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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11:23 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Judge Denies Early Release For Luckie

A judge has denied a former Ohio lawmaker's request for early release from prison, saying he agreed to serve three years. 

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10:01 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Firefighters Injured In Downtown Blaze

Four Columbus firefighters suffered minor injuries after a ladder fell on them during a fire at a downtown business. 

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11:35 am
Wed March 26, 2014

More Mumps Cases

Health officials say there are 69 mumps cases confirmed in central Ohio with 52 now linked to Ohio State University. 

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1:55 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Fire Sweeps Through Ohio Village

Two firefighters were injured and 13 businesses destroyed by a fire that swept through a historic downtown block in northeastern Ohio. 

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12:28 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Strickland Accepts Position At Policy Center

Ohio's former governor has been named head of the advocacy arm of a progressive think tank in Washington. Democrat Ted Strickland says he'll become president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund next month. 

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10:00 am
Wed March 19, 2014

State Grant To Improve Stadium At Pro Football HOF

The state of Ohio will give a $10 million grant to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton to reconstruct Fawcett Stadium, the field where the annual enshrinement and Hall of Fame game take place. 

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9:47 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Ohio House Splits Governor's Budget Into Several Bills

Republican House Speaker Bill Batchelder says Governor Kasich's midterm budget is being divided into 14 separate bills. 

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9:44 am
Wed March 19, 2014

More Mumps Cases At OSU

Five more cases of mumps have been confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University, raising the total to 28.  

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9:41 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Kasich Unveils Capital Budget Proposal

Ohio Governor John Kasich has unveiled a nearly $2.4 billion construction budget to fund a host of community, school, park and prison projects. 

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1:51 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Lawmaker Pushes Bill To Require Safe Storage Of Weapons

A bill to require gun owners to safely store their weapons is getting attention from gun control advocates this week. 

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7:16 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Calamity Day Bill Clears Conference Committee

State lawmakers have struck a compromise on what to do about missed school days around Ohio brought on by the season's extreme winter weather. 

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11:16 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Ohio Officials Extend Deadline For Heating Help

State officials are extending a deadline for a heating assistance program that's available to those threatened with disconnection or whose service has been disconnected. 

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11:07 am
Mon March 10, 2014

State Warns Older Ohioans Of Falling Hazards

The state's Department of Aging urges older Ohioans to remain alert to possible hazards that could lead to falls as spring and summer approach.  

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6:30 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Earl And Linnabary Off The Ballot

Two Libertarian candidates for statewide office in Ohio have been tossed from the May primary ballot by the state elections chief. 

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9:58 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Elderly Victims Lose Money In Latest Scam

Attorney General Mike DeWine says seven Ohioans are charged in a scam that targeted senior citizens and even involved someone impersonating DeWine. 

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12:40 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Another Record Year Of Concealed Carry Licenses

Ohio's attorney general reports that more than 145,000 concealed carry licenses were issued in Ohio last year for the largest number issued since licensing began in the state in 2004. 

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8:58 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Court Orders Mediation In Otterbein Records Suit

The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered a private university and a student journalist to try to resolve the student's lawsuit asking the college to turn over arrest records and other information. 

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1:42 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Central Ohio Crashes Result In 5 Deaths

Authorities say five people were killed in two separate head-on crashes in central Ohio. 

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1:32 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

State Seeks Public Input On Hunting Proposals

State officials are seeking public comment on hunting, trapping and fishing regulations proposed for 2014 through 2015. 

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1:19 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Booster Club President Facing Charges

The president of a north-central Ohio booster club is accused of improperly using scholarship money meant for students. 

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