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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1:40 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

16 Polling Locations Changing In Franklin County

The Franklin County Board of Elections urges people in Hilliard, Galloway and parts of Columbus to watch their mail for notices about changes in voting locations.

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12:26 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

WIC Funding Okay For Now

Ohio health officials say a special nutrition program for mothers and young children has sufficient funding to continue into November, despite the federal government shutdown.

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12:16 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Effort To Repeal Ban On Internet Cafes Ends

Opponents of a state law that bans storefront sweepstakes parlors say they've dropped their effort to place a repeal on the November 2014 ballot.

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12:27 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Battery Caused Explosion At CPD

Central Officials say a battery for construction equipment exploded at Columbus police headquarters last night, prompting an evacuation and search of the downtown building.

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10:14 am
Mon September 16, 2013

At Least 35 People Injured In Bus Crash

At least six of more than 30 people injured when a bus drove off an interstate and overturned remain hospitalized in southwest Ohio.

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10:11 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Columbus Officer Pleads No Contest To Drunken Driving

A judge ordered 32-year-old Columbus Police Sergeant Joshua Wagner to complete a three day alcohol treatment program, perform 72 hours of community service, as well as pay a fine and lose his drivers license for six months.

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9:23 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Veteran Columbus Officer To Head Cincinnati Police

A Columbus police deputy chief has been chosen to lead Cincinnati's department. Jeffrey Blackwell has more than two decades of experience as a Columbus police officer.

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8:55 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Petition For Expanding Medicaid Certified

The state's attorney general has certified a petition filed by advocates for expanding Medicaid coverage in Ohio that could put the issue before voters next year.

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8:45 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Lawsuit Settled Over Chardon Healing Fund

A legal fight has been resolved over a fund created to help victims of last year's deadly school shooting at Chardon High School.

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8:39 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Former Columbus Urban League Official Pleads Guilty To Bank Fraud and Identity Theft

55-year-old Ovell Harrison served as Director of Education Services between 2004 and 2010.

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12:48 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

New Containers To Speed Up Meth Lab Cleanup

The state attorney general says new hazardous material containers at five sites around Ohio will help authorities more quickly clean up methamphetamine labs.

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11:50 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Reward Increased In Miami Frat House Fire Case

The state fire marshal's office and other agencies say the reward is now $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of those who started the May 25 fire at the Phi Gamma Delta house at Miami University in Oxford.

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11:46 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Nuclear Facility On Track For License Renewal

Federal regulators say there are no safety issues that should stand in the way of renewing the operating license for the Davis-Besse nuclear plant in northern Ohio.

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12:49 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Suspended Drivers Responding To New Program

More than 2,200 Ohioans have enrolled in a program to help get suspended drivers back on the road more quickly by letting them pay license reinstatement fees in monthly installments and legally resume driving in the meantime.

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1:02 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Doctor Faces Charge Of Receiving Child Pornography

The State Medical Board of Ohio has suspended the license of a former Ohio State University cancer unit program director who federal prosecutors say downloaded sexually explicit child pornography videos and photos.

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9:30 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Ohio State To Hold Presidential Search Symposium

Ohio State University's board of trustees will summon current and former university leaders from across the country in a public forum aimed at assisting in the search for the university's new president.

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9:25 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Haygood Inspires Columbus Readers

A big day for Columbus kids in the city's summer reading program. At their graduation ceremony yesterday - journalist and author Wil Haygood.

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11:58 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Map Dispute In Toledo Ends

Toledo's mayor has ended a battle to block the release of a police department gang-territories map a day after a The Blade newspaper obtained a copy of it.

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11:43 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Auction Of Items From Zainesville Man's Estate

Petting zoo equipment and ponies will be up for auction from the estate of a man who released dozens of exotic animals in eastern Ohio almost two years ago and then committed suicide.

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9:59 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Scioto Peninsula Plan

Scioto Peninsula Vision
Columbus Downtown Development Corporation

Columbus and Franklin County officials have unveiled some major plans for the downtown 56-acre site west of the river near COSI.

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