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

One of the leaders of the Short North Posse gang has been sentenced to life in prison for several drug-related murders.

The Franklin County Board of Elections says an environmental group that wanted to put a fracking ban onto the Columbus ballot this fall failed to gather enough valid petition signatures.

The U.S. Census Bureau says Franklin County is now Ohio's most populous county.

Sales of existing homes in February fell on the local, state and national levels.

Former customers of Akron-based FirstMerit Bank may get their overdraft fees refunded.


The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Chinese auto glass maker Fuyao will pay only 100 thousand of the proposed 227 thousand dollars in fines to settle safety violations at its plant in Moraine.


A Columbus City Council candidate has dropped out of the race after her felony theft conviction came to light.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A repeat drunken driver has been sentenced to six months in jail, with credit for 109 days already served.

Two people have been found shot to death inside a Columbus home. 


The number of American children exposed to opioids is declining. 

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police are investigating what the police chief calls an employee's accidental deletion of 100 thousand dashboard camera video files. 


Organizers of this year's Columbus Pride Festival say businesses and other organizations who want to participate in the parade must first demonstrate they're serious about protecting LGBTQ employees.


Ohio's new concealed-carry law is now in effect.


Funeral services are pending for Delaware City Council member Joseph DiGenova, who died Sunday at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

Council On American Islamic Relations

A Hilliard man has pleaded not guilty to charges of vandalizing a Perry Township mosque.


Ohio Democratic Party chair David Pepper is criticizing Republican Congressman Jim Renacci, who has filed the paperwork to run for Governor next year.


State officials say Ohio Department of Health director Rick Hodges is leaving that job to pursue unspecified "opportunities."

WCBE Files

Tornado warning sirens will be activated around Ohio on Wednesday at 9:50am for the annual statewide tornado drill.


Amtrak routes that run through Toledo and Cleveland are on President Trump's budgetary chopping block.

Columbus City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Wednesday concerning changes to parking rules for the Short North.