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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7:04 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Short North Posse Member Sentenced For Cocaine Trafficking

Police Images of Indicted Short North Posse Members
Credit Columbus Division of Police

A judge has sentenced a member of the Short North Posse gang to three years in federal prison for selling cocaine.

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7:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Federal Grant To Help Transform Poindexter Village

A 30 million dollar federal grant will be used to help redevelop the former Poindexter Village apartment complex on the East side into a mixed-income housing development.

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6:53 am
Tue July 1, 2014

OSU Renovating President's Home

OSU President's Home
Credit Ohio State University

A 300-thousand dollar renovation of the home of new Ohio State University President Michael Drake is underway.

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6:46 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Bank Settles With Feds Over Improper Loan Allegations

Federal prosecutors in Cleveland say U.S. Bank National Association has agreed to pay 200 million dollars to settle allegations it failed to check on the credit-worthiness of thousands of applicants when it issued government-insured mortgage loans between 2006 and 2011.

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6:43 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Deputies ID Men Who Drowned In Muskingum River

Muskingum County Sheriff's deputies have identified the two men who drowned last week in the Muskingum River.

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6:41 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Columbus Woman Killed On Pike County Lake

State officials have identified the woman killed in a jet ski accident on Lake White in Pike County last weekend.

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6:33 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Columbus Police Have Yet To Identify Body Found On North Side

Columbus police say the death of a man found in the bed of a pickup truck yesterday appears suspicious.

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6:16 am
Tue July 1, 2014

ODE Subpoenas Records In CCS Data Scandal Probe

Gene Harris
Credit wcbe files

Officials with the Ohio Department of Education have subpoenaed the records of former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris and 60 current and former district officials as part of an investigation of the district's attendance data rigging scandal.

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10:46 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Today Is A Day To Raise Awareness Of PTSD

Credit morguefile

Today is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day, which is designed to help military veterans and others recognize the symptoms and seek care.

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9:40 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Ohio Beaches Again Ranked Most Polluted In The Nation

An annual report by the Natural Resources Defense Council says ten percent of the nation's beaches are too polluted to meet federal safety benchmarks. 

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7:55 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Court: Harris Can't Be Sued In CCS Attendance Data Scandal

Gene Harris
Credit Columbus City Schools

A state appeals court says former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris may not sued in the recent attendance data-scrubbing scandal.

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7:29 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Columbus Offering Free HIV Testing Through Saturday

Columbus and Canton are among 100 cities in the U.S. offering residents free testing for the HIV virus, in support of National HIV Testing Day.

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7:24 am
Fri June 27, 2014

State Lawmaker Passes Away

Terry Blair
Credit Ohio House of Representatives

Funeral services are pending for a Republican State Representative who passed away yesterday.

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7:16 am
Fri June 27, 2014

New Hangar Brings New Jobs To Wilmington

Wilmington Air Park
Credit clintoncounty.gov

More than 250 new jobs are coming to the Wilmington Air Park.

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7:04 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Records Review: AG Hiring Of Outside Counsel Undocumented

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
Credit Ohio Attorney General's Office

An Associated Press review of state records shows Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's selection process for hiring outside securities-fraud litigators has gone essentially undocumented.

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6:52 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Study Shows Impact Of Electric Vehicles On Climate Change

Credit wikipedia

Carbon emitting vehicles are among the primary sources of the greenhouse gases that fuel global climate change.

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6:44 am
Fri June 27, 2014

GM Recalling 2013, 2014 Chevy Cruze Models

Chevy Cruze
Credit Chevrolet

General Motors is recalling thousands of Chevy Cruze cars made at its plant in Lordstown.

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6:30 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Leaders Of Two Religions To Meet In Columbus This Weekend

Credit worldsikhcouncil.org

Columbus will host a summit of two religions this weekend.

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6:26 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Covington Mayor Says Tolls For New Brent Spence Necessary

Covington, Kentucky Mayor Sherry Carran
Credit City of Covington

The Mayor of Covington, Kentucky says charging tolls is the only way to fund a new Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River in the Cincinnati area.

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6:16 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Man Believed To Have Drowned At Local Quarry

Columbus fire division teams will resume their search today for a man who is believed to have drowned at a quarry on the South side yesterday.

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