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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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

A Grove City church says a missionary has been killed in Cambodia.

The U.S. Census Bureau says Delaware County is the fastest growing county in Ohio.


The family of a boy who survived a 15-foot fall into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo says he is home from the hospital and doing fine.

Dublin-based Wendy's says Todd Penegor is now the company's CEO and president, a move that was previously announced late last year.

WCBE Files

Columbus police say they have arrested one suspect in a series of rapes on the west side.


The Triple-A auto club predicts nearly 1.5 million Ohioans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend.

The City of Columbus is offering people an incentive to help remove trash from local parks.

City of Columbus

Not all Columbus police officers would be required to wear body cameras, under rules the city is in the process of drafting.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to arson charges for setting fire to a Fisher Road warehouse last December.

Amazon is expanding its central Ohio delivery service. The retailer says it'll build two distribution hubs in Obetz and Etna to handle demand.

A mail-order men's personal grooming company is getting a 428 thousand dollar state tax break to open a new fulfillment center in Grove City.

City of Columbus

The City of Columbus has fired the Parking Violations Bureau administrator for falsified time cards.

Columbus fire officials say home fires started by children have resulted in five fatalities so far this year.

Charges against two men accused in a 2014 shooting at a North Side gas station have been dropped after a key prosecution witness failed to show up to testify.

The Dublin school board has drafted a policy to place supplies of the heroin antidote naloxone in its buildings.

Columbus City Council last night formally approved placing on the August ballot a measure asking voters to change the panel's make-up from from seven members elected at-large to 13 members, 10 of whom would be elected from wards.

Columbus police are looking for a suspect in a fatal shooting early this morning on the east side.


A former worker for the Chillicothe Municipal Court is behind bars after police say they found drugs in his home.


Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve two pieces of legislation that would pave the way for a pair of controversial developments in the Short North.


Midwestern buyers helped spark a national increase in existing home sales during April, a sign that demand  remains steady despite rising prices and tight inventories.