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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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. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

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. 

  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.