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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6:54 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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12:00 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

OSU Dean Leaving

The dean of Ohio State University's College of Business says she will resign next year.

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11:59 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Warning About Raw Milk Issued

The Food and Drug Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics say pregnant women and children should not consume raw milk and raw milk products.

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11:54 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Cleveland Firm Ordered To Pay For Removal Of Lead-Based Paint

A California judge has ordered Cleveland-based Sherwin Williams and two other paint companies to pay 10 California cities and counties 1.1 billion dollars to remove lead-based paint from millions of older homes.

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7:28 am
Tue December 17, 2013

City Objects To Liquor License Renewals, Approves Three Solutions To Parking Problems

Columbus City Council last night formally objected to state renewal of the liquor licenses of 14 local bars and carryouts that officials say drain public safety resources and harm neighborhoods.

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7:04 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Group Raised Millions For CCS Levy Campaign

Campaign finance reports show the group that pushed for passage of the Columbus City Schools levy raised more than 3 million dollars for the effort.

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6:55 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Academic, Emotional Problems Tied To E-Devices

A new Kent State University study says college students who spend hours each day online, texting or talking on cell phones are more anxious, less happy and get lower grades.

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6:48 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Woman Pleads Guilty To Hitting And Killing Local Teacher

Sentencing is pending for a Delaware County woman who has pleaded guilty to striking and killing a St. Francis DeSales High School teacher and coach while he was riding his bicycle.

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6:43 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Columbus Teen Pleads Guilty In 2012 Slaying

Sentencing is scheduled January 15th for a Columbus teen who pleaded guilty Monday to adult charges in a fatal shooting on the Southeast side.

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6:32 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Toledo GM Plant Slated For Upgrade

General Motors says it will invest more than a billion-dollars in five of its factories, including one in Toledo.

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6:28 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Services Pending For South Zanesville Mayor

South Zanesville Mayor Terry Guss died on Sunday after falling from the running board of a firetruck on Friday.

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6:27 am
Tue December 17, 2013

No Money For Family Of Man Killed By OSU Elevator

The Ohio Court of Claims has rejected a negligence claim filed by the wife of a man crushed to death by an elevator in a closed hotel on Ohio State University's campus.

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12:52 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Weekend Ceremonies Will Honor Veterans

Ceremonies will be held Saturday at cemeteries in central Ohio and around the country to honor veterans.

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