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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4:55 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Two Reportedly Injured In Southeast Columbus Shooting

Columbus police are reporting that two people were shot this afternoon in the area of Liberty Elementary and Independence High School in southeast Columbus.

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3:46 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Mumps Cases Confirmed In Twelve Ohio Counties

The number of cases of mumps in Central Ohio has risen to 111, with 89 linked to Ohio State University.

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10:31 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Health Officials Encourages Vaccinations As Mumps Cases Rises To 63

http://www.microbiologyonline.org.uk/

The number of cases in the outbreak of mumps that first surfaced in the OSU area has risen to 63 across Franklin County.

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4:58 am
Wed March 19, 2014

CCS Board Votes To Terminate 3 More Principals In Data Scrubbing Scandal

Senior Mackenzie Collier asks board to spare principal
Alison Holm WCBE-FM

The Columbus City Schools board voted unanimously last night to cut three principals involved in the districts data-scrubbing scandal, despite last minute appeals from its constituents. Alison Holm reports.

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7:46 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

16 Mumps Cases Confirmed At Ohio State; Number Could Climb

16 cases of the mumps have been confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University, but officials say that number could climb.

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7:10 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

ODNR Shuts Down Drilling Site After Early Morning Earthquakes

State regulators ordered a gas drilling company to halt operations today after four minor earthquakes shook an area 20 miles south east of Youngstown.

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10:06 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Board Votes On School Closures

The Columbus City Schools board voted unanimously last night to close four schools and relocate a fifth. 

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4:24 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Kasich Signs Bill Banning E-Cigarette Sales To Minors

Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed a bill that aims to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of those under age 18.

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8:15 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

ODNR Investigations Reintroducing Sturgeon To Lake Erie

Lake Erie sturgeon
Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is looking into whether it can reintroduce breeding populations of sturgeon to Lake Erie.

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5:50 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Independence HS, Siebert ES Pulled From School Closure Recommendations

The Columbus City School Board is scheduled to vote on a raft of school closures at tomorrow's board meeting, but it looks like Independence High School and Siebert Elementary School may get a reprieve.

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8:33 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Industry Report Says Ohio Has Lowest Auto Insurance In The Nation

Ohio has the lowest car insurance rates in the country, according to a industry report released today, despite a dramatic increase last year.

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1:04 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Parents, Teachers, Students Protest Proposed CCS School Closures

Credit Columbus City Schools

More than 200 people turned out last night to let the Columbus City School board and administration  know how they feel about proposed school closures. 

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10:08 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Major Changes Coming For Columbus City Schools

Borrowing the Facebook motto, the Columbus school board is moving quickly with plans for big changes in the district including school closures and personnel changes.  

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4:46 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Akron Police Try To Crack Down On False Alarms

The city of Akron, where 98 percent of security alarms turn out to be false, is beginning a new policy requiring confirmation of a possible crime.

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7:33 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Judge Rules Insufficient Evidence To Convict Driver For Killing Drunk Bicyclist

A central Ohio judge says there's not enough evidence to convict a driver who struck and killed a drunken bicycle rider.

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5:12 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

State Auditor Slams CCS in Long-Awaited Data-Scrubbing Report

Dave Yost, Ohio Auditor
Associated Press

In his official report on the data scrubbing scandal in Columbus City Schools, State auditor David Yost says the district deliberately - and possibly criminally - changed grades, erased absences, and manipulated enrollment figures in order to make the district look better. 

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10:56 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Number Of Free School Meals Rising In Ohio

A report by a non-profit advocacy group called The Food Research and Action Center shows 11 thousand more low-income Ohio children got free or reduced-price school breakfasts last year.

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10:16 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Columbia Gas Asks Customers To Conserve During Cold Snap

As the temperatures are expected to plummet in the next few days, Columbia Gas is asking customers to voluntarily conserve natural gas.

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8:11 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Re-enactment Group To Hold Civil War-era Ball At Statehouse

Preparations are under way for a Civil War-era winter ball being held Saturday at the Ohio Statehouse.

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7:59 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Couple Who Abandoned Adopted Boy Say He's Getting Needed Help

The attorney for a southwest Ohio couple accused of abandoning the adopted 9-year-old son they raised since infancy says the boy has gotten some much-needed help.  

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