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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7:46 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Athens County Drug Dealer Gets Ten Years In Prison

Bert Sharrer
Credit Athens County Sheriff's Office

An Athens County man who prosecutors say helped lead a two-state drug ring was sentenced to ten years in prison yesterday.

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7:38 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Marysville Arsonist Sentenced

Danny Johnson
Credit Marysville Police

A Marysville man convicted of setting a string of house fires was sentenced yesterday to 8 1/2 years in prison.

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7:26 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Dayton Dragons To Be Sold

The Dayton Dragons will soon be under new ownership.

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7:15 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Trucker Sentenced Following Fatal 2013 Crash

Tracy Ferrell
Credit Pickaway County Sheriff's Office

A Michigan truck driver will serve 15 months in prison for altering his log book after causingĀ a fatal crash in Pickaway County last September.

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7:04 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Sam Sheppard Case Documents Now Online

Credit Cleveland Police

The case files of one of Ohio's most famous murder cases are going public.

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6:53 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Extinct Ohio Animals Subject Of New Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Ohio History Center in Columbus tells the story of the state's extinct animal species.

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6:43 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Conjoined Ohio Twins Setting Records

The Gaylon Twins
Credit Dayton Daily News

Conjoined twins from Beavercreek are ready to break a pair of major records.

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6:32 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Deal Reached In House Speaker Contest

The two frontrunners to become the next Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives have reached an agreement, putting one a step closer to the seat.

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11:48 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Standards For Posting Beach Warnings Under Debate

Federal and state officials are clashing over standards for warning the public about water contamination at the nation's beaches.

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8:16 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Summer Reading Programs Help Kids Retain School Lessons

Credit morguefile

During the summer break, school kids often forget some of the lessons they learned in class.

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7:48 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Former P&G Chief Nominated To Run VA

Credit Cincinnati.com

President Obama has nominated Bob McDonald, the former CEO of Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble, as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is dealing with reports of lengthy waiting times and mismanagement.

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7:15 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Former Perry County Teacher Sentenced For Improper Conduct

Danielle Lusk
Credit Crooksvile Police

A former Perry County teacher will serve 45 days in jail for having improper physical contact with a student.

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7:04 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Short North Posse Member Sentenced For Cocaine Trafficking

Police Images of Indicted Short North Posse Members
Credit Columbus Division of Police

A judge has sentenced a member of the Short North Posse gang to three years in federal prison for selling cocaine.

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7:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Federal Grant To Help Transform Poindexter Village

A 30 million dollar federal grant will be used to help redevelop the former Poindexter Village apartment complex on the East side into a mixed-income housing development.

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6:53 am
Tue July 1, 2014

OSU Renovating President's Home

OSU President's Home
Credit Ohio State University

A 300-thousand dollar renovation of the home of new Ohio State University President Michael Drake is underway.

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6:46 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Bank Settles With Feds Over Improper Loan Allegations

Federal prosecutors in Cleveland say U.S. Bank National Association has agreed to pay 200 million dollars to settle allegations it failed to check on the credit-worthiness of thousands of applicants when it issued government-insured mortgage loans between 2006 and 2011.

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6:43 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Deputies ID Men Who Drowned In Muskingum River

Muskingum County Sheriff's deputies have identified the two men who drowned last week in the Muskingum River.

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6:41 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Columbus Woman Killed On Pike County Lake

State officials have identified the woman killed in a jet ski accident on Lake White in Pike County last weekend.

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6:33 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Columbus Police Have Yet To Identify Body Found On North Side

Columbus police say the death of a man found in the bed of a pickup truck yesterday appears suspicious.

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6:16 am
Tue July 1, 2014

ODE Subpoenas Records In CCS Data Scandal Probe

Gene Harris
Credit wcbe files

Officials with the Ohio Department of Education have subpoenaed the records of former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris and 60 current and former district officials as part of an investigation of the district's attendance data rigging scandal.

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