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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Ohio State University

Two former divers have filed a lawsuit accusing USA Diving of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a former Ohio State University coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes.

A dozen activists protesting immigration restrictions were arrested following an action that temporarily shut down a street in downtown Columbus this morning. 

The Fresh Mark meat packing plants in northeast Ohio that were the target of immigration raids last week are being hit with big fines from an earlier safety investigation.  

Franklin County Auditor

The Columbus City Schools board waited until the last day to start bidding on the former Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow headquarters last week.

M + A Architects

The Columbus Board of Education heard a proposal Tuesday from a high end developer asking for a special deal on a new project. 

WCBE files

A Columbus police review has concluded two officers who fatally shot an African-American man last summer followed department policy on using force. 

Two gun rights groups are threatening to sue the city of Cincinnati after city council Wednesday passed an ordinance banning so-called "trigger activators" like bump stocks, modifications that allow rapid fire.  

A Franklin Township trustee says a township police officer has been suspended, after a cellphone video showing him kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head went viral.  

Columbus City Schools

The Columbus Board of Education got some qualified good news on the financial front last night, and members say they are ready to proceed with the search for a new superintendent.  

Columbus police say an officer fatally shot a suspect armed with a knife while responding to stabbings at the Summit Park Apartments that killed two women and injured a third.  

After a months-long delay, the Columbus City Schools have once again agreed to sell Indianola Middle School to Ohio State University. 

Columbus City Schools

The Columbus Board of Education has again put the fate of the Indianola Middle School property back on its agenda - more than six months after it unanimously approved a deal with Ohio State University.  

Columbus City Schools officials will revisit the idea of closing more buildings in order to help close a budget gap left by reduced state funding. 

The Columbus City Schools' board is launching a new search for a superintendent, after State Auditor David Yost suggested there may have been improprieties in the selection process. 


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.  

WCBE files

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.

WCBE files

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.  

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.

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