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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11:48 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Cincinnati Mayoral Primary Facing Criticism

Nearly non-existent voter turnout is leading to calls to scrap Cincinnati's non-partisan mayoral primary.

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11:45 am
Thu September 12, 2013

More Medina School Board Members Resigning

Two more Medina School Board members plan to resign following a public dispute over the superintendent's contract and payments of more than 250 thousand dollars for his college loans.

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11:43 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Union Appeals Fire Investigator's Suspension

The union representing a Columbus arson investigator is appealing the 80 hour suspension he served last month for ordering a motorist out of a car at gunpoint and putting him in handcuffs.

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11:41 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Columbus Cop Under Investigation

A Columbus police officer has been placed on desk duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation into allegations he verbally assaulted a woman and held her at gunpoint.

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11:40 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Columbus Cop Charged With Drunken Driving

A Columbus police sergeant is scheduled for arraignment Friday after being charged with drunken driving.

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11:38 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Delaware County Resident Contracts Lyme Disease

Delaware County health officials say a Lewis Center resident recently contracted Lyme Disease after being bitten by a blacklegged tick.

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8:11 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Threat Found In Local School Building

Teays Valley school officials are investigating a threat left in a high school's bathroom.

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8:03 am
Thu September 12, 2013

No Injuries Reported Following Building Collapse

Columbus code inspectors are investigating the cause of a building collapse last night.

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7:25 am
Thu September 12, 2013

White House Nominates Strickland To U.N. Post

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland says he's looking forward to his new position as one of the alternate representatives to the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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7:04 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Gahanna Zoning Commission Approves Plans For Educational Farm

Plans are in the works for an educational farm in Gahanna.

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7:02 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Local Aramark Jobs Hing On Deal With Rental Car Firm

Pennsylvania-based Aramark tells state officials it will close its East Columbus facility in November, cutting 70 jobs.

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6:57 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Dublin Approves Incentives For Japanese Company

Dublin City Council has approved nearly 100-thousand dollars in tax breaks and grants for Japan-based G-TEKT North America to buildĀ a research and development office in that city.

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6:54 am
Thu September 12, 2013

R.G Barry Facing Buyout Offer

Reynoldsburg-based R.G. Barry has received a buyout offer from a private-investment firm that wants to take the publicly-held company private.

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6:53 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Woman Charged In Alleged Cancer Hoax

Bond is set at 50 thousand dollars for a Utica woman charged with falsely claiming her son has cancer in order to pick up money from donations.

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6:48 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Home Invasion Prompts Crime Alert

Ohio State University has issued a crime alert after a burglary yesterday at a home on West Maynard Avenue.

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6:46 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Bond Set For Suspect In January Slaying

A Franklin County judge has set bond at 5 million dollars for a teen charged with killing another teen in January.

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6:44 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Union Defends Guards Following Castro's Apparent Suicide

The union representing Ohio prison guards says the two corrections officers placed on leave during investigations into the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro did nothing wrong.

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6:32 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Cordle Enters Not Guilty Plea

The Powell man who confessed in an online video to causing a fatal wrong-way crash on I-670 in June after a night of heavy drinking will plead guilty in the case next week.

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6:27 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Alleged Fake Ticket Seller Arrested

Columbus police have arrested a man on charges of selling fake tickets to Tuesday's World Cup soccer qualifier between the United States and Mexico.

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6:26 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Scioto Downs Owner To Merge With Another Company

The firm that owns the Scioto Downs Racino on Columbus' South side will merge with a company that operates resorts in Nevada and Louisiana next year.

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