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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12:25 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Former Otterbein Professor Goes To Court Next Month

A former Otterbein University theater professor faces trial in October on charges of sexual imposition, disorderly conduct and unlawful restraint.

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12:23 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Steinfurth Barred From Attending Toddler's Funeral

A Toledo woman charged with obstruction of official business will not be allowed to leave jail for the funeral of her toddler, who was reported missing in June.

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12:20 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Mud Run Entrants Offered Chance At Another Event

People angered by the sudden cancelation of a mud run in Hocking County and the loss of their entry fees are getting some relief.

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9:14 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Work Of Wallace Peck To Be Featured At Governor's Mansion

Ohio First Lady Karen Kasich is launching a program to feature artists' work at the governor's mansion in Bexley.

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9:05 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Klein On FitzGerald's Short List

Sources with knowledge of the situation tell WCBE Columbus City Council member Zach Klein is one of the names on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald's short list of running mates.

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7:56 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Loveland Company Moving To Cincinnati

A Loveland-based "bedroom enhancement" company says it will move its headquarters to downtown Cincinnati, despite talks with the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

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7:02 am
Thu September 26, 2013

House Considering Restrictions On Sale Of E-Cigarettes

The Ohio House will soon open debate on a bill that would restrict the sale of e-cigarettes.

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6:57 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Toledo Landmark Closing

A landmark skyscraper in downtown Toledo is closing.

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6:56 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Teen Allegedly Threatens School Shooting

Licking County Sherriff's deputies have arrested a teenager accused of threatening to open fire inside of his school.

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6:55 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Man Charged In Death Of Girlfriend's Fetus

Fairfield County prosecutors have charged a man with the death of his girlfriend's unborn child.

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6:53 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Commission Finds Possible Conflicts At JobsOhio

The Ohio Ethics Commission has found possible conflicts-of-interest by employees of JobsOhio, the private jobs entity created by Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich.

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6:48 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Two Business Executives Indicted In Campaign Donations Probe

Two business executives have been indicted on charges of funnelling nearly 200-thousand dollars in corporate money to the campaigns of a U.S. Senate candidate and a sitting member of Congress.

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6:38 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Commission Deciding On Damages In Housing Discrimination Case

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is weighing a final decision in a five-year-old case in which a landlady allegedly discriminated against undercover fair housing testers.

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12:20 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Man Rescued From Campus Lake Passes Away

A man hospitalized in August after falling into Mirror Lake died on Friday.

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11:51 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Two People Wounded In South Side Shooting

Columbus police are looking for the suspect or suspects involved in a double shooting early this morning in the parking lot of an adult club.

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11:49 am
Tue September 24, 2013

County Commissioners Approve Sales Tax Hike

Franklin County Commissioners today approved a quarter percent increase in the county sales tax.

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11:47 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Multiple States Dealing With Toxic Algae Blooms

Ohio is one of at least 21 states that had problems with toxic algae blooms in waterways over the summer.

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11:44 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Kasich Approves Emergency Funding For Food Banks

While Congress continues fighting over cuts to the food stamp program, Ohio food banks are getting money from state government.

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11:40 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Help Available For Those Contemplating Suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and mental health experts are urging Ohioans to take action when a friend, family or neighbor hints they may want to take their own life.

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11:35 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Breast Cancer Vaccine Trials To Start Within Two Years

A biotech company owned by the Cleveland Clinic has developed a vaccine for breast cancer.

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