Jim Letizia 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. Portman, Brown Weigh In On Partial Federal Shutdown By Jim Letizia • Jan 10, 2019 Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio says discussions with President Trump over border security should be separate from passing a federal spending bill to end the three-week long partial government shutdown. Five Cincinnati Council Members Could Be Deposed As Part Of Open Meetings Probe By Jim Letizia • Oct 23, 2018 Five Cincinnati City Council members could soon be deposed in a lawsuit accusing them of holding secret meetings. Open Enrollment For Medicare Now Underway By Jim Letizia • Oct 18, 2018 Open enrollment for Medicare runs now through December 7 for Ohioans age 65 and older. Study Shows Ohio's Obesity Rate Is Increasing By Jim Letizia • Sep 18, 2018 A new annual report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows Ohio's current obesity rate is 33.8 percent, up from nearly 20 percent in the year 2000. Kasich Says Trump Invited Himself To Saturday's Troy Balderson Rally By Jim Letizia • Aug 6, 2018 Republican Ohio Governor Jonn Kasich says President Trump was not invited to appear at Saturday's campaign rally in Delaware County by the GOP candidate involved. Report Shows Most Common Ohio Jobs Don't Pay Enough To Afford Basic Rental Housing By Jim Letizia • Jun 14, 2018 Mark Moz / Flickr Creative Commons A new report shows only two of the 10 most common jobs in Ohio pay enough for a worker to rent a two-bedroom apartment. Boehner: "There Is No Republican Party. There Is A Trump Party" By Jim Letizia • Jun 1, 2018 Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio says the Republican Party he knew is gone. Doctored Project Veritas Video Blasted By Dayton Teachers Union By Jim Letizia • May 23, 2018 Dayton teachers' union leaders are blasting a conservative political group for a video that casts them in a negative light. Big Lots Paying Millions To Settle Insider Trading Claims By Jim Letizia • May 23, 2018 Court documents obtained by WCBE show Columbus-based retailer Big Lots has agreed to pay 38 million dollars to settle insider-trading claims from 2012. Event Today Designed To Raise Driver Awareness Of Bicycles By Jim Letizia • May 16, 2018 Bicyclists from around Ohio will ride today in downtown Columbus to honor riders who have been killed in crashes. Harsh Winter Means ODOT Getting More Pothole Claims By Jim Letizia • May 3, 2018 Last year, the Ohio Department of Transportation received 364 claims for reimbursement to repair vehicles damaged by potholes.