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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Columbus Division of Police

Police have arrested two Columbus men in connection with the slayings of a west side couple on New Year's Day. 

Circleville police say they have charged a 14-year-old boy with making a threat against the city's schools. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a Beechcroft High School student for allegedly threatening a school shooting earlier this year. 

Following their counterparts in Columbus, Whitehall City Council members this week approved a measure prohibiting dog owners from tethering their canines and leaving them unattended outdoors during overnight hours. 

Kirkersville police chief Jeff Finley announced at last night's city council meeting that he is resigning.

Newark Police have arrested an eighth-grader for making violent threats against his school, Liberty Middle.

Funeral services are scheduled Friday for a U.S. Army soldier from central Ohio who was a prisoner during the Korean War. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man is scheduled to appear in court today on charges of threatening a shooting inside of a  gay bar. 

Ohio Public Radio

State Auditor David Yost says the Columbus City Schools may have to conduct another search for a superintendent.

New Albany billionaire Les Wexner is again the richest man in Ohio, according to this year's list by Forbes Magazine of the wealthiest people in the world. 

Heath Police

Bond is set at 1 million dollars for the Heath man charged in Monday's death of his 3-month-old daughter.

Major League Soccer and the Columbus Crew SC have relased a joint statement responding to the lawsuit filed by Ohio’s attorney general and the city to stop the team's planned  move to Austin, Texas.

Columbus-based Battelle say it will lay off 260 central Ohio employees and another 90 around the country as part of a cost-cutting effort.

A Dublin Coffman High School student died Monday during band practice. 

Mike Foley

Columbus City Council last night approved placing on the May ballot a measure adding two members to the seven-seat panel, with all members being elected from districts or wards by all local voters. 

The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a two-vehicle crash Sunday that killed a Marion man.

President Trump is embracing the potential for a trade war after announcing his intent to place tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. 

A Bloom-Carroll High School student was killed and another treated for injuries after a crash in Fairfield County Friday night. 

Lancaster fire officials have identified the man killed in a house fire early Saturday.

Stonewall Columbus Director Karla Rothan, who came under fire last year after four African-American protesters were arrested during the Columbus Pride parade, has announced in a letter that she is retiring. 

Hilliard Police

A grand jury has indicted a former Hilliard city employee for stealing 540 thousand dollars from municipal pools.

The former head of a Hebron military equipment supplier has been charged with stealing 1.6 million dollars from the firm.

Genoa Township police say a 16-year-old Westerville Central High School student has been arrested for allegedly exchanging text messages threatening violence against students, officers and himself.

Jackson Township police chief Mark Brink say the Massillon-area seventh-grader who took his own life at school last week had planned a school shooting that would harm others before killing himself.

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority says passenger traffic at the Glenn Airport rose in January.

Logan County health officials are investigating a spike in cases of whooping cough, also called pertussis. 

Licking County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 14-year-old Lakewood High School student for making a school-related threat.

A Briggs High School student has been arrested for bringing a gun to school.

WCBE files

Columbus authorities closed the A to Z Market on Hudson Street Tuesday, citing several instances of illegal activity and code violations.

Lancaster Police

Lancaster police have filed charges out of a fatal shooting Sunday night at a motel on East Main Street.