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Alison Holm

Reporter, News Anchor, International Fiduciary Compliance Officer

A native of Chicago, Alison grew up in Cincinnati and lived in several cities that did not begin with the letter "C" before she moved to Columbus. She received a BA from Earlham College and briefly attended Bir Zeit and Hebrew University. After a wide ranging career that included late night jazz host, housing discrimination field investigator, and occupational health video production, she settled on radio news as the best excuse to talk to people for a living. Some of her favorite interviews include Nikki Giovanni, Yo-yo Ma and N'tobo M'beke. Alison has an equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.

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The state has announced licenses for 12 large scale medical marijuana growers.

The city of Columbus is trying to keep talks with Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt open, offering two city owned parks as possible sites for a new soccer stadium.  

Ohio State University

The Ohio State University police officer who stopped a knife and car attack on campus a year ago Tuesday says it was training and coincidence that helped him avert more damage that day. 

All three incumbents retained their seats on the Columbus Board of Education in Tuesday's election that pitted Democrats against Democrats. 

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the cities of Columbus and Hilliard are among those receiving federal grant funding from the Recreational Trails Program

Columbus police say officers responding to reports of a fight at a South Linden home shot a teenage boy Monday afternoon. 

Another day of unseasonably high temperatures has led Columbus City Schools officials to call for a second shortened school day.  

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus police officer has been relieved of duty pending investigation of comments he made to other officers about how he would have choked a suspect who resisted arrest.

Columbus school district officials have made their final contract offer to the teachers union.

Columbus City Schools

The Columbus City Schools' board voted unanimously last night to offer to sell the shuttered Indianola Middle School building to Ohio State University for a yet-to-be-determined price. 

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As Southern governors, mayors and city councils continue to debate what to do with monuments to Confederate leaders, a plaque honoring southern general Robert E. Lee was quietly removed from a rural Warren County road in Ohio.  

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Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good is stepping down in December.  

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In Cleveland Thursday, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski ducked questions about his motives for attacking the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - who is considering a run for Ohio governor.  

Classes in the Columbus City Schools start later this month.   But more than 800 third-graders still haven’t passed the state reading test. Alison Holm reports.

Cincinnati Enquirer

There will not be a third trial for former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing. 

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The City of Columbus has fired a white police officer who was captured on video apparently kicking a handcuffed African-American suspect in the head.  

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs has recommended a 24-hour suspension for an officer seen on video kicking a suspect lying on the ground.  

Women will be allowed go topless at ComFest

Over the weekend a Columbus City Schools official said termination was in the works for an employee who posted hateful comments against LGBTQ people and the city's Pride Festival on his Facebook page.

Comfest organizers say they will file a federal lawsuit Monday to keep state liquor agents from using a regulation governing strip clubs to punish the festival and female attendees who chose to go topless in Goodale Park.  

columbusunderground.com

State transportation officials estimate 12 to 15-thousand shoppers will swarm the new IKEA store at Polaris when it opens today. 

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Columbus police officials have concluded the actions of an officer videotaped apparently kicking a prone suspect in the head were "unreasonable", according to a statement released Wednesday afternoon. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man has been sentenced to six years in prison for conspiring to participate in a dogfighting ring.

Cleveland Police

Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams says the alleged murderer who was the subject of a nationwide man hunt took his own life Tuesday near a fast food restaurant in Erie, Pennsylvania.

The Columbus Board of Education Tuesday night heard details about new statewide options to certify students are ready to graduate from high school.

Two Jackson County men have been sentenced today for digging up and selling artifacts and human remains from a Native American burial site in 2012. 

Sales of existing homes rose in January on the national level, but declined on the state and local levels.

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A group of Columbus health professionals and community activists say the city needs a new perspective on dealing with violence in neighborhoods. 

While confusion continues over President Trump's executive order on immigration, and Statehouse  Republican and Democrats are squaring off over "sanctuary cities" bills, the Columbus Board of Education last night approved a resolution promising a safe environment for all students and staff, regardless of immigration status. 

Cincinnati and Columbus are the latest to adopt policies that stray away from enforcing immigration laws, essentially making them so-called sanctuary cities for immigrants and refugees.

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