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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6:44 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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6:36 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Pilot Customers Lose Bid To Have One Judge Oversee Lawsuits

A federal judicial panel has denied a request by trucking companies to have one judge preside over numerous lawsuits filed against the truck-stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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6:29 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Campaign Contributions Hinder Payday Loan Reform

Payday lenders targeted by Ohio legislation that banned short-term, high-cost loans five years ago are skirting the crackdown by offering high-interest loans under other laws.

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12:34 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Logan County Hit-Skip Suspect Surrenders

A Logan County man suspected of crashing into two bicycle riders on Wednesday has turned himself in.

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12:32 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

"Hilltop Creeper" Wants Statements To Police Dismissed

The man Columbus police have dubbed "The Hilltop Creeper" is asking a judge to throw out his interview with detectives.

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12:27 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Greene County Man Well Armed During Fatal Standoff

State investigators say the man who died after holding Yellow Springs police at-bay last week had several guns stashed in his home.

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12:20 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

NWS Investigating Possible Tornado Touchdown

Authorities in Wayne County report  a possible tornado touched down last night in Orrville. It tore part of the roof off of a house and downed some trees.

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7:43 am
Thu August 8, 2013

London Lifts Boil Alert

The city of London has lifted its boil water alert more than a week after repairs were made to a water main break.

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7:42 am
Thu August 8, 2013

July Casino Revenue Figures Released

The Ohio Casino Control Commission says revenue increased slightly at each of Ohio's four casinos in July.

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7:41 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Letter Carrier Facing Charges For Hoarding Mail

Thousands of pieces of mail are being delivered to two Columbus neighborhoods after being found in a letter carrier's home.

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7:37 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Feds Suing Riverside Hospital Over Employee Firing

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Riverside Methodist Hospital for firing an employee with a disability.

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7:28 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Mount Vernon Man Arrested Following Standoff

A Mount Vernon man is in custody awaiting charges after a nearly five-hour standoff yesterday.

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7:18 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Arraignment Today In Burning Body Case

Arraignment is scheduled today for a Zanesville man charged with shooting and killing another man whose burning body was found by utility workers in Morgan County last month.

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7:04 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Police Shoot Alleged Robber

Columbus police say a man who attempted to rob a man entering a bank at Morse and Karl Roads Wednesday was shot by an off-duty officer.

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7:03 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Columbus Child Dies In Hot Car

An investigation is underway in Oklahoma into the death of an infant from Columbus.

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7:02 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Woman Attacked By Pit Bulls

A Columbus woman is recovering from serious injuries sustained in a dog attack.

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7:00 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Court Overturns Former Trooper's Convictions

An Ohio Appeals Court has overturned the convictions of former State Highway Patrol trooper Sean Carpenter, who failed to arrest a drunken man who died after being struck by a vehicle along Routes 36 and 37 in Delaware County last year.

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6:56 am
Thu August 8, 2013

More Franklin County Children Living In Poverty

The Children's Defense Fund of Ohio says nearly 27 percent of Franklin County children lived in poverty in 2011, and 34 percent received food stamps.

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6:55 am
Thu August 8, 2013

OSU Clears Miller

Ohio State University says quarterback Braxton Miller did not profit from the sale of items he had signed at a Big Ten preseason kickoff luncheon.

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