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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Retailer Eddie Bauer will close a call center and warehouse on Alum Creek Drive in March, putting 300 people out of work. 

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther is among several city officials under investigation for ethics violations.

Former Columbus City Council President Mike Mentel has dropped out of the March Democratic primary for Franklin County Commissioner.

As one might expect, both sides in the gun control debate have different takes on the executive actions President Obama announced this week to try and reduce the rate of gun violence.

Cincinnati-based Macy's says it will close 40 stores and cut thousands of jobs in an attempt to save 400-million-dollars due to poor holiday sales.

Union County Sheriff's Office

An undocumented immigrant has pleaded guilty to charges of running over and killing his son.

Chillicothe Police

The Chillicothe man charged with killing his sister-in-law on Tuesday died Wednesday at Miami Valley Hospital.

USA Today

The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded center Ryan Johansen to the Nashville Predators for defenseman Seth Jones.

A Fairfield County sheriff's deputy is off the job amid allegations of shoplifting .

Columbus Division of Police

Jury selection is underway in the trial of a Columbus man accused of stealing from a jackpot winner at the Columbus casino.

Chillicothe Police

Richmond, Indiana police say a slaying suspect from Chillicothe has been taken into custody.


Marion County Sheriff's deputies say they shot and killed a man who held them at-bay at a home on Sunday night.

Columbus police have identified the man whose body was found behind a North Linden home early Monday.

WCBE Files

Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett is scheduled to appear in a Morrow County courtroom Thursday to face an OVI charge.

Union County officials say a contractor was killed Monday after he was hit in the head by a forklift at the Honda R&D Americas facility in Raymond.

U.S. Marshals Service

A Grove City man has been indicted on charges of distributing more than 1 thousand grams of heroin.


Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam fired Head Coach Mike Pettine and General Manager Ray Farmer on Sunday following the end of a 3-13 season.

WCBE Files

Columbus city officials say a glitch with downtown parking meters means no tickets will be issued for using them for free today.


Columbus fire investigators are searching for the cause of a fatal house fire early this morning.

Whitehall Police

Whitehall police have arrested a suspect in a fatal Christmas Day shooting.