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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7:37 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Nordstrom To Open Discount Store In Columbus Next Year

Luxury retailer Nordstrom says it will open a discount-merchandise store this spring on Dublin Granville Road.

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7:31 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Authorities Raid Franklin County Pot Growing Operation

Two Central Ohio men have been arrested on charges of marijuana cultivation after authorities say they found more than 100 plants in their home.

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7:26 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Daughter Of Steubenville Schools Official Indicted

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says a theft and receiving stolen property indictment issued by a Jefferson County grand jury has nothing to do with the rape case the panel is investigating.

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7:17 am
Thu October 24, 2013

State Says Columbus Southern Power Should Refund Customers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio says Columbus Southern Power had "excessive earnings" for 2010 under state law and should return 6.9 million dollars to customers.

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7:13 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Thousands In Donations Made To Woman Charged With Stealing From Fountain

More than 14 thousand dollars has been donated online to help a Bellefontaine woman who said she stole change from a courthouse fountain to buy food.

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7:04 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Tribe Asking Fans About Chief Wahoo

The Cleveland Indians are asking some fans for their opinions on the team's "Chief Wahoo" logo.

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6:58 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Lawmakers Push Business-Friendly Changes To Local Tax Codes

Two Republican state lawmakers are pushing a series of proposals to make local taxes easier to collect and pay.

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6:46 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Heroin Sweep Nets 32 Gang Members

Thirty-two people have been charged in a federal and state sweep against suspected heroin traffickers in lakefront communities in northeast Ohio.

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6:41 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Law Professor Thinks Medicaid Expansion Will Stand

Ohio Governor John Kasich's decision to sidestep the legislature and use the state Controlling Board to expand Medicaid has Tea Party-backed critics mounting a legal challenge.

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6:32 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Figures Differ On Low-Income Ohioans Covered Under Medicaid Expansion

When Medicaid expansion was discussed in recent months, advocates said it would allow coverage for 275 thousand low-income Ohioans.

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6:25 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Insurer Offers Tips For Obtaining Health Coverage

The vice president of the Ohio Association of Health Underwriters says it's important for Ohioans examining insurance options on the federal exchange to consider what they need from a health plan.

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12:27 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Cincinnati Casino Operators Subject Of Federal Probe

The operator of the Cincinnati casino is the subject of a federal investigation.

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12:25 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Plaintiff In Same-Sex Marriage Legal Challenge Passes Away

A man who helped lead a challenge of Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage died today.

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12:23 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Medina Schools Chief Ordered To Repay Expenses

The state auditor says Medina Schools superintendent Randy Stepp must repay 4 thousand dollars in questionable expenses, including gift cards and travel upgrades.

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12:21 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Trooper Involved In Injury Crash Pleads No Contest

A State Highway Patrol trooper who seriously injured two motorcyclists in a crash earlier this year has pleaded no contest to a criminal charge.

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12:19 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Reds Name Price New Manager

The Cincinnati Reds have named pitching coach Bryan Price as the team's new manager.

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12:00 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

SpongeBob SquarePants Headstone Subject Of Meeting Today In Cincinnati

Officials at a Cincinnati cemetery that removed a slain Iraq war veteran's SpongeBob SquarePants headstone are meeting with the family today to explore possible solutions.

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11:56 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Cleveland Kidnap Victims Subject Of Book Project

Two of the three women held captive for a decade in a Cleveland house are collaborating with a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Washington Post reporters to create a book about their ordeal.

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11:51 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Bond Set For Suspected Serial Killer

A Cleveland man has pleaded not guilty to nearly 300 counts including aggravated murder and rape charges that date back to the mid-1990s.

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11:48 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Rock Hall Celebrating Rolling Stones This Week

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland pay tribute this week to the 50-year career of the Rolling Stones.

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