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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7:02 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Student Charged With Bringing Gun To School

Police have arrested a 16-year-old Pickerington Central High School student for threatening to bring a gun to school and hurt a classmate last month.

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7:41 am
Thu December 5, 2013

CCS Bus Driver Quits Amid OVI Charge

The woman accused of driving a Columbus City Schools bus while intoxicated has resigned.

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7:32 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Trucker Pleads No Contest In Fatal Columbus Crash

Sentencing is scheduled next month for an Illinois truck driver convicted of causing a fatal crash earlier this year on I-70 near the Alton-Darby Creek overpass.

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7:27 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Bexley And Eastmoor Residents Report Postal Delivery Problems

The U.S. Postal Service is investigating delivery delays in Bexley and Eastmoor.

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7:25 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Ohio House Approves Medicaid Oversight Bill

Majority Republicans in the Ohio House have approved a bill to create a new oversight committee for Medicaid and take steps to limit the cost growth of the program for the poor and disabled.

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7:22 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Students Hit By Delaware Police Cruisers

Two Delaware police officers are under internal investigation for striking two Ohio Wesleyan University students in crosswalks with their cruisers within the last week.

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7:17 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Body Found At Columbus Apartment Complex

Columbus police say the body of a man who was shot and killed was found last night in a car parked at a North side apartment complex.

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7:15 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Cincinnati Officials Vote To End Streetcar Spending

Cincinnati City Council has voted to immediately halt spending on the 133 million streetcar project.

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7:13 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Cincinnati Bank Settles Improper Accounting Charges

Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bancorp is paying 6.5 million dollars to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges of improper accounting during the wall street collapse of 2008.

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7:04 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Judge's Wife Charged With Trying To Poison Him

The wife of Ashtabula County judge Charles Hague has been charged with attempting to poison him with antifreeze.

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7:01 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Bill Could Authorize School Prayer

Debate is scheduled to begin soon in the Ohio House on a bill that could bring prayer back to public schools.

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6:55 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Compromise Bill Raises Tax On Oil And Gas Drillers

Ohio's oil and gas industry says it supports newly introduced severance tax changes that include a rate hike on wells in a compromise struck with the Ohio House.

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6:48 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Athens Opposes Fracking Well

Athens City Council is now the second public body to oppose hosting a proposed fracking injection well.

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6:45 am
Thu December 5, 2013

New Ohio Senate Minority Leadership Announced

Democrats in the Ohio Senate have picked new leaders after two members stepped down to pursue statewide offices next year.

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6:43 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Kearney Talks With Reporters About His Tax Problems

The Democratic candidate for Lieutenant GovernorĀ held a conference call with reporters yesterday to talk about about his tax problems.

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12:17 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Feds Want To Repair Levee In Zoar

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided against destroying or moving the Ohio village of Zoar, where the aging levee protecting it from flooding is in serious need of repair.

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12:02 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Commissioners Approve Deal To Raze Vets Memorial

Franklin County Commissioners today approved a deal to raze Veterans Memorial downtown, despite calls from local vets and the facility's board to renovate the structure.

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8:14 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Amish Girl With Leukemia Getting "Natural Treatments"

The grandfather of a Medina County Amish girl with leukemia says she continues to receive natural treatments while hiding with her parents, amid a legal battle over whether she'll be forced to resume chemotherapy.

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7:56 am
Tue December 3, 2013

State Trying To Increase Population Of Hellbender Salamanders

The state is trying to bring back the population of North America's largest amphibian. The hellbender salamander lives in streams hard hit by water pollution in the 1970s.

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7:51 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Council Rejects Municipal Campaign Finance Proposal

Columbus City Council last night voted unanimously against adopting a proposed ordinance that would limit spending in mayoral and council campaigns.

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