understand part of his immigration speech Wednesday because of the enthusiastic crowd.


A new analysis by the Clean Air Task Force, a group of more than two dozen environmental and public health organizations, quantifies the health effects of smog pollution.

Ohio State University's board of trustees is considering a plan to cut summer undergraduate tuition by 25 percent.

Hocking County Sheriff's deputies are searching for suspects in a double-shooting Thursday that killed one man and wounded another.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man who said he was shot after a high school football game is now the suspect.

One of the five suspects in a large heroin trafficking ring in Franklin County has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus woman is due to appear in court today on charges of attacking Franklin County sheriff's deputies with a pickax.


Ohio State University's plan to tear down St. John Arena is being scrapped, for now.


Hundreds of General Electric workers in Circleville will be out of a job by this time next year.

New Albany-based Abercrombie & Fitch says it will close up to 60 stores in the United States as domestic and international sales declined in its most recent quarter.


Students at the for-profit American School of Technology in Columbus are trying to find a new school after learning it will close in the fall.

Three current or former Franklin County residents have been charged with securities fraud.


The Franklin County Dog Shelter has a new director.

Researchers at the University of San Francisco say an Ohio abortion restriction law is making women less safe. 


Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is scheduled to speak at Capital University on Friday. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Two people have been indicted for selling drug-laced candies to students at Gahanna Lincoln High School.