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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Associated Press

Ohio Democratic Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur is making waves by linking women's clothing to sexual harassment.  

Two more fatal shootings on Wednesday bring Columbus' homicide rate for the year to 133.

A former Ohio Highway Patrol lieutenant has been convicted of stealing a gun stored as evidence in Delaware County.

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority has chosen a new president and CEO.

A double-shooting early this morning on the west side has left one person dead and another seriously injured.

Funeral services are pending for Columbus Clippers home clubhouse manager Matt Pruzinsky, who died over the weekend of an apparent heart attack at the age of 32. 

Dayton Daily News

Wright State University near Dayton says it put new contracting procedures in place after concerns were raised about payments to a consultant.

Twenty six percent of central Ohio employers surveyed by Manpower Incorporated say they expect strong hiring in the first quarter of next year.

Columbus Division of Police

Another murder  on Monday brings Columbus' homicide total for the year to 130.

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation raising the threshold for purchasing municipal goods and services.

The United Nations is asking the federal government to investigate a 2009 incident at the Franklin County jail in which a 20-year-old pregnant woman  miscarried after a deputy stunned her with a taser.

Researchers at Children's Hospital in Columbus are calling for the elimination of accessible cords on window blinds because of an unacceptable rate of child injuries and deaths.

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve new regulations governing the operation of microtransit vehicles.

Columbus City Council is considering proposed legislation that would regulate hooka lounges.

Columbus' homicide total for the year is now 129 following three separate shooting deaths on Sunday.

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

The owners of a Delaware County cemetery have been sentenced to prison time for cheating more than 70 customers out of  thousands of dollars for services not rendered.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The former coordinator of fraternity and sorority life at Ohio State University has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years' probation for stealing more than 83 thousand dollars from the school.

A former Licking Valley Local Schools teacher has agreed to pay restitution and complete 80 hours of community service to to avoid prosecution for stealing money from a fundraiser for an injured former student. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he's prepared to sue the owner of the Columbus Crew SC if plans to move the team to Texas go forward.  

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The man convicted of setting a Columbus Buddhist temple on fire last year has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison on arson charges.

The Cleveland Indians plan to extend the protective netting at their ballpark before the start of next season.

The Ohio Supreme Court's Disciplinary Counsel has filed a complaint against Franklin County Judge Amy Salerno, accusing her if having secret communications with a defense lawyer before she reduced his client’s bond on drug-trafficking charges.

Work is underway to clean the pipes at a state prison hospital in Franklin County after more inmates contracted Legionnaires' disease.

Ohio Public Radio

A state law could be invoked to keep the Crew SC in Columbus. 

The state auditor's office says the western Franklin County Village of Brice failed to maintain records of speeding tickets given to motorists.

Columbus city officials say an Indiana developer has been chosen to build a residential and office complex in the Franklinton area.

Columbus City Council last night formally objected to the renewal of liquor licenses for eight local bars or carryouts the city says have a history of criminal activity.

Dublin City Council Monday approved an ordinance prohibiting the sale of tobacco and nicotine products to anyone under the age of 21.

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Columbus police are looking for suspects in a double murder yesterday morning on the west side. 

WCBE Files

A Columbus police officer accused of paying for sex with three prostitutes while on duty has been sentenced to two years of probation and 30 hours of community service.