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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51 thousand Columbus City Schools students start classes today.

Issue One, the city-wide ballot question on ward representation on Columbus city council, was defeated by a nearly 3-to-1 margin Tuesday. 

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Supporters and opponents of a ballot issue that would change the structure of Columbus City Council continue to debate the issue for the public, with a forum Wednesday at the Columbus Metropolitan Club. 

Americans bought more existing homes in June as the sales rate reached its highest level in more than nine years.

The Columbus City Schools' board this morning unanimously approved a combined levy and bond package for the fall ballot.  

The Columbus Board of Education this morning voted to place a combined 6.92 mill levy and bond request on the November ballot.

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Franklin County Board of Elections director Bill Anthony has been placed on paid administrative leave, following last week's indictment on charges of theft in office and signing off on false timesheets.  

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Seth Jones to a $32.4 million, six-year contract. 

Some Ohio immigrants and their supporters are joining others around the country denouncing the U.S. Supreme Court's new ruling on immigration policy.

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U.S. Representative Tim Ryan of the Youngstown area was one of the Democrats taking part in a sit-in this week on the floor of the House, demanding a vote on gun restrictions for people on the Homeland Security "no-fly" list. 

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Hillary Clinton returned to Ohio for the first time as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee yesterday, with a speech at the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Educational Center. As Alison Holm reports, Clinton took aim at her opponent's economic proposals and experience - in his own words. 

Brutus Buckeye will not be marching as planned in this weekend's Pride parade through downtown Columbus.  

An insurance industry group says the number of vehicles stolen in central Ohio last year rose by 14 percent from 2014. 

Starting next month, people interested in tracking Columbus City Schools’ spending will have two new tools to follow taxpayer dollars. 

The Columbus City Schools have taken the first step to change some of the terms of a 30-year old compact with suburban school districts. 

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Operators of the Wayne National Forest in southern Ohio will soon require people to obtain a permit to harvest wild ginseng, the root plant believed to have medicinal properties.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority is heading to the ballot this November to renew a 10-year old, quarter percent sales and use tax that has helped the agency double its service since 2006. 

Two people were shot this afternoon just north of the Ohio State University in what Columbus Police say was a home invasion.  

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Columbus police have identified the SWAT officer shot in a stand off situation Sunday as Steven M. Smith, a 27-year veteran of the division.  

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Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott was unseated in Tuesday's primary, less than six months after losing to another Democrat in Columbus' Mayoral contest.

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