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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1:35 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Judge Denies Request To Move Rape Trial

A judge has ruled to keep the upcoming rape trial of two Ohio high school football players in the county where the alleged attack happened.

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1:23 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Students Compete In Mock Trials

The annual Ohio Mock Trial Competition begins this week, and it's expected to include more than 3,500 students from 180 high schools around the state.

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10:49 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Battelle Secures Army Contract

Officials with Columbus-based Battelle say the company has won a multi-million-dollar contract to assist the U.S. Army in cyber security research.

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10:28 am
Wed January 30, 2013

More Money For Summer Food Program

Governo John Kasich has authorized spending up to $1.5 million more to help feed needy children during the summer when they aren't getting free lunches at school.

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1:11 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Columbus Police Seek Crime Tips With New Phone App

Police in Ohio's capital city say a new, free smartphone application allows the public to send in crime tips and get responses from officers in an anonymous process.

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12:51 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Earthquake Drill Set For Next Week

Ohioans are being urged to practice a specific drill to help them deal with possible earthquakes.

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10:51 am
Mon January 28, 2013

State Warns Residents About Tax Return Fraud, ID Theft

Ohio's attorney general offers tips to avoid having a criminal intercept your tax refund.

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10:34 am
Mon January 28, 2013

School Data Investigation Results Coming In Two Weeks

A statewide audit following evidence of manipulation of attendance reporting in some Ohio school districts - including Columbus - is set for release Feb. 11.

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12:35 pm
Sat January 26, 2013

Drilling Tax Still On Kasich's Agenda

Ohio Governor John Kasich says his proposal to increase taxes on oil and gas drilling will resurface in the upcoming state budget. Speaking to The Associated Press during the World Economic Forum, Kasich said "you can expect that to come back." 

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12:22 pm
Sat January 26, 2013

Flu Hospitalizations Level Off But Norovirus Cases Climb

The number of Ohioans being hospitalized due to influenza has leveled off over the past week. That’s the word from the state health department. 

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12:31 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Ohio Supreme Court To Decide Group's Right To Sue JobsOhio

Ohio's high court has agreed to settle a key legal question regarding the new private economic development entity created by Republican Governor John Kasich.

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9:40 am
Wed January 23, 2013

The Tuition Guarantee

A southwest Ohio university promises new freshmen that they will pay the same amount for tuition all four years they are in school.

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9:17 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Ohioans To Play A Role At Inauguration

Some Ohioans will be front and center for President Barack Obama's inauguration.

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8:52 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Bennett Recalls Encounter With King

Visitors to the office of Ohio Republican Chairman Bob Bennett over the years have been greeted by a somewhat ironic image. It's a photograph of Bennett in October 1967 with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

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7:24 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

State Investigating Another Rape Case In Steubenville

The Ohio Attorney General's Office says it's investigating a second rape allegation in the far eastern Ohio city where two high school football players are charged with raping a teenage girl in August.

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6:54 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Jobless Rate Drops Again

The latest monthly jobs data shows that Ohio's unemployment rate continues its slow downward trend.

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6:51 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Health Insurance Company Files Lawsuit Seeking Coverage Clarification

An Ohio health insurance company is suing state and federal officials over confusion in rules for a program for patients with pre-existing conditions.

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12:25 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Central Ohio Man Arrested For Heroin Possession

State troopers say a Columbus man's routine traffic stop led to the discovery of a stash of heroin worth an estimated $370,000.

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10:13 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Animals Found Dead At Abandoned Central Ohio Home

The state says nine calf carcasses were found in the driveway of a vacant Columbus home, and it's unclear how the animals died or why they were left there.

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6:30 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Missing Adult Alert For Columbus Man

Central Ohio authorities issued an Endangered Missing Adult Alert for a Columbus man missing since yesterday afternoon, but say the man has been found this morning and reunited with family. 

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