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Mike Foley

Reporter, News Anchor

Mike Foley joined WCBE in February 2000, coming from WUFT in Gainesville, Florida. He earned two degrees from the University of Florida, one in Broadcasting and the other in Print Journalism. Growing up and spending the better part of his life in the Sunshine State, Mike continues to adjust to Ohio’s winters. Repeated attempts to structure a contract that would allow him to stay home on days when the temperature falls below 60 have failed. He sometimes becomes grumpy in cold weather, while fellow news colleague Alison remains rather cheerful. But Foley finds strength in the lyrics of Eddie Vedder - “no matter how cold the winter, there’s a springtime ahead.”

Mike loves to golf and listen to music, but his greatest joy comes in spending time with his wife, son, two daughters and their dog. Of course he follows the Gators. His wife - a proud Buckeye grad - keeps him in line. Foley also roots for the Denver Broncos - which works out well with his orange and blue wardrobe. He's questioning that loyalty after Denver dealt Tim Tebow. But he still brings up “The Drive” to news guru and Browns backer Jim, who typically responds in disgust. Besides weather and sports, the news team gets along just fine.

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After receiving more than a hundred applications to serve on the city's charter review committee, Columbus officials have chosen nine people to make a comprehensive analysis of City Council and overall governance.

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Columbus fire officials have suspended the "Fill the Boot" charity event after a vehicle struck a firefighter Friday at the intersection of North High Street and North Broadway.

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Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had scheduled a campaign stop at Capital University in Bexley Friday afternoon, but ran a bit late.

Columbus' tourism bureau says 39.3 million visitors spent a day or more in the city last year, resulting in an overall economic impact of 9.7 billion dollars.

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Central Ohio Transit Authority officials and community leaders  ceremonially broke ground on the agency's first bus rapid transit line yesterday.

Columbus' Smart City Challenge grant victory was the topic at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum.

Franklin County officials are using a new outreach effort to link more veterans to the benefits and services to which they're entitled.

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After a weekend full of opiate overdoses in Columbus, city officials encouraged drug addicts to obtain the widely-available antidote and seek treatment. 

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The first class of trained outreach workers in the recently formed CelebrateOne Community Connector Corps has graduated. 

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Columbus Firefighters and American Red Cross members will be installing free smoke alarms and delivering safety information Saturday in the Franklinton area.

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A Local Government Innovation grant is helping foster a collaboration between Franklin University and seven central Ohio law enforcement agencies.

Strategies to end homelessness in central Ohio are working, but the number of individuals and families using shelters continues to climb.

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The co-authors of a book about a Chicago comedy club that helped launch the careers of numerous top comedians spoke to students today at the Fort Hayes campus. One of the writers has ties to the school and Columbus.

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Central Ohio officials say they've made progress in the effort to reduce the region's infant mortality rate but stress it will take time and continued collective focus to see greater results. 

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Columbus officials have released details of the city's latest Capital Improvements Budget.

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The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority has officially opened a new 8-floor garage on Goodale Street, near the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

A new partnership led by Ohio State University seeks to expand the number of early childhood teachers in Columbus. 

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority says passenger traffic at Port Columbus rose in February as compared with the same month a year ago.

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Spring break for many Columbus students begins next week.

An Ohio judge has granted a request to let 17-year-olds vote in the state's presidential primary. Ohio allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 before the fall election to vote in a primary, but with some limits. 

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