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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6:56 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Utica Woman Charged In Cancer Hoax Ruled Competent For Trial

The Utica woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis for her 4-year-old son has been found competent to stand trial.

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9:37 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Council Rejects Public Vote On Arena Purchase

Columbus City Council last night voted to reject the enactment of a proposal to end the city's purchase payments for Nationwide Arena.

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8:24 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Columbus Working To Fix Drinking Water Problems

The city of Columbus is spending 600 thousand dollars to treat the drinking water drawn from Hoover Reservoir and processed at the Hap Cremean water plant, after complaints about a foul smell and flavor.

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8:14 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Electric Grid Operator Urges Conservation On Tuesday

The company that operates the power grid that supplies energy for more than 61 million people in parts of the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and South is calling for the public to conserve electricity today because of the extreme cold.

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8:04 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Fire Destroys Local Landmark

Fire officials are searching for the cause of Monday's blaze that destroyed an historic Pike County restaurant.

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8:03 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Home Heating Companies Recommend Lowering Thermostats

Furnace repair companies in central Ohio say the number of service calls skyrocketed yesterday when temperatures plummeted and furnaces stopped working.

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8:01 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Hernandez Hearing Moved To January 16

A Union County court hearing has been moved from yesterday to January 16th for a Columbus man who authorities say ran over his 4-year-old son with his van after the boy fell from the vehicle last month.

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7:57 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Asian Carp Report Released

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a report about options for keeping the Asian Carp from invading the Great Lakes.

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7:54 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Columbus Opens Rec Centers To Help People Stay Warm

Cold weather has prompted many schools around the state to cancel classes today.

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7:22 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Tea Party Official To Challenge Governor Kasich

An Ohio tea party leader plans to challenge Governor John Kasich in the Republican primary.

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7:14 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Woman Killed In Mobile Home Fire

Fire officials are searching for the cause of a mobile home fire in Harlem Township yesterday that claimed one life.

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7:12 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Madison County Crash Claims One Life

The State Highway Patrol is investigating yesterday's fatal crash in Madison County.

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7:05 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Crash Injures Columbus Cop

Columbus police have filed charges against a man who allegedly caused a crash that sent an officer to a hospital.

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7:03 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Source Of Local Power Outage Undetermined

Work is underway to find the source of a power outage in Franklin County.

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7:01 am
Fri January 3, 2014

U.S., Ohio Corn Production Rose Last Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says American farmers produced nearly 14 billion bushels of corn in 2013.

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6:56 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Prosecutor Probing Death Of Local Boy

Union County Prosecutor David Phillips says he's investigating the death of a 4-year-old Columbus boy last month who was accidentally run over by a van driven by his father.

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6:53 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Drillers Get More Oil And Gas From Ohio

Ohio energy companies extracted more than twice as much oil and gas from the Utica shale during three months last year than all of 2012.

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12:22 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Jail Escapee Recaptured

Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies say the man who escaped from the county jail last night has been recaptured.

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7:04 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Buckeye Football Player Suspended

Ohio State University has suspended defensive end Noah Spence for three games for violating an undisclosed Big Ten conference rule.

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7:03 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Deputies Searching For Escaped Inmate

Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies say a man escaped from the county jail last night.

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