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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News
12:29 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Flash Flood Watch Continues

Most Ohio counties are still under a flash flood watch as another day of rain adds to rising waters in yards and roadways.

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News
8:09 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Judge Extends Limit On Megachurch Protests

A judge in Columbus has left a temporary restraining order in place barring protests by a conservative Christian group in front of one of Ohio's largest churches.

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Music
11:20 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Still Making Us Smile - The Music Of Chicago

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As you celebrate Independence Day, WCBE invites you to celebrate the music of one of America's most successful and consistently touring bands - Chicago. The program begins today at Noon ET. You'll hear from a couple special guests with ties to the band, songs from Chicago's retreat at Caribou Ranch, the story of the album that took 15 years to release and many of the songs from the early days. Please join us for an afternoon with the rock 'n' roll band with horns from Noon to 3pm ET. 

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News
1:20 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Turner To Challenge Husted

A state senator from Cleveland has launched a campaign to unseat Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted next year.

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News
1:10 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Donation To Restore Historic Campus Hall

A small, private university in central Ohio says an $8 million donation from an alumni couple will help restore an academic building listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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News
11:35 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Plan For Columbus Schools Heads To Kasich

Columbus' mayor could play a bigger role in education under a bill headed to Ohio Governor John Kasich.

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News
12:41 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

NTSB Investigating Fatal Air Show Crash

Although a Virginia woman became the third wing walker to die in two years when a fiery crash killed her and a pilot at an Ohio air show, those in the business insist such fatal accidents are rare.

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News
12:26 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Aging Cemetery Receives Funding For Cleanup

Thousands of military veterans' headstones and cemetery plots are being refurbished at a cemetery in northwestern Ohio.

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News
11:53 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Ohio Troopers Find Thousands Of Pills In Vehicle

The State Highway Patrol says about $338,000 worth of pills seized in southwest Ohio marks the patrol's largest prescription pill seizure to date and led to the arrest of a Michigan man.

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News
7:33 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Internet Cafe Law Repeal Effort Moves Forward

Opponents of an Ohio law that effectively bans storefront sweepstakes parlors can start collecting signatures in their effort to have voters repeal the measure next year.

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News
12:32 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Radcliff Returns In New Role

A former Central Ohio sheriff labeled the nation's longest-serving is the state attorney general's new liaison with local law enforcement officials.

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News
11:07 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Officials Urge Veterans To Apply For Funds

Military veterans eligible to claim Ohio bonuses of up to $1,500 are running out of time.

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News
10:51 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Rental Property Scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine says his office has received more than a dozen reports since January. Ohioans have reported losing an average of about $1,000 to the scams.

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News
10:48 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Police Ask Public For Help In Festival Shooting Probe

Columbus police are seeking any video that may have been taken of a shooting at a weekend festival that wounded an 11-year-old boy.

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News
1:03 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Defense Hints At No Trial In Castro Case

The defense for a man accused of holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade hints that a trial can be avoided with a plea if he escapes the death penalty.

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News
12:54 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

India Company Purchasing Cooper Tire

India-based Apollo Tyres is buying Findlay-based Cooper Tire & Rubber for 2.22 billion dollars.

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News
12:49 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Executive Order To Help Veterans Find Jobs

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has ordered veterans' military skills and service be taken into account for civilian job licenses and college credits.

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News
12:55 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Gee Retiring As President But Not Leaving Ohio State

Retiring Ohio State President Gordon Gee is offering his explanations for stepping down, citing everything from his age to a desire to spend more time with his family, which includes twin granddaughters.

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Sports
7:55 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Nicklaus Introducing Golf To More Kids With New League

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SNAG Europe

The Memorial Tournament continues this weekend. While interest in the tournament remains high, there's a lack of enthusiasm for playing golf among kids.

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News
1:17 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Federal Aid For Summer Storms

A $15 million grant from the federal government will help Ohio create more than 1,000 temporary jobs for efforts to clean up and recover from severe storms that battered the state last summer in late June and early July.

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