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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6:54 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Portman Votes For Anti-discrimination Bill

The U.S. Senate passed a bill Thursday that bans workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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6:47 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Ohio Students Show Slight Improvement On National Test

State Schools Superintendent Richard Ross is pointing to Ohio's performance in a national report as evidence a new reading requirement for third-graders is justified.

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6:43 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Ohio Benefitting From NAFTA

20 years after the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a Brookings Institution analysis shows billions of dollars worth of goods and services have been traded across the continent.

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6:38 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Rulings Clear Way For State To Execute Ronald Phillips

Two decisions announced on Thursday mean that next week, Ohio will once again become the first state to use an untested execution method.

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12:23 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Oil Sparks Factory Fire

No injuries are reported out of a fire this morning at a factory on the South side.

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12:21 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Cranley Vows To End Streetcar Project

Cincinnati Mayor-elect John Cranley is vowing to end the city's planned streetcar project.

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12:01 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Steinfurth Death Ruled Homicide

The Lucas County coroner has ruled the cause of the death of a toddler found in a Toledo garage last September was a homicide.

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11:59 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Voters Seek To Curb Corporate Power

Voters in Defiance and Cleveland Heights approved ballot resolutions Tuesday seeking to curb the power of corporations in government and elections.

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11:54 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Local Fast Food Chain Reports Narrower Quarterly Loss

Dublin-based Wendy's says it lost nearly 2 million dollars in the third quarter, compared with a loss of 26 million in the same period a year ago.

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11:51 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Local Retailer Reports October Sales, Revenue Gains

New Albany-based L Brands reports an 8 percent increase in sales last month, beating the expectations of Wall Street analysts.

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11:49 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Hilliard Couple Sentenced In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

A Hilliard woman will serve 5 and a half years in prison for a multi-state mortgage fraud scheme that cost the victims 9 million dollars.

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7:48 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Third Suspect In Death Of Canton Woman Sentenced

The third and final defendant in the death of a Canton woman found severely burned along a Muskingum County road last year was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole.

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7:45 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Lewis Center Parts Warehouse Closing In 2015

More than 180 central Ohio workers will lose their jobs over the next two years.

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7:43 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Charges Filed In Death Of Woman Found In Vacant Home

Columbus police have charged a man with abuse of a corpse for allegedly throwing his wife's body down the stairs of a vacant home on Wednesday.

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7:42 am
Thu November 7, 2013

UA Man Indicted For Crash With Bicyclist

An Upper Arlington man is facing felony charges for causing a crash that seriously injured a bicyclist.

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7:32 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Two Health Center Workers Have Whooping Cough

Rocking Horse Health Center in Springfield has reopened despite the discovery of a case of whooping cough in a second employee.

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7:24 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Utica Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Alleged Cancer Hoax

A Utica woman pleaded not guilty this week to charges of faking cancer in her son in order to collect up to 75 hundred dollars in donations made for his treatment.

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7:15 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Ground Broken For Statehouse Holocaust Memorial

The artist who designed the Holocaust Memorial planned for the Statehouse grounds attended Wednesday's groundbreaking ceremony, speaking about the importance of the project.

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7:03 am
Thu November 7, 2013

VPOTUS Touts Infrastructure During Ohio Visit

Vice President Joe Biden says investing in the nation's railways, ports, and highways will retain and create manufacturing jobs and bolster the middle class. 

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7:02 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Governor Signs Third Party Access Bill

Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed a bill setting rules for third parties.

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