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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11:58 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Fire At Closed Factory Forces Evacuations

Canton fire officials say hundreds of residents in a 20-block area were evacuated following a fire Monday in a closed factory that released sulfur dioxide at potentially harmful levels.

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8:44 am
Tue September 17, 2013

July Storms Cause Millions In Insured Damages

The Ohio Insurance Institute says the severe storms in July resulted in insured losses of at least 71 million dollars.

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8:28 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Names Of Kids Killed In Tiffin Fire Released

Authorities have released the names of the five young children killed in a mobile home fire in Tiffin Sunday morning.  

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8:23 am
Tue September 17, 2013

OSU Being Investigated For Alleged Medical Waste Mishandling

Columbus health officials are investigating the alleged mishandling of medical waste at Ohio State University.

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8:18 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Columbus Casino Worker Sentenced For Theft

A Columbus casino employee has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of attempted theft for cheating the facility.

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8:16 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Portion Of I-71 Renamed For Slain ODOT Worker

The Ohio Department of Transportation yesterday officially renamed a stretch of I-71 north of Columbus in honor of a worker killed earlier this year.

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8:15 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Rollerblader Hit By Car

Columbus police say a man was struck by a car and injured last night while rollerblading on Sinclair Road.

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8:13 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Three Men Charged In Northeast Side Slaying

Three men have been arrested on murder charges in connection with the death of a man whose body was found when Columbus firefighters were battling a house fire on Monday.

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8:12 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Services Scheduled For Late City Council Member

Funeral Services have been scheduled for Canal Winchester City Council member John Bender, who died Saturday of leukemia at the age of 71.

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8:11 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Battelle Biomedical Research Center Accused Of Abusing Animals

Animal activists are criticizing Battelle Biomedical Research Center in Columbus for allegedly abusing guinea pigs.

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8:03 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Squirrel Causes Power Outages

Columbus-based American Electric Power says service has been restored to 95 hundred customers on the North side who lost electricity last night when a squirrel caused a system problem at a substation.

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8:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

AEP To Enhance Smart Grid Technology

Columbus-based American Electric Power wants to install new equipment to enhance its smart grid technology.

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7:53 am
Tue September 17, 2013

State Releases Report On Inmate's Suicide

State officials say one and possibly two prison guards falsified an electronic log documenting checks on a death row inmate who committed suicide days before his scheduled execution.

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7:47 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Report Links Poverty To Poor Student Academic Peformance

Groups representing Ohio school boards, administrators and treasurers have released an analysis of data collected under the state's new assessment system that confirms the link between poverty and student performance.

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7:37 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Group To Set Standards For Charter Schools Getting CCS Levy Money

Columbus City Council last night approved a measure forming a group to develop education standards charter schools must meet if they want to receive a portion of the money from the Columbus City Schools levy on the November ballot.

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6:11 am
Tue September 17, 2013

AP Obtains Records In Local Murder-Suicide

Hocking County Sheriff's records show a woman killed in a murder-suicide last year accused her attacker in the final minutes of her life of the 1972 death of her sister.

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12:48 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Franklin County Sales Tax Hearing

The second of three public hearings on raising the Franklin County sales tax is scheduled for Tuesday night.

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10:11 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Columbus Officer Pleads No Contest To Drunken Driving

A judge ordered 32-year-old Columbus Police Sergeant Joshua Wagner to complete a three day alcohol treatment program, perform 72 hours of community service, as well as pay a fine and lose his drivers license for six months.

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12:44 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Columbus Conference Helping Kinship Caregivers

Nearly seven percent of Ohio children are being raised by grandparents or other kinship providers.

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12:39 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Feds: Ohio Must Provide Autism Treatment

The U.S. Department of Education is telling state education officials an intensive treatment for autism must be made available to any child who is considered a good candidate.

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