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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News
11:37 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Dog Area Closed At Alum Creek State Park

Park officials say an anonymous caller told personnel that a stray dog she brought to the park has been diagnosed with the canine Parvo virus.

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News
12:28 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Foodbanks To Receive Thousands Of Eggs

Ohio egg farmers are donating close to 767,000 eggs to food banks and other hunger relief organizations throughout the state in celebration of National Egg Month.

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News
12:22 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Inmates End Hunger Strike

Two inmates sentenced for their roles in the 1993 Lucasville prison riot say they have ended a nearly month-long hunger strike without winning the direct media access they sought.

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Music
10:11 am
Wed May 8, 2013

A Conversation With Musician Don Felder

Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder plays a benefit show at the LC in Columbus Friday night.

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Sports
9:49 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Games Provided A Big Financial Boost To Dayton Area

Tourism officials in Dayton say the NCAA basketball games played in the city in March pumped nearly $11 million into the local economy.

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News
9:44 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Haslam Speaks At Banquet

Embarrassed by a federal investigation of fraud inside his truck-stop company, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has apologized to Cleveland fans and promised to bring the city a winning team.

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News
9:37 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Man Sentenced For Attacks

A 23-year-old central Ohio man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for attacks on two females last year - including the rape of a 15-year-old.

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News
11:05 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Obama Delivers Commencement Address At OSU

President Obama yesterday urged graduating Ohio State University students to be active citizens, fight for causes they believe in, and be better than generations before them.

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News
7:54 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Suicide Rate Rises In Ohio

A new report shows that the suicide rate among middle-aged Ohio residents has risen by more than 41 percent.

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7:46 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Foreclosure Figures Show Another Decline Statewide

The Ohio Supreme Court says the number of new mortgage foreclosures in the state was down in 2012 for the third consecutive year.

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News
7:32 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Proposal Would Send Rebates To Ohio Businesses

Ohio employers could see $1 billion in cash rebates this summer from the state insurance fund for injured workers.

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News
1:02 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Kasich Signs Rules For Health Navigators

Governor John Kasich  has signed a bill requiring training and certification for a new group of professionals who will guide consumers through new insurance markets.

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News
12:33 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

More Testing Planned Near Cancer Cluster

Testing is being planned for a closed Ohio park near an area of northern Ohio where cancer has sickened dozens of children for more than a decade.

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News
11:09 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Award Offered For Information On Source Of Threats

Crime stopper groups are joining Ohio State University to offer an $8,000 reward for information about a series of threats on a chat site.

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News
1:15 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

State Official Testifying On Fracking Oversight

Ohio's top oil and gas regulator is in Washington to endorse state rather than federal oversight of fracking and the disposal of wastewater from drilling.

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1:11 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Benefit Concert, Funeral Set For Teen

A central Ohio school is collecting donations and having fundraisers to help with funeral expenses for a student who saved her month-old daughter from a fire but died two days later.

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12:44 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Columbus Company Plans Expansion

An auto glass company says it will add up to 350 jobs over the next three years and expand its headquarters in central Ohio.

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12:47 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Police Identify Stabbing Victim

Police say a woman was fatally stabbed and a man wounded in what they are calling an attempted murder-suicide overnight near Ohio State's campus.

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12:40 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Former Ohio Congressman Dies

Charlie Wilson, who represented southeastern Ohio in Washington for two terms after winning a write-in campaign, has died at the age of 70.

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1:46 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Central Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In Theft Case

The former business administrator of a southwest Ohio center for developmentally disabled adults has pleaded guilty in the theft of more than $400,000 from the facility.

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