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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An outdoor art installation that brings together local history, international symbolism, and 12-hundred red flowers is being unveiled this weekend on the Fort Hayes campus in downtown Columbus. 

The Ohio Inspector General's office says an employee at the Southeastern Correctional Complex in Lancaster stole over 22,000 from the prison last year.  

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams will be available for Memorial Day weekend.  

The CEO of Columbus-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says the source of the listeria bacteria that shut down production and distribution in six states has been traced to the spout of a pint-filling machine. 


First place in last night's non-partisan Columbus mayoral race was not much of a surprise, but second place was a close race.  

Columbus-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is temporarily shutting down its retail stores and issuing a recall on all products following discovery of the listeria bacteria in a sample taken by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. 

Baseball season is underway, and tonight and Saturday the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus is once again celebrating with a collection of rare news reels.

  Otterbein University says it got bad advice from the state attorney general in a battle over releasing campus police records.  

Jessica Noll / WCPO

Hundreds of firefighters from Columbus and other communities took shifts in Cincinnati this morning, to allow queen city firefighters to mourn the loss of a colleague.

Cincinnati has become the seventh city in the state to take a stand supporting marriage equality.  

Ohio Historical Society

Supporters of Dayton's Wright Brothers are applauding an Ohio resolution defending the famous aviators' place in history as the first in flight. 


The Columbus Blue Jackets made a few moves at the trade deadline Monday; picking up forwards William Karlsson and Rene Bourque from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman James Wisniewski and a 3rd round draft pick.  

"Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration" runs through this weekend at the Wexner Center for the Arts on the OSU campus.

Officials have tweaked questions on a new quiz used by the state of Ohio to catch phony income-tax returns.

wcbe files

Despite a slow start to the winter, Columbus snow crews are working hard this month. 


Former Columbus Mayor Dana "Buck" Rinehart died this morning at the age of 68. 

The biggest chunk of the state budget is Medicaid.

The family is reunited again, but the mother of a 15-year old transgender teen whose disappearance over the weekend sparked a 3-day search says she is disappointed in the way the Columbus police handled the case.  

The Columbus school district's top administrator is defending a decision that drew howls of outrage on social media. 

Columbus City Schools

In an abrupt about-face the Columbus City Schools has withdrawn pending legislation to hire an administrator to overhaul the district's Human Resources and Communications departments.

Four Columbus high schools were placed on lockdown in fear of retaliatory violence following the death of 16-year old boy shot in southeast Columbus Tuesday evening. 

A former substitute teacher who showed a movie including graphic sex and violence to a Columbus high school class has been convicted of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.   

Former Columbus City Schools superintendent Gene Harris is expected to plead no contest today to a misdemeanor charge of dereliction of duty in the district's data rigging scandal. 


A local economist says the outlook for central Ohio in 2015 is unusually bright. 


The College Football Playoff says it will help pay for the parents and guardians of Ohio State and Oregon players to travel to Monday's national championship game in suburban Dallas. 


Columbus police have yet to release the identity of the knife-wielding local man shot and killed by two officers at Port Columbus Wednesday afternoon.


The Columbus Crew soccer club has signed Federico Higuain to a new designated player contract.  

Associated Press

Police say the body of a 14-month-old boy missing in central Ohio has been found.

Ohioans are spending more money for less effective health care than people in other states, according to a new study by a non-partisan health care policy organization. 

WCBE Files

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