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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6:56 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Sinclair, OSU Teaming Up On Drone Technology

Sinclair Community College in Dayton is joining forces with Ohio State University's engineering school to research and develop new drone technologies.

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12:30 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Judge Declines To Drop Charges Against Greenpeace Activists

Credit wcpo.com

A Hamilton County judge has declined to drop burglary charges against nine Greenpeace activists who staged a protest at the headquarters of Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble last March.

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12:27 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Fight Over Elections Board Members May Go To Court

The Lucas County Republican Party plans to take Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to court in a dispute over nominees for the county's troubled board of elections.

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12:24 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

No Early Release For Priest Convicted Of 1980 Slaying

Gerald Robinson
Credit Toledo Blade

A federal district court has denied a request for early release from the Toledo priest convicted of killing a nun.

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9:05 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Charges Against Two Steubenville Schools Workers Dropped

Credit Steubenville Schools

Charges have been dropped against two Steubenville school district employees as part of the investigation into whether other laws were broken in the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two high school football players.

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8:15 am
Thu July 3, 2014

More Mosquito Traps In Columbus This Year

Credit National Geographic

Columbus Public Health officials are increasing the number of mosquito traps around the city this year, as part of an effort to prevent the spread of diseases like West Nile Virus.

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8:11 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Mumps Cases Now Over 450

Credit wksu

The growth of mumps cases in central Ohio appears to be slowing.

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8:01 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Ohio Ranked 12th For Opioid Prescriptions

Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control says Ohio doctors prescribe painkillers at high rates.

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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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