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 police say two plainclothes officers shot and killed a man who officials say opened fire on them last night.

Columbus voters could soon be asked to fund an overhaul of the city's school buildings.

Columbus Division of Police

The Columbus woman who failed intervene when her boyfriend raped her two daughters will serve ten years in prison.


The Ohio Highway Patrol reports a 9 percent increase last year in the number of crashes caused by motorists who fail to yield to other vehicles.

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down Saturday night on the northeast side.

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve a 10-year, 75-percent property tax abatement for United Parcel Service to expand its Trabue Road facility, retaining 748 jobs and creating 75 new ones.


Columbus hosts thousands of young volleyball players from across the nation this weekend.


Works of art created by some Dayton Regional STEM School students will go on display at the Dayton Convention Center again.


Debate is underway at Wright State University near Dayton on a package of budget cuts.


Ohio State University's Board of Trustees has approved the school's comprehensive freeze on tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students.

Family photo via Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police confirm  divers have pulled the body of a missing swimmer from the Scioto River. 


Columbus Police say they’ll send a 'sufficient' number of officers to Cleveland to help with security at next month’s Republican National Convention.


Court documents show federal district judge George Smith has recused himself from the case of John Raphael.

The food service company whose contract was recently terminated by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority has filed a defamation lawsuit, claiming the Authority damaged its reputation.

WCBE Files

Columbus police have arrested two people in connection with yesterday's fatal fire on Lilley Avenue.


A Columbus man will serve 19 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of driving the getaway car during a fatal robbery attempt in 2014.

Grove City police are investigating whether the Ashville man accused of raping a 3-year-old girl has victimized other children.

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say a 7-month-old boy was killed yesterday when a sport utility vehicle veered off Westerville Road in Mifflin Township, struck a mailbox and then hit the father who was pushing the child in a stroller.

Dive teams today resume their search of the Scioto River near downtown, where a teen boy is believed to have drowned Thursday.

UFO Video A Hoax

Jun 2, 2016

Experts are saying the viral video that appears to show a UFO over Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton is a money-making hoax.