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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7:03 am
Fri November 22, 2013

CSCC To Raise Tuition Next Year

Columbus State Community College trustees have approved a 2.5 percent tuition increase for next year.

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6:56 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Muskingum University Gets Bomb Threat

Classes at Muskingum University are scheduled to resume today after the school evacuated its New Concord campus and residence halls following a bomb threat.

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6:53 am
Fri November 22, 2013

A&F Reports 3Q Results

New Albany-based retailer Abercrombie & Fitch says third quarter sales fell by more than 100 million to just over 1 billion dollars.

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6:45 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Krokodil Found In Athens County

Athens County Sheriff's deputies say they have found evidence of a new, deadly drug on the streets.

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6:43 am
Fri November 22, 2013

New Synthetic Drug Found In Miami Valley

Health officials in the Miami Valley are warning the public about a new synthetic drug.

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6:42 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Conference Aims To Tackle Heroin Abuse Problem

Hundreds of medical and law enforcement personnel attended a day-long summit Thursday in Cleveland on the area's rapidly growing heroin problem.

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6:36 am
Fri November 22, 2013

State Lawmakers Want Constitutional Convention On Balanced Budget Amendment

Majority Republicans in the state legislature have passed a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention to create a federal balanced budget amendment.

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6:25 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Federal Court Rejects Appeal Of Convicted Pill Mill Doctor

A three judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has rejected appeals by a Chicago doctor sentenced to four life terms stemming from the painkiller overdose deaths of four patients.

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6:23 am
Fri November 22, 2013

State Withholds Business Tax Refunds

Ohio Inspector General Randall Meyer says the state department of taxation has failed to return more than 30 million dollars in business tax refunds to companies that properly requested the money.

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6:21 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Youth Prison In Delaware Will Close Next Year

The Ohio Department of Youth Services says it will close the Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility in Delaware by May of next year.

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12:42 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Body Found In Columbus Apartment

Columbus police say a 38-year-old man was found dead early this morning inside of an apartment on the Southeast side.

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10:02 am
Thu November 21, 2013

London Grammar on World Cafe, Thursday @ 8pm on WCBE

Lead in text: 
It's London Grammar in the studio today to play a few songs and discuss their first project, the "Metal and Dust" EP.
We are very excited to have the British band London Grammar in for a session today. They formed in 2009 while students at University in Nottinham and are composed of Hannah Reid on vocals, Dan Rothman on guitar, and multi-instrumentalist Dot Major.
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7:47 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Columbus Hosting Conference On Autism

Hundreds of people are attending a convention on autism in Columbus this week.

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7:43 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Rate Of Local Existing Home Sales Fell In October

Fewer existing homes were sold in central Ohio in October as compared with the same month last year.

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7:31 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Columbus Campaign Finance Measure Closer To Reaching Ballot

Local elections officials says the group seeking to reduce spending in Columbus mayoral and city council races appears to have collected enough valid petition signatures to get a reform measure on the ballot next year.

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7:27 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Columbus Murder Suspect Refuses To Waive Extradition

A former Columbus man suspected in a 2012 murder has refused to waive extradition from Wisconsin.

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7:25 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Leader Of Central Ohio Prescription Drug Ring Sentenced

A Columbus man will spend more than six decades in prison for bringing thousands of prescription pills into central Ohio.

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7:23 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Legislature Approves Tougher Voting Requirements

Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate have approved two bills affecting voter and ballot rules.

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7:15 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Ohio House Approves "Stand Your Ground" Gun Measure

The Republican-controlled Ohio House has approved a measure making broad changes to the state's gun laws, including the addition of a "stand your ground" rule that sparked debates on gun control across the country.

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7:04 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Apartment Resident Shoots Would-Be Robbers

Columbus police say two people who attempted to break into a West side apartment last night are hospitalized in critical condition.

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