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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Nashville Police

A Nashville, Tennessee police officer from central Ohio died yesterday during a water rescue. 

More details are expected to emerge today from a fatal double-shooting in Licking County. 

U.S. Attorney's Office

Two members of the Short North Posse gang have been sentenced to prison time for a drug-related robbery and murder in Zanesville.

Motorists could soon see lower speed limits on I-670.

A new study by a non-profit group that tracks human trafficking cases says it is seeing more of them in Ohio and around the nation.

Chillicothe police are responding to a 48-hour spike in drug overdoses. 


The Franklin County coroner's office reports 244 people died of drug overdoses during the first nine months of 2016. 


More than 70 people protesting President Donald Trump's ban on immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations were arrested at the Ohio University student union building last night.


Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio says he opposes President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, 49-year-old federal district judge Neil Gorsuch.


Three Ohio Republicans are challenging Democratic Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley's designation of the queen city as a "sanctuary city." 


A Cleveland Clinic resident forced out of the U.S. by President Trump's immigration ban has filed a lawsuit against the chief executive.

An attack on a gay Columbus couple is triggering a statewide safety alert. 

The U.S. Department of Education is adding Miami University in Oxford to its list of Ohio schools accused of failing to properly address sexual assault cases. 

Columbus Division of Police

Sentencing is pending for a Columbus man who has pleaded guilty to multiple charges for his role in the robbery and shooting death of a pizza-delivery driver in 2015.


The City of Columbus is launching a study to determine whether minority- and women-owned businesses are getting their fair share of municipal contracts. 

Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research

More electric vehicle charging stations are coming to the Columbus area. Jim Letizia reports.  


Federal prosecutors say a New Albany physician has pleaded guilty to charges of running a pill mill and evading 3.5 million dollars in taxes.

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

Via Columbus Division of Police/Facebook

Columbus police say a woman who reported her 4-year-old daughter was sleeping in her car when it was stolen made up the story so officers would quickly find the vehicle. 


Columbus City Council has unveiled it's amendments to Mayor Andy Ginther's 2017 city budget proposal.