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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7:45 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Dems Want IG To Probe JobsOhio

Two Democratic state lawmakers are asking Ohio Inspector General Randall Meyer to investigate possible conflicts of interest at Republican Governor John Kasich's private job-creation entity, JobsOhio.

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7:42 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Former Governor Gilligan Passes Away

Ohio Governor John Kasich has ordered flags be flown at half-staff today after former Governor John Gilligan died on Monday.

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7:29 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Facial Recognition Software Generates Controversy

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says law enforcement officers have used facial recognition technology nearly 27 hundred times since June.

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7:18 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Appeals Court Orders New Trial For Death Row Inmate

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has ruled a death row inmate should get a new trial in the drive-by shooting death of a 3-month-old boy in Youngstown.

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7:15 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Man Charged With Killing Bicyclist

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a man for causing a drunken driving crash that killed a bicyclist in December of last year.

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7:13 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Man's Body Found Inside Local Market

The Union County Coroner says a man found dead in the restroom at the Community Market in Marysville yesterday died of natural causes.

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7:12 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Local Store Facing Federal Safety Fines

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says a Home Depot store in Reynoldsburg is facing nearly 160 thousand dollars in fines for repeated safety violations.

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7:04 am
Tue August 27, 2013

UC Coach's Partner Pleads Guilty In Financial Fraud Case

A one-time business partner of former Auburn University and current University of Cincinnati football coach Tommy Tuberville has pleaded guilty in a financial fraud case.

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7:02 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Marijuana Growing Operations Found In Fayette County

Charges are pending against several people accused of growing marijuana in Fayette County.

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7:00 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Prison Worker Charged With Sexual Battery

A state prison worker is scheduled to appear in court today to face charges of trading food for sex with inmates.

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6:56 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Robbery Attempt In OSU Campus Area Reported

Ohio State University police have issued a crime alert after an attempted robbery on campus.

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12:37 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Athens District Tells Autistic Child To Change Schools

The mother of an autistic first-grader who uses a service dog is challenging a decision by the Athens City Schools, which says the girl must change schools because her special-education teacher is allergic to dog dander.

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12:35 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Documents Detail CEO's Final Pay Package

Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission show Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble gave former CEO Bob McDonald a pay package worth 15.9 million dollars during his final full year at the helm, a 5 percent increase from the previous year.

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12:33 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Highway Stretch Named For Fallen Deputy

Ceremonies are being held today to rename a portion of I-70 in Clark County in honor of a slain sheriff's deputy.

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12:30 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Store Security Guard Shot And Wounded

Columbus police say a security guard at a retail store on Morse Road was shot and wounded by a man who was behaving suspiciously in the store's parking lot this morning.

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12:29 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Clintonville Teen Gets Probation For Killing Friend

A Franklin County Magistrate today placed a Clintonville teen on probation for one year after he pleaded guilty to accidentally shooting and killing a friend last year.

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12:27 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Kosar Lending Name To Racino Eatery

Owners of a racino under construction next to the Northfield Park race track in Northfield are getting a boost from a local celebrity.

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7:48 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Study Touts Economic Benefits Of Fracking

A new Cleveland State University study shows fracking in the Marcellus Shale region this year has provided an economic boost for several Ohio counties.

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7:26 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Ohioans Paying Higher Auto Insurance Rates

Ohio drivers are paying the largest auto insurance rate increase in a decade.

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7:23 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Authorities Identify Body Found On I-71

Columbus police have identified the body that was repeatedly run over early Wednesday on I-71 south of Cooke Road.

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