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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9:28 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Columbus, Franklin Township Reach Compromise

The City of Columbus and a neighboring township have reached a deal on splitting the income taxes generated by the casino.

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12:42 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

SUPCO Says Former Judge Deserves Stronger Punishment

The Ohio Supreme Court today rejected a recommended six-month suspension of the law license of former Franklin County Environmental Court Judge Harland Hale.

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12:38 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Barricaid Situation Was A Hoax

Columbus and Reynolsburg police say a reported barricade situation early this morning turned out to be a hoax.

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12:36 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Cincinnati Must Return Streetcar Money To Feds

Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff says the city of Cincinnati will have to return 44.9 million dollars if Mayor-elect John Cranley fulfills his promise to kill the municipal streetcar project.

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12:33 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Traffic Fatalities Down This Year

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says more than 8 hundred hundred people have died in crashes on Ohio roads so far this year, a decline of roughly 3 hundred from last year.

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12:31 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

State Fair Posts Sixth Consecutive Yearly Profit

Public records show the Ohio State Fair made a 400 thousand dollar profit this year.

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12:28 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

French Say Tourists Should Avoid Three Ohio Cities

City officials and business leaders in three Cleveland suburbs say they want an apology after the French government put them on a list of communities tourists should avoid.

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12:25 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

OSU Cartoon Library Opens This Weekend

The world's largest cartoon museum opens this weekend at Ohio State University.

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8:04 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Investment Firm Founder Pleads Guilty To Fraud

The founder of an Ohio investment firm that handled the National Basketball Association players union's investments and finances has pleaded guilty to fraud charges.

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8:01 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Man Convicted Of Killing His Parents Could Be Freed Next Year

A Columbus man convicted of the 1994 slayings of his parents could get out of prison next year after reaching a deal with prosecutors.

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7:55 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Slain Pedestrian Was A Robbery Suspect

Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies say a pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday was suspected in several area break-ins.

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7:53 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Residents Complain About Taste And Smell Of Columbus Water

Columbus city officials are responding to multiple complaints about fishy-tasting water.

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7:37 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Columbus Charter School Closing Today

A Columbus charter school is closing today amid problems with its finances.

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7:27 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Health Plan Changes Draw Different Reactions

President Obama's plan to allow health insurers to continue offering some plans that do not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act is drawing mixed reaction in Ohio.

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7:17 am
Fri November 15, 2013

POTUS Talks Oil, Manufacturing And Health Care During Ohio Visit

President Obama touted increased vehicle fuel efficiency for helping reduce reliance on foreign oil during a stop in Cleveland Thursday.

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7:04 am
Fri November 15, 2013

German Company Building Plant In Heath

Construction is underway in Heath on a German company's first U.S. factory.

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7:01 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Akron Mayor Blasts Lockheed Martin's Decision To Close Local Plant

Maryland-based defense contractor Lockheed Martin is eliminating 4 thousand jobs, or 3.5 percent of its workforce.

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12:20 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Foreclosure Filings In Ohio Increased In October

The foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac says banks initiated actions against nearly 59 thousand U.S. homes in October.

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11:33 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Former County Treasurer Sentenced For Taking Cash Gift

A federal judge has sentenced former Mahoning County treasurer and former county Democratic Party chair Lisa Antonini to five months in federal prison for failing to report a 3 thousand dollar cash gift.

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11:31 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Driver In Wrong-way Crash Was Intoxicated

The Clark County coroner says the Centerville High School football coach killed in a wrong-way crash on I-70 in September was driving drunk.

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