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 Marion County Clerk of Courts has resigned over accusations of late filings and uncollected property taxes.  

Metropolitan Holdings

A parcel of vacant land in Olde Towne East is being transformed into a new apartment and retail complex.

A Columbus craft brewery is closing its local operations, but the owners have not said if it is permanent or temporary.  

WCBE files

The City of Columbus has agreed to pay a landscaping firm more than 140 thousand dollars to install nearly 800 new trees throughout the city.

Children's Hospital in Columbus has launched a campaign to raise awareness of youth mental illness. 

WCBE files

Columbus City Schools officials say the district's financial outlook has improved.  

Columbus Division of Police

The trial for a Knox County man charged with a three-decades old murder is on hold after  prosecutors admitted DNA analysis had not been conducted on all of the evidence.

Waverly police say the Pike County Government Center was evacuated Wednesday due to a chemical spill. 

Columbus Police say a man was shot and killed last night on the northeast side.

Columbus is one of six Ohio cities to receive high marks for being gay-friendly.  

Marion County Sheriff's Office

A Marion County woman has been sentenced to ten days in jail for a scuffle at a skating rink last Saturday.  

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A coach and instructional aide at Walnut Springs Middle School in Westerville has been fired and criminally charged with pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. 

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police are are investigating the shooting death of a longtime Westgate Recreation Center worker. 

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The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland this morning released the names of the 15 acts nominated for induction next year. 

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have cited the semi driver who drove onto the Olentangy Trail bike path last week and striking two overpasses.

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation declaring it intends to dissolve a tax abatement deal with the developer of a Short North project. 

Columbus police have identified the victim in the a shooting on Sunday.

Democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Sunday urged Ohio Democrats to channel their anger, anxiety and sadness about the confirmation process involving new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh into ousting Republicans from power this fall.

The 38th annual Columbus Italian Festival takes place this weekend in Italian Village. Events begin this afternoon. 

Cincinnati is joining a growing number of U.S. cities in replacing the controversial Columbus Day holiday.

For the second time this year, a silo has collapsed in New Carlise.  

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police closed a portion of the Olentangy Trail bicycle path Thursday morning after a semi driver mistakenly turned onto the path and struck two overhead bridges. 

Union County Sheriff's Office

Union County Sheriff's deputies say one of the two men who escaped from the West Central Community Correctional Facility earlier this week has been recaptured. 

The City of Columbus has added the south side to its Violent Crime Review group, which sends sends public resources into neighborhoods following a homicide.

The latest ranking by Forbes Magazine of the world's 400 wealthiest people shows local billionaire Les Wexner remains the richest Ohioan. 

Columbus Division of Police

An internal Columbus police investigation has cleared of wrongdoing the officers involved in the beating of suspect Timothy Davis last year. 

Hilliard Police

Sentencing is scheduled November 16th for the former Hilliard city employee who has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 540 thousand dollars in municipal pool admission fees.

An Ohio State University professor has been reassigned as the school probes two complaints of inappropriate behavior. 

Two women arrested with adult film actress Stormy Daniels at a strip club have sued Columbus vice detectives claiming the officers conspired to retaliate against Daniels for her sex allegations concerning Donald Trump before he became president.

A Gahanna Lincoln High School student is scheduled to appear in court today on charges of bringing a gun to the campus.