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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Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Delaware man is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday on charges of raping a teen he met on an instant-messaging app.

Columbus Police have released the identities of the man killed late Thursday by two officers on the south side.


Triple-A says a record 43 million Americans, including nearly 1.6 million Ohioans, will be traveling 50 miles or more from home for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Columbus police shot and killed a man last night on the south side.

Columbus Division of Police

A member of the Short North Posse gang has been sentenced to 8 years in prison.


Sentencing is scheduled September 2nd for former Shawnee Hills police chief Sean LeFever.

A Franklin County jury has acquitted a man suspected of shooting and killing one person and wounding another.


Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed into law a bill increasing the cap on the state's motion picture tax credit at 40 million dollars per project each year.


For the first time in nearly three decades, there's a new treatment option for people who have an advanced form of the most common type of bladder cancer called Urothelial. 

Carlos Carrasco struck out 14 hitters in 7 and one-third innings of work, while Jason Kipnis and Rajai Davis homered, as Cleveland tied a franchise record with its 13th consecutive win with a 4-1 victory over host Toronto last night.


The search for a missing Springfield woman is now three years old.


The Centers for Disease Control says chlorination and filtration systems at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in North Carolina, where a Westerville teen was infected by a fatal amoeba, were inadequate to properly clean the facility's waters.

City of Columbus

The City of Columbus has issued a nitrate advisory, telling pregnant women and infants on the west side and in portions of downtown not to drink the tap water.


The Cleveland Board of Control has approved the deal with the ACLU relaxing city rules on protest marches and rallies at the Republican National Convention,  after a federal judge last week determined the previous rules violated the right of free expression.

Ohio will get a share of the multi-state legal settlement with Volkswagen to resolve lawsuits brought by customers who purchased what were advertised as "clean" diesel cars that emitted pollution at levels above federal limits.

Dow Chemical says it will eliminate 25 hundred jobs worldwide and close some plants ahead of its merger with DuPont.


Columbus Public health officials say crews today will start mosquito spraying in city parks over the next two days.

Associated Press

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump talked about job creation last night during a speech at the Ohio University campus in St. Clairsville.

Kasich Won't Attend RNC

Jun 29, 2016

Ohio Governor John Kasich says he will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next month.

Columbus police have identified the person killed when someone fired a weapon during a home invasion early Tuesday on the west side.