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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Marion Police

A Marion man accused of selling fatal doses of 'blue drop' heroin has been indicted on federal charges. 

State of Ohio

State officials last night recovered the body of an Australian woman killed Sunday after being hit by a boat while she was water-skiing on Alum Creek Reservoir.

Ohio University is ranked 16th in this year's annual list of party schools compiled and published by The Princeton Review magazine.


The family of a man shot and killed by Cincinnati police has reached a settlement of their lawsuit against the city. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The Franklin County Court of Appeals has overturned a 10-month prison sentence for a Grove City man who pleaded guilty to charges of disposing of the body of a woman who died from a heroin overdose.

Pickaway County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a motive in last night's fatal shooting in Darbyville. 

Associated Press

The U.S. EPA has issued its sweeping strategy to scale back on climate change.

Jo Ingles OPR Statehouse News Bureau

The State Controlling Board has approved $2.7 million for an online checkbook website that tracks public spending.


The recent job and program cuts at the University of Akron have drawn criticism from faculty, students and alumni as well as some ridicule. 

Columbus police have now identified the pizza delivery driver who was shot and killed last night on the East side. 

Franklin County now has an electronic emergency alert system that can reach more than 1 million people in 42 jurisdictions.


Ohio State University says an unofficial marching band song that made fun of Holocaust victims is the type of thing it has pledged to eradicate from the program.

New documents released by the City of Columbus show money was a motivator in the creation of the city's red light camera program. 

Fairfield County Sheriff

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a state prison inmate on charges of sending a threatening letter containing white powder and labeled "anthrax" to a judge who presided over one of his cases.

Muskingum University

A former Muskingum University student has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing  her newborn baby. 

The Ohio Department of Health says two people recently diagnosed with West Nile virus are the first reported human cases in the state this year.

Franklin County has lifted the boil water alert for customers near West Broad Street.


Bond was set Monday at 850 thousand dollars for the man charged with killing a Ross County woman who was reported missing earlier this year.


The lobbyist named in Columbus’ red-light camera bribery scandal will no longer hold seats on two county boards.

Columbus Division of Police

A suspect in the robberies of five Franklin County businesses is in custody in Delray Beach, Florida.