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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Madison County Sheriff's deputies have identified  the body of a man found in the rubble of a burning mobile home.

Two 16-year-old boys have pleaded not guilty in the death of a woman killed by a large  piece of a tree  at Hocking Hills State Park on Labor Day. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a Delaware County charter school teacher on charges of of having sex with a 13-year-old boy.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says it will permanently close the 3rd Street ramp to eastbound I-70 on November 25. 

Ohio lawmakers are looking at removing the statute of limitations and other loopholes for rape cases.

An Ohio manufacturer is announcing plans to bring back the Longaberger brand of baskets. 

A grand jury has indicted the two teenagers charged in the September death of a Chillicothe woman at Hocking Hills State Park.

The group that investigates complaints against Cleveland police says officers improperly held Tamir Rice's sister after the black boy's 2014 shooting death at the hands of white officers.

Majority Democrats in the U.S. House begin public impeachment inquiry hearings regarding President Trump today.

A Republican State Representative from Licking County says he will formally resign today to become executive director of Ohio Third Frontier project, an economic development initiative.

The USDA says Columbus-based Ezzo Sausage is recalling 25 thousand pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products because of possible Listeria contamination. 


The Simon Kenton Council of the Boy Scouts says it is looking at proposals to close the Chief Logan Reservation in Ross County and sell-off of 60-acres of Camp Lazarus in Delaware County.

A bill passed by the Ohio Legislature and awaiting the governor's signature designates June 12 as Women Veterans' Day in the state. 

Columbus police say a 16-year-old girl was shot and wounded Saturday night while walking down South Eureka Avenue. 

Pike County sheriff's deputies have a farm on lockdown amid a new search for evidence in the Rhoden family slaying.  

A Whitehall woman is charged with shooting and killing her son's father last night.

Bans on single-use plastic bags in Bexley and in Cuyahoga County are scheduled to take effect in January. 

Campus police are investigating the distribution of racially-charged stickers and fliers at Ohio Wesleyan and Ohio State universities over the weekend. 

U.S. Marine Corps via Associated Press

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed into law a measure called "Tyler's Law," designed to improve amusement ride safety:

A new poll shows most Ohio adults agree children should have the required vaccinations in order to enroll in public school. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus woman who struck and killed a motorcyclist in August of last year has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Former Marion County Republican Party chair John Matthews and Republican county auditor candidate Robert Landon III  have been charged with distributing illegal sample ballots.

A Hocking County judge has ruled the teenagers charged in the death of a Chillicothe woman at Old Man's Cave will be tried as adults.  

Ohio Public Radio

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther easily won re-election Tuesday over write-in candidate Jeff Leopard. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is calling for a review of the state's foster care system, citing the effects of the opioid crisis. 

Upper Arlington Police

The woman charged with shooting her parents in their Upper Arlington home last week is scheduled to appear in court this Friday. 

Ohio University has told the Rho Beta Chapter of the Theta Tau professional engineering fraternity to cease and desist all organizational activities as it investigates allegations of hazing.

A Franklin County jury has convicted the man charged with killing two Westerville police officers responding to a 911 hang-up call. 

WCBE files

A group that has tried three times to change the size of Columbus City Council and the council electoral process plans to try again. 

Upper Arlington Police

Upper Arlington police have released more details out of a fatal shooting last night at a home on Colchester Road.