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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12:21 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Police Increasing Patrols Near School Zones

Columbus police are warning motorists to follow speed limits in school zones.

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12:19 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

OSU Paying Millions To Non-Conference Home Opponents

Records obtained by the Associated Press show Ohio State will pay more than 3 million dollars to Buffalo, San Diego State and Florida A&M to come to Ohio Stadium for games against the football Buckeyes this season.

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10:44 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Trial Date Set For Alleged Triple Murderer

A judge has set a trial date for the East Cleveland man accused of killing three women whose bodies were found last month at his home.

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10:42 am
Thu August 22, 2013

OHP Investigating Chillicothe Dispatcher

The State Highway Patrol is investigating whether a dispatcher properly responded when Chillicothe police called to report a reckless driver shortly before a fatal crash on July 4th.

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10:40 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Columbus Had Lowest Jobless Rate In July

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says Columbus had the state's lowest unemployment rate among major metropolitan areas last month at 6.3 percent.

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10:38 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Insurance Group Ranks Ohio Vehicle Thefts

A non-profit organization targeting insurance fraud and vehicle theft says large Chevrolet pickup trucks were the type of vehicle most reported stolen in Ohio last year, and they were ranked fourth on the national list.

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10:36 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Firefighters Oppose Plan To Cut Paramedics

The Columbus firefighters' union is protesting a city plan to cut the number of paramedics.

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10:34 am
Thu August 22, 2013

School Board Reacts To Lawsuit Filed By Former Superintendent

The Medina School Board says defamation claims by the district's superintendent are unsubstantiated. Randy Stepp is suing the board for breach of contract and defamation.

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10:33 am
Thu August 22, 2013

First West Nile Virus Case Reported

State Health officials say a Cleveland area woman has been hospitalized with Ohio's first case of the West Nile virus this year.

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10:30 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Tressel Teaching Coaching At UA

Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is teaching a course on coaching at the University of Akron.

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10:28 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Boyce Shocked By Indictment Of Former Deputy

Former Democratic State Treasurer Kevin Boyce says he's shocked by the indictment of his former deputy in an alleged bribery scheme while in office. 

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10:23 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Cleveland Council Member Convicted On Third Drunken Driving Offense

Cleveland City Council member Zack Reed will be sentenced next month after being convicted this week for his third drunken driving offense.

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10:21 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Shooting By Gun Safety Instructor Was Not His First

A central Ohio woman says a certified gun safety instructor accused of accidentally shooting a student during a demonstration earlier this month was involved in a second accidental shooting decades ago.

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7:44 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Library Offering Students Free Help With Homework

Columbus Metropolitan Library officials are once again offering public school students help with their homework.

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7:18 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Existing Home Sales Rose In July

Existing home sales rose in central Ohio, the state, and the nation last month.

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7:16 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Port Columbus Opens New Runway Today

Port Columbus officials will open a new south runway today.

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7:15 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Charge Against Buckeye Player Dropped

Prosecutors in Bloomington, Indiana have dropped a disorderly conduct charge against Ohio State football player Bradley Roby in exchange for him agreeing to complete a diversion program.

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7:04 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Mayors Want Portman To Change Vote On Gun Legislation

Democratic Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and mayors of other Ohio cities are asking Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio to change his vote against a piece of gun control legislation.

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6:57 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Columbus Man's Plea Bargain Awaits Judicial Approval

A judge must approve a plea bargain in which a Columbus man has agreed to plead guilty in a scheme to rob people selling their cars online.

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6:56 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Body Found On I-71

Columbus police say it appears several vehicles drove over the body of a woman on I-71 south of Cooke Road early Wednesday.

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