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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Ohio State University officials are apologizing after postcards were recently sent to 17-thousand accepted applicants that had the wrong first or middle names.

Central Ohio's jobless rate fell two-tenths of a point in February as compared with January.

A consumer watchdog group is challenging Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares' proposed merger with Akron-based FirstMerit.


It is costing more to rent a bicycle in the Columbus area.

In 2015 Ohio, Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario pledged to seek a 40 percent reduction in phosphorous runoff into Lake Erie within a decade.


Ohio Governor and Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich stressed his commitment to Israel during a speech yesterday to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the nation's top pro-Israel lobbying group.

Existing home sales increased in February on the local level, but declined on the state and national levels.

An exhibition match between two of soccer's biggest international teams will be played this summer at Ohio State University.


Pontifical College Josephinum officials say they are revamping their admissions process to prevent sex offenders from entering the seminary.

The pet store chain Petland says it will sue Grove City over a newly-passed ordinance restricting the sale of dogs from puppy mills.

Some of Akron-based FirstMerit Bank branches in and around Canton will not become part of the expanded Huntington Bank. 

Ohio's unemployment rate for February is 4.9 percent, unchanged from January.


The Summit County coroner says two young girls and their mother were dead before a house explosion and fire in January in Northfield Center Township that also killed their father.

Ohio voters approved 77 percent of the school levies on ballots across the state on Tuesday, down from 85 percent last fall.

A state audit shows dozens of Columbus City Schools employees are holding on to fraudulently awarded bonuses.

Columbus police have identified the human remains found in Innis Park last December.


Funeral arrangements are in place for a Bucyrus teenager who died on Wednesday, three weeks after a dunk attempt during a pickup basketball game.

The latest report by the non-profit Robert Wood Johnson foundation shows that for the second consecutive year, Delaware County is the healthiest county in Ohio.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 276 Americans died in drunken driving crashes on St. Patrick's Day from 2009 through 2013.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The suspect in the shooting of a man at a Whitehall apartment building last year will be sentenced on May 12.