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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7:37 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Major Ohio Turnpike Crash Kills Three

Credit Toledo Blade

The State Highway Patrol says three people died Wednesday in crashes involving at least 50 vehicles across a 2-mile section of the eastbound lanes of the Ohio Turnpike between Toledo and Cleveland.

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7:28 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Health Advocates Propose Expanding Liability Laws

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A recent Gallup poll found less than 50-percent of Ohioans work out three or more days a week, placing the state in the bottom ten for the sixth-straight year.

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7:14 am
Thu March 13, 2014

House Panel Says MBR May Be Broken Up

The Ohio House Ways and Means Committee is considering the mid year budget plan from the Governor that raises taxes on gas and oil drillers and on tobacco, while cutting the state's income tax rate.

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6:57 am
Thu March 13, 2014

18 Ohio Coal Facilities Have Expired Discharge Permits

Eighteen coal facilities in Ohio are operating with expired pollution-discharge permits issued by the Ohio EPA, an agency where allegations of coal-industry influence arose during a personnel flap last year.

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6:53 am
Thu March 13, 2014

New Third Grade Literacy Testing Coming Soon

The Ohio Department of Education says third-graders will have three new ways to show they read well enough to move on to the fourth grade.

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6:47 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Legislature Approves Calamity Days Bill

The Ohio Legislature has approved a compromise bill giving Ohio school districts four extra calamity days this year.

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12:34 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Columbus "Pothole Repair Blitz" Starts Next Monday

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The city of Columbus will launch a pothole repair blitz next week.

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12:30 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Double Shooting Victims Identified

Columbus police have identified the two men who were shot and wounded last night on the East Side.

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12:28 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Newark Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Charges

A Newark City Schools teacher and assistant band director accused of having sex with three female students pleaded not guilty today.

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8:17 am
Tue March 11, 2014

CBJ/Dallas Game Postponed After Player's "Cardiac Event"

Rich Peverley
Credit N.Y. Daily News

Last night's game between host Dallas and the Columbus Blue Jackets was postponed in the first period after Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench following a "cardiac event". Play was halted 6:23 into the game and Peverley was taken to a hospital. Doctor Gil Salazar worked on him.

Peverley missed the start of the season because of a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat that was diagnosed during a physical exam given during training camp.The game has yet to be rescheduled.

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8:05 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Internet Firm Gets City Tax Break

Smith Brothers Building
Credit Phototree.com

Columbus City Council last night approved a five year tax break for an internet company to retain and create jobs at a downtown building.

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7:46 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Double Shooting Under Investigation

Columbus police are investigating a double shooting on the East Side.

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7:33 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Boy Injured When Hit By Car

Columbus police say a two-year-old boy is hospitalized in critical condition after he was struck by a car last night at Refugee and Noe Bixby Roads.

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7:31 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Grand Jury Clears Three Columbus Cops

A Franklin County grand jury has cleared three Columbus police officers of criminal wrongdoing for their roles in a deadly shooting last year.

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7:26 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Local Weapons Instructor Facing Criminal Charge

A concealed weapons instructor is facing charges for an accidental shooting in his class.

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7:17 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Bus Ridership Rose Last Year In Ohio

Bus ridership in Ohio's four largest cities increased last year, with Cincinnati leading the way.

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7:15 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Kidnapping And Slaying

The Cambridge man accused of raping and killing a pizza delivery driver in late December has pleaded not guilty.

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7:13 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Controlling Board Approves New Gaming Machines For Vets Groups And Fraternal Organizations

The State Controlling Board has approved an Ohio Lottery plan to spend 22.5 million dollars on 12 hundred new electronic raffle machines for veterans' posts and fraternal organizations.

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12:02 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

State Jobless Rate Falls

Ohio's official unemployment rate fell by 3-tenths of a point in January to 6.9 percent.

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12:01 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Owner Of Torched Toledo Apartment Complex Facing New Charges

The Toledo apartment complex owner charged with setting the facility on fire has been indicted on unrelated charges of selling synthetic drugs.

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