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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The Catholic Diocese of Columbus has placed a priest on leave as part of an investigation into an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies have filed murder charges after a truck crashed into a hospital Friday, killing one person, in what deputies are investigating as an intentional attack. 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission says central Ohio traffic deaths have risen by nearly 30 percent since 2013.

A former Cuyahoga County judge has been sentenced to life in prison for the fatal stabbing of his ex-wife outside her home in 2017. 

Columbus police have identified the man shot and killed by officers Wednesday night on the southeast side. 

State education officials say eight central Ohio school districts got improved grades on their report cards this year.

The Columbus Clippers have won the franchise's record-setting 11th Governor's Cup Championship and fourth in the last ten years.  

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man has been sentenced to death for fatally stabbing his 4-year-old daughter and her mother outside their home last year.

The Emerati man whose language and attire led Avon hotel workers to falsely believe  he was a member of ISIS has settled his lawsuit. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Two local daycare center employees face child endangering charges.

Serial killer Shawn Grate is taking responsibility for a fifth woman's murder.  

Columbus police shot and killed a person last night while investigating a parking complaint. 

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Ohio State University's effort to trademark the word "The" as part of a merchandising campaign. 

Columbus Humane seized 18 animals from a Mulford Road home in Grandview Heights Tuesday. 

WCBE files

Columbus City Council last night approved the sale of 300 million dollars in bonds for infrastructure improvements and other projects.

The Mayor of the southwest Ohio town of Maineville was killed last night in a traffic accident.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is calling on majority U.S. Senate Republicans to pass gun reform legislation.

Prosecutors have filed charges against an eighth Olentangy Hyatts Middle School student in a case where bodily fluids were placed inside of food given to teachers earlier this year.

Otterbein University says a football player was killed in a crash Friday morning on I-270 north at Morse Road.

The state's first and only prison nursery is now open at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.  

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus television weatherman has been charged with pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor.

Central Ohio's Meals on Wheels program is expanding to include the pets owned by seniors on a fixed income. 

Columbus police have released the name of the victim of the city's 73rd homicide of the year. 

Seven Olentangy Hyatts Middle School students have been charged with putting bodily fluids inside food they fed to teachers last May. 

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says a branch that killed a Chillicothe woman over the weekend was dislodged.

Cincinnati-based Kroger says it will no longer allow customers to openly carry guns in its stores.

Ohio Department of Health officials say the number of fatal drug overdoses declined for the first time since 2009.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says a Chillicothe woman was killed at Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills Monday. 

Bricker & Eckler

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say the Dublin man who allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist over the weekend while driving drunk had previously been charged with DUI.  

Bricker & Eckler

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say a one-time Chief Counsel to the late Ohio Governor George Voinovich was killed early Saturday in a bicycling accident.