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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6:23 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Detective: Fay Lied To Investigators

A Putnam County Sheriff's detective says a teenager accused of killing two brothers lied to investigators after his arrest.

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6:17 am
Thu September 12, 2013

New State Grant Fund For Schools And Teachers

Governor John Kasich has called upon Ohio teachers to tap their creativity as the state makes available a new 250 million dollar education innovation grant fund. 

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6:16 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Cincinnati Schools Settle Anti-Tax Group's Lawsuit

The Cincinnati Public Schools have settled an anti-tax group's lawsuit claiming the district violated a 2002 agreement by allowing employees to promote a 2012 tax levy renewal through work email accounts. 

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12:37 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Fire Damages Country Club Shelter House

Upper Arlington fire officials are searching for the cause of a pre-dawn blaze at Scioto Country Club.

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12:36 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Alleged RV Thief In Custody

Marion police say man stole a recreational vehicle this morning, rammed it into a pharmacy on State Route 309, then struck a cruiser and spurred a brief chase before he crashed into a Jefferson Street home.

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12:34 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Bond Set For Man Charged With Killing Bicyclist

Bond was set Monday at 10 thousand dollars for the man charged with causing a drunken driving crash that killed a bicyclist in December of last year.

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12:33 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Local Plant Cutting Workers

A company that recycles wooden pallets will lay off 74 Columbus workers by November after losing a contract to manage a plant on the West side.

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12:31 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Honda Cutting Pensions And Benefits

Honda is eliminating pensions for new workers and cutting benefits for current workers as part of a cost-cutting move.

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12:29 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Report: Pension Fund On Uncertain Long-Term Footing

A consultant's report shows the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund is still on uncertain long-term fiscal ground.

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12:27 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Found Remains Are Those Of Missing Toddler

The Lucas County Coroner and Toledo Police say skeletal remains found in a box in the garage of a home last week are those of a toddler who's been missing since June.

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8:24 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Victims Of Weekend Crash Identified

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies have identified the three victims of a weekend head-on crash that left several others injured.

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8:02 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Council Approves Moratorium On Parking-Permit Districts

Columbus City Council last night approved a one-year moratorium on applications to create parking-permit districts in the Short North, Italian Village, Victorian Village, Dennison Place and Harrison West.

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7:57 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Cordle To Appear In Court Today

The Powell driver who made an online video confessing to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after drinking heavily is scheduled for his first court appearance today.

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7:28 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Election Monitors In Cuayhoga County Today

Federal civil rights observers will monitor polls in Cuayhoga County during today's primary election to make sure bilingual ballots are used under a 2010 agreement with the Justice Department.

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7:03 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Carney To Challenge Yost

Democratic State Representative John Carney is expected today to formally announce his plans to challenge Republican State Auditor David Yost in 2014.

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6:57 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Casino Revenue Declines In August

The Ohio Casino Control Commission says say monthly revenue fell at three of the state's four casinos in August compared with July but was up slightly at the fourth facility in Toledo.

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6:55 am
Tue September 10, 2013

New Library Branch In Whitehall Planned

Ground will be broken today on a new library in Whitehall.

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6:54 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Alleged Triple Murderer Seeks To Avoid Death Penalty

The defense for a Cleveland man charged with killing three women will have extensive files to argue against the death penalty.

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6:52 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Judge: A&F Violated Anti-Discrimination Laws

A federal judge in San Francisco says New-Albany based Abercrombie & Fitch wrongly fired a Muslim worker who insisted on wearing a head scarf.

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12:23 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Test Of Paramedic Plan Delayed

Columbus fire officials are holding off on a test of a new staffing plan after hearing complaints from the firefighters' union.

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