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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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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5:18 am
Wed August 21, 2013

CCS Students Face Transportation Delays As School Starts

Today is the first day of classes in the Columbus City Schools, but a major transportation snafu could leave students waiting for the school bus up to an hour an a half every day for as long as six weeks, as the district scrambles to hire enough drivers to staff over 700 bus routes.

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10:32 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Teachers Union Leader Says Staff Eager For New School Year

Columbus City School students are heading back to class Wednesday, and the head of the teachers union says her members are energized.

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7:18 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

ACLU Backs Girl Denied Spot On Middle School Footbal Team

The ACLU has weighed in on behalf of a Central Ohio girl who has been refused a place on her middle school's football team because of her gender.

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6:43 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

California Man Arraigned On Human Trafficking Charges

A routine traffic stop in northern Ohio has led to charges of human trafficking against a California man.

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7:23 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Ariel Castro Sentenced In Final Day In Court

Ariel Castro, the man convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland house over a decade has been sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 1 thousand years.

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9:04 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Former School Board Member, Conservation Activist Dies At 86

Robert Teater

Words of praise have been rolling in from many quarters for longtime public servant Robert Teater, who died Sunday at the age of 86.

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6:03 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Columbus School Board Begins Discussions On Levy Request

The Columbus City School Board began discussion on the recommendation for a November combined levy request last night -- but some found the proposal a bit light on details.

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6:57 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Ohio GLBT Activist Calls Supreme Court Ruling A Start

As the initial reaction to today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a pair of cases involving gay marriage issues subsides, activists are considering the impact at the state level.

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12:33 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

District Holds Public Forum On Possible Levy

As the deadline draws near for a decision on a school levy campaign this year for the Columbus City Schools, the committee studying the issue wants to hear more from the public.

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11:35 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

CCS Board Hires Former Westerville Superintendent As Interim Chief

The Columbus City Schools have a new superintendent for the next year - Dr. J. Daniel Good, former head of the Westerville School District. Alison Holm has more on the decision

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