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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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A new survey of central Ohio employers shows they plan to hire workers at a slower pace this winter as compared with last winter.

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Internationally known Columbus photographer Kojo Kamau died of a heart attack late Sunday afternoon, according to family.  

Crews from the Columbus Department of Public Service began pre-treating major roadways earlier today, and by mid-afternoon, some 40 trucks are clearing Priority 1 roadways as the city prepares for 1-2 inches of snow this tonight.  

Advocates on both sides of a proposed bill in the Ohio House to relax restrictions on gun-free zones are wasting no time in weighing in on yesterday's attack at Ohio State University by a knife wielding student. 

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Classes resume today at Ohio State University, less than 24 hours after an attack left eleven people injured and the attacker dead.

Ohio State University sent an "active shooter on campus" this morning, urging students and faculty to shelter in place.  According to reports, a vehicle crashed into Watts Hall this morning around 9:30, and Columbus Fire responded to suspicions of a possible chlorine leak.  Shortly after that, an individual within the building began to attack people.  Fire officials say nine people have been taken to the hospital; one is in critical condition, while the others are considered stable.   

Sales of existing homes in October rose on the national and state levels, but declined on the local level.

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A protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down traffic in downtown Columbus for over an hour,  after one man chained himself to a van parked in the intersection of Broad and 3rd Streets.

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Last night was a good one for school levies on ballots in Franklin County, including the Columbus City Schools' 6.92 mill request.

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A Columbus man faces two counts of arson for a pair of vehicle fires set last month on the northeast side.

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Some teachers say the negative tone of the 2016 presidential campaign is beginning to take a toll on their students. 

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Riding a wave of rising poll numbers and fresh from a firey televised debate on Sunday night, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told an Ohio State University audience last night about her plans to improve the economy if elected.

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The Columbus Regional Airport Authority says the Rickenbacker foreign-trade zone is ranked ninth in the nation for the total value of all goods imported last year.

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The Columbus Board of Education last night voted to sell the vacant Southeast Career Center building to a nearby construction firm for just over 1 million dollars.

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51 thousand Columbus City Schools students start classes today.

Issue One, the city-wide ballot question on ward representation on Columbus city council, was defeated by a nearly 3-to-1 margin Tuesday. 

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Supporters and opponents of a ballot issue that would change the structure of Columbus City Council continue to debate the issue for the public, with a forum Wednesday at the Columbus Metropolitan Club. 

Americans bought more existing homes in June as the sales rate reached its highest level in more than nine years.

The Columbus City Schools' board this morning unanimously approved a combined levy and bond package for the fall ballot.  

The Columbus Board of Education this morning voted to place a combined 6.92 mill levy and bond request on the November ballot.

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Franklin County Board of Elections director Bill Anthony has been placed on paid administrative leave, following last week's indictment on charges of theft in office and signing off on false timesheets.  

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Seth Jones to a $32.4 million, six-year contract. 

Some Ohio immigrants and their supporters are joining others around the country denouncing the U.S. Supreme Court's new ruling on immigration policy.

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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.

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