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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12:31 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Lawmaker Wants Food Stamp Benefits Extended To More Needy Ohioans

More than one in six Ohio households is facing food insecurity.

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12:27 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Weekly Jobless Claims In Ohio Decline

The Labor Department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in Ohio fell by nearly 11 hundred last week, the largest decline in the nation.

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12:23 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Pension Fund Contributions To Rise, Benefits To Be Cut

The Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund board has reached a deal that aligns the fund with state law while raising costs and lowering benefits by 570 million dollars.

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7:45 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Study Underlines Major Rat Problem In Clintonville

Columbus Public Health officials have completed a study of the rat infestation in Clintonville.

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7:29 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Columbus Workers Getting Free Preventative Health Services

Many Columbus city workers will get free medical services as part of their health plans starting next year.

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7:25 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Hospital Chain Gets Columbus Tax Break

An affiliate of a large hospital chain is getting a tax break from the city of Columbus to move into the downtown area.

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7:18 am
Thu December 19, 2013

OSU Student Files Excessive Use Of Force Suit Against Columbus Police

Columbus police officers accused of using excessive force on an Ohio State University student admit punching him up to seven times, spraying mace in his face, and hog-tying him, but say they did nothing wrong.

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7:15 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Juneteenth Organizer Sues Columbus

The organizer of the annual Juneteenth Festival is taking the city to federal court, claiming officials discriminated against the African-American community by stopping the festival last year after a child was shot.

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7:05 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Boy Loses Leg After Being Injured Jumping Trains

A 12-year-old South side boy is hospitalized in serious condition after being hit by a train yesterday.

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7:03 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Cincinnati Firm Buying Bexley Bank

Cincinnati-based First Financial Bank says it will purchase First Bexley Bank in a deal valued at 44.5 million dollars.

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7:01 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Siblings Sentenced For Robbing Jewelry Store

A former Pickerington Central High School basketball and football player will serve more than 14 years in prison for robbing a jewelry store in May of last year.

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6:56 am
Thu December 19, 2013

39 People Charged In Circleville Drug Ring

Investigators in Circleville and Pickaway County and the Ohio Attorney General's office say 22 people face heroin trafficking charges, and another 17 suspects are charged with trafficking crack cocaine, painkillers or methamphetamine.

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6:54 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Civil Rights Groups Want Death Penalty For Suspects In Dayton Beating Death

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Black Panther Party say the beating death of a 16-year-old African-American Dayton boy was a hate crime. 

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6:52 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Purchase Of Granville Inn Finalized

Denison University has formally purchased the historic Granville Inn for 1.15 million dollars.

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6:48 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Trial Of Republican State Lawmaker Scheduled

A judge has set a trial date for a Republican state lawmaker charged with fraud and theft.

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6:44 am
Thu December 19, 2013

SUPCO Approves North Central Ohio Wind Farm Project

The Ohio Supreme Court has cleared the way for construction to begin soon on a wind farm in Crawford and Richland counties.

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6:41 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Kasich Wants Wexner To Help Market Ohio

Ohio Governor John Kasich is calling on local billionaire Les Wexner to come up with ideas on how to market the state.

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6:29 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Husted Claims Problems With Voter Rolls

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is asking county prosecutors to investigate 17 people who voted during the 2012 election.

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12:20 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Deceased Prep Cager May Have Had Heart Trouble

Preliminary autopsy results show the Westerville South High School men's basketball player who collapsed and died shortly after practice last week may have had a pre-existing heart condition.

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12:18 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Columbus Refinancing Bond Debt

Columbus officials hope to save 3 million dollars in interest payments by refinancing up to 167 million dollars worth of municipal bond debt.

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