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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11:52 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Ohio Gasoline Prices Lower This Week

Credit wikipedia

Triple-A and the Oil Price Information service say the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Ohio is now 3-dollars 47-cents.

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11:47 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Department Of Veterans Services Updates App

Credit Ohio Department of Veterans Services

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services has upgraded its mobile app for veterans to provide more information on employment and educational resources.

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7:05 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Minority Police/Fire Recruiting Efforts Falling Short So Far

Credit City of Columbus

The Columbus police and fire departments continue to be dominated by a white, male workforce.

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6:57 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Proposed Campus Area Student Housing Sparks Controversy

Church of the Nazarene
Credit waymarking.com

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve plans to build controversial new housing in the OSU campus area.

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6:48 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Report: Rural Hospitals Have More Financial Problems Than Urban Hospitals

Rural Ohio hospitals face financial difficulties greater than their urban counterparts as expenses rise and health-care reimbursements decline.

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6:46 am
Mon July 14, 2014

New Facility Helps Prisoners Reintegrate Into Society

Ross Correctional Institution
Credit Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

Ohio has opened a multi-agency, multiservice facility aimed at helping prison inmates better reintegrate into society.

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6:42 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Korea To Honor U.S. Veterans Of Korean War

Korean War Veterans Memorial in Dayton
Credit daytonoriginals.com

A medal of appreciation from the Korean government to U.S. military service members who served in the Korean War will be presented to veterans of that conflict at a July 19th ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Dayton.

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6:33 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Lightning Strike At National Park Kills Ohio Woman

Rocky Mountain National Park
Credit wikipedia

Lightning has been blamed in the deaths of two visitors at Rocky Mountain National Park.

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6:27 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Separate Local Shootings Leave One Dead, Two Wounded

Columbus police are asking for the public's help in solving Sunday's robbery and shooting outside an East side motel.

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6:24 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Remembering Former Cleveland Orchestra Conductor Maazel

Lorin Maazel
Credit cleveland.com

Former Cleveland Orchestra conductor Lorin Maazel died Sunday at the age of 84.

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11:09 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Hamilton County Group Calls Sales Tax Proposal Burdensome

A Cincinnati anti-tax group is calling a proposed county sales tax to fund Music Hall and Union Terminal renovations a major burden on the community.

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11:05 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Ohio Company Wins Rights To Shipwreck's Gold

SS Central America
Credit wikipedia

A fugitive treasure hunter's company has lost its fight to stop deep-sea explorers from bringing up gold and other artifacts from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857.

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10:59 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Ex Chauncey Police Chief Charged In Drug Ring

Charles Wachenschwanz
Credit woub.org

Athens County prosecutors say former Chauncey Police Chief Charles Wachenschwanz has been indicted on seven counts, including racketeering, drug and weapons charges.

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7:31 am
Fri July 11, 2014

OSU Gridiron Legend Stillwagon Suing Delaware For False Arrest

Jim Stillwagon
Credit Delaware Police

Former Ohio State football player Jim Stillwagon has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Delaware and the police officer who arrested him for an alleged road-rage shooting in 2012.

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7:24 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Suspect Killed, Probation Officer Wounded At Columbus Condominium

A Franklin County probation officer was shot and wounded on Columbus' South side Thursday morning, and Columbus police say the suspected shooter was killed.

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7:13 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Anchor Hocking To Recall Some Laid-Off Workers In Lancaster

Glass maker Anchor Hocking says its Lancaster plant will resume production next week following a spill of molten glass earlier this week.

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7:03 am
Fri July 11, 2014

More Food-Related Problems Found At Local Prison

Ohio Reformatory for Women

State prisons department inspectors say they found gnats and ants this week in the kitchen of the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.

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6:56 am
Fri July 11, 2014

New CCS Treasurer To Be Named Next Week

Columbus City Schools officials say they will name former Worthington City Schools treasurer Stan Bahorek as the district's new treasurer next week.

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6:52 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Researchers Near Breakthrough Fighting Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Credit National Institutes of Health

Researchers at Ohio State and Harvard Universities say they are on the cusp of a breakthrough in fighting E. coli and other drug-resistant bacteria.

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6:46 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Ohio Soldier Killed In Traffic Accident

Eryk Vencill
Credit whio.com

Funeral services are scheduled today for a U.S. Marine from Ohio who was killed in a crash while on leave.

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