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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Council On American Islamic Relations

A Hilliard man has pleaded not guilty to charges of vandalizing a Perry Township mosque.


Ohio Democratic Party chair David Pepper is criticizing Republican Congressman Jim Renacci, who has filed the paperwork to run for Governor next year.


State officials say Ohio Department of Health director Rick Hodges is leaving that job to pursue unspecified "opportunities."

WCBE Files

Tornado warning sirens will be activated around Ohio on Wednesday at 9:50am for the annual statewide tornado drill.


Amtrak routes that run through Toledo and Cleveland are on President Trump's budgetary chopping block.

Columbus City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Wednesday concerning changes to parking rules for the Short North.


Lukas Sedlak and Brandon Dubinsky scored on penalty shots to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Devils 4-1 on Sunday in New Jersey.


Taxpayers are shelling out 7.5 million dollars to help the Ohio Capital Fund meet its obligations.  


The Franklin County Coroner's office blames nearly four-dozen deaths over the past month on fentanyl overdoses. 


Local authorities have identified the body found at a Perry Township golf course last month.  

Columbus Division of Police

One of three suspects in the 2015 robbery and fatal shooting of a pizza delivery driver was sentenced this week to life in prison. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Bond is set at two million dollars for the man accused of shooting a Columbus police officer earlier this week. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Charges have been dropped against the man assaulted by three Grant Medical Center security guards outside the hospital Monday night 


A Franklin County Court Of Appeals judge will serve ten days in jail for misusing campaign funds. 

The Franklin County Board of Elections says 16 voting locations are changing for the May 2 primary, affecting 31 thousand people.

Columbus residents whose homes were flooded by a water main break last January will not get any cleanup funds from the city.

A new study shows public water systems serving 61 thousand Ohioans are located within one mile of fracking wells or fracking waste disposal wells.


The Ohio EPA says nearly all of the state's public drinking water systems have turned in maps showing the locations of lead pipes.

Swedish home furnishing retailer Ikea says it will install three electric-vehicle charging stations at its Polaris store, which is currently under construction.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Dublin financial advisor has pleaded guilty to defrauding an elderly client.  Jon Schmidhammer pleaded guilty to unlawful securities practices.