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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An Ohio Highway Patrol post commander will face a judge today on charges of of stalking a trooper's wife.

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Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel has filed the paperwork to reopen fundraising for a possible U.S. Senate bid in 2018 against Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown.

Columbus prosecutors say the number of shoplifting cases and the value of stolen items both rose last year over previous years.


The family of a Chillicothe murder victim is now on the hook for funeral costs because of her drug use.

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The family of an African-American man shot and killed by a white University of Cincinnati police officer last July has reached a 5.3 million dollar settlement of their wrongful death lawsuit against the school.


Schools, nonprofits and other organizations are holding service projects today in honor of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior.

Union County Sheriff's Deputies say carbon monoxide poisoning is the probable cause of death of two people found in a jeep last Saturday.

Columbus police say a man was stabbed and killed last night at a home in the 600 block of Miller Avenue.

Danville Police Department

Knox County Sheriff's deputies say a Danville police officer was shot and killed late last night.


Ohio State University has agreed to a 12 year, 252 million dollar extension of its sponsorship contract with athletic apparel maker Nike.

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Columbus police officials say officers shot and wounded a robbery suspect last night.


The Columbus City Schools have received a grade of D in a main area of the state's report card. 

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

The wife of Lancaster Mayor Brian Kuhn has pleaded not guilty to theft, racketeering and other charges for allegedly embezzling money to support her gambling addiction.

State officials say the number of claims for unemployment insurance benefits last year were the lowest since 1973.


Students at Pickerington High School North will soon undergo cultural sensitivity training after several racially-charged posts were recently found on social media.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man has been sentenced to three weeks in jail and two years' probation for making homophobic slurs against a gay man at a fitness club on East Dublin Granville Road.


The Cleveland Browns have hired former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as their new head coach, the team's eighth since 1999.


Police chiefs in Sandusky County are accusing the county sheriff of stealing drugs.

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Hilliard city officials say plans to build a youth sports facility are back on.

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Bond is set at 3 million dollars for the suspect in a fatal Thanksgiving Day shooting.