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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Fairfield County Sheriff's Office

Sentencing is pending for a volunteer Bloom-Carroll High School softball coach who has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing from team fundraisers.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man will serve 15 years in prison for shooting and killing a man outside of a convenience store in 2013.

granvilleschools.org

Water fixtures in the Granville Exempted Village school district will be replaced after testing found elevated levels of lead.

Columbus police have filed charges against the man who allegedly shot his 16-year-old son on Tuesday morning after mistaking him for an intruder.

Franklin County Commission employees won't be traveling to North Carolina or Mississippi on official business anymore. 

ellabakercenter.org

A new report by the non-profit Annie E. Casey foundation shows 271-thousand Ohio children have at least one incarcerated parent, the fourth-highest number in the nation.

health-street.net

A Columbus man has been indicted on charges selling fentanyl-laced heroin that caused two recent, near-fatal overdoses.

Union County Sheriff's Office

Arraignment is scheduled May 21 for the man indicted by a Union County grand jury for scrawling a bomb threat on the bathroom wall at the Honda plant in Marysville in March.

The Teays Valley school district will pay a consultant to make new proposals on how to redraw the boundaries for some elementary schools. 

New Albany-based Bob Evans Farms closed nearly two dozen restaurants in the U.S. over the weekend, including one in Riverside and another in Toledo. 

A home healthcare company owner who pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud will serve two years behind bars and remand more than one million dollars she place in an offshore bank account.

Columbus police believe an altercation led up to a fatal shooting Sunday. 

reflections.agrrmag.com

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Fuyao Glass America 14 thousand dollars for two "serious" safety issues at its plant in Moraine.

wcpo.com

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says marijuana-growing operations have been found at three of the four locations where eight family members in Pike County were found fatally shot Friday.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The father of Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has been charged with domestic violence and assault for allegedly striking his live-in granddaughter.

daytondailynews.com

The Ohio Attorney General's office has identified the eight family members fatally shot in Pike County.  Seven adults and a teenage boy were found dead Friday at four different properties. 

chicagotribune.com

Pike County Sheriff's deputies are searching for at least one armed suspect in the murders of eight family members whose bodies were found Friday in four different locations.

Sears Holdings Corporation says it will close 68 Kmart stores and 10 Sears stores as it struggles to restore profitability.  Some of those stores are in Ohio. 

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police say a man taking copper piping is what caused a home explosion last month.

liveunitedcentralohio.org

The president of the United Way of Central Ohio is retiring. 

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