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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A Cincinnati city council member who has been planning to run for mayor has been indicted on corruption charges.

Columbus City Schools are returning to online-only learning Monday, as Franklin County goes under a stay-at-home advisory until December 18th.

Nearly three-fourths ths of registered voters in Franklin County cast a ballot in the 2020 general election, according to election officials.

Court documents show the City of Columbus is preparing to settle for 1 million dollars a lawsuit filed by the family of a woman killed by an undercover vice officer in August 2018.  

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Franklin County is back on the state's watch list as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the state. 

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COVID-19 cases in Ohio continue to grow, with 6,508 reported in the past 24-hours.  And the latest surge, the "third wave" of the virus, appears to be picking up steam.  

Ohio continues to see a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 infections continue to soar in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Health reported four-thousand-531 new cases yesterday. Eleven more deaths connected to the virus were also confirmed along with an additional 102 hospitalizations.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine will hold a special press conference at 2pm Monday, November 9th, to talk about the increasing rate of hospitalizations, and what it means for Ohioans.

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The Columbus Board of Education this week unanimously approved pay raises for substitute teachers, amid a widespread shortage.

State health officials say there have been more than 2 thousand new cases of COVID-19 among students and school staff, and over 7 thousand cases since the state began requiring weekly reports in mid-September. 

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With most of the drama of the election over, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says Ohioans have to focus on shutting down the spread of COVID-19.  

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State health officials warn that the coronavirus continues to reach into every corner of Ohio, with an additional 4,071 cases and 55 deaths recorded in the past 24-hours. 

Seventy Four percent of Columbus voters Tuesday approved a charter amendment allowing for the creation of a civilian review board to investigate police misconduct. 

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says a record number of Ohioans are expected to vote by the end of today.  3.4 million have already voted either in-person or by absentee ballot.  

Franklin County election workers are back to paper poll books this morning, after the electronic books failed to update last night.

Fourteen hundred career and technical education students are scheduled to return to a pair of Columbus City School campuses today, and the district has signed a memo of understanding with the teachers' union on protecting staff and students.  

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Coronavirus cases continue to surge, as Ohio hit a new record of single day cases today, and hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise.

Thursday morning the City of Columbus will announce  the opening of Learning Extension Centers around the city, where students can get reliable internet, meals and some of the wraparound services they would normally get in school. 

The City of Columbus is extending for another month the outdoor dining program launched in August to let restaurants take advantage of outdoor space.

The Franklin County Coronor's office says young people accounted for a larger percentage of suicides in the first six months of 2020.  

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As the COVID-19 surge continues across the Midwest, 82 of Ohio’s 88 counties are considered high incidence areas, which the Centers for Disease C0ntrol defines as more than 100 cases per 100,000 residents.

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Ohio Thursday reported a new record number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,425 in the past 24-hours - surpassing the previous record set Wednesday.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's team is considering former Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich for a potential cabinet position.  

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Ohio continues to break records no one wants, with a single day total of 2, 178 new COVID-19 cases. 

Franklin County coroner Doctor Anahi Ortiz says fatal overdoses jumped 73% in the first half of 2020, with 437 deaths.  

Ohio continues to mark more grim records with the highest daily count since the beginning of the pandemic - 2,039 in the past 24-hours.

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Governor Mike DeWine says - given the latest numbers released by the Ohio Department of Health - the rest of 2020 may be rough.

Ohio State University says it will pay $5.8 million to settle lawsuits by about two dozen more survivors over decades-old sexual abuse by the late team doctor Richard Strauss. 

Columbus City Schools have pushed back students return to the classrooms by at least two weeks, according to a communique released this morning.

A federal judge has temporarily blocked an order by Ohio’s elections chief that limits the number of ballot drop boxes available in next month’s election.