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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8:01 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

CCS Officials Go Door-To-Door To Get Third-Graders In Summer School

Columbus City Schools employees and an army of volunteers are literally going door-to-door this week in what is being called a "Summer School Blitz", designed to get students who haven't passed the third grade reading assessment back into class. 

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10:31 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Blue Jackets Trade Umberger For Flyers' Scott Hartnell

Scott Hartnell, newest Blue Jacket
philly.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired left wing Scott Hartnell from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for former Flyer R.J.  Umberger and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft.

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10:06 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

74% Of CCS Third-Graders Pass Reading Test Needed For Promotion

The Columbus City Schools' focus on getting third graders reading at grade level is paying off - but the promotion of some students is still in question.

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9:37 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Preview Of This Weekend's Columbus Arts Festival

columbusartsfestival.org

The Columbus Arts Festival opens today, bringing more than 400 artists, performers and demonstrators - as well as an estimated 400-thousand visitors to the banks of the Scioto in downtown Columbus.  

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8:33 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Proposed Bill Would Require World History High School Course

High school students in Ohio would have to take a world history and civilizations class before graduating under a bill passed by the state Senate.

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5:30 am
Wed May 7, 2014

CCS Approves $22.7 Million In Budget Cuts, Adds New Summer Programs

The Columbus City Schools board last night approved a new round of cuts intended to close a 50 million dollar gap, and discussed plans for new summer school programs. Alison Holm has more.

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7:58 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

3 Central Ohio Schools Part Of Federal Sexual Abuse Investigation

Ohio State, Denison and Wittenberg Universities are on the list of 55 schools in the U.S. under investigation for their handling of sexual abuse complaints, according to a federal Education Department report released today.

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12:24 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Columbus City Schools Receive Financial Update

An update on the 5-year financial forecast shows the Columbus City Schools sitting a little more comfortably than originally projected last fall.  

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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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