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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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposes more than 235 thousand dollars in fines against the operator of a factory in Coshoction.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Bond is set at 100 thousand dollars for a Columbus woman charged with selling heroin to an undercover Franklin County Sheriff's deputy.

Columbus police say two people were found dead inside a parked car last night that someone tried to set on fire.


Authorities have released the name of the driver of a tanker killed when his vehicle crashed and burst into flames on the exit ramp from U.S. 33 to I-270 on the northwest side yesterday.

A Hilliard man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in a fatal home invasion in Reynoldsburg.

Whitehall Police

A Linden man has been indicted on charges of shooting and killing three people inside of a Whitehall apartment in 2015.


Columbus and Ohio State University police are offering safety tips for ride-share consumers after a student apparently got into the wrong car on January 13.

Columbus fire officials have identified the west side man who died Thursday night after jumping from a window to escape a house fire.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Franklin County judge will allow a Columbus woman who was set on fire by her now ex-fiancee to give a deposition that would be used in case she dies of her injuries. 


The Cuayhoga County coroner has identified the recovered remains of three of the six central Ohioans killed when a plane piloted by a Columbus businessman apparently crashed over Lake Erie last month.


Ohio's unemployment rate was for December is 4.9 percent, unchanged from November.

West Liberty-Salem Local Schools

Champaign County Sheriff's deputies say one person was shot and wounded this morning at West Liberty High School. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting four people and trying to kill a fifth during a robbery at an East Hudson Street home in 2015 was sentenced Thusday to life in prison.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association says high school football championship games will return to Canton in 2017 and 2018.

A preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report on last month's apparent crash of a plane carrying six central Ohioans in Cleveland does not reveal a possible cause. 


Ohio State University is about to launch an ambitious 20-year  plan to remake the campus. 


A Reynoldsburg woman accused of taping her 2-year-old son to a wall and streaming it live on social media is charged with abduction.

Charges have been filed against two people in connection with a string of break-ins at more than a dozen Clintonville-area businesses since last November.

Columbus police have identified the off-duty officer who shot an intruder Tuesday at his Gay Road home.

Madison County Sheriff's Office

A former Mount Sterling village administrator has pleaded guilty to multiple public corruption charges.