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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6:29 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Fire Official Reassigned Amid Sexual Misconduct Probe

Assistant Columbus Fire Chief David Whiting has been reassigned to the fire prevention bureau.

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6:27 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Triple Shooting On South Side

Columbus police are searching for suspects in a triple shooting last night.

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6:25 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Police Identify Body Found In 1983

Columbus police say a homicide victim found in 1983 has been identified as a woman reported missing from Utah.

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12:34 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Weekly Jobless Claims In Ohio Increase, Decline Nationally

The Labor Department says the number of Ohioans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits rose last week by more than 7 thousand, due to layoffs in the manufacturing, retail, transportation, health care services and food service sectors.

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12:31 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

State Launches Anti-Drug Initiative

Ohio Governor John Kasich says although the state has made progress in fighting prescription drug abuse, it remains a problem.

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12:27 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Cold Weather Harmed Avon Lake Water Service

Avon Lake officials are asking 206 thousand water customers to limit their usage.

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12:24 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Ohio Wineries Brace For Weather-Related Losses

Ohio wineries are facing revenue losses due to this week's sub-zero weather.

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8:12 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Columbus Zoo Officials Seek Permanent Tax Levy

The board of directors of the Columbus Zoo voted yesterday to put a permanent, 1.25 mill property tax levy on the May ballot.

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7:43 am
Thu January 9, 2014

State Human Trafficking Conference To Be Held Today

Human trafficking is estimated to be a 32 billion dollar a year international crisis.

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7:27 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Job Growth Predicted In Central Ohio This Year

Central Ohio is poised for its largest level of job growth since the end of the Great Recession.

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7:24 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Red Cross Seeking Local Blood Donors

The central Ohio chapter of the American Red Cross has issued a call for blood donations.

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7:16 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Macy's Cutting Jobs

Cincinnati-based Macy's is cutting 25 hundred jobs as part of a reorganization to sustain its profitability.

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7:04 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Water-Damaged CPD Headquarters Operational Again

Columbus police say services interrupted by the breaks of two sprinkler lines and a water line that flooded part of its downtown headquarters have resumed.

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6:57 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Clark County Teen Shot By Brother

Clark County Sheriff's deputies say a Springfield man told them he accidentally shot his 18-year-old brother while removing a gun from a safe.

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6:56 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Utica Woman Charged In Cancer Hoax Ruled Competent For Trial

The Utica woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis for her 4-year-old son has been found competent to stand trial.

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9:37 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Council Rejects Public Vote On Arena Purchase

Columbus City Council last night voted to reject the enactment of a proposal to end the city's purchase payments for Nationwide Arena.

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8:24 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Columbus Working To Fix Drinking Water Problems

The city of Columbus is spending 600 thousand dollars to treat the drinking water drawn from Hoover Reservoir and processed at the Hap Cremean water plant, after complaints about a foul smell and flavor.

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8:14 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Electric Grid Operator Urges Conservation On Tuesday

The company that operates the power grid that supplies energy for more than 61 million people in parts of the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and South is calling for the public to conserve electricity today because of the extreme cold.

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8:04 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Fire Destroys Local Landmark

Fire officials are searching for the cause of Monday's blaze that destroyed an historic Pike County restaurant.

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8:03 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Home Heating Companies Recommend Lowering Thermostats

Furnace repair companies in central Ohio say the number of service calls skyrocketed yesterday when temperatures plummeted and furnaces stopped working.

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