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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9:59 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Columbus Homicide Listed 14 Years After Shooting

Columbus police say they've recorded an additional homicide for this year following the death of a 1998 shooting victim earlier this month.

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9:47 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Woman Found Along Road Dies

The severely burned woman found naked with a rope around her neck along a road in eastern Ohio has died. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman died Tuesday.

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12:56 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Woman Found Burned Along Road In Eastern Ohio

Sheriff's deputies are looking for people they think may have information about a burned, naked woman found on a rural road over the weekend.

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4:47 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Sandusky Police Officer

Kevin Randleman pleaded guilty to aggravated murder today in a plea deal that potentially spares his life.

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7:58 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Columbus Zoo director steps down

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has announced a leadership change. 

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7:45 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Small farmers counting on passage of Farm Bill

Some Ohio farmers are hoping swift congressional action will maintain funding for various programs.

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12:58 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Ohio Students Score Above National Average On ACT

The new figures show Ohio's high school class of 2012 had a composite score of 21.8 in the subjects of English, Reading, Mathematics and Science.

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7:52 am
Wed August 22, 2012

District Hires Firm To Help With Investigation

Columbus City Schools - one of three districts facing probes into enrollment and attendance practices - has hired a law firm to assist with information requests.

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12:52 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

State School Board To Continue Superintendent Search

The Ohio school board won't name an interim or permanent state superintendent until it conducts a thorough national search.

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Sports
11:34 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Jim Brown: Football Icon Turned Lacrosse Team Owner

Many consider Jim Brown one of the greatest football players ever. NPR's Only A Game chronicles Brown's passion for another sport.

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Sports
10:07 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Weekend Wrapup

This edition includes results from the Crew match in Houston, the winners from the tennis tournament in Mason and the names of the five football captains for Ohio State.

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Sports
8:06 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Dunn cleared of charge

A magistrate in northeast Ohio has found Ohio State running back Bri'onte Dunn not guilty of a disorderly conduct charge.

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7:45 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Husted Suspends Two Montgomery County Elections Officials

The state's Republican elections chief has suspended two Democratic election officials in southwest Ohio after they voted to extend early voting hours beyond the uniform, statewide hours that he recently set.

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7:39 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Ohio Team Continues Helping Idaho Battle Wildfire

Since August 6, twenty Ohioans have been assisting efforts related to the Mustang Fire, burning about 28 miles west of North Fork, Idaho.

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7:10 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

More Swine Flu Cases

Ohio officials say there are now 79 human cases in the state of a new swine flu strain, more than double the number reported earlier this month.

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Sports
1:08 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Crew To Honor Kirk Urso At Tonight's Game

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The Columbus Crew takes the field tonight for the first time since the death of Kirk Urso, as the team hosts the defending MLS champion L.A. Galaxy.

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12:50 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Ohio State reports historic fundraising efforts

Ohio State University officials say the past two years of fundraising have been the most successful in school history.

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12:41 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Authorities Arrest Man Suspected Of Killing Ashland Woman

A month-long, nationwide search has ended as the U.S. Marshals Service says Nathan Summerfield was captured this morning in northeast Ohio.

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9:53 am
Wed August 15, 2012

More Swine Flu Cases

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of swine flu cases in Ohio has increased to 54, and most involve people who had contact with hogs at fairs.

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9:46 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Dozens charged in 2 drug operations

Authorities investigating an alleged prescription drug trafficking operation in central Ohio and an alleged cocaine ring in northwest Ohio have started arresting dozens of people indicted in the cases.

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