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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6:22 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Pork Virus Found In Ohio

Pork prices could rise in the next few months because of a virus that has migrated to the U.S., killing piglets in Ohio and 14 other states at an alarming rate in facilities where it has been reported.

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6:18 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Swimmer's Widow Plans Celebration Tonight

A central Ohio woman plans a celebration for what would have been her late husband's 100th birthday and the 35th anniversary of his disputed Cuba-to-Florida swim.

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Music
6:15 am
Thu July 11, 2013

OSU Building Office For Gee

Ohio State University is building a 190 thousand dollar office suite for former president Gordon Gee and an assistant.

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6:14 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Bill Calls For Memorial Improvements

Ohio Democratic Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur wants to see improvements to the National World War II Memorial in Washington that she helped establish.

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6:12 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Alleged Nazi Sympathizer Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charges

An alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer in Ohio faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally possessing an arsenal of weapons and counterfeit merchandise.

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8:03 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Blood Donations Badly Needed In Central Ohio

The Central Ohio chapter of the American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donations.

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12:47 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Services Set For Ohioan Killed In Afghanistan

Funeral services are scheduled Saturday for former Preble County Sheriff's deputy Kurt Muncy.

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12:45 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Three Men Charged In Illegal Fireworks Display

Three Clark County men are facing misdemeanor charges of possessing and discharging fireworks, and more charges are pending.

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12:44 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Fireworks Bring More Strays To Animal Shelter

The Franklin County Animal Shelter reports more dogs than usual ended up at the facility because they were likely frightened by the noise from last week's fireworks displays.

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12:42 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Ohio Utility Closing More Power Plants

Akron-based FirstEnergy plans to close two coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania rather than install 270 million dollars worth of pollution control equipment to meet tougher federal mercury emission standards. 

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7:18 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Perry County Declares Flood Emergency

Perry County has declared a flood emergency following several days of rain that left roads under water and impassable.

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6:46 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Statehouse Rally Today Seeks Medicaid Expansion

Supporters of expanding Medicaid are scheduled to hold a rally at the Statehouse this afternoon. Republican Governor John Kasich plans to appear.

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6:45 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Gasoline Prices Up This Week

Ohio gasoline prices are up slightly this post-holiday work week, but analysts say they should remain relatively stable.

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6:43 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Sexual Assault Prompts CSCC Warning

Columbus State Community College issued a safety bulletin to students yesterday after a 19-year-old woman was allegedly raped in an off-campus parking area near Jefferson Avenue and Long Street.

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6:42 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Local Prosecutor Opposes Convict's Release

A convicted child murderer is set to be released from prison this Saturday, even though Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien opposes his release.

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6:38 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Chancellor University Closing

Chancellor University in Seven Hills, Ohio is closing in late August after 165 years of operation.

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6:33 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Two People Rescued From Big Walnut Creek

Two people escaped injury Monday when firefighters rescued them from Big Walnut Creek after flash flooding produced strong currents that pulled them into deeper water.

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6:32 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Girl Injured By Hit-Skip Motorist

New Albany police are searching for the pickup truck that hit and critically injured a 14-year-old girl last night.

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6:28 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Authorities Identify Man Killed In House Fire

Mount Vernon fire officials have identified the man who was killed in a house fire on Monday.

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6:26 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Cleveland Browns Will Not Honor Fan's Last Wish

The Cleveland Browns are giving a jersey to the family of a Mansfield fan who asked for six players to serve as pallbearers at his funeral.

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