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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6:57 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Ohio Senate Approves Absentee Ballot Bill

The Ohio Senate has approved a bill restricting who may send unsolicited absentee ballot applications to voters and for what election years.

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6:54 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Major Parties Spin Tuesday's Election Results

The two major political parties have different takes on the results of Tuesday's elections.

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6:48 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Ohio Voters Approved Majority Of School Money Issues On Ballots Tuesday

More than two-thirds of voters Tuesday rejected the Columbus schools levy.

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6:45 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Local Voter Turnout Low

Less than 20 percent of Franklin County's eligible voters participated in Tuesday's election.

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6:25 am
Thu November 7, 2013

OSU President's Search Costing Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars

The search for the next president of Ohio State University is projected to cost more than 300 thousand dollars.

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6:23 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Man Convicted In Local Drug Ring

A Las Vegas man has been convicted for his role in a drug trafficking operation in central Ohio.

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12:32 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Police Shoot Alleged Carjacking Suspect

Columbus police officials say an officer this morning shot and wounded a man wanted in a Dublin carjacking.

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12:29 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Police Searching For Suspects In Early Morning Shooting

Columbus Police are searching for the person who shot a man early this morning on the East side.

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12:27 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Report: Ohio Not Inspecting Day Care Centers Annually

A report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows Ohio has not always met its requirements for annual, unannounced inspections of day care centers and could conduct more comprehensive background checks on employees.

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8:55 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Ohio Gets Share Of Settlement With Drug Maker

Ohio's Medicaid program will receive 52.7 million dollars from the newly-announced 2.2 billion dollar national settlement with Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary.

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8:48 am
Tue November 5, 2013

CCS Enrollment Increases

Columbus City Schools officials say enrollment this year is 1.1 percent above last year.

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7:14 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Glouster Man Pleads Not Guilty In Death Of His Father

A Glouster man accused of killing his father and dumping the body under a porch last month has pleaded not guilty to felony charges including aggravated murder.

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7:03 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Sheriff's Deputies Approve New Contract With Franklin County

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies have approved a new three-year contract that includes pay raises of 2.5 percent retroactive to the first of the year, 2.75 percent in the second year of the deal and 3 percent in the third year.

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7:01 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Teachers At One Charter School Say They Were Not Paid

The founder of a Columbus charter school says some teachers walked off the job yesterday after failing to get paid.

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6:56 am
Tue November 5, 2013

UA Man Charged In Crash With Bicyclist

An Upper Arlington man will go before a judge this week to face charges in a crash with a bicyclist.

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6:55 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Two Supects Sentenced In Death Of Canton Woman

Two of the three people convicted of killing a Canton woman by setting her on fire and dumping her on a rural Muskingum County road have been sentenced to prison time.

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6:53 am
Tue November 5, 2013

New Drug Found In Central Ohio

Columbus paramedics say they recently treated a homeless man who claims to have injected himself with krokodil, a heroin-like drug from Russia.

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6:47 am
Tue November 5, 2013

City Council Approves Deal With Franklin Township, Rec Center Design Work

Franklin Township could receive 39 million dollars over 50 years from shared revenues from the Columbus casino.

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6:43 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Today Is Election Day

Voters are heading to the polls today to cast ballots in the 2013 General Election.

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12:34 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Taxpayers Picking Up The Slack For Low-Wage Fast Food Jobs

A study by the University of California at Berkeley shows 45 percent of Ohio's 75-thousand fast food workers make so little income that they turn to public assistance programs to make ends meet.

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