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 Division of Police

Columbus police have filed charges in the city's first homicide of 2018.

More details are expected to emerge today from a fatal double shooting Sunday in Champaign County. 

Columbus police say a woman was shot and killed early this morning on the southeast side. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A central Ohio man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison under a plea bargain for fatally stabbing a Columbus grandmother and wounding her 7-year-old grandson.

Health Insurer Anthem says it'll no longer cover emergency room visits by Ohioans with non-emergency health problems. 

Dayton Daily News

A former Dayton Children's Hospital physician has been sentenced to 10 months in jail for groping two teen female patients.

A former Columbus School for Girls teacher is under investigation for sexual assaults that happened nearly 50 years ago.  


The Federal Trade Commission says nearly 277 thousand Ohioans complained about violations of the Do Not Call registry this year. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A disgruntled mail carrier accused in the slayings of his supervisor at the Dublin post office and a postal inspector outside her apartment complex has been charged with aggravated murder. 

Ohio's unemployment rate for November is 4.8 percent, a decline of three-tenths of a point from October. 

Ohio Triple-A expects a record 107.3 million Americans, including nearly 4.5 million Ohioans, to travel 50 miles or more from home for the holiday period.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have charged two suspects in a December 4 double-fatal shooting on the Hilltop.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man convicted of beating and killing a local pastor last March has been sentenced to life in prison.

Ohio televangelist Ernest Angley is facing another lawsuit. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a woman and two young girls in January of 2016.

Columbus police are looking for a motive and suspects in a fatal shooting last night on the south side.

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan says interim police chief Kenneth Ball will stay on the job permanently.

The Ohio Development Services Agency has rejected a request from a developer for historic tax credits to rehab a trolley barn complex on Oak Street.

Franklin County Commissioners yesterday voted to make the temporary county sales tax permanent. The tax was enacted in 2013 to build a county jail and fund other programs.

Part of televangelist Ernest Angley's Cuyahoga Falls building is under foreclosure.

The City of Columbus was one of the first in the nation to take part in the ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative launched in 2014 by then-President Obama.

Democratic Columbus City Council member Jaiza Page is circulating petitions to run for Franklin County judge.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The man who sold a fatal dose of fentanyl to a Bexley man in 2015 has been sentenced to ten years in prison.

Columbus police are searching for the man suspected of shooting and wounding his son and daughter on Sunday. 

A Columbus police officer sustained minor injuries late Saturday night when his cruiser was struck by a suspected drunken driver on I-670.

Ohio has seen the fourth-largest number of job cuts in the nation so far this year, with nearly 25-thousand positions eliminated.

Ohio Governor John Kasich says the Republican party is "losing the future" amid last week's loss of the GOP senate candidate in Alabama and other policy stances.

The Columbus Civil Service Commission has revised job descriptions to allow candidates from outside of the city to apply for the positions of police chief and fire chief.

The City of Columbus has filed a lawsuit against three drug manufacturers, five distributors and three individuals the city council president calls 'opinion leaders' for their alleged roles in the opioid crisis.

A newspaper photographer who was shot by a Clark County Sheriff's deputy has filed an excessive use of force lawsuit.