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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6:41 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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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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