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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12:20 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Weekly Jobless Claims Increase In Ohio, Decline Nationally

The Labor Department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits have hit their lowest mark of the year.

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8:12 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Baltimore Girl Wants Spot On Middle School Football Team

A Fairfield County girl is fighting for a spot on her middle school's football team.

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7:17 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Local Kasich Supporter Got State Tax Breaks

Two subsidiaries of Columbus-based Worthington Industries - which helped sustain Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich's political career and contributed to his personal bank account - have received tax breaks worth more than 619 thousand dollars.

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7:03 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Bill Would End Special Elections

A state lawmaker wants to get rid of special elections to cut costs for taxpayers.

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6:57 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Alutto: No Fence Mending Necessary

Interim Ohio State University President Joe Alutto says he has work to do to push the OSU brand in the U.S. and internationally, but he says he doesn’t feel damage control is part of that.

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6:51 am
Thu August 15, 2013

GOP Wants Fairfield County Official To Resign

Fairfield County Republican Party leaders are calling on GOP County Clerk of Courts Deborah Smalley to resign after State Auditor David Yost said he would investigate the office.

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6:46 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Hebron Company Wins Military Contract

A Licking County company says it will hire 250 new workers after winning a 93-million dollar contract from the U.S. Army.

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6:43 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Report: Strong Local Job Growth This Spring

Central Ohio continues to rank as the fastest-growing region in the state for jobs.

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6:37 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Authorities Raid Union County Pot Growing Operation

More than 500 marijuana plants and two shotguns have been seized by authorities from a Union County property that belongs to a significant supplier of fresh produce to restaurants and farmers' markets in the area.

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6:31 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Governor Names Leader Of Drone Effort

The Springfield center leading Ohio's joint venture with Indiana to develop the region's drone aircraft industry has its first director.

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6:27 am
Thu August 15, 2013

County Auditor Looking For Skimmers

The Franklin County Auditor's office is inspecting more than three-thousand gas pumps for devices thieves use to steal credit card information. Skimmers are attached to credit card scanners to steal account and PIN numbers.

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6:26 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Teens Injured In Garage Fire

Two Columbus teenagers are recovering from burns sustained in a garage fire last night.

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6:25 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Person Of Interest Identified In Grandview Heights Slaying

Grandview Heights police say they have identified a person-of-interest in the city's first murder in 13 years.

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6:24 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Bill Restricting Abortion Rights To Be Reintroduced

Abortion opponents plan to resurrect a proposal to effectively ban the procedure after the first fetal heartbeat is detected - as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

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12:44 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Authorities Identify Ross County Teen Killed In House Fire

Ross county officials have identified the 15-year-old boy killed early Sunday in a house fire in Bainbridge.

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12:42 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

UC Cutting Bonuses

University of Cincinnati employees will see smaller bonuses this year.

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12:41 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

ODOT Finishing Work On Columbia Station Rail Crossing

Road crews are finishing work to create a more gradual slope leading up to a railroad crossing in Columbia Station, where a car crash killed four teenagers last year.

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12:39 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Bicentennial Barn Logos Fading

The bicentennial logos painted on 88 barns more than a decade ago have begun to show signs of age.

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12:38 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Ballot Issue Changes Cincinnati Pension System

Cincinnati voters will decide the fate of a proposed overhaul of the city's pension system in November.

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7:25 am
Tue August 13, 2013

CCAD Chief To Retire Next Year

Columbus College of Art and Design president Denny Griffith says he will retire at the end of next June after 16 years on the job.

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