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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1:34 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Ohio officials probe possible swine flu cases

Ohio health and agriculture officials are investigating 10 sick people whose illnesses have similarities to a swine flu virus. All had attended a southern Ohio county fair.

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1:28 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Federal officials: same thief hits Columbus bank multiple times

The FBI believes the same man has robbed the same Columbus bank three times in less than two months.

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6:56 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Ohio's Safe Room Rebate Program

Ohio homeowners could be eligible for a rebate for installing a safe room to protect themselves during a tornado or extreme winds. State officials say it will help in the construction of 150 safe rooms.

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7:12 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Student in Twitter threat must wear tracking device

A Kent State University student accused of posting a message on Twitter saying he planned to "shoot up" the northeastern Ohio campus has been instructed to stay away from the school and its president.

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7:05 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Amish charged in attacks reject plea deals

Sixteen people charged in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio have rejected plea bargain offers and will go to trial next month. The defendants include members of an eastern Ohio breakaway Amish group.

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7:20 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Lincoln Theatre honors two Columbus Jazz legends

Musicologist and Jazz Sunday Host Jack Marchbanks standing with saxophonist Gene Walker, honored for his career on the Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame. Walker sat in with the guys on July 22 and also spoke with WCBE before the induction ceremony.
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Gene Walker and the late Hank Marr were inducted into the Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame July 28.

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7:09 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Medicaid to become its own agency

The state has made a major change with the largest item in its budget – Medicaid.

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12:46 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Ohio Supreme Court stands by decision on smoking ban

The Ohio Supreme Court won't reconsider its ruling declaring Ohio's smoking ban constitutional. The high court today denied a request by a Columbus tavern owner to revisit the May decision on the ban.

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12:31 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

One suspect in bridge bombing plot pleads guilty

One of five men charged with plotting to bomb a highway bridge in Ohio has pleaded guilty and will testify against his co-defendants. The plea by 35-year-old Anthony Hayne came today in federal court in Akron.

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9:39 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Ohio man among those killed in Colorado shooting

Family attorney Rob Scott of Dayton says 27-year-old Matthew McQuinn was killed after diving in front of his girlfriend and her older brother amid the gunfire.

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9:29 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Soldier from Ohio dies in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense says a soldier from the 20th Engineer Battalion has died in Afghanistan. Military officials say 24-year-old Pfc. Jeffrey L. Rice of Troy, Ohio, died July 19 in Kandahar.

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7:11 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Two Ohioans injured in Colorado shooting

A teenager from Forest, Ohio and the daughter of St. Paris Fire Chief Scott Massie were among the dozens of people injured in the shooting at the Colorado movie theater where 12 people were killed this morning. Family members say Gage Hankins and Samanta Yowler are expected to recover. 

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9:42 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Ashland man charged with murder spotted in Columbus

The search for an Ashland man wanted in the killing of his girlfriend has moved to Columbus. Police say a central Ohio resident reported seeing a man suspected of killing his on-and-off girlfriend during a vacation to North Carolina's Outer Banks, but a search turned up nothing.

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3:47 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Former school central to neighborhood's rehab

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman along with other city and business leaders recently announced the next step in the Southern Gateway Initiative, a comprehensive effort to revitalize the south side. 

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7:12 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Former teacher accused of having photos of naked kids

A former teacher in central Ohio has been arrested for possessing images of nude children after authorities said a flash drive containing photos was found at his desk this spring.

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7:07 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Company pleads guilty to Clean Water Act violations

A coal company has pleaded guilty to criminal violations of the federal Clean Water Act involving wastewater spills into a southeast Ohio stream. It could cost the company more than $7 million.

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12:56 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Officials continue investigating train derailment

Columbus authorities are continuing to deal with the early morning train derailment near the Ohio State Fairgrounds. 

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12:52 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Report: public pension funds are fine, but changes could help

A report that examined the possible impact of changes that the state’s five public pension funds wanted lawmakers to make is out.

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12:46 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Effort to curb theft of prescription medicine heads to nursing homes

Ohio has been cracking down on shady doctors and pharmacists who’ve run pill mills and improperly distribute addictive pain medicine. With that source of illegal prescription medicine drying up, Ohio’s attorney general believes that addicts and profiteers will now turn to another setting to get their meds - nursing homes.

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10:01 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Train derailment prompts evacuations, delays bus service, yard and recycling collections

A freight train derailment and explosion in Columbus near the Ohio State Fairgrounds forced authorities to evacuate a mile-wide area of the city to contain the blaze and determine what's burning.

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