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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8:05 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Internet Firm Gets City Tax Break

Smith Brothers Building
Credit Phototree.com

Columbus City Council last night approved a five year tax break for an internet company to retain and create jobs at a downtown building.

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7:46 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Double Shooting Under Investigation

Columbus police are investigating a double shooting on the East Side.

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7:33 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Boy Injured When Hit By Car

Columbus police say a two-year-old boy is hospitalized in critical condition after he was struck by a car last night at Refugee and Noe Bixby Roads.

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7:31 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Grand Jury Clears Three Columbus Cops

A Franklin County grand jury has cleared three Columbus police officers of criminal wrongdoing for their roles in a deadly shooting last year.

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7:26 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Local Weapons Instructor Facing Criminal Charge

A concealed weapons instructor is facing chargesĀ for an accidental shooting in his class.

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7:17 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Bus Ridership Rose Last Year In Ohio

Bus ridership in Ohio's four largest cities increased last year, with Cincinnati leading the way.

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7:15 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Kidnapping And Slaying

The Cambridge man accused of raping and killing a pizza delivery driver in late December has pleaded not guilty.

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7:13 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Controlling Board Approves New Gaming Machines For Vets Groups And Fraternal Organizations

The State Controlling Board has approved an Ohio Lottery plan to spend 22.5 million dollars on 12 hundred new electronic raffle machines for veterans' posts and fraternal organizations.

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12:02 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

State Jobless Rate Falls

Ohio's official unemployment rate fell by 3-tenths of a point in January to 6.9 percent.

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12:01 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Owner Of Torched Toledo Apartment Complex Facing New Charges

The Toledo apartment complex owner charged with setting the facility on fire has been indicted on unrelated charges of selling synthetic drugs.

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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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