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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FBI agents are investigating a former Ohio State University professor's ties to the Chinese government.

Columbus Division of Police

Sentencing is scheduled October 1 for a Columbus man who has pleaded guilty to his role in a fatal 2014 hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian crossing a street.

Columbus is one of four Ohio cities asking a Franklin County judge to grant an injunction to stop a new state law from taking effect at the end of the month.

Delaware County Sheriff

Former interim Delaware County Sheriff Mark Wolfe has been indicted for distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography.

A bipartisan coalition including Americans for Tax Reform and the American Civil Liberties Union has launched a new effort to reduce Ohio's prison population and find alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent offenders.

A new federal study ranks Ohio among the worst states in the nation for families on the brink of hunger.


A Minnesota man has been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the death of a suicidal Columbus woman he met online.

Associated Press

A church in Warsaw, Ohio is suing a local strip club and its  staff for protesting outside of the house of worship for the past five years.

Several hundred unionized pilots working for Columbus-based NetJets staged protests in seven cities Thursday over a lack of progress in contract talks.

Three Ohio universities are ranked among the nation's best by  "U.S. News and World Report" magazine.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man will be sentenced next month for causing a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in 2012.

Columbus police are looking for a man suspected of shooting and killing his father last night inside a Grasmere Avenue home. 


In nearly every Columbus municipal election year for the past two decades, at least one candidate proposes changing City Council elections from an at-large to a ward system.

Logan County Sheriff's Office

The husband of the Bellefontaine woman charged with suffocating her three sons has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager.


A Statehouse lobbyist from Powell died Wednesday during a golf outing after being stung at least 20 times by bees as he searched for a ball in woods in northern Michigan.


Columbus Public Health says two Franklin County residents have tested positive for West Nile Virus.


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a pitch for the women's vote this morning during a speech before an estimated 500 people at the Columbus Anthenaeum.

The Ohio Highway Patrol says 11 people died in traffic crashes over Labor Day weekend. 

A Columbus man has been sentenced to four years in prison on federal charges of threatening to kill President Obama.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has reissued subpoenas in his investigation of the petitions of group supporting a marijuana legalization effort on the November ballot.