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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10:06 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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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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