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 a man killed in a motorcycle crash Wednesday night is a former officer.


Columbus Public Health officials say the number of cryptosporidiosis cases in Columbus and Franklin and Delaware Counties has exceeded 600.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A convicted central Ohio serial rapist has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man will serve life in prison for his role in a fatal home-invasion style robbery.


The Marion City School district is offering sixth- through twelfth-graders a new anti-drug program.


Former Shawnee Hills police chief Sean LeFever will serve one years' probation and pay a 1 thousand dollar fine for submitting falsified time sheets.

U.S. Attorney's Office

Federal prosecutors say the last of three defendants in two Craigslist robberies has been sentenced to more than 42 years in prison.

Ross County Sheriff's Office

The suspect in the shooting of a teenager during a Labor Day party in Chillicothe has been arrested in Illinois.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Madison Township man will serve 28 years for shooting and killing his friend and heroin dealer.


Franklin County Treasurer Ed Leonard has been appointed to head the county Board of Elections.

The Ohio Highway Patrol reports eleven fatal crashes over the Labor Day weekend, despite an increase in holiday traffic.


Hamilton County law enforcement and government officials plan to appear before a judge today for a hearing about the recent surge of heroin overdoses.

Ross County Sheriff's deputies are reporting a spike in heroin overdoses.


Columbus Public Health officials say the number of cryptosporidiosis cases in Columbus and Franklin and Delaware Counties has risen to 542, up from 423 reported last week.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The Columbus man accused of firing a paintball gun at a 72-year-old bicyclist, blinding the victim in one eye, has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Ohio Public Radio

A Whitehall man will serve 13 years in prison for causing a 2014 crash in downtown Columbus that killed two pedestrians.

Union County Sheriff's Office

A former contract worker at the Honda plant in Marysville convicted of making a bomb threat has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.

Clark County Sheriff's deputies are investigating Monday's apparent drowning death of a 3-year-old Springfield boy.


The Ohio Fire Marshal's office is helping Champaign County authorities investigate a home explosion on Monday.

One person was injured last night when a small plane crashed near Plain City.