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
Fri November 1, 2013

Portman's Vote Could Help Break U.S. Senate Filibuster

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he is working on changes in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that might make his the crucial 60th vote needed for passage.

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6:48 am
Fri November 1, 2013

State To Launch Bridge Repair Project Next Year

State transportation officials want to repair or replace 200 county and city-owned bridges over the next three years.

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6:42 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Utica Woman Indicted For Masterminding Cancer Hoax

A Utica woman has been indicted on charges of faking a cancer diagnosis for her 4-year-old son in order to collect donations.

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6:40 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Triple Murder Suspect Enters Plea To Updated Charges

The man suspected of killing three women in Cleveland has pleaded not guilty to updated charges including aggravated murder that could lead to a death sentence.

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6:32 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Prison Guard Resigns Following Inmate Suicide

A guard at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution has resigned after the state found falsified logs documenting checks on a death row inmate who later committed suicide.

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6:28 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Indians Release Perez, Ink Giambi

The Cleveland Indians have released closer Chris Perez.

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6:25 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Columbus A Finalist To Host NCAA Events

The NCAA says Columbus is a finalist to host eight championships over the next five years, including hockey, women's volleyball and swimming and diving.

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6:24 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Foster Boy Injured Trying To Kill Family

A 14-year-old foster child from Franklin County has been arrested on delinquency charges of attempted murder and arson after Butler County authorities say he tried to kill his foster family by setting their Wayne Township house on fire Wednesday night.

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12:34 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Weekly Claims For Jobless Benefits Decline

The Labor Department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in Ohio fell by more than 11 hundred last week, due to fewer layoffs in manufacturing.

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12:32 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Friday's Food Stamp Cuts Impact Nearly 2 Million Ohioans

More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps, including 1.8 million Ohioans, will see their benefits reduced starting Friday.

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12:26 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Columbus Holding Beggars Night Tonight As Scheduled

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Many central and western Ohio communities have delayed tonight's beggars night festivities until the weekend due to the weather.

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7:02 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Advocates Push Green Jobs For Veterans

More veterans are looking for jobs after they complete their terms of service.

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6:56 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Ohio House Approves Senate-Passed Bill On Third Parties

Legislative debate about proposed requirements for minor political parties continues after changes made by the Ohio House Wednesday caused confusion.

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6:46 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Two Dead Following Overnight Standoff

Willard Police say two people are dead after a hostage situation at a discount store last night.

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6:43 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Suspect Competent To Stand Trial For Killing Attorney And His Wife

A Summit County judge has ruled a 19-year-old man is competent to stand trial in the bludgeoning deaths of a prominent attorney and his wife.

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6:41 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Local Man Incompetent To Stand Trial For Killing Former Spouse

A Franklin County judge has ruled the Grove City man accused of killing his ex-wife last year when she arrived at his apartment to pick up their two young children is incompetent to stand trial.

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6:37 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Weather May Force Beggars Night Postponement

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The threat of stormy weather may force central Ohio communities to postpone trick-or-treating.

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6:31 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Bones Found By Workers Not Human

Columbus police say bones found by construction workers near downtown are not the key to solving a cold case.

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6:28 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Deputies Looking For Four Kidnappers

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an alleged abduction.

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6:27 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Child Injured During Trick-Or-Treating

A Morrow County toddler is hospitalized in Columbus after being run over by a car while trick-or-treating.

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