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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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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6:14 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Local Authorities Searching For Supects Of Child Neglect

The Columbus city prosecutor's office says authorities are searching for more than 100 parents charged with neglecting their children.

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11:52 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Regional Jobless Rate Increased In May

Students looking for summer jobs are being blamed for an increase in central Ohio's unemployment rate.

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7:26 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Several People Charged With Assaulting Couple At Hilltop Home

Police Respond To Home On North Harris Avenue
Credit Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have arrested three people who allegedly sexually assaulted and tortured a couple at a home on the Hilltop.

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7:23 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Local Cop, Wife Facing Drug Charges

Credit Hilliard Police

A Madison Township police officer and his wife have been arrested on drug charges.

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7:18 am
Thu June 26, 2014

State Wants Five Dozen CCS Employees To Give Up Their Licenses

The Ohio Department of Education is giving 60 principals, assistant principals and other Columbus City Schools administrators a chance to give up their teaching licenses voluntarily or face a costly process to have them revoked.

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7:13 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Search For Two Missing Boaters Resumes Today

Muskingum County Sheriff's deputies plan to resume their search today for two people spotted in the rain-swollen Muskingum River Tuesday night.

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7:04 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Grave Of Legendary Ohio Baseball Player Gets A Marker

Grant "Home Run" Johnson
Credit wikipedia

The western New York grave of an African-American baseball legend from Ohio who played more than a century ago now has a marker.

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7:00 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Jackets Trade Nikitin For 5th Round Draft Pick

Nikita Nikitin
Credit Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded defenseman Nikita Nikitin to the Edmonton Oilers for a fifth-round pick in next year's draft.

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