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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7:26 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Local, State Existing Home Sales Decline

Existing home sales declined in May in central Ohio for the fifth straight month.

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7:17 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Slain U.S. Soldier Laid To Rest

Justin Helton
Credit Army Times

More than 700 people attended yesterday's funeral of a U.S. soldier from Ohio killed in what the Pentagon says was a friendly fire air strike in Afghanistan.

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7:12 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Local Teen Murder Suspect To Be Tried As Adult

Cierra Howard
Credit Franklin County Prosecutor's Office

The case of a 16-year-old Columbus girl charged with stabbing and killing another teen was moved yesterday from juvenile to adult court.

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7:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Columbus Submits DNC Bid

Columbus city leaders yesterday submitted the city's bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

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6:54 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Libertarians To Meet In Columbus This Week

As Republicans and Democrats vie to attract their 2016 national political conventions to Ohio, a third party's convention will be held in Columbus from Thursday through Sunday.

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6:46 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Climate Change Fueling UD's Divestment Decision

The University of Dayton says it will begin divesting coal and fossil fuels from its 670 million dollar investment portfolio, hoping to spark discussion about how the use of fossil fuels affects global climate change.

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6:28 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Native-American Groups Plan To Sue Cleveland Indians

Groups of Native American activists plan to take the Cleveland Indians to court.

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6:22 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Ohioans Arrested In National Child Sex Trafficking Crackdown

The FBI says 16 Ohio children victimized through prostitution were rescued as part of a law enforcement operation targeting child sex trafficking.

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12:31 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

City Continues Battle With Tree-Killing Beetle

emeraldashborer.info

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve legislation setting aside 1.5 million dollars to remove and replace more ash trees as part of the fight against the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. 

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12:38 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Columbus Parade Major Part Of Pride Month Activities In Ohio

Actor George Takei is Grand Marshal of Columbus' Pride Parade

June is National Pride Month, and Columbus' annual Gay Pride Festival opens this afternoon at Goodale Park. A host of events are scheduled through tomorrow night.

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12:29 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Mayflies Late In Returning To Lake Erie Communities

Credit exploringnature.org

Residents of some areas along Lake Erie say the mayflies that have been slower to show up this year have finally arrived.

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12:25 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Replacement Members Named To Troubled Ohio Elections Board

Lucas County Board of Elections
Credit toledoblade.com

The Lucas County Republican and Democratic parties have appointed three people to fill vacancies on the Board of Elections.

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12:21 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Cleveland Cop Charged In 2012 Fatal Shootings Wants Gag Order Issued

The Cleveland police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter for his role in a deadly chase and shootout wants a judge to issue a gag order on information about his case.

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12:01 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

State Jobless Rate For May Lower Than Previous Two Months

Ohio's unemployment rate dropped again in May.

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8:26 am
Fri June 20, 2014

YSU Approves Contract With Tressel

Youngstown State University trustees have approved a contract for new school president and former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel.

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8:12 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Tourism Bureau Marketing Columbus In Chicago, D.C.

Columbus tourism officials are marketing the city as more than a place to visit.

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8:03 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Major Powell Intersection Reopens Today

Traffic will be moving again today through a busy intersection in Powell.

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7:55 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Security Heightened At Juneteenth Festival

Credit juneteenthohio.net

Columbus' Juneteenth Festival returns this weekend amid increased security.

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7:47 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Study: "Obamacare" To Cover More Uninsured Columbus Residents

A new study finds the number of uninsured Columbus residents will decline under the Affordable Care Act.

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7:31 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Woman Arrested For Her Role In Hilltop Slaying

Heather Jarvis
Credit Parkersburg, W.Va. Police

A West Virginia woman has been arrested and is awaiting extradition following her indictment in Franklin County in connection with the April 25th shooting death of a man on the Hilltop.

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