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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1:00 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Thousands Of Insurance Fraud Claims Filed In 2012

Ohio's Department of Insurance says it processed more than 7,000 allegations of agent misconduct and insurance fraud last year.

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12:45 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Mortgage Settlement Continues To Benefit Ohioans

The latest monitor's report shows that more than 7,000 Ohioans have gotten more than $280 million from last year's national mortgage settlement.

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News
5:44 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

More Charges In Florida To Ohio Pill Scheme

Dozens of defendants have been added to an indictment alleging they helped obtain thousands of prescription painkillers from Florida for illegal sale in Ohio.

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12:34 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Fairfield County To Host Weather Spotter Training

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service are again offering free training on spotting dangerous weather patterns.

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9:55 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Riverside's Dispute With State Tax Provision

The state of Ohio wants a federal judge to dismiss a city's lawsuit seeking to tax civilian employees and contractors who work on part of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

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7:12 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Fire At Ohio Greenhouse Facility

A fire has erupted at one of the Midwest's biggest greenhouse operations, spewing heavy black smoke. No injuries have been reported from the fire at Ohio's Green Circle Growers.

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6:48 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Governor Kasich Delivers State Of The State In Lima

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Governor John Kasich made his case for passing his state budget proposal, one he says works to fix taxes, help businesses and the poor and educate the state's future workforce.

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1:14 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Service For Veterans Needing Legal Help

A call center to start this month in central Ohio will help low-income veterans and active military personnel and their families find free legal assistance.

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12:57 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Renacci Named To Tax-Writing Panel

A second Republican congressman from Ohio has been appointed to the House Ways and Means Committee. Second-term congressman Jim Renacci of northeast Ohio was appointed by committee chair Dave Camp of Michigan.

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10:58 am
Mon February 18, 2013

State Says Insurance Department Saved Residents Millions in 2012

Ohio's Department of Insurance says its toll-free hotlines, community outreach and counseling helped save Ohioans just over $24 million last year.

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10:54 am
Mon February 18, 2013

City Seeks Help From Residents On BikeShare Program

The City of Columbus seeks public input into the design and name for the BikeShare system announced in November.

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10:43 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Columbus Library To Launch Black History Collection

The public library system in Ohio's capital city is asking residents to lend their memories and mementos to be digitized and archived in its new Columbus African-American Historical Collection.

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10:40 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Authorities Search For Missing Teen

Columbus police are searching for a teenager missing since yesterday afternoon. Police say 16-year-old Evan Bradley Smith was last seen in the area of Sawmill and Cranston near the Meijer store.

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9:58 am
Mon February 18, 2013

OSU Conference To Focus On Small Farming

Ohio State University's extension program hosts a conference next month in eastern Ohio to help small-farm owners in the state.

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1:34 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Reward Offered In 2008 Murder Case

An attorney and a crime stoppers' group are offering up to $7,000 for tips leading to the arrest or indictment of suspects in the 2008 killing of a Columbus teen whose twin brother was once charged with the crime.

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Sports
1:28 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Blue Jackets Make History With Hire

A day after firing general manager Scott Howson, the Columbus Blue Jackets have made history by hiring Jarmo Kekalainen of Finland. He'll become the National Hockey League's first European general manager.

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Sports
1:16 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Hayes Remembered As Leader, Teacher, Disciplinarian

Ohio State University continues its week-long recognition of the 100th anniversary of Woody Hayes' birth.

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1:00 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Jesus Portrait To Remain In School

An Ohio school district will keep a portrait of Jesus hanging in the school building where it's been 65 years, saying it is protecting students' free speech rights.

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12:49 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Lawmaker Counters Claims With Lawsuit

An Ohio lawmaker has filed a counter lawsuit against 14 investors who sued him last month, alleging he participated in a fraud cheating them out of more than $1.2 million.

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1:16 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Boehner Says Government Should Focus On Basics

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner says the federal government needs to concentrate on budgeting and cutting spending.

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