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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8:02 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Group Recommends 16 Solutions To Parking Problems In Short North, Italian Village

Expanding some Short North and Italian Village parking permit areas and sharing parking fees are among the recommendations a working group has sent to Columbus City Council for approval.

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7:45 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Charges Filed Against Members Of Short North Posse

Columbus police along with federal and state authorities have filed drug and weapons charges against 22 members of the Short North Posse gang.

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7:26 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Columbus Expanding Curbside Recycling

More Columbus residents will be able to recycle for free next year.

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7:23 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Push To Have Voters Decide Arena Purchase Funding Clears Procedural Hurdle

The Franklin County Board of Elections says a citizens group has collected enough valid petition signatures to place a measure on the May ballot that would end the city of Columbus' purchase contract for Nationwide Arena.

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7:16 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Ohio State To Host NCAA Events

The NCAA says Ohio State University will host nine championship events over the next four years.

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7:14 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Dog Bites Kill Local Child

The Franklin County Coroner says dog bites caused internal injuries that led to the death of a 3-month-old Columbus girl this week.

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7:05 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Police Kill Suspect In Local Shooting

Columbus police say officers overnight shot and killed the suspect in the shooting of a Columbus woman.

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7:04 am
Thu December 12, 2013

State Processes More Rape Kits

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state crime lab has processed nearly 5 thousand previously untested rape kits as it searches for DNA matches that could help solve reported sexual assaults.

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7:01 am
Thu December 12, 2013

State Regulators Approve Changes To 740 Area Code

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved a plan to use a new 220 area code in areas now covered by the 740 area code, which is expected to run out of numbers in 2015.

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6:56 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Bills Would Address Ohio's Drug Abuse Problem

A group of state lawmakers has proposed a package of 11 bills designed to help address the state's drug abuse problem.

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6:52 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Federal Budget Deal Does Not Include Extension Of Jobless Benefits

Congress is close to reaching a budget deal ahead of a January 1st deadline.

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6:45 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Health Insurance Signups Increased In November

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says nearly 57-hundred Ohioans chose healthcare plans in November through the federal online marketplace created by the federal health care law.

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12:37 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Motorist Sentenced For Assaulting Bicyclists

A Delaware County man pleaded guilty this morning to assaulting a group of bicyclists last August in what prosecutors call a road rage incident.

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12:35 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Group Of States Want Ohio And Others To Reduce Emissions

Eight Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require Ohio and eight other upwind states to cut emissions of harmful pollutants.

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12:31 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Study Shows Increase In High Chair Injuries

High chairs and booster seats are used by many parents and caregivers to feed their kids, but new research finds an increase in related injuries.

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12:25 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Teacher Who Posted Racist Messages Fired

Akron Public School district officials have fired the teacher accused of posting racists messages on a social media website in October.

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12:21 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Former Ohio House Member Mallory Passes Away

The family of former Ohio House Majority Leader William Mallory says today the Democrat has died in Cincinnati at the age of 82.

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8:04 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Council Approves Pay Hikes, Amends Tax Break

Columbus City Council members last night without comment approved pay raises for themselves as well as the city attorney, city auditor and mayor.

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7:55 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Ethical Questions Force Resignation Of State School Board Member

A state school board member has resigned amid ethical questions.

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7:48 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Group Wants Records Involving JobsOhio, Kvamme

A group critical of Governor John Kasich's private job creation entity, JobsOhio, says the California venture capitalist that served as its first president may have used that position to set himself up for a big payday in the future.

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