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 police say one person was killed and another wounded in a shooting last night that followed an argument.

Akron-based FirstEnergy is planning to either sell or close all of its power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania. 

Whitehall Police

A local man will serve seven years and 11 months in prison for a fatal Christmas Day 2015 shooting in a Whitehall apartment complex parking lot.


Trustees in Delaware County's Liberty Township have named 50-year-old Tom O'Brien as the township fire chief, following the demotion of the former chief.


Columbus police are attempting to clear up what they say is confusion about former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliot, who was rumored to have been arrested last weekend.


Medina County Sheriff's deputies say the body missing Lafayette Township trustee Byron Macron was found Tuesday near Chippewa Lake.


The U.S. Supreme Court has declined hear the appeal of the Amish bishop sentenced to life in prison for hate crimes. 


Ohio Univeristy trustees have formally named former Texas Tech University president Duane Nellis as the school's new leader.


A non-profit organization says it has raised enough money to build an observatory and astronomy park named for the late astronaut John Glenn, who become the first American to orbit the earth 55 years ago Tuesday.

Columbus Board of Education members said last night they will meet with Columbus City officials every three months to learn more about the tax breaks the city has in the pipeline.

Mathias family

A Marion boy is the fifth child in Ohio to die from influenza this season. 


Ohio Governor John Kasich will have a one-on-one meeting with President Trump this week. 


Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio says federal funds are needed to replace the outdated Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River in Cincinnati. 


Columbus City Council is considering legislation to ban the use of so-called "conversion therapy" on LGBTQ youth. 

WCBE Files

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has a message for community activists who want the city to end it's summer safety initiative - too bad.


A Short North restaurant is the first in Ohio to declare itself a "sanctuary restaurant." 

Local and federal authorities are investigating a bomb threat called in to a Jewish Community Center in Beechwood. 


Ohio Governor John Kasich says he supports repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act but thinks a plan floated by Congressional Republicans to phase out the expanded Medicaid program is a "very bad idea."

Columbus police say a man shot and killed his former girlfriend Friday morning near a UPS distribution facility on Trabue Road, then shot and wounded himself nearby.

Columbus police say a woman was shot and wounded this morning near a UPS distribution facility on Trabue Road.