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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12:23 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Animal Rights Activists Praise Wendy's

The Humane Society of the United States is praising Dublin-based Wendy's for requiring quarterly progress reports from hog suppliers who move away from the use of gestation stalls.

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12:01 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Local Police Warn Of Jury Duty Scam

Powell police are warning residents about a telephone scam accusing people of missing jury duty.

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12:00 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

State To Reimburse Pickaway County For Castro Autopsy

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections has agreed to reimburse Pickaway County taxpayers the 11 hundred dollar cost of the autopsy of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro.

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7:55 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Statewide Candidates File Paperwork To Run

Ohio's Republican and Democratic parties are facing complaints they were too aggressive in pushing out challengers in the gubernatorial race.

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7:46 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Review Finds No Reason For Change Following McGuire Execution

Initial reviews of an execution in which an inmate repeatedly gasped found no reason to change the way the state carries out executions.

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7:43 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Grand Jury Clears Columbus Cop In Fatal Shooting

A Franklin County grand jury has decided not to indict a Columbus police sergeant who shot and killed a suicidal woman on October 25th.

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7:32 am
Thu February 6, 2014

SUPCO Reminds Judges About Jailing Poor People Who Fail To Pay Fines

The Ohio Supreme Court is reminding judges conditions are limited under which they may jail an offender for failure to pay fines.

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7:29 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Civil Rights Pioneer Passes Away

Funeral arrangements are pending for one of Cincinnati's civil rights pioneers.

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7:27 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Judge Orders Guarding Of Site Where Two Toledo Firefighters Were Killed

A Lucas County judge says Toledo police should keep a 24 hour watch over the building where two firefighters died last month.

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7:25 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Local Man Found Dead On Northwest Side

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the Tuesday night shooting death of a driver-for-hire who was killed during a suspected robbery attempt.

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7:16 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Police: 2 Marysville H.S. Students Planned School Shooting

Two Marysville High School students are being accused of plotting a school shooting.

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7:14 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Sentencing For Columbus Man Who Killed His Child

A Columbus man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of causing injuries to his infant son that led to the child's death 10 months later.

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7:05 am
Thu February 6, 2014

CCS Announces Finalists For Perkins' School Board Seat

The Columbus Board of Education has narrowed the list of finalists to fill the seat vacated by former president Carol Perkins , who abruptly stepped down last month.

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12:48 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Bomb Threats Made Against Columbus School

Columbus school district officials say bomb threats made against Woodward Park Middle School were received Monday and today.

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12:45 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

State Panel To Hear Appeal Of Second Fracking Permit In Athens County

The company proposing to put a second fracking wastewater well in the Athens County community of Troy Township will make its case to the Ohio Oil and Gas Commission.

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12:38 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Gun Rights Supporters Lobby Lawmakers For Silencers

Gun rights advocates supporting a plan to let Ohio hunters use silencers have given 20 state lawmakers or their aides a first-person look at the devices.

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12:34 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Akron Company Apologizes For Criticizing Cleveland Browns

An Akron-based company is apologizing to Cleveland Browns fans after criticizing the team on social media during the Super Bowl.

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7:52 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Cabbies Allowed To Charge Drunken Passengers For Cleanup

Taxi drivers in Columbus want intoxicated riders to pay for cleaning up the vehicles.

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7:36 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Politicians And Others Apply For Perkins' CCS Seat

28 people have applied to fill the remaining term of Columbus School Board member Carol Perkins.

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7:29 am
Tue February 4, 2014

BOE Declines To Place Campaign Finance, Arena Finance Issues On May Ballot

The Franklin County Board of Elections has rejected an attempt by a local group to get voters in May to stop the city of Columbus from making its payments on Nationwide Arena.

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