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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7:00 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Brown Backing Currency Protection Bill

Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is co-sponsoring legislation designed to to better protect businesses from foreign currency manipulation.

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6:55 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Ohio Senate Approves State Budget Bill

The Ohio Senate Thursday approved its verion of the 6.7 billion dollar two year state budget bill. The bill was passed along party lines.

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12:36 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Questions Surround Columbus Man's Death

Columbus police have now identified the man who apparently took his own life at a Far East side apartment complex on Tuesday.

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12:33 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Komen Cancels Ohio Race

Susan G. Komen for the Cure officials say they are canceling the 3-day charity races in Cleveland and six other cities next year because of a drop in participation.

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12:32 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Mayoral Candidate Wants Pot Legalized

Libertarian Cincinnati mayoral candidate Jim Berns is using tomato plants to promote the legalization of marijuana.

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12:28 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Marijuana Delivered To Chris Perez' Home

Federal drug agents are investigating a delivery of marijuana to the Rocky River home of Cleveland Indians reliever Chris Perez.

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12:24 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Has Neil Armstrong Been Misquoted?

The famous words spoken by the late Wapakoneta native Neil Armstrong when he set foot on the moon in 1969 may have been misquoted by people over the years.

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12:20 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Lawmakers Considering Measures On Guns And Religion In Schools

Gun rights in school and religious education are two of the topics state lawmakers are considering this week.

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8:04 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Boy Injured After Setting House On Fire

An 8-year-old Columbus boy is in the hospital after setting a South Hamilton Road home on fire yesterday.

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8:02 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Local Apartment Complex Ruled Unsafe

Dozens of residents of a North side apartment complex are being forced to move because of unsafe conditions.

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8:01 am
Thu June 6, 2013

School Bus Driver Charged With Soliciting Teen

Bond is set at 50 thousand dollars for a Pickerington school bus driver charged with attempting to solicit a teenage boy for sex.

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7:55 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Fracking Wastewater Dumped In Eastern Ohio

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says a company has been cited for illegally dumping brine waste from fracking in eastern Ohio.

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7:48 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Kasich Continues Backing Medicaid Expansion

Ohio Governor John Kasich says he hasn't given up on his plan to expand Medicaid.

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7:32 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Dems Question Husted's Voter Suppression Report

Two Democratic state lawmakers are questioning a review by local county election boards of 135 instances of voter suppression during the 2012 presidential election.

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7:26 am
Thu June 6, 2013

No Extra Foodbank Money In Senate Budget Bill

Foodbanks might lose the money Ohio House lawmakers put in their version of the state budget bill.

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7:16 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Senate Puts Abortion Provisions In State Budget Bill

The Ohio Senate today is expected to vote on its version of a 61.7 billion dollar state budget bill that revamps Governor John Kasich's school funding proposal and restores a tax cut for small businesses.

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7:04 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Bales Pleads Guilty To Killing Afghan Civilians

A military judge has accepted an Ohio soldier's guilty plea in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year.

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7:01 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Trooper Fired For Actions Following Traffic Stop

The State Highway Patrol has fired the trooper who was involved with a traffic stop on I-71 in Delaware County last year in which an intoxicated man was later killed.

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6:57 am
Thu June 6, 2013

New Trials Ordered For Parents Of Drowned Children

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled the mother of two children who drowned in the Muskingum River during a campout in 2011 and her husband must each get new trials.

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12:46 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Senate Committee Voting On Budget Bill Changes

The Ohio Senate is expected to make additional adjustments to its version of the state budget bill ahead of votes this week by the finance committee and the full Senate.

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