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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City of Columbus

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has chosen four finalists for the job of Safety Director. 

Two Columbus police officers have been placed on leave after shooting a man who was allegedly wielding a baseball bat in North Linden yesterday.


The United Arab Emirates is warning its citizens to avoid wearing traditional garments when traveling abroad after an Emirati man was handcuffed in Ohio over terrorism fears.

Franklin County's dog shelter is overflowing after weekend fireworks shows. 

Erie County Sheriff's Office

A central Ohio couple is awaiting their day in court on charges of allowing their 15-year-old son to drive them to Cedar Point after they became intoxicated.

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Carlos Santana homered in the 19th inning off infielder Darwin Barney and the Cleveland Indians set a franchise record by winning their 14th straight game, a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto on Friday afternoon.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man will serve three years in prison for setting the fire that destroyed a west side warehouse last December.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Delaware man is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday on charges of raping a teen he met on an instant-messaging app.

Columbus Police have released the identities of the man killed late Thursday by two officers on the south side.


Triple-A says a record 43 million Americans, including nearly 1.6 million Ohioans, will be traveling 50 miles or more from home for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Columbus police shot and killed a man last night on the south side.

Columbus Division of Police

A member of the Short North Posse gang has been sentenced to 8 years in prison.


Sentencing is scheduled September 2nd for former Shawnee Hills police chief Sean LeFever.

A Franklin County jury has acquitted a man suspected of shooting and killing one person and wounding another.


Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed into law a bill increasing the cap on the state's motion picture tax credit at 40 million dollars per project each year.


For the first time in nearly three decades, there's a new treatment option for people who have an advanced form of the most common type of bladder cancer called Urothelial. 

Carlos Carrasco struck out 14 hitters in 7 and one-third innings of work, while Jason Kipnis and Rajai Davis homered, as Cleveland tied a franchise record with its 13th consecutive win with a 4-1 victory over host Toronto last night.


The search for a missing Springfield woman is now three years old.


The Centers for Disease Control says chlorination and filtration systems at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in North Carolina, where a Westerville teen was infected by a fatal amoeba, were inadequate to properly clean the facility's waters.

City of Columbus

The City of Columbus has issued a nitrate advisory, telling pregnant women and infants on the west side and in portions of downtown not to drink the tap water.