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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A central Ohio judge says there's not enough evidence to convict a driver who struck and killed a drunken bicycle rider.

Associated Press

In his official report on the data scrubbing scandal in Columbus City Schools, State auditor David Yost says the district deliberately - and possibly criminally - changed grades, erased absences, and manipulated enrollment figures in order to make the district look better. 

A report by a non-profit advocacy group called The Food Research and Action Center shows 11 thousand more low-income Ohio children got free or reduced-price school breakfasts last year.

As the temperatures are expected to plummet in the next few days, Columbia Gas is asking customers to voluntarily conserve natural gas.

Preparations are under way for a Civil War-era winter ball being held Saturday at the Ohio Statehouse.

The attorney for a southwest Ohio couple accused of abandoning the adopted 9-year-old son they raised since infancy says the boy has gotten some much-needed help.  

Last night was Columbus City Schools board member Carol Perkins last regular meeting before leaving the board at the end of the month.

Most school districts in central Ohio today are holding regular sessions while some opted for a two-hour delay.

In Ohio and across the country, many people are heeding the call to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day by doing something for other people.

Documents show a condemned Ohio killer facing a never-tried lethal injection method attempted unsuccessfully to delay his execution by requesting he become an organ donor.

Columbus City School Board member Carole Perkins has announced she will retire at the end of the month, nearly 7 years after she first joined the board as a mid term appointment.

Utility customers facing a disconnection or needing to restore service this winter have a chance to remain connected, thanks to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's annual Winter Reconnect Order.

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says he'll deliver his annual State of the State speech in the northeast Ohio city of Medina.

Hundreds of Ohioans trying to get or renew their driver's licenses this week are running into trouble because of computer problems.

The owner of an Ohio roofing company has pleaded guilty to charges related to employing immigrants who are in the country illegally, filing false tax documents and insurance fraud.

Although Columbus City Schools were closed for a second straight day yesterday, the school board met last night to take care of a little business.

The Columbus Blue Jackets are sending seven players to Socchi, Russia next month to represent their countries in the winter Olympics.

Ohio's governor is refusing to spare a condemned killer who raped and stabbed to death a pregnant woman and is sentenced to die by a lethal injection process never used in the United States.


Record low temperatures and wind chills are expected Monday night and Tuesday, and medical experts are urging people to take precautions to avoid frostbite, hypothermia and other health risks associated with cold weather.

Water Main Break Ties Up Downtown Streets

Jan 6, 2014

A ruptured water in downtown Columbus is complicating already difficult conditions.