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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Ohio Highway Patrol

A former Ohio Highway Patrol trooper charged with rape has turned himself in.


Ohio Governor John Kasich yesterdayt voted early, telling reporters he chose Arizona Republican Senator and 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain as a write-in for president. 

Columbus police are searching for suspects in a fatal shooting last night at an east side apartment complex.


Chillicothe police are investigating the discovery of a badly decomposed body underneath several inches of garbage inside an  home.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man will serve 14 years in prison for his role in a home invasion that led to the death of his accomplice last January.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus woman convicted of driving the vehicle involved in a July, 2015 fatal drive-by shooting on the southeast side will serve two years in prison.

Columbus police say a suspect has been arrested in the early Sunday shooting deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found in the basement of a west side home.


Controversial former government contractor Edward Snowden is scheduled to speak to a group of Ohio State University students next month.


The head of the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts passed away Friday morning after a two-year battle with cancer.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Hilliard man convicted of sexually abusing a child at an Ohio State University daycare center has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. 


Funeral services are scheduled this weekend for a U.S. Army soldier from Reynoldsburg killed in the line of duty.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have arrested a second suspect in a quadruple shooting on Tuesday that claimed the life of a 2-year-old girl.


A new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows major increases in the number of kids with health care coverage.


Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he plans to meet with Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan following the World Series to discuss the team's continued use of the controversial Chief Wahoo logo.

Chillicothe Police

Five people are behind bars after holding police at-bay inside of a Chillicothe home yesterday. 

Columbus police are investigating a fatal shooting last night on the west side.

Columbus police say one teenager is in custody and two others are at-large for their roles in a home invasion earlier this week.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man is awaiting trial for sharing a sexual assault video on social media. 


Ohio will get 1.47 million dollars out of a multi-state settlement with Hyundai and Kia over bogus fuel economy ratings.

Central Ohio's jobless rate for September remains the lowest of any metro area in the state.