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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10:24 am
Wed December 18, 2013

John Doe Charge In 1994 Case

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted an unknown suspect in an unsolved rape case, marking the first such indictment in the county's history.

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8:19 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

State Senators Propose Lake Erie Caucus to Focus On Resources

A bipartisan group of Ohio lawmakers plans to make Lake Erie the focus of discussions next year.

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7:59 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Straight A Fund Finds First Round of Recipients

A state legislative panel has approved the first round of education innovation grants through Ohio's Straight A Fund.

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7:01 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Former CCS Treasurer To Be Sentenced In January For Theft

Sentencing is scheduled January 23rd for a former Columbus City Schools employee who pleaded guilty this week to stealing nearly 28 thousand dollars in district funds.

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11:56 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

World Premier Of "Elijah's Angel" Highlights Columbus Artists

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus is capping its 100th anniversary year with a world premiere production of "Elijah's Angel", based on the 1992 children's book by Columbus author Michael Rosen.

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7:10 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Judge Delays Hearing On Charges Related To Steubenville Rape Case

Winter weather has postponed a court hearing for school workers charged following an investigation prompted by the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two eastern Ohio high school football players.

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7:35 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Westerville South High School Student Found Dead

Westerville Police are investigating the death of a 17 year old Westerville South High student.

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5:15 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Columbus Recieves Perfect Score On LGBT-Friendly Index

Walker Evans Columbus Underground.com

Columbus is among a handful of cities nationwide with a perfect rating for creating a LGBT-friendly environment.

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6:01 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Columbus Tutor Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Schools

A Columbus man faces up to 7 years in prison for billing the Columbus City and Southwestern City schools of over 120 thousand dollars for tutoring services that were never provided.

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5:53 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Governor Stays Execution To Study Organ Donation Request

Governor John Kasich has issued a temporary stay of execution for a convicted killer scheduled to die tomorrow, in order to study his request to donate organs to his ailing mother and sister.

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8:51 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Columbus Schools Levy Fails

While the four bond issues to safeguard the city's public utilities, public service, public safety and parks and recreation system passed comfortably last night, the two issues focused on the city schools failed by a more than 2 to 1 margin.

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5:00 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Forum Panel Shows Division Over Columbus Schools Ballot Issues

Issues 50 and 51 on the ballot this fall for the Columbus City Schools have been unprecedented, both in the size and the scope of the plans, and in the amount of passion they have inspired for and against. 

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6:52 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

CDC Reports Says 2 Million Americans Sickened By Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The Centers for Disease Control says more than 2 million Americans are sickened and more than 20 thousand die each year from antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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6:57 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Subdivision Designed For Black WW II Vets Considered For National Registry

A Columbus subdivision built and marketed exclusively to returning African-American veterans of World War II is under consideration for placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

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8:31 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Columbus PTA Group Votes Not To Endorse Columbus City Schools Levy Request

The Columbus Council Of PTAs and PTOs voted Tuesday night not to endorse the Columbus City Schools 9.01 mil combined levy and bond issue.

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8:00 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

New Forms Of Vaccine Available For Flu Season

Flu Vaccines available this year include the quadrivalent vaccine, designed to fight four strains rather than the traditional three... 

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9:32 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Woman Pleads Guilty To Cancer Hoax

An Ohio woman will spend 90 days in jail after faking having cancer and accepting money raised to help her.

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8:05 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Small Farmers Fear Impact Of New Food Safety Regulations

Some small Ohio farmers say they could be driven out of business if new food safety rules proposed by the Food and Drug Administration go into effect.

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11:28 am
Wed September 4, 2013

CCS Continues Diplomas Now Program At Cost of $800K

The Columbus City School Board last night authorized spending nearly 800,000 dollars to continue the Diplomas Now program in three schools.

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9:54 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

CCS Gets Failing Grades On New State Report Card

Mayor Michael Coleman on the steps of Hamilton STEM Academy
Credit Alison Holm, WCBE

Columbus City Schools were among the districts receiving bad news Thursday as the State Department of Education released it's annual report cards.

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