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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The National Weather Service says an EF-Zero tornado touched down near Delaware  on Saturday, damaging trees and boats in Delaware State Park.

City of Gahanna

A Gahanna police lieutenant has resigned after taking money for hours he didn't work.


A Canal Winchester man has been indicted on charges of pointing a high-powered laser at a Columbus Police helicopter, which temporarily blinded the crew.

Ohio's unemployment rate for July is 4.8 percent, down two-tenths of a point from June.


People hoping to get a view of a nude statue of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Cleveland Heights are out of luck. 

A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital in Columbus shows thousands of children are taken to emergency rooms with stroller-related injuries each year. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A former Wellington School teacher convicted of recording students with a hidden camera has been released from prison pending his appeals.


Columbus Public Health officials say there are now 202 cases of cryptosporidiosis in Columbus and Franklin and Delaware Counties, up from 107 last week.

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of the century-old Columbus Castings foundry to a New York-based corporate liquidation firm.


Ohio State University says unsafe levels of lead were found in water at five apartments in Buckeye Village.

U.S. Attorney's Office

Another member of the Short North Posse gang has pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges.


The family of a 74-year-old Columbus woman found dead in a car Monday night says police didn't do enough to find her after she went missing last week.


An animal-related video made by a Columbus man has been pulled off the internet after a national backlash.


Bay Village police are investigating new leads in the 1989 kidnapping and murder of Amy Mihaljevic. 


The two major party candidates running for U.S. Senate in Ohio will square off in three debates this fall.

Columbus Division of Police

State Auditor David Yost wants to recover more than 60 thousand dollars in start-up money from operators of two Columbus charter schools that closed nearly three years ago. 

A federal bankruptcy judge has indicated he will approve the sale of the century-old Columbus Castings foundry to a New York-based corporate liquidation firm as early as today.

Family photo via Columbus Division of Police

An autopsy report shows the man killed by Columbus police in June was shot by officers seven times.

The Columbus Board of Education last night approved a measure allowing the Hilliard, Westerville and South-Western City Schools to phase out their participation in the 30-year-old 'Win-Win' agreement.

WCBE Files

Columbus Mayor and former Columbus School Board member Andy Ginther is sending his 6-year-old daughter to a private school in Upper Arlington.