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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Democratic Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has endorsed Columbus City Council President Andy Ginther's Mayoral bid.

Browns' Hawkins Protests Police Shootings, Union Demands Apology

Dec 15, 2014
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins says he joined the growing ranks of athletes  protesting police shootings because of a fear something could one day happen to his son. 

  The Zoom Family Film Festival, the Wexner Center for the Arts annual international film festival for kids, kicks off tonight with a special screen of the musical Oklahoma.  Movies, shorts, even experimental works for younger audience start Friday and run thru Sunday.  Associate film curator Chris Stults tell Alison Holm the festival brings families something a little different from the latest Hollywood offerings.

For more information and films and times, check www.wexarts.org.

 

Columbus Crew

Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew are continuing the makeover that began with a new owner and a new coach, by getting a new logo, a new brand -- and a new name.  

The Columbus City School district is asking staff awarded performance bonuses based on rigged data to give the money back. 

A new documentary on the influence of money and corporations in American politics begins a week long run in Columbus today.

The Columbus City School Board was scheduled to get a briefing last night about a state pilot program that could allow parents to force a wholesale staffing change at low-performing schools. 

Some educators will be refunded dues or fees by Ohio's largest teachers union under a settlement of a federal lawsuit alleging the money was improperly used for politics-related activities.  

The Columbus City School Board last night put in place safeguards to prevent a repeat of the district's grade-changing scandal.

Pickerington Schools students were dismissed without incident this afternoon, after a phone threat prompted a district wide lockdown.

641 Columbus City Schools third-graders got another crack at the reading portion of the state assessment test today.

Columbus City Schools employees and an army of volunteers are literally going door-to-door this week in what is being called a "Summer School Blitz", designed to get students who haven't passed the third grade reading assessment back into class. 

philly.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired left wing Scott Hartnell from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for former Flyer R.J.  Umberger and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft.

The Columbus City Schools' focus on getting third graders reading at grade level is paying off - but the promotion of some students is still in question.

columbusartsfestival.org

The Columbus Arts Festival opens today, bringing more than 400 artists, performers and demonstrators - as well as an estimated 400-thousand visitors to the banks of the Scioto in downtown Columbus.  

High school students in Ohio would have to take a world history and civilizations class before graduating under a bill passed by the state Senate.

The Columbus City Schools board last night approved a new round of cuts intended to close a 50 million dollar gap, and discussed plans for new summer school programs. Alison Holm has more.

Ohio State, Denison and Wittenberg Universities are on the list of 55 schools in the U.S. under investigation for their handling of sexual abuse complaints, according to a federal Education Department report released today.

An update on the 5-year financial forecast shows the Columbus City Schools sitting a little more comfortably than originally projected last fall.  

Columbus police are reporting that two people were shot this afternoon in the area of Liberty Elementary and Independence High School in southeast Columbus.

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