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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 Columbus City Schools board will vote next week on whether to accept a provisional settlement with the public owners of Nationwide Arena for an annual payment in lieu of property taxes. 

  Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman will soon sign a sister-city agreement with mayor of Accra, Ghana, making it the city's first African partner.  

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Ohio State University says it will move to end an annual jump into a campus lake after a third-year student experienced a fatal medical emergency while participating in the tradition.   

A couple and a 7-year child are dead, and another child is critically injured, after a intruder reportedly burst into their Hilltop home.  

Four gang members of the Short North Posse pleaded guilty to murder charges in federal district court in Columbus Wednesday.  

Voters returned the incumbents in the Columbus City Schools board contest last night - and added one well-known name in Ohio politics.  

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. 

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.  

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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.  

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