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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  The Ohio High School Athletic Association has reversed a decision that would have pitted many urban teams against schools with far larger enrollment.  

  City League coaches are turning to the Columbus Board of Education for help in battling a new ruling from the Ohio High School Athletic Association.  Alison Holm explains.  


The Hamilton County Coroner says a bottle held up by an African-American motorist before he was shot by a white University of Cincinnati police officer apparently contained a fragrance, not alcohol.  

Ohio State University's Medical Center will pay 275-thousand dollars to settle a suit filed by the family of a woman who was sent home when she was having a heart attack.  


The attorney for the white and now former University of Cincinnati police officer who shot and killed an African-American motorist during a traffic stop earlier this month says he was shocked his client was charged with murder yesterday.

Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing will be arraigned in Hamilton County Court this morning on murder charges and the county prosecutor says he is so angry he wants to prosecute the case himself.  Alison Holm reports.  

  A Hamilton County grand jury has returned a murder indictment against a white University of Cincinnati police officer accused of shooting and killing an African American man during a traffic stop. Alison Holm has more.

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

A civilian standing guard outside a military recruiting center in Lancaster accidentally fired his rifle this afternoon.  

Authorities say they have recovered the body of a missing drowning victim from the Olentangy River as the search continues for a second victim in the same area.  

Cincinnati Police

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says his office is "rapidly investigating" the fatal shooting of a motorist by a University of Cincinnati police officer.


Ohio Governor John Kasich made his official entry into the 2016 Republican presidential race.  

Back-to-school shoppers will get a tax break next month in the state's first ever sales tax holiday.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the city is immediately ending its contract with a red-light traffic camera company amid a federal bribery probe.

A suburban Cincinnati man who threatened to kill House Speaker John Boehner has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.  

Columbus City Schools

A former Columbus City Schools administrator has pleaded no contest to multiple charges filed in the wake of  the district's attendance data rigging scandal.  

Democratic state lawmakers have proposed legislation eliminating taxes on feminine care products.


The Columbus Arts Festival opens later this morning, and runs through Sunday evening. 

City of Columbus

Columbus Division of Water officials say high levels of nitrates in tap water supplied to parts of downtown and the West side may make it unsafe for infants younger than 6 months of age.

Under terms of a new two year contract agreement ratified by the Columbus Education Association last week and going before the school board tonight, Columbus City Schools teachers will get 2 percent pay raises in each year of the deal - their first base pay raises in several years. 

LeVeque Tower in downtown Columbus is without power at this hour.

The Columbus Blue Jackets will name a new captain tomorrow, the first since former captain Rick Nash left for the New York Rangers in 2012.  

A study from Nationwide Children's Hospital shows a growing racial disparity in suicide rates among school-aged children.  

The proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize and regulate marijuana in Ohio has one state official calling for an overhaul of the process. 

Dan Mushalko / WCBE

An outdoor art installation that brings together local history, international symbolism, and 12-hundred red flowers is being unveiled this weekend on the Fort Hayes campus in downtown Columbus. 

The Ohio Inspector General's office says an employee at the Southeastern Correctional Complex in Lancaster stole over 22,000 from the prison last year.  

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams will be available for Memorial Day weekend.  

The CEO of Columbus-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says the source of the listeria bacteria that shut down production and distribution in six states has been traced to the spout of a pint-filling machine. 


First place in last night's non-partisan Columbus mayoral race was not much of a surprise, but second place was a close race.  

Columbus-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is temporarily shutting down its retail stores and issuing a recall on all products following discovery of the listeria bacteria in a sample taken by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. 

Baseball season is underway, and tonight and Saturday the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus is once again celebrating with a collection of rare news reels.