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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7:01 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Teachers At One Charter School Say They Were Not Paid

The founder of a Columbus charter school says some teachers walked off the job yesterday after failing to get paid.

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6:56 am
Tue November 5, 2013

UA Man Charged In Crash With Bicyclist

An Upper Arlington man will go before a judge this week to face charges in a crash with a bicyclist.

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6:55 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Two Supects Sentenced In Death Of Canton Woman

Two of the three people convicted of killing a Canton woman by setting her on fire and dumping her on a rural Muskingum County road have been sentenced to prison time.

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6:53 am
Tue November 5, 2013

New Drug Found In Central Ohio

Columbus paramedics say they recently treated a homeless man who claims to have injected himself with krokodil, a heroin-like drug from Russia.

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6:47 am
Tue November 5, 2013

City Council Approves Deal With Franklin Township, Rec Center Design Work

Franklin Township could receive 39 million dollars over 50 years from shared revenues from the Columbus casino.

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6:43 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Today Is Election Day

Voters are heading to the polls today to cast ballots in the 2013 General Election.

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12:34 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Taxpayers Picking Up The Slack For Low-Wage Fast Food Jobs

A study by the University of California at Berkeley shows 45 percent of Ohio's 75-thousand fast food workers make so little income that they turn to public assistance programs to make ends meet.

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12:27 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Rape Suspect Indicted

Arraignment is scheduled next week for a Columbus man who allegedly raped a woman at an East side COTA bus stop while she held her small child in her arms.

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12:19 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Police Say Store Shooting Was Random

Willard Police say the man who killed a discount store worker before taking his own life on Wednesday night picked his targets at random.

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12:01 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Owens Corning To Stay In Toledo

Toledo Mayor Mike Bell has signed an agreement that keeps Owens Corning in the city until at least 2030.

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11:58 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Investigation Raises Doubts About Tax Breaks And Job Creation

A Toledo Blade investigation into whether taxpayer funding creates jobs in Ohio shows state documents inflating the number of jobs created by more than 11 thousand.

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11:56 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Whirlpool Releases Results Of Soil Testing In Clyde

Whirlpool says extensive soil tests show no evidence of illegal dumping or widespread contamination in Clyde, where dozens of people have been sickened with cancer.

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11:53 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Haas Appointed To Franklin County BOE

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has appointed Greg Haas to the Franklin County Board of Elections.

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8:14 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Marijuana Smuggler Sentenced

The leader of a prolific marijuana-smuggling operation in central Ohio has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

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7:31 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Woman Killed By Motorist

Columbus police are looking for the suspect in a fatal hit-skip crash last night.

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7:28 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Arrest Made In Zanesville Restaurant Shooting

Charges are pending against a man who allegedly opened fire inside of a Zanesville restaurant yesterday.

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7:27 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Central Ohio Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands

Strong storms overnight left more than 19 thousand people in Franklin, Licking and Fairfield Counties without power.

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7:25 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Insurer Posts Third Quarter Profit

Columbus-based State Auto Financial reports a third-quarter profit of 18.5 million dollars, compared with a loss of 5.5 million in the same period a year ago.

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7:22 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Custodians' Protest Nets A Dozen Arrests

Columbus police arrested 12 protestors downtown yesterday amid a contract dispute between local custodians and a contractor company, ABM.

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7:15 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Children Services To Review Group Home Placements

Franklin County Children Services says it will review all of its group home placements after a 16-year-old group home resident was charged with fatally stabbing a jogger in a Blendon Township park on October 20th.

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