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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Students from four Columbus City high schools and one elementary school are among those planning to take part in the National School Walkout March 14th, in honor of the 17 people killed at a high school in Parkland, Florida.  

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The Columbus Board of Education last night approved a plan to cut 61 staff positions in the upcoming school year, as part of a larger plan to head off a looming deficit triggered by reduced state funding.

Columbus mayor Andrew Ginther is critical of an arbitrator's ruling to reinstate a police officer who was captured on cellphone video apparently kicking a subdued suspect in the head.  But he says the city will abide by the Arbitrator Mitchel  Goldberg's decision today.

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The Columbus City Schools' board held a special meeting Wednesday night, to hear about revised recommendations to the list of possible budget cuts necessitated by reduced state funding.

Akron City Schools Superintendent David James has withdrawn from consideration for the top spot in Columbus City Schools, leaving interim superintendent John Stanford as the only candidate for the position.  

After Tuesday's apparent suicide attempt at a Massillon-area middle school, and a school shooting in Florida last week, safety is very much on the minds of school officials across the country. 

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The Columbus Board of Education announced Tuesday night the search for a new superintendent has narrowed to two candidates; acting superintendent John Stanford and Akron Schools superintendent David James.


The Columbus City Schools' board held a special meeting at the Downtown High School last night, to discuss a looming sea of red ink.


A 16-year-old boy has died after being shot by a deputy in a Columbus courtroom when a fight broke out.

Columbus police have identified the woman whose body was found in Franklinton Tuesday night.

Columbus City Council has narrowed to 13 the list of applicants to fill the seat being vacated by council president Zach Klein, the incoming city attorney. 

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.  

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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.

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.  

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.