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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4:46 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Obama To Deliver OSU Spring Commencement Address

Credit Gus Chan / Plain Dealer

Ohio State University says President Obama will deliver the commencement address in May, becoming the third sitting president to do so.


  


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News
8:02 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Blue Jackets Fire GM Scott Howson


After five plus seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets fired General Manager Scott Howson Tuesday night.  Alison Holm has more.

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News
7:59 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Lobbyist Says the Arts An Economic Driver For Cities

In the battle for economic growth, cities are competing to attract workers, businesses, and development. One lobbyist says the arts are an underutilized tool to boost a cities image -- and it's bottom line. 

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News
6:50 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Republican State Officials Have Cash Reserves For 2014 Elections

Governor Kasich
http://governor.ohio.gov

The Republicans at the head of state government say they hope to remain on the job after 2014. The governor, state auditor, treasurer, attorney general and secretary of state have all indicated they plan to run again. And they have significant campaign cash on hand already.

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News
7:32 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Franklinton Landlord Convicted in Fatal Fire Violates Probation

A Franklinton landlord convicted in the aftermath of a fatal fire at one of his properties a year ago has been arrested again for violating probation.

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6:43 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Ohio House Approves Moving State of the State Address

The Ohio House has agreed to the governor's plans to move the State of the State speech out of the capital for the second year in a row.

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News
7:18 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

School Officer Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges

A former Centennial High School resource officer pleaded guilty this morning to a federal charge that he coerced sexual behavior from minors.

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News
10:24 am
Mon January 14, 2013

AAA Anticipates Slightly Lower Gasoline Prices In 2013

Ohio gas prices are higher to start the new work week, but auto club AAA expects prices to decline overall this year.

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News
8:44 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Number of flu cases up; supply of treatment drugs down

Some communities are reporting increases in cases of influenza.

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News
8:27 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Columbus Education Commission Announced

Mayor Michael Coleman yesterday introduced the members of a new commission that will focus on improving education in Columbus.

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News
10:17 am
Wed November 14, 2012

State considers setting up hybrid insurance exchange

The deadline is just days away for Ohio to announce whether it will begin plans for a state-based health insurance exchange in compliance with the President's Affordable Care Act.  Ohio's Republican lieutenant governor insists the new federal health care law is flawed, but she says the state is moving forward with the overhaul.

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News
10:05 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Probe into Columbus City Schools deepens

State auditor David Yost has announced the some Columbus City Schools officials could face criminal charges as a result of his investigation into an attendance rigging scandal. 

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News
4:34 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Should Lame Duck Legislature Tackle Election Reform?

The lame duck session of the Ohio legislature is coming up in the next few weeks. And there’s some talk about whether lawmakers will take up the issue of election reform – specifically voter id and the elimination of early in person weekend voting opportunities. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports there is controversy as to whether legislators should take up those issues in the final weeks of this year.

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Election Coverage
1:14 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Mixed Results For School Levies

School officials in Cleveland, Akron, Cincinnati and Youngstown saw their levies pass on Election Day. But school issues were more of a mixed bag in Franklin County.

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Election Coverage
8:03 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Judge dismisses voting machine software lawsuit

A judge has rejected claims in an 11th hour lawsuit that alleges new software used in voting equipment in some Ohio counties could be used to alter ballots after they're cast. 

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Election Coverage
5:22 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Presidential polls still too close to call

In one of the last polls of the campaign season, the election is too close to call. Ohio Poll director Eric Rademacher tells Alison Holm the numbers are close -- even closer than they were a week ago.

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Election Coverage
9:11 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Candidates and surrogates making the most of Ohio appearances

Two new polls show the presidential race is tight in Ohio, but both polls give president Obama a slight edge.  the CBS/Quinnipiac/New York Times poll shows Obama with a 5 point lead, while the Ohio Poll by the Univversity of Cincinnati shows him 2 points ahead of challenger Mitt Romney.  Jim Messina, campaign manager for Obama says the the Romney campaign is propped up with inaccurate information.

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Election Coverage
8:34 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Party chair encourages early voting in face of possible power outages

High winds and dangerous conditions curtailed early voting in many places on the East Coast, as polling places were closed in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, raising concerns the storm could affect the outcome of the presidential election.

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News
7:37 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Ohio braces for fallout from Hurricane Sandy

Forecasters say high winds could down trees and cause other damage in Ohio as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coat.  flights heading to Eastern cities have been canceled at airports in Columbus, Dayton, Cleveland and the Cincinnati region.

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8:58 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Blue Jackets name new president; season still in doubt

The columbus Blue Jackets introduced the teams new president this afternoon.  former announcer and St. Louis Blues executive John Davidson will become the clubs president of hockey operations, replacing Mike Priest, who will concentrate on the business side of the franchise.

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