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 police say a 17-year-old girl has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of her 1-year-old daughter on Sunday.

Three people were shot and wounded in two separate incidents early Sunday morning at a southeast Columbus bar and gas station.

Pickaway County Sheriff's deputies have identified the woman who was found fatally shot on Friday night.


The Ohio Highway Patrol says a U.S. Postal Service employee was killed Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash in Athens County.

Columbus Police say one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon on the north side.


The Cleveland Clinic has chosen the chief executive of its branch in Abu Dhabi as the clinic's new president and chief executive officer.

Westerville fire officials say a teen girl was killed an another person injured in a house fire early this morning. 

Columbus Division of Police

The Columbus Police Firearms Review Board says five officers who shot and killed a black man last year were justified in their actions.


The people riding a thrill ride that broke apart at the Ohio State Fair last July have told investigators operators had trouble latching the safety harness on one of the riders who was ejected.


Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich and Democratic Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper are urging Congress to retain the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate while legislators continue working on a long-term replacement law.


The U.S. Food And Drug Administration has approved a new treatment designed to help children and young adults fighting recurrence of the most common type of childhood cancer. 


The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has released its annual list of the most dangerous intersections in Franklin County. 


The Better Business Bureau is warning Ohioans about potential Hurricane Harvey donation scams. 


Franklin County is paying to clean yellow road paint off of vehicles in New Albany. 

Dublin City Council this week formally changed its vicious dog ordinance, voting to end the singling out of pit bulls.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Republican State Tresurer and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel has announced the creation of a faith outreach team whose first goal is repeal of a federal law prohibiting religious organizations and other charitable groups from backing political candidates.

Columbus Division of Police

A Reynoldsburg man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for selling a fatal mixture of heroin and fentanyl.


A contractors group says construction projects across central Ohio are being delayed because of a lack of qualified workers.


A local coach has resigned after his criminal record surfaced.

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The Fairfield County Board of Elections says three of five candidates for three Pickerington School Board seats submitted improper petition paperwork, meaning they will not be on the November ballot.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have charged three men in connection with a double-fatal shooting in July during a robbery at a west side apartment complex.


The Franklin County Auditor's office has begun mailing residents new property appraisals.

Ross County Sheriff's Office

A Chillicothe man has been charged with lying to Ross County Sheriff's deputies about the whereabouts of a missing woman.

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

A former Westerville teacher has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for having sexual contact with two students. 

Logan County Sheriff's deputies have identified the 18-month-old boy crushed to death between a lawn mower and a pickup truck on Sunday.


Toxic algae on Lake Erie remains a nonfactor for Toledo's drinking water supply. 


Cleveland Clinic researchers say a compound found in breast milk may be useful in fighting some common causes of inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's and Colitis. 

Associated Press

Ohio Governor John Kasich says he's not interested in running for president in 2020.


Akron police say a 17-year-old male shot and killed himself in the back seat of a police cruiser on Friday night.


86-year-old former Ohio State University football coach Earle Bruce is the fifth member of his family to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.