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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12:34 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Bill Aims To Increase Safety For Roadway Workers

The Ohio House this week approved a Senate-passed bill requiring drivers approaching construction and maintenance vehicles to slow down and shift lanes if possible.

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12:31 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Third Grade Reading Test Results Released

The Ohio Department of Education says today 26 percent of third-graders scored below a new literacy target on reading tests taken in the fall.

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12:28 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Assault, Carjacking Supect Pleads Guilty

Sentencing is scheduled January 7th for a Columbus teen charged with assaulting a social worker and stealing her car last year.

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7:23 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Public Service For Mallory Scheduled

A public memorial service is scheduled for December 22nd for former Ohio House majority leader William Mallory, who died Tuesday after a brief illness at the age of 82.

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7:18 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Prosecutor Says Slain Pataskala Woman Engaged In Prostitution

Delaware County prosecutors say the Pataskala woman raped and killed last year turned to prostitution to make ends meet and died after answering an online ad offering 200 dollars.

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7:15 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Local Business Owner Sentenced On Tax Charges

A Reynoldsburg businessman will serve a year in prison for failing to pay 1.1 million dollars in federal income taxes he withheld from his employees.

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7:13 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Ross County Woman Shot By Law Enforcement

Ross County prosecutors say an officer with an unidentified law enforcement agency shot and critically wounded a woman during a drug raid Wednesday night.

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7:11 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Columbus Cop Pleads Guilty To Kiddie Porn Charge

A Columbus police officer has resigned after pleading guilty to a child pornography charge.

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7:03 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Charges Pending In Overnight Double Shooting

Columbus police say two people were taken into custody for questioning in connection with the shootings of two men on the far East side last night.

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7:02 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Ohio House Approves Treatment For Mentally Ill

The Ohio House has approved a measure giving judges the authority to order outpatient treatment for the mentally ill.

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6:57 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Kettering Family Members Killed In House Fire

The State Fire Marshal's office says there is no evidence of any working smoke detectors in a Kettering house where four family members, including two children, died in a fire on Thursday.

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6:56 am
Fri December 13, 2013

UA Promotes Tressel

Former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel has been named an executive vice president at the University of Akron.

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12:48 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Prep Cager Passes Away

Grief counselors have been made available to Westerville South High School students and staff after a basketball player collapsed and died last night following a practice session.

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12:44 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Ohio, U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Increase

The Labor Department says Ohio had the second-largest increase in first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits last week.

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12:41 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

S&P 500 Downgrades A&F

Officials at the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index say New Albany-based Abercrombie & Fitch is being downgraded to an index for companies with smaller market values.

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12:34 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Ohio, U.S. Foreclosure Activity Declined In November

The number of U.S homes entering the foreclosure process or repossessed by lenders in November fell by 10 percent from October, and by 32 percent from the same month a year ago.

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12:31 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Boehner, Tea Party Groups Spar Over Federal Budget

Tea Party groups in southwest Ohio will hold a forum tonight to announce the four people seeking to challenge Republican U.S. House Speaker John Boehner in next year's primary election.

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12:28 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Fairborn Teachers, School District Continue Contract Talks

Fairborn teachers and school district officials are holding another round of contract talks today to try and avert a strike.

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12:26 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Cincinnati Mayor Proposes Streetcar Compromise

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has backed off his plans to stop the city's 133 million dollar streetcar project.

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10:04 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Second Man Convicted In 2005 Franklinton Slaying

A Columbus man has been sentenced to life in prison for dousing a Franklinton crack-house doorman with gasoline before another man set him on fire.

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