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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7:14 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Cincinnati Streetcar Backers Want To Return Issue To Voters

Petitions are circulating around Cincinnati to put the streetcar project before voters for a third time.

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7:04 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Casino Revenue Rose In November

The Ohio Casino Control Commission says total revenue at the state's four casinos rose by a tenth of a percent last month to 70.2 million dollars.

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7:02 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Nearly 12 Hundred Signed Up For Medicaid On Monday

Ohio is seeing an increase in online applications for Medicaid now that many low-income residents may sign up through a new website.

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6:56 am
Tue December 10, 2013

State Wants People To Check Cable Bills For Rate Hikes

The Ohio Department of Commerce says the end of the year is a good time  to closely examine cable television bills for any upcoming rate increases.

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6:54 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Bingo Profits Decline

State figures show profits generated by Ohio charities on bingo games have dropped steadily in recent years.

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6:53 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Former Teacher Sentenced For Sex Crimes

A former high school band director in Logan County found guilty of engaging in sexual conduct with female students has been sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.  

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11:50 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Coleman Still In Favor Of Arena Agreement

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman continues to support the use of casino tax dollars for the public purchase of Nationwide Arena.

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12:33 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Reynoldsburg School Board Race Now Decided

The Franklin County Board of Elections says today a recount has upheld the election night results in the race for a Reynoldsburg school board seat.

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12:29 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Recount Shows Passage Of Beavercreek Schools Levy

Beavercreek school officials are celebrating the passage of the district's first levy in ten years.

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12:27 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Watchdog Says Lawmakers Trying To Restrict Voting Rights

Opponents of elections bills under consideration in the state legislature say majority Republican lawmakers are trying to pass changes that make it harder for people to vote, and in a way that makes it harder for Ohioans to overrule.

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8:00 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Group Wants Voters To Decide Funding Of Arena Purchase

Columbus City Council earlier this week rejected a plan to ask voters to permit the use of casino tax revenue to fund council and mayoral campaigns, sending the issue to the Franklin County Board of Elections for review.

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7:55 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Gee Going Back To West Virginia

Former Ohio State University President Gordon Gee is expected to be introduced today as the interim president of West Virginia University.

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7:46 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Authorities Seize Drugs From Local Home

Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott says local and federal authorities seized large amounts of cocaine and marijuana from a Columbus home on Thursday.

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7:44 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Ohio Senate Bill Cuts Teacher Evaluation Requirements

The Ohio Senate has approved a bill reducing the number of state-mandated evaluations required for well-rated public school teachers.

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7:42 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Former Choir Director Indicted On Sex Charges

The former St. Francis DeSales High School choir director has been indicted on charges related to accusations he solicited sex and nude photos from teenage boys in exchange for positions in the state fair's choir.  

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7:37 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Mother, Boyfriend Charged In Child's Death

The mother of a murdered four-year-old Columbus girl will go before a judge today to face child endangering charges.

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7:29 am
Fri December 6, 2013

School Bus Driver In Clark County Suspended

A Tecumseh school district bus driver has been arrested on rape charges involving an 11-year-old student.

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7:24 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Fairfield County Clerk of Courts Resigns

Fairfield County Clerk of Courts Deborah Smalley resigned yesterday after she was charged with theft in office earlier this year.

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7:17 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Electric Car Dealership Opens In Columbus Today

California-based Tesla Motors opens an electric car dealership in Columbus today.

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7:15 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Source Of Columbus Tapwater Foul Taste And Smell Discovered

Columbus Public Utilities officials say foul odors and tastes reported last month were caused by temperature changes that stirred up algae and organic minerals in the water in Hoover Reservoir.

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