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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A conservative group funded by the multi-billionaire Koch Brothers is launching a get-out-the-vote effort in Ohio aimed at electing Republican candidates.

Columbus Regional Airport Authority officials say passenger traffic at the John Glenn Airport increased last month. Jim Letizia reports.  

The north runway at the John Glenn Airport has reopened, following completion of a 17.3 million dollar improvement project.


The Ohio High School Athletic Association has placed the Dublin Coffman High School football team on probation through June of 2018 for recruiting violations.


The City of Columbus will soon install more surveillance cameras in neighborhoods.


County Boards of Election are reminding Ohioans that voters taking photos of their completed ballots and posting them on social media is a felony under state law.

WCBE Files

Officials at the Franklin County Board of Elections say early voting turnout this year is on pace to match the 2012 presidential election.


Motorists will soon see more police along a hazardous stretch of I-270 in Gahanna.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Charges have been filed in an assault of a Columbus police bicycle officer last Saturday.

Clark County Sheriff's Office

Clark County prosecutors have dropped child endangering charges against a man who was accused in the death of his infant son.

A Columbus man is facing charges for a shooting that killed a 2-year-old girl.

Columbus City Council last night approved a tax break for a California-based retailer to create 158 jobs in logistics and warehousing.


Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton will be making campaign appearances for her mother in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati on Wednesday.

Teen Shot On East Side

Oct 25, 2016

Columbus police are searching for the person who shot and wounded a 13-year-old boy yesterday on the east side.

Columbus police shot and wounded a bank robbery suspect after he allegedly raised a gun at officers following a short vehicle pursuit on the northwest side.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus woman is behind bars, accused of selling a deadly dose of heroin.

Plans are in the works to reduce traffic congestion in Delaware County.

Ohio's unemployment rate for September is 4.8 percent, an increase of one-tenth of a point from August.

Existing home sales rose in September on the state and national levels, but declined locally.


Two Columbus teenagers have been charged with shooting two Linden-McKinley STEM Academy students last week.