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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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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.

Putting full-fledged health clinics in school buildings has long been a dream for the Columbus City Schools. 

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The Butler County Sheriff's department is investigating a school shooting this morning that injured four students.  

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A Reynoldsburg police detective has been charged with using his position to confiscate and then distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and Percocet pills.  

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The Ohio House has passed a bill that honors the legacy of the first professional African American baseball player. 

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The Columbus City School board last night honored a woman who has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to get books in the hands of children in some of the district's most impoverished schools. 

Columbus police say a bomb threat that prompted the evacuation of three Columbus City Schools this afternoon was a hoax.

Over 18,000 Central Ohio voters will be directed to new polling places for the March primary.  

The Columbus City Schools "State of the District" event last night was part showcase, part pep rally.

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The Columbus City School Board last night re-elected Gary Baker as president on a 4-3 vote, despite a challenge from board member Mary Jo Hudson.

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