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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11:58 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Columbus Police Say Mass Email Is Bogus

Columbus police are debunking an email chain working its way through central Ohio, claiming kidnappers are targeting women at the Polaris Fashion Place shopping mall.

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8:17 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Appeals Court Upholds Inman Conviction

The Fourth Ohio District Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Hocking County man who killed his daughter-in-law in 2011.

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7:26 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Coleman Launches Health Insurance Enrollment Campaign

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has launched an effort to get uninsured people signed up for health insurance coverage through the exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act.

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7:18 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Fewer Teens Abusing Drugs, More Driving While Distracted

The Ohio Department of Health says fewer Ohio teens are abusing prescription painkillers and using heroin.

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7:04 am
Fri March 7, 2014

SUPCO Strikes Down Child Enticement Law

The Ohio Supreme court says Ohio's child enticement law is unconstitutional because it criminalizes innocent behavior.

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6:56 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Company Plans Layoffs In Delaware

A manufacturing company plans to lay off 63 workers at its plant in Delaware by the end of September.

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6:53 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Production Changes At Two Ohio Vehicle Factories

General Motors says it will install a new, 14-million-dollar press at its plant in Parma.

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6:48 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Apartment Complex Where Child Died Under Greater Scrutiny

Whitehall city officials are placing greater scrutiny on owners of the apartment complex where a child died last week.

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6:46 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Newark Teacher Indicted

A Newark City Schools teacher and assistant band director accused of inappropriate conduct with three students has been indicted.

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6:44 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Citizens Form Group To Oppose Columbus Zoo Levy

A group of rougly two dozen Franklin County residents has filed the paperwork to form a political action committee opposing the Columbus Zoo levy on the May ballot.

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6:41 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Former Central Ohioan Sentenced For Masterminding Ponzi Scheme

A former Hilliard investment adviser was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for orchestrating a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of more than 1.5 million dollars over five years.

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6:40 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Hit-Skip Driver Pleads No Contest

Sentencing is pending for a Columbus motorist who pleaded no contest this week to charges of causing the death of a pedestrian in Victorian Village last July.

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6:33 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Mumps Outbreak Reported At OSU

Columbus Public Health officials are investigating a possible mumps outbreak at Ohio State University.

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6:31 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Man Shot By Cop Sentenced For Robbery

A Columbus man who was shot by a police officer outside of a Morse Road bank last year will serve 11 years in prison.

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6:27 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Rail Line In Delaware County Reopened

Norfolk Southern railroad has reopened one of the two lines at the Delaware County site where nearly three dozen corn-carrying cars derailed on Tuesday.

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12:42 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Decline In Ohio Weekly Jobless Claims

The Labor Department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in Ohio fell by nearly 12 hundred last week due to fewer layoffs in manufacturing.

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12:40 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Party Launches Poll To Help Choose GOP Convention City

Republican Party leaders have launched an online poll that lets people pick from Columbus and seven other cities that are finalists to host the 2016 GOP National Convention.

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12:36 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

P&G Tightens HQ Security Following Greenpeace Protest

Cincinnati-based Procter-and-Gamble says Greenpeace protesters got into the company's headquarters Tuesday by wearing business suits and carrying their rappelling gear in briefcases.

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12:32 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Natural Gas Bills To Increase

Columbia Gas says Ohio customers in its budget payment plan will see their bills increase by an average of 20-dollars a month.

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12:28 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

New Policy For Cleveland Police Sparked By Fatal Chase

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says he welcomes a Justice Department investigation into alleged excessive use of force by police.

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