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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6:32 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Local Boy Run Over By Father

The State Highway Patrol says a 4-year-old Columbus child fell out of a van and died Thursday in Union County after he was run over by his father.

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6:28 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Parents Appeal Court-Appointed Guardian For Amish Girl With Leukemia

A Medina County Amish couple who fled with their 11-year-old leukemia-stricken daughter so she would not be forced to get chemotherapy is appealing a county court order to appoint a guardian to make medical decisions for her.

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6:26 am
Fri December 27, 2013

County Jail Inmate Takes Own Life

Pickaway County Sheriff's deputies say a suspect fatally hanged himself inside the county jail on Tuesday.

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12:32 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Fire Damages West Side Home

Columbus fire officials are searching for the cause of an early morning blaze at a West side home.

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12:30 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Teen Escapees Arrested Following Lengthy Chase

West Liberty police say two teenage girls are in custody after leading officers on a 20 mile chase in a stolen car early this morning.

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12:28 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

DeWine Calls Electronic Raffle Devices Unconstitutional

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the Ohio Lottery's plan to replace illegal video raffle machines with new gambling devices at veterans posts and fraternal lodges is unconstitutional.

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12:25 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Who Is Backing The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative?

A strategist for a clean-energy initiative headed toward the statewide ballot says it's a nonpartisan measure driven by a group of concerned Ohio citizens.

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8:54 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Mayor Coleman Talks About The Future Of Local Education

At this time last year, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman was already talking about 2013 as a year when the community would join hands to improve education.

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7:28 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Logan Police Investigating Double Shooting

Logan police are investigating Wednesday evening's apparent murder and attempted suicide near a strip mall.

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7:16 am
Thu December 26, 2013

No One Hurt In Paint Factory Fire

Columbus fire officials say a faulty light bulb is to blame for a fire at a North side paint factory yesterday.

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7:12 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Police Probing Death Of Whitehall Man

Whitehall police say they found a man shot and killed in his condo on Christmas Eve.

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7:03 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Protestors Hold Event At State Parole Board Offices

25 Ohio prisoner advocates and friends and family members of longtime inmates protested on Christmas Day outside of the state parole board in downtown Columbus.

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7:00 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Player And Cleveland Indians Broadcaster Hegan Passes Away

Funeral services are pending for long time major league player and Cleveland Indians broadcaster Mike Hegan, who died Wednesday at the age of 71.

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2:13 am
Sat December 21, 2013

Former Doctor Sentenced In Death Of Pataskala Woman

A former New Albany physician has been sentenced to more than 36 years in prison for raping and killing  Pataskala who died after receiving a fatal heroin overdose.

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12:21 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Parole Board Recommends Against Clemency For McGuire

The Ohio Parole Board today recommended the Governor not grant clemency to a death row inmate convicted of raping and killing a pregnant Preble County woman in 1989.

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12:01 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

State Jobless Rate Declined In November

Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.4 percent in November, down a tenth of a percentage point from October, but six tenths of a point above the seasonally adjusted jobless rate in November of last year.

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11:59 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Judge Permits Use Of Electronic Raffle Devices

A Franklin County judge is allowing veterans and fraternal posts to continue operating electronic raffle machines while their lawsuit against Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine proceeds.

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11:56 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Mother Sentenced For Killing Son

A Cleveland woman convicted of killing her 3-year-old son after first saying he disappeared at a park has been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison.

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11:54 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Bedford Judge, Law Director Indicted

Two Bedford city officials are facing criminal charges in connection with a brothel police recently shut down.

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6:44 am
Fri December 20, 2013

AG Issues Annual Report On State Tax Breaks

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says 55 percent of companies that got state tax breaks in 2012 met requirements to retain and create jobs.

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