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

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.

Mumps Cases Confirmed In Twelve Ohio Counties

Mar 31, 2014

The number of cases of mumps in Central Ohio has risen to 111, with 89 linked to Ohio State University.

The number of cases in the outbreak of mumps that first surfaced in the OSU area has risen to 63 across Franklin County.

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The Columbus City Schools board voted unanimously last night to cut three principals involved in the districts data-scrubbing scandal, despite last minute appeals from its constituents. Alison Holm reports.

16 cases of the mumps have been confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University, but officials say that number could climb.

State regulators ordered a gas drilling company to halt operations today after four minor earthquakes shook an area 20 miles south east of Youngstown.

The Columbus City Schools board voted unanimously last night to close four schools and relocate a fifth. 

Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed a bill that aims to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of those under age 18.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is looking into whether it can reintroduce breeding populations of sturgeon to Lake Erie.

The Columbus City School Board is scheduled to vote on a raft of school closures at tomorrow's board meeting, but it looks like Independence High School and Siebert Elementary School may get a reprieve.

Ohio has the lowest car insurance rates in the country, according to a industry report released today, despite a dramatic increase last year.

Columbus City Schools

More than 200 people turned out last night to let the Columbus City School board and administration  know how they feel about proposed school closures. 

Borrowing the Facebook motto, the Columbus school board is moving quickly with plans for big changes in the district including school closures and personnel changes.  

The city of Akron, where 98 percent of security alarms turn out to be false, is beginning a new policy requiring confirmation of a possible crime.