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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7:26 am
Fri September 20, 2013

CSCC Expands Speech Areas, Raises President's Pay

The Columbus State Community College Board of Trustees voted last night to allow individuals and small groups to exercise their freedom of speech rights in outdoor areas of the Columbus and Delaware campuses without getting prior approval.

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7:17 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Local Gutter Thief Sentenced

A Franklin County judge has sentenced a Columbus man to five years probation for stealing copper gutters from a home in February.

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7:15 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Guards Plead Not Guilty To Assaulting Juvenile Inmate

Three guards at the Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges related to the assault of an inmate last March.

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7:11 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Dozens Sickened At Health Workers Conference

Erie County Health officials are trying to determine what sickened at least 44 people during a conference for health workers at the Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron last week.

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7:04 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Girl Run Over By SUV

Union County Sheriff's deputies say a 4-year-old girl was injured yesterday when she jumped out of an SUV and was run over by the vehicle as it backed out of the driveway of her Dutton Love Road home.

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7:02 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Local Deputy Convicted Of Raping Child

A Marion County jury has convicted a former Delaware County jail guard of raping a 5-year-old girl  he was babysitting.

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6:58 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Judge Allows Coal Mining Near Local Park

A federal district judge has sided with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in a lawsuit over mine tunnels being developed within the watershed of Burr Oak State Park in southeast Columbus.

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6:55 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Sentencing In Stang Case

A Brazilian landowner convicted of ordering the 2005 slaying of Dayton nun and Amazon rainforest defender Dorothy Stang was sentenced to 30 years in prison yesterday.

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6:53 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Fed President Kicks Off 2-Day Summit On Housing, Human Capital and Inequality

The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland says she's optimistic a consensus will emerge to put the nation's financial system back on a sustainable track.

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6:46 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Food Stamp Program Changes Start In Ohio Next Month

The U.S. House has voted 217-210 to cut nearly 4 billion dollars a year from the food stamp, or SNAP, program that is used by more than 1 in 7 Americans in the wake of the Great Recession.

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6:31 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Signature Validation For Internet Cafe Law Repeal Completed Next Week

Internet café backers are trying to block from taking effect a law effectively banning the establishments.

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12:20 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Richardson: Front Office Did Not Tell Him He Was Traded

Former Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson says the team failed to tell him he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday.

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12:00 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Clark County Trying To Address High Teen Pregnancy Rate

Clark County health officials are trying to combat a rising number of teen pregnancies.

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11:57 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Courthouse To Host Performances Of Legal Play

An acting group is staging the legal drama called "12 Angry Men" at the 133-year-old Union County courthouse starting tonight.

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11:55 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Boards Of Election Cutting Polling Places And Precincts

The Licking County Board of Elections has cut nearly half of polling locations in a move to reduce costs.

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11:53 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Peter Beck Hearing Delayed

Today's court hearing has been delayed for Republican State Representative Peter Beck, who has pleaded not guilty to 16 fraud and theft charges for allegedly misleading investors about a company's financial status and using their money for personal gain.

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11:52 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Charges Filed In Traffic Death Of Columbus Woman

Vehicular homicide charges have been filed against the driver of a sport utility vehicle that hit two parked cars in Roscoe Village on Tuesday, killing a Columbus woman and seriously injuring her husband.

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11:50 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Cleveland Clinic To Cut Jobs

Cleveland Clinic officials say they will eliminate hundreds of jobs next year as part of a cost-cutting move.

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8:56 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Blackwell To Maintain Police Staffing Levels

Cincinnati's new police chief says he is looking forward to assuming the job this month and is committed to maintaining staffing levels.

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8:46 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Browns Trade Richardson; Weeden's Future In Doubt

The Cleveland Browns yesterday traded star running back Trent Richardson, and cast doubt on the future of starting quarterback Brandon Weeden.

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