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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8:08 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

UPDATE: Police Say Airport Shooting Victim Attacked Officer

Credit nbcnews.com

Columbus police have yet to release the identity of the knife-wielding local man shot and killed by two officers at Port Columbus Wednesday afternoon.

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8:39 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Columbus Crew Signs Higuian To New Contract

Columbus Crew SC Federico Higuain
Credit thecrew.com

The Columbus Crew soccer club has signed Federico Higuain to a new designated player contract.  

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3:57 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Body Of Missing Boy Found In Big Walnut Creek

Cameron Beckford
Credit Associated Press

Police say the body of a 14-month-old boy missing in central Ohio has been found.

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7:12 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Study: Ohioans Spend More On Less Effective Health Care

Ohioans are spending more money for less effective health care than people in other states, according to a new study by a non-partisan health care policy organization. 

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7:20 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Ginther Garners Coleman's Endorsement In Mayoral Race

Democratic Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has endorsed Columbus City Council President Andy Ginther's Mayoral bid.

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10:30 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Browns' Hawkins Protests Police Shootings, Union Demands Apology

Credit Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins says he joined the growing ranks of athletes  protesting police shootings because of a fear something could one day happen to his son. 

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6:06 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Kids Film Festival Focuses On International And Experiemental Material

  The Zoom Family Film Festival, the Wexner Center for the Arts annual international film festival for kids, kicks off tonight with a special screen of the musical Oklahoma.  Movies, shorts, even experimental works for younger audience start Friday and run thru Sunday.  Associate film curator Chris Stults tell Alison Holm the festival brings families something a little different from the latest Hollywood offerings.

For more information and films and times, check www.wexarts.org.

 

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12:30 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Columbus Crew Gets New Logo And New Brand

The new Crew logo for 2015
Credit Columbus Crew

Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew are continuing the makeover that began with a new owner and a new coach, by getting a new logo, a new brand -- and a new name.  

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12:09 am
Thu October 9, 2014

CCS Wants Bonuses Returned From Year Marred By Data Rigging

The Columbus City School district is asking staff awarded performance bonuses based on rigged data to give the money back. 

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5:00 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Political Documentary Starring Ohio Politics Opens in Columbus

Tom Noe

A new documentary on the influence of money and corporations in American politics begins a week long run in Columbus today.

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5:00 am
Wed September 17, 2014

State Officials Have Few Answers On How "Parent Trigger" Law Will Work

The Columbus City School Board was scheduled to get a briefing last night about a state pilot program that could allow parents to force a wholesale staffing change at low-performing schools. 

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7:52 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

OEA Must Refund Some Dues Used For Political Activity

Some educators will be refunded dues or fees by Ohio's largest teachers union under a settlement of a federal lawsuit alleging the money was improperly used for politics-related activities.  

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3:58 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

CCS Passes Safeguard Policy To Prevent Grade Manipulation

The Columbus City School Board last night put in place safeguards to prevent a repeat of the district's grade-changing scandal.

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5:03 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Pickerington Schools Lockdown Lifted After Phone Threat

Pickerington Schools students were dismissed without incident this afternoon, after a phone threat prompted a district wide lockdown.

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7:17 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

CCS 3rd-Graders Re-Take Reading Test; District Tries To Round Up More

641 Columbus City Schools third-graders got another crack at the reading portion of the state assessment test today.

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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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