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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7:12 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Police Probing Death Of Whitehall Man

Whitehall police say they found a man shot and killed in his condo on Christmas Eve.

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7:03 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Protestors Hold Event At State Parole Board Offices

25 Ohio prisoner advocates and friends and family members of longtime inmates protested on Christmas Day outside of the state parole board in downtown Columbus.

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7:00 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Player And Cleveland Indians Broadcaster Hegan Passes Away

Funeral services are pending for long time major league player and Cleveland Indians broadcaster Mike Hegan, who died Wednesday at the age of 71.

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2:13 am
Sat December 21, 2013

Former Doctor Sentenced In Death Of Pataskala Woman

A former New Albany physician has been sentenced to more than 36 years in prison for raping and killing  Pataskala who died after receiving a fatal heroin overdose.

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12:21 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Parole Board Recommends Against Clemency For McGuire

The Ohio Parole Board today recommended the Governor not grant clemency to a death row inmate convicted of raping and killing a pregnant Preble County woman in 1989.

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12:01 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

State Jobless Rate Declined In November

Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.4 percent in November, down a tenth of a percentage point from October, but six tenths of a point above the seasonally adjusted jobless rate in November of last year.

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11:59 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Judge Permits Use Of Electronic Raffle Devices

A Franklin County judge is allowing veterans and fraternal posts to continue operating electronic raffle machines while their lawsuit against Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine proceeds.

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11:56 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Mother Sentenced For Killing Son

A Cleveland woman convicted of killing her 3-year-old son after first saying he disappeared at a park has been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison.

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11:54 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Bedford Judge, Law Director Indicted

Two Bedford city officials are facing criminal charges in connection with a brothel police recently shut down.

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6:44 am
Fri December 20, 2013

AG Issues Annual Report On State Tax Breaks

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says 55 percent of companies that got state tax breaks in 2012 met requirements to retain and create jobs.

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6:41 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Cincinnati Firm Buying Worthington Banking Company

Cincinnati-based First Financial Bank says it will purchase Worthington-based Insight bank for nearly 37 million dollars.

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6:38 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Clark County Man Killed In House Fire

Clark County Sheriff's deputies say a Bethel Township man was killed in an apartment fire on Thursday.

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6:32 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Eviction Motivated Local Shooting

Columbus police say a fight over an eviction notice motivated a man to shoot and wound his sister on Wednesday.

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6:28 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Legislation Would Allow Same-Sex Couples To File Joint State Tax Returns

Legislation proposed by statehouse Democrats would allow same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns.

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7:40 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Ohio Home Sales Up, Columbus and National Numbers Down In November

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Realtors in central Ohio, the state and the nation are reporting mixed existing home sales results. Jim Letizia reports.

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12:35 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Local Deerkeeper Reaches Deal With State

A Mount Vernon woman who has been fighting for months to keep some injured deer in her enclosed back yard says she has reached an agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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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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