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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1:46 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Central Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In Theft Case

The former business administrator of a southwest Ohio center for developmentally disabled adults has pleaded guilty in the theft of more than $400,000 from the facility.

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Sports
1:30 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Spring Game A Homecoming For Coombs

Ohio State's football team closes out spring workouts tomorrow with the annual scrimmage.

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11:38 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Farm Bureau Member Data May Be At Risk

About 16,000 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation members insured by Medical Mutual of Ohio have been warned some of their personal information may have been compromised.

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1:28 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Project To Help Foster Kids Transition To Adulthood

Ohio is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters to launch a new initiative to help foster children who "age out" of the system.

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1:00 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Newark Residents Attempt To Renovate Old Building

Local activists in central Ohio are trying to save a century-old downtown orphanage that officials say has become a hazard and must be torn down.

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12:43 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Registration For May Primary

Today's the deadline for Ohioans to register to vote for the May 7th primary election.

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12:38 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Free Camping Day This Month

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says visitors can camp for free at 54 campgrounds on April 18. 

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9:51 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Columbus Police Issue Missing Adult Alert

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Columbus police are seeking the public's help in the search for a 74-year-old man last seen on Thursday.

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9:43 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Police Search For Young Girl

Columbus police have issued a Missing Child Endangered Runaway alert for a 12-year-old girl.

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9:25 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Ohio State Issues Another Safety Alert

For the second time in less than a week, Ohio State University has issued a public safety alert and increased security following a threat on a chat site referencing potential violence on the Columbus campus.

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News
7:31 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Missing Ohio Family Found Safe In Everglades

An Ohio family that failed to return from an airboat excursion in the remote Florida Everglades is back on dry land.

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Sports
7:07 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Thomas To Enter NBA Draft

Calling his three years at Ohio State the best of his life, forward Deshaun Thomas announced today that he will forego his final season of eligibility as a Buckeye.

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News
12:48 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Ohio State Issues Safety Alert For Columbus Campus

According to the release, the university's police division has been informed of postings to fantasy, role player game sites that reference a potential threat of violence focused on a campus "cafeteria" today.

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12:44 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Prominent Attorney And His Wife Found Dead

Authorities in northeast Ohio say the deaths are under investigation as a double homicide.

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12:27 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Treatment Center Opens In Southern Ohio

A state-funded addiction treatment center has opened as part of ongoing efforts to battle the region's prescription painkiller and heroin epidemic.

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12:55 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Top Prisons Attorney Takes New Post

The top lawyer for the Ohio prisons system steps down this month after more than three decades to take a new job with the Ohio attorney general's office.

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12:31 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Two Changes To Ohio Elections

Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed two bills that make election law changes in state.

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12:22 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Legislation Would Open Adoption Files

Supporters say a bill in the Ohio legislature would clarify confusing rules governing birth certificates and help adoptees get access to medical and other information from adoption files. 

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7:09 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Federal Cuts Hit Control Towers At 3 Ohio Airports

The Federal Aviation Administration target list of towers to close includes the Ohio State University and Bolton Field airports in Columbus and the Cuyahoga County Airport.

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12:37 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Ohio Prisons Director Mourns Loss Of Colorado Corrections Chief

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Gary Mohr says he spoke with Tom Clements as recently as Monday when they discussed issues surrounding executions.

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