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Alison Holm

Reporter, News Anchor, International Fiduciary Compliance Officer

A native of Chicago, Alison grew up in Cincinnati and lived in several cities that did not begin with the letter "C" before she moved to Columbus. She received a BA from Earlham College and briefly attended Bir Zeit and Hebrew University. After a wide ranging career that included late night jazz host, housing discrimination field investigator, and occupational health video production, she settled on radio news as the best excuse to talk to people for a living. Some of her favorite interviews include Nikki Giovanni, Yo-yo Ma and N'tobo M'beke. Alison has an equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.

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Columbus will open five community rec centers this weekend to help residents cool off from the excessive heat. 

POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETINGWednesday, July 17, 2019 

SPECIAL BOARD MEETINGFriday, July 12, 2019
 
REGULAR BOARD BUSINESS MEETINGFriday, June 28, 2019

AUDIT & ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE MEETINGThursday, June 27, 2019

NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP (NSDP)Thursday, June 27, 2019

REGULAR BOARD BUSINESS MEETINGTuesday, June 18, 2019

FINANCE & APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE MEETINGWednesday, June 12, 2019

REGULAR BOARD BUSINESS MEETINGTuesday, June 4, 2019

REGULAR BOARD BUSINESS MEETINGTuesday, May 21, 2019

Fifty men were arrested during the Major League Baseball All-Star festivities this week for soliciting prostitution.

Ohio State University's Medical Center is introducing a new treatment for burn victims that reduces pain and recovery time with spray-on skin cells.  

The Franklin County Cornor's office says  six drug overdose deaths were reported Monday, following three reported over the weekend.  

Cleveland Monsters

The Columbus Blue Jackets are not commenting on reports that forward Sonny Milano has been arrested and charged with assault in New York. 

A federal judge in Cincinnati has temporarily blocked Ohio's so-called "Heart Beat Bill" which bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.  

A Columbus City Schools internal investigation has concluded that WCBE’s former general manager concealed the amount of the station’s debt, and falsified invoices to protect the station. Alison Holm reports.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther will attend a public forum tonight on the search for a new police chief.  

An increase in drug overdoses in recent days prompted the Columbus and Franklin County Public Health departments to issue an “overdose advisory” Wednesday.   

While both sides insist they are bargaining in good faith, the Columbus City Schools and the teachers union continue to plan for a possible strike this fall. 

The Columbus City Schools board is voting tonight on hiring a "strike contingency planner" to help the district if contract talks with the teachers union fall through this summer.  

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press

Former Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash is coming back to Columbus.  

columbusartsfestival.org

Today is the start of the 58th annual Columbus Arts Festival downtown.  

Mike Foley

After a wave of controversial police-involved shootings, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther last year created a commission to gather community input on how to make the city's Division of Police more responsive. 

A former Mount Carmel West doctor accused of killing dozens of patients surrendered to police this morning.  

The Mid-Ohio Planning Commission wants Central Ohioan to think differently about their daily commute, and they hope a little friendly competition may spur the switch to healthier forms of transportation. 

Summer vacation starts next week, but looking ahead to fall, the union that represents Columbus City Schools teachers, voted to authorize a 10-day strike vote in case negotiations over a new contract break down this summer. 

ccs.oh.us

Superintendent Talisa Dixon says partnerships will be the key to improving Columbus City Schools.  

Wes Patterson / Air Force Times

After the storm comes the cleanup. 

Columbus City Schools are moving ahead with plans to renovate buildings for a new “language schools” feeder pattern, and creating new administrative positions downtown.

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Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio attacked the increasingly restrictive climate surrounding women's reproductive issues this week.  

A plan to renovate several Columbus City School buildings, and streamline the language program feeder plan is on hold again, amid questions over the price tag and where the money will come from. 

Columbus Blue Jackets

After 18 seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets are going somewhere they've never been before - the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. 

U.S. Attorney's Office

Already facing federal charges, a former Columbus vice unit officer has been indicted on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter.

Columbus Police

Columbus Police says the body of a woman found in the Scioto River near the Whittier Pennisula Saturday has been identified as 28-year old Amber Evans, who had been missing since January.

WCBE files

Columbus City Schools are purchasing 40 new buses - and getting a 2 million dollar rebate  in the form of a matching grant from the Ohio EPA's Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund.  

rwjf.org

A new national county-level survey on health places Franklin County in the middle of the state's 88 counties, but shows much different outcomes nearby.  

 

A national developer that wants to revive a South Side industrial site is asking the Columbus City Schools to approve to a tax abatement that could bring the district equipment, scholarships and a property tax windfall down the road.

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Following internal and FBI probes that led to indictments against one officer, interim Columbus Police Chief Tom Quinlan announced Tuesday that he’s dissolving the department’s troubled vice squad.

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