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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6:37 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Petition Asks P&G To End Olympic Sponsorship

An online petition is urging Cincinnati-based Procter and Gamble to pull its sponsorship from next year's Winter Olympics.

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6:32 am
Tue August 13, 2013

DeWine Rejects Marijuana Ballot Petition

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize the medical use of marijuana.

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6:28 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Police Arrest Third Suspect In Clerk's Slaying

A third teen has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a convenience store clerk last month in Driving Park.

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6:26 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Body Found On Railroad Tracks

Columbus police are working to identify the man whose body was found after being struck by a train last night on the Northwest Side.

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12:17 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Ohio Getting Natural Gas Processing Plant

Ohio is getting its sixth natural gas processing plant and a new pipeline that will carry liquids to the Gulf Coast. The processing plant will be located in Urichsville.

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12:01 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Local Teen Sentenced In Plot To Kill Parents

A Gahanna teen will serve two years probation after pleading guilty to delinquency charges for convincing her boyfriend to kill her parents.

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11:58 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Group Wants BOE To Investigate Claims By Petition Circulators

A group of clergy and civil rights activists is asking the Franklin County Board of Elections to investigate whether petition circulators for a ballot effort seeking to overturn Ohio's ban on internet cafes are misrepresenting their cause.

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11:55 am
Fri August 9, 2013

NWS Confirms Tornado Touchdown In Orrville

The National Weather Service has confirmed severe storms spawned a tornado in Orrville that tore part of the roof off a house and downed some trees on Wednesday night.

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8:01 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Wright-Patt Officer Facing Sexual Misconduct Probe

An officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton is under investigation for sexual misconduct with a child.

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7:56 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Erica Baker Memorial To Be Unveiled This Weekend

The family of a Kettering girl who disappeared 14 years ago will dedicate a memorial in her honor this weekend.

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7:04 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Tressel In Running To Become UA President

University of Akron president Luis Proenz has confirmed rumors that he plans to leave next summer to become a full-time faculty member.

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6:58 am
Fri August 9, 2013

New Downtown Development Planned

Construction is scheduled to begin later this year on new shops and apartments in downtown Columbus.

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6:57 am
Fri August 9, 2013

L Brands Releases July Results

New Albany-based L Brands, formerly known as Limited Brands, says sales and profit increased in July.

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6:56 am
Fri August 9, 2013

JP Morgan Chase To Cut Local Jobs

Hundreds of JPMorgan Chase employees in central Ohio will be losing their jobs by the end of the year.

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6:54 am
Fri August 9, 2013

OSU Smoking Ban To Take Effect This Month - Sort Of

An Ohio State University spokesperson says the campus-wide tobacco ban will begin when classes resume on August 21st - but officials are still fine-tuning the ban and figuring out what the penalties for consuming a legal product on public land will be.

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6:53 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Rapist Sentenced For Trying To Kill Victim

A homeless man convicted of attempting to have his rape victim killed was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison.

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6:48 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Two Guards Disciplined In Probe Of Deceased Inmate

State prisons officials have placed two jail guards on leave as they investigate the suicide of an inmate who was scheduled to be executed earlier this week.

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6:46 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Four More People Charged In Burning Body Case

Prosecutors have charged four people with helping cover up the fatal shooting of a man in Muskingum County whose burning body was found by utility workers in Morgan County last month.

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6:44 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Another JobsOhio Legal Challenge

An attorney who played a leading role in a legal challenge of Governor John Kasich's private job-creation entity has filed her own constitutional challenge against JobsOhio with the state Supreme Court.

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6:37 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Local Judge Passes Away

Funeral services are scheduled Monday for former Franklin County Appeals Court Judge Peggy Bryant, who died Wednesday of breast cancer.

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