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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6:59 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Mother Of Missing Teen Disappointed In Police Response

Ashley Lane at the Ohayacon Convention in downtown Columbus

The family is reunited again, but the mother of a 15-year old transgender teen whose disappearance over the weekend sparked a 3-day search says she is disappointed in the way the Columbus police handled the case.  

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5:34 am
Wed February 4, 2015

CCS Superintendent Defends Recommendation For Senior Administrator

The Columbus school district's top administrator is defending a decision that drew howls of outrage on social media. 

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5:41 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

CCS Pulls Plan To Hire High-Priced Part-Time Administrator

Dan Good
Credit Columbus City Schools

In an abrupt about-face the Columbus City Schools has withdrawn pending legislation to hire an administrator to overhaul the district's Human Resources and Communications departments.

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3:56 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Four Columbus High Schools On Lockdown Following Teen's Death

Four Columbus high schools were placed on lockdown in fear of retaliatory violence following the death of 16-year old boy shot in southeast Columbus Tuesday evening. 

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9:23 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Teacher Convicted Of Harming Children By Showing Grisly Film

A former substitute teacher who showed a movie including graphic sex and violence to a Columbus high school class has been convicted of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.   

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5:11 am
Wed January 14, 2015

CCS Superintendent Calls For "Cradle-to-Career" Education In District

Former Columbus City Schools superintendent Gene Harris is expected to plead no contest today to a misdemeanor charge of dereliction of duty in the district's data rigging scandal. 

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9:45 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Economist Says Regional Forecast Bright - For Many

Bill Lafayette
Credit regionomicsllc.com

A local economist says the outlook for central Ohio in 2015 is unusually bright. 

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9:07 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

OSU Coach Applauds Plans To Help Parents Travel To Final Match

Urban Meyer
Credit cbssports.com

The College Football Playoff says it will help pay for the parents and guardians of Ohio State and Oregon players to travel to Monday's national championship game in suburban Dallas. 

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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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