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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 legislative task force studying transportation issues has recommended the state keep highway speed limits unchanged and continue to require a front license plate.

  A new survey gives Columbus and several other Ohio cities top marks for gay friendly policies.  

Police have identified the teen shot and killed in South Linden Monday afternoon as 17-year old Jeremiah Harper of Whitehall.  

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The Columbus City Schools Board has voted unanimously to accept an annual payment of $586,000 from the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority in lieu of property taxes on Nationwide Arena.  

The Columbus City Schools board will vote next week on whether to accept a provisional settlement with the public owners of Nationwide Arena for an annual payment in lieu of property taxes. 

  Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman will soon sign a sister-city agreement with mayor of Accra, Ghana, making it the city's first African partner.  

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Ohio State University says it will move to end an annual jump into a campus lake after a third-year student experienced a fatal medical emergency while participating in the tradition.   

A couple and a 7-year child are dead, and another child is critically injured, after a intruder reportedly burst into their Hilltop home.  

Four gang members of the Short North Posse pleaded guilty to murder charges in federal district court in Columbus Wednesday.  

Voters returned the incumbents in the Columbus City Schools board contest last night - and added one well-known name in Ohio politics.  

Columbus City Council president and mayoral candidate Andy Ginther today proposed tougher new ethics rules for lobbyists and elected officials, as questions about his own behavior have been raised in recent weeks.  

Columbus City Schools are transforming the traditional school nurses office in 17 schools this fall. 

Trial has been delayed until January for a Columbus man charged with training in Syria for a terrorist attack in the US.  

Nearly a third of adult Ohioans are considered obese, according to a survey from the Trust for America's Health.

Columbus police used pepper spray to break up several fights that erupted at the funeral of a former gang member found dead in the basement of an Southeast side home. 

The Columbus City Schools got a gift this week that will be music to the ears of students for decades to come. 

Three guns were confiscated from two Columbus City Schools today in separate incidents.  

Columbus City School officials over the weekend visited the families of students left stranded by the unexpected closure of a charted school last week. 

A block of High Street in front of the Statehouse was briefly closed this morning as Columbus police investigated a suspicious package. 

An unidentified 58-year old man is in critical condition at OSU Medical Center after apparently setting himself on fire in front of City Hall this morning. 

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