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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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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6:30 am
Tue June 25, 2013

CCS Plans To Appoint Interim Superintendent

The Columbus School board meets tonight to appoint an interim superintendent to take over when Gene Harris steps down at the end of the week.

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8:29 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Ohio, Indiana Create Joint Site To Win FAA Drone Test Contract

The base of operations for Ohio's and Indiana's joint effort to win a test site for unmanned drone aircraft will be based in Springfield. 

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8:21 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Columbus Schools Adapt To Reading Guarantee

The Columbus City Schools are taking steps to address the issue of grade-reading readiness, and to come into compliance with the state's third grade reading guarantee.

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9:12 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Summer Food Programs Opening; Need For More Sites

Summer Food Service Program sites are open to provide meals to children who normally receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year.

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12:55 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Gee Retiring As President But Not Leaving Ohio State

Retiring Ohio State President Gordon Gee is offering his explanations for stepping down, citing everything from his age to a desire to spend more time with his family, which includes twin granddaughters.

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6:56 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

AAA Expects Slight Decline In Holiday Travel

An estimated 1.3 million Ohioans plan to travel over the Memorial Day weekend.

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5:03 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Cleveland Police Defend Actions Searching For Missing Women

The FBI and Cleveland Police are defending themselves against allegations of shoddy work after three women missing for a decade were rescued from a home late Monday.

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5:27 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Anti-Union State Legislation Drawing Protest

Legislation that would allow Ohio workers to opt out of paying union dues have been introduced in the Ohio legislature.

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10:23 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Fired Bishop Watterson Teacher Will Continue To fight For Job

A Bishop Watterson teacher fired over her sexual orientation says she will continue to pursue the grievance process in a fight to regain her job. Former phys-ed teacher Carla Hale met with Watterson principal Marian Hutson Tuesday.

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