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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10:26 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Bucyrus Mayor Dies After Council Meeting

Bucyrus Mayor Roger Moore died unexpectedly Tuesday night
City of Bucyrus

Bucyrus officials say the mayor of the northern Ohio town died shortly after attending a city council meeting last night. 

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10:12 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Ohio Inducts 12 More Into Senior Citizens Hall

Ohio officials have honored 12 people with inductions into the state Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.

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10:07 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Ohio's Bar On College-Athlete Unions Moves Forward

An Ohio Senate committee has approved legislation saying college athletes are not employees under state law. 

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10:33 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Officials: 1.8M Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled

Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in four states that may be contaminated with the bacteria E. coli. 

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6:47 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Man Indicted In Hospital Break Room Shooting

Neil Moore
Credit wdtn.com

A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted  the man charged with a Veterans Affairs hospital shooting that wounded one person. 

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9:41 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Thousands Of MMR Vaccines Distributed In Ohio

Ohio health officials have distributed nearly 12-thousand doses of vaccines to try to stem recent outbreaks of measles and mumps in the state. 

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12:50 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Ohio Official Warns Of Home Improvement Scams

Ohio's attorney general warns consumers about spring home improvement scams. Mike DeWine says warmer weather brings more door-to-door sales. 

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12:46 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

AEP Ohio Customers Get Help With Heating Bills

A utility assistance program has extended the deadline for AEP Ohio customers to apply for financial help to pay this past winter's high heating bills. 

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10:42 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Troubled Elections Board In Ohio Under Microscope

Ohio's elections chief will be deciding whether to clean house in one of the state's largest counties.

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10:28 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Ohio Launches Website For Suspected Fraud Reports

The state has launched a website designed to make it easier to report cases of suspected fraud in Medicaid, food assistance programs and other social services. 

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6:50 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Central Ohio Man Facing Charges Of Selling Counterfeit Items

A federal grand jury has indicted a Hilliard man accused of selling counterfeit merchandise. 

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10:06 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Ohio Foreclosure Filings Down Again In 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court says the number of new mortgage foreclosures in the state declined in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year. 

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10:03 am
Wed May 7, 2014

New Program Targets Abuse Of Senior Citizens

The Ohio Attorney General’s office is setting up a new program to help prevent abuse of senior citizens. 

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9:48 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Eyeing Summer Events, Ohio Officials Urge Vaccines

Health officials tracking measles and mumps outbreaks in Ohio are urging residents to stay up-to-date on immunizations to prevent illnesses from spreading.  

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9:38 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Low Voter Turnout In Franklin County Mirrors State

The Ohio Secretary of State's office reports voter turnout for Tuesday's primary election was less than in the last comparable primary for governor and other statewide offices. 

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9:30 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Columbus Zoo Levy Fails, Cleveland Sports Tax Passes

Voters in Ohio's two largest counties have gone in opposite directions on using taxpayers' money for leisure pursuits. 

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12:51 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Study Finds Baby Safety Gates Aren't Always Safe

A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital in Columbus shows 2 thousand kids are treated at emergency rooms each year from injuries resulting from falls through or climbing onto safety gates.

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12:27 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Mumps Outbreak At Nearly 300 Cases

Public health officials say a mumps outbreak in central Ohio has reached 295 cases. That's about three-quarters of all the reported cases nationwide. 

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10:25 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Franklin, Urbana Universities Merge

Urbana University in western Ohio will be a subsidiary of Franklin University in central Ohio under a partnership agreement announced by both schools. 

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11:30 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Prosecutors Put Out Their Own Report On Death Penalty Changes

Four prosecutors on a task force that reviewed the death penalty in Ohio have released a report objecting to some of the recommendations the task force put out two weeks ago. 

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