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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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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10:08 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Major Changes Coming For Columbus City Schools

Borrowing the Facebook motto, the Columbus school board is moving quickly with plans for big changes in the district including school closures and personnel changes.  

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4:46 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Akron Police Try To Crack Down On False Alarms

The city of Akron, where 98 percent of security alarms turn out to be false, is beginning a new policy requiring confirmation of a possible crime.

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7:33 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Judge Rules Insufficient Evidence To Convict Driver For Killing Drunk Bicyclist

A central Ohio judge says there's not enough evidence to convict a driver who struck and killed a drunken bicycle rider.

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5:12 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

State Auditor Slams CCS in Long-Awaited Data-Scrubbing Report

Dave Yost, Ohio Auditor
Associated Press

In his official report on the data scrubbing scandal in Columbus City Schools, State auditor David Yost says the district deliberately - and possibly criminally - changed grades, erased absences, and manipulated enrollment figures in order to make the district look better. 

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10:56 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Number Of Free School Meals Rising In Ohio

A report by a non-profit advocacy group called The Food Research and Action Center shows 11 thousand more low-income Ohio children got free or reduced-price school breakfasts last year.

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10:16 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Columbia Gas Asks Customers To Conserve During Cold Snap

As the temperatures are expected to plummet in the next few days, Columbia Gas is asking customers to voluntarily conserve natural gas.

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8:11 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Re-enactment Group To Hold Civil War-era Ball At Statehouse

Preparations are under way for a Civil War-era winter ball being held Saturday at the Ohio Statehouse.

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7:59 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Couple Who Abandoned Adopted Boy Say He's Getting Needed Help

The attorney for a southwest Ohio couple accused of abandoning the adopted 9-year-old son they raised since infancy says the boy has gotten some much-needed help.  

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10:58 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Perkins Touches On Several Topics At Final Meeting

Last night was Columbus City Schools board member Carol Perkins last regular meeting before leaving the board at the end of the month.

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10:51 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Many Factors Determine School Closings And Delays

Most school districts in central Ohio today are holding regular sessions while some opted for a two-hour delay.

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2:11 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Many See Day Of Service As Most Fitting Tribute To Martin Luther King Jr.

In Ohio and across the country, many people are heeding the call to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day by doing something for other people.

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7:13 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Execution Delay Request To Donate Organs Denied

Documents show a condemned Ohio killer facing a never-tried lethal injection method attempted unsuccessfully to delay his execution by requesting he become an organ donor.

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7:10 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

CCS Board Member Carol Perkins Will Resign January 31

Columbus City School Board member Carole Perkins has announced she will retire at the end of the month, nearly 7 years after she first joined the board as a mid term appointment.

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6:21 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

One-time Assistance Is Available For Winter Heating Bills

Utility customers facing a disconnection or needing to restore service this winter have a chance to remain connected, thanks to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's annual Winter Reconnect Order.

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5:18 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Kasich To Deliver 2014 State Of The State Address In Medina

Ohio Governor John Kasich
cleveland.com

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says he'll deliver his annual State of the State speech in the northeast Ohio city of Medina.

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3:42 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Ohio BMV Computer Glitch Hampers Issuing Driver's Licenses

Hundreds of Ohioans trying to get or renew their driver's licenses this week are running into trouble because of computer problems.

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5:43 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Roofing Company Owner Pleads Guilty To Recruiting Illegal Immigrants

The owner of an Ohio roofing company has pleaded guilty to charges related to employing immigrants who are in the country illegally, filing false tax documents and insurance fraud.

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11:56 am
Wed January 8, 2014

District Hires Good, Baker Assumes Role As Board President

Although Columbus City Schools were closed for a second straight day yesterday, the school board met last night to take care of a little business.

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7:22 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Blue Jackets Send Seven To Socchi

The Columbus Blue Jackets are sending seven players to Socchi, Russia next month to represent their countries in the winter Olympics.

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