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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Ohio State University has agreed to a 12 year, 252 million dollar extension of its sponsorship contract with athletic apparel maker Nike.

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Columbus police officials say officers shot and wounded a robbery suspect last night.


The Columbus City Schools have received a grade of D in a main area of the state's report card. 

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

The wife of Lancaster Mayor Brian Kuhn has pleaded not guilty to theft, racketeering and other charges for allegedly embezzling money to support her gambling addiction.

State officials say the number of claims for unemployment insurance benefits last year were the lowest since 1973.


Students at Pickerington High School North will soon undergo cultural sensitivity training after several racially-charged posts were recently found on social media.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man has been sentenced to three weeks in jail and two years' probation for making homophobic slurs against a gay man at a fitness club on East Dublin Granville Road.


The Cleveland Browns have hired former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as their new head coach, the team's eighth since 1999.


Police chiefs in Sandusky County are accusing the county sheriff of stealing drugs.

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Hilliard city officials say plans to build a youth sports facility are back on.

Columbus Division of Police

Bond is set at 3 million dollars for the suspect in a fatal Thanksgiving Day shooting.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have filed charges in the early Tuesday stabbing deaths of three people on the north side.


Discount carrier Frontier Airlines plans to launch direct flights in from Port Columbus to Orlando, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Denver in May and June.

Associated Press

Columbus police have cited the driver of a tractor-trailer that crashed into the South High Street bridge over State Route 104 last Friday, causing structural damage.

Columbus Division of Police

A Linden area woman will be sentenced March 31 for helping her boyfriend sexually assault her daughters.

Columbus fire officials say an east side apartment building fire yesterday appears to be suspicious in nature.

Columbus police say a woman and two children were stabbed and killed last night on the north side.

WCBE Files

Columbus City Council last night appointed former Safety Director Mitch Brown to a vacant council seat.

Reynoldsburg Police

The second of three suspects in a fatal home invasion attempt has been indicted in Licking County.


The FBI and local law enforcement agencies are investigating threats made against the Cuayhoga County prosecutor who oversaw the investigation that resulted in a grand jury decision not to indict two white police officers in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African-American boy killed in 2014 while carrying a pellet gun.