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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7:17 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Man Involved In Chase Gets Prison Time

The suspect chased by Whitehall police last year when another driver was killed in a collision with a cruiser has been sentenced to one year in prison.

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7:12 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Remains Of U.S. Navy Member Being Laid To Rest Today

A U.S. Navy corpsman from Ohio whose remains were found last year in Vietnam will be buried today in Arlington National Cemetery, 46 years after his death in the Vietnam War.

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7:04 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Turnpike Commission To Vote On Bond Plan Today

The Ohio Turnpike Commission today will consider a proposal to raise tolls by 2.7 percent next year.

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6:57 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Mansfield Planning Celebration Of "The Shawshank Redemption"

The city of Mansfield plans to hold a celebration on Labor Day weekend of the 20th anniversary of the filming of the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" at the Ohio State Reformatory.

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6:55 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Audits Show Problems With Prison Food Company

Several state audits show a private vendor in line to begin feeding nearly 100 thousand prison inmates in Ohio and Michigan has a track record of questionable billing, using substandard ingredients and riling prisoners with meal offerings.

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6:53 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Columbus Woman Injured In Triathalon

New York authorities say a Columbus triathlete was critically injured Sunday when she fell from her bicycle as she slowed at a water station.

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12:38 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Over Jesus Portrait

A tentative settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit challenging the decades-long display of a portrait of Jesus at a high school in Jackson.

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12:36 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges

A Clark County teacher is scheduled for sentencing on August 20th after pleading guilty to charges of having sex with a student.

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12:35 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Former Buckeye Small Facing Second Indictment

A former Ohio State wide receiver previously caught up in the school's memorabilia scandal was indicted in Franklin County this week on felony drug and weapons charges.

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12:33 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Westerville Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Drugging Children

A Westerville home daycare operator pleaded not guilty this morning to charges of drugging children to make them sleep.

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12:30 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Gay, Bisexual Men Holding Protest Blood Drives Today

Gay and bisexual men are attempting to donate blood at 53 sites across the nation today, even though they expect to be turned away.

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8:24 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Civil Rights Group Suing Huntington Bank

A civil rights group is suing Columbus-based Huntington Bank, alleging the firm improperly closed the personal and business accounts of hundreds of Arab-Americans.

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7:12 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Man Charged After Accusing Cop Of Misconduct

A Columbus man who accused a Dublin police officer of inappropriate conduct is now facing criminal charges.

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7:04 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Jury Rules In Favor Of Former Ben-Gals Cheerleader

A federal jury has ruled in favor of a former teacher and former Cincinnati Ben-gals cheerleader in her defamation lawsuit against a gossip website.

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7:02 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Feds Lower Estimate On Corn Crop

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slightly lowered its estimate of the size of this year's corn crop, reflecting late planting in Ohio and other states caused by a wet spring.

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7:01 am
Fri July 12, 2013

State Lawmakers Hold Hearings On IRS Scandal

The Ohio House Policy and Legislative Oversight committee wants to hear from people who believe they were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service because of their political beliefs.

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6:56 am
Fri July 12, 2013

AG Releases Numbers On Internet Cafes

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state is home to 340 internet cafes.

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6:55 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Authorities Bust Local Drug Ring

Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies say they made a major drug bust yesterday at a home near Canal Winchester.

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6:54 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Dublin Students Set World Record

Students at Dublin Jerome High School set a world record last week by tying together more than ten-thousand plastic zip-ties.

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6:52 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Gee Delayed Apologies For Controversial Remarks

Records obtained by the Associated Press show former Ohio State University President Gordon Gee took his time apologizing for remarks made in December that were critical of Roman Catholics, the University of Notre Dame and Southeastern Conference schools.

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