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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Columbus Public Health says a rabid bat was found at the corner of McConnell and Nationwide Boulevards in the Arena District on August 19.

Ohio University and Athens  police are now investigating six reported sexual assaults in the last two weeks.

An Athens woman will serve 16 years in prison in connection with the death of her daughter last March. 

Columbus police say one woman was stabbed and killed last night following an argument with the father of her children. 

Columbus police shot and wounded a man early Sunday who authorities say was armed and threatened to shoot patrons at an after-hours club. 

A report by researchers at Ohio State University shows child-custody policies are not uniform in the state.

Officials at Columbus State Community College are announcing a new partnership with Amazon to offer cloud-computing courses beginning next month.  

Reynoldsburg police say a 14-year-old boy has been charged for making threats against a high school.

One of the victims of the 2017 Ohio State Fair ride accident died on Friday.  

Columbus police have identified the victims of a double shooting late Wednesday night on the north side. 

A Marion County grand jury has declined to indict two law enforcement officers involved in the shooting of a domestic violence suspect in early July. 

Akron Police Department

An Ohio appeals court has denied former Akron Police Captain Douglas Prade's request for a new trial for the murder of his wife. 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has released a list of the most dangerous intersections in the area.

A fornmer Ohio State University College of Engineering student is suing the school and the director of the Center for Automotive Research alleging sexual and racial harassment and retaliation.

Whitehall school district officials have placed a Yearling High School employee on leave following an allegation of sexual misconduct with a student. 

The Hilliard City Schools have placed a teacher on administrative leave during an internal investigation of what officials say was a classroom activity that should never have taken place. 

Garfield Heights Police Department

Garfield Heights police say two teen siblings were shot and killed by their mother's boyfriend Wednesday night. 

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police officials have 'paused' the operations of the vice squad for the next four weeks to conduct an internal review. 

Cincinnati Police

Cincinnati police have identified the slain gunman in a downtown high-rise shooting that left three other people dead and two more wounded.  

WCBE files

The head of the Columbus Board of Education says one of the six finalists for a new superintendent has dropped out of consideration.

The Ohio Attorney General's office says the former head of the Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than 430 thousand dollars from the agency between 2012 and 2017. 

Columbus Division of Police

The man charged with pointing a laser at a Columbus Police helicopter on two occassions last July has been indicted on four criminal counts. 

Moody Nolan

Franklin County officials are scheduled to break ground today on a new Forensic Science Center. 

Clark County Sheriff's Office

Clark County Sheriff's deputies have recaptured the inmate who escaped from the county jail Tuesday. 

Ashland County Sheriff's Office

Charges are pending against an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper accused of recording nude minors in Ashland County.

The lawsuit to keep the Columbus Crew SC from moving to Texas went to court yesterday. 

The Veterans Free Clothing Store in Franklinton was robbed Sunday for the 14th time this year.  

Franklin County Commissioners are scheduled to vote Tuesday to hire a consulting firm that will examine local economic development programs.

The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance has chosen Columbus to host the Gay Softball World Series in August of 2020.

The Chillicothe mill that produces carbonless paper is being sold to a private equity firm.