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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Ohio State officials have confirmed that quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season after re-injuring his throwing shoulder. The two-time Big Ten player of the year, left practice in pain Monday after making a throw. 

Golf tournament officials have announced the launch of ticket sales for the U.S. Senior Open Championship, which will take place at Scioto Country Club in Upper Arlington in August 2016. 

Columbus Police say they've arrested a 16-year-old boy in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl in Franklinton.

State and local elected officials in Columbus plan to show what Ohio's capital city has to offer as they make their pitch to host the Democratic Party's next presidential convention. 

Toledo Mayor Michael Collins this morning lifted the water ban that left 400,000 Ohio and Michigan residents scrambling for water for drinking, cooking and bathing.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded eight facilities in Ohio  a total of $2 million to support or expand mental health services for thousands of residents. 

New federal numbers show the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport area has the nation's highest ticket prices. 

A group supporting same-sex marriage in Ohio airs its first television ad as a federal appeals court prepares to hear arguments on the issue. 

The second of five public forums around Ohio on the issue of whether to extend foster care for young people from the age of 18 to 21 includes state legislators and community leaders. 

Nearly 7,500 people have signed their name to an online petition, demanding the rehiring of Ohio State University's former band director.  

The State Controlling Board has approved 37 applications for "innovation" grants from nearly 200 schools and educational entities. 

Ed and Karen Crockett

Ohio State University has fired band director Jon Waters after an internal investigation found that he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.

Authorities say a Columbus firefighter remained in critical condition two days after being struck by lightning outside Crew stadium. 


The chief of staff for Republican Congressman Steve Stivers of Columbus has resigned, citing poor judgment in his personal life after a graphic photo of him appeared online. 

A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Air Act by releasing a refrigerant into the air during the theft of dozens of air conditioning units. 

Officials with the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame say time is running out to nominate veterans for the hall's 2014 class. 

Pete Rose returns to manage a baseball team, but just for one game.

Update: 6/16/2014 2pm Mr. Titus was found safe, and the alert has been cancelled.  Ohio officials have expanded a regional Endangered Missing Adult Alert statewide. 

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.