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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It's hard for golf fans, even casual ones, to not think about Payne Stewart as the US Open returns to Pinehurst this week. 

Three universities are receiving bomb-sniffing dogs through a pilot program Ohio officials eventually hope to expand throughout the state's universities. 

U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio plans to tour a Veterans Affairs clinic in Columbus this morning and meet with area veterans. 

Franklin County voters won't be asked again to pay for a downtown expansion of the Columbus Zoo.  

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson will be looking for answers when he visits the troubled V-A hospital in Phoenix, which has been at the heart of allegations of delayed treatment and even fatalities there. President Obama last week elevated Gibson to the post while the White House searches for a permanent replacement. 

Ohio State University plans to bring a medical center to Upper Arlington.  

Public health officials say a mumps outbreak in central Ohio has reached 404 cases across three counties. Columbus health officials updated the running total of cases, with 220 of those linked to Ohio State University. 

Central Ohio Authorities are urging extra vigilance for parents and care providers of small children after the accidental drownings of toddlers in three separate incidents over the weekend. 

Police say a body found in a vacant building is that of a University of Cincinnati student who had been missing for more than a week.

City of Bucyrus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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. 

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

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