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 police say a motorcyle rider was killed in a crash early Sunday.

A new Washington Post poll shows 60 percent of Americans disapprove of President Trump's job peformance, and 49 percent say impeachment proceedings should begin immediately. 

Columbus Public Health is reporting the city's first case of West Nile Virus this season.

Union County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man following a situation inside the Honda plant in Marysville on Friday. 

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police officials say the officer involved in a fatal shooting on August 23 is also the subject of a criminal investigation. 

Columbus police last night seized a kilo of fentanyl, four guns and 10 thousand dollars cash while arresting four people during a raid of a Hilltop drug house.

An updated lawsuit claims a Clark County Sheriff's deputy should not have been armed when he shot a Springfield News-Sun photographer last year.  

The Fayette County Sheriff's office has released the name of the man shot and killed by a deputy on Wednesday.

The Columbus Board of Education is looking at ways to deal with shifting student populations.  

The lingerie company owned by local billionaire Les Wexner plans to close 14 additional stores this year due to declining sales.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says the Greenlawn Avenue entrance ramp to I-71 north will temporarily close next Thursday morning. 

Police are investigating after Newark firefighters found man's body inside a vacant East Channel Street home that caught fire Thursday. 


Ohio State University trustees are scheduled to vote Friday on a plan to eliminate 278-course fees; provide discounts on digital textbooks; waive costs for additional credit hours; and extend in-state tuition to more military families.

The Columbus Historical Society is launching a series of programs and exhibits on the city's role in World War I. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Sentencing is scheduled September 19 for the Columbus man convicted of killing another man at a Hilltop drug house in January of last year. 

Fayette County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man Wednesday who authorities say was a suspect in a crime. 

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is asking 69 Ohio municipalities to repeal bans on panhandling.

International Association of Fire Chiefs

The former chief of the Scioto Township fire department in Pickaway County has filed a lawsuit seeking reinstatement.

State officials say work on a new Buckeye Lake dam should be completed by November and water levels should return to normal by next spring.

Columbus city officials have enacted restrictions on ride sharing scooters and bicycles.

Upper Arlington City Council members have approved  plans for a mixed-use development project along Lane Avenue near North Star Road.

Athens City Schools officials have hired an investigator to probe claims by a former student that a school board member mishandled her sexual assault complaints against a fellow student made seven years ago. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies have released the identity of the man shot and killed at a Franklin Township apartment Sunday night. 


Legendary comedian Tim Conway is battling dementia.  

Columbus police have released the name of the teen girl shot on Saturday night.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has failed to sign legislation approved by City Council in July to fund a feasibility study into a municipal ID program.

Democratic State Representative Emilia Sykes wants Republican Governor John Kasich to help mediate her civil rights complaint.

The Franklin County Board of Elections has rejected placing an anti-fracking measure on the Columbus ballot this fall. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Franklin County judge has sentenced an east side babysitter to eight years in prison for the death of a 12-year-old boy in her care. 

Associated Press

Following a firestorm of criticism, suspended Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer has issued an apology to the ex-wife of the former assistant coach who she says abused her.