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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12:44 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Robbery Was Motive In Double Murder-Suicide

Pickaway County Sheriff's deputies say robbery was the motive for Saturday's double murder-suicide in Orient.

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12:43 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Authorities Identify Slain Licking County Couple

Licking County Sheriff's deputies have now identified the man and a woman found dead overnight in a home north of Pataskala in an apparent murder-suicide.

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8:53 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Graffiti Removal Program Extended

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 60 thousand dollars to extend for a year a contract with a private company to carry out the city's graffiti removal program.

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8:00 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Yost Praises CCS Internal Auditor

State Auditor David Yost says data scrubbing in the Columbus City Schools painted a false picture of district accomplishments, and may have cheated some students out of the chance for charter school vouchers or federally subsidized tutoring.

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7:52 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Veterans Advocates Push For Medicaid Expansion

Advocates for Ohio veterans say expanding Medicaid would make 26 thousand vets eligible.

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7:45 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Man Sentenced For Breaking Into OWU Dorms

A man will serve four months in prison after pleading guilty to entering women's dorm rooms at Ohio Wesleyan University.

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7:44 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Local Teacher Sentenced For Sexual Battery

A former Delaware County teacher will spend six months in jail for having inappropriate contact with students.

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7:37 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Two Found Dead In Licking County Home

Licking County Sheriff's deputies say a man and a woman were found dead overnight in a home north of Pataskala in what they are calling an apparent murder-suicide.

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7:31 am
Tue June 4, 2013

90 Suspected Cases Of Local Voter Fraud

The Franklin County Board of Elections has referred to prosecutors the cases of 90 people who allegedly cast two ballots in the 2012 presidential election.

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7:30 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Two West Side Ramps Closing Today

The Ohio Department of Transportation is closing two highway ramps on the West side today.

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7:27 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Police Increasing Red White And Boom Security

Columbus police are putting together a security plan for next month's Red White and Boom fireworks display downtown.

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7:25 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Gee Won't Speak At Local High School

Ohio State University President Gordon Gee has withdrawn as commencement speaker at Saint Francis DeSales High School in Columbus this Saturday after being reprimanded for making disparaging remarks about Notre Dame, Catholics and the Southeastern Conference.

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7:18 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Jury Rules For Fired Pregnant Teacher

A jury has found the Cincinnati Archdiocese discriminated against a teacher fired after she became pregnant through artificial insemination.

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7:16 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Yost Makes First Public Comments Since Legislature Blocked His Authority To Audit JobsOhio

State Auditor David Yost yesterday made his first public comments about the newly-passed measure that blocks his authority to audit JobsOhio.

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7:05 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Bill Allows Sale Of Alcohol-Laced Foods

Ohio Senators have slipped something into their version of the budget bill that would allow the sale of some food products that contain alcohol.

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7:01 am
Tue June 4, 2013

AG Wants Changes In Laws Governing Synthetic Drugs

Ohio lawmakers have passed a crack down on synthetic drugs known as bath salts.

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7:30 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

ACLU Sues City Of Columbus Over Permit Rules

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Columbus, claiming a a new municipal permit code for public rights-of-way violates the free speech rights of the Occupy Columbus movement and others.

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12:33 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

MORPC Releases Crash List

The intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Morse Road had the most traffic accidents in Central Ohio from 2009 through 2011.

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12:28 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Sheriff Allegedly Destroyed Records

Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly is under fire for allegedly destroyed tons of public records during a cleaning of a storage area at his office.

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12:26 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

South Vienna Officer Cleared Of Wrongdoing

The police officer husband of a Clark County woman accused of faking cancer to fleece her co-workers is back on the job after being cleared of wrongdoing.

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