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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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A veteran Columbus police officer is facing three counts of dereliction of duty, and the division plans to develop more formal procedures to review the integrity of cases.

A Sherwood Middle School 6th grader was fatally struck in a hit-and-run accident on the east side this morning.  

Two Columbus police officers have been fired for their role in the arrest of an adult film star in Columbus last summer.  

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The Columbus Blue Jackets kick off the pre-season at home tonight with an exhibition match against the Buffalo Sabres.  

Four people we injured after a dump truck crashed into a building on Columbus' east side this morning.  

nypost.com

An Ohio woman's lawsuit against an e-cigarette maker charges it markets nicotine vapor products to teens like her daughters and fails to warn consumers about the products' high nicotine levels. 

Federal prosecutors say another Columbus defendant in the MS-13 racketeering case has pleaded guilty to a charge of murder in aid of racketeering. 

Columbus City Schools will receive a "D" on the latest state report card, according to preliminary data from the Ohio Department of Education.  

Alison Holm

Members of the Columbus Education Association voted "overwhelmingly" Sunday to accept a contract offer from the Columbus City Schools, with pay increases, the promise of smaller class sizes, and better disciplinary programs for troubled students.

For the first time in several years, the Columbus City Schools district is preparing for the new year with an-all staff convocation this morning, a pep rally to share a vision of the year ahead. 

Newark Police

A Newark man has been sentenced to four years in prison in the death of his foster child.  

Columbus  teachers will vote on a new contract agreement with the Columbus City Schools in two weeks. 

Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein says his office will no longer prosecute misdemeanor marijuana possession charges, because current tests make it difficult to determine the exact amount of THC. 

Wayne County Sheriff's Office

Wayne County authorities say a house explosion is being investigated as a possible hate crime after racial slurs and a swastika were found spray painted on the home's garage and neighboring property. 

ohio channel

Republican Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is responding to Sunday's mass shooting in Dayton by urging the GOP-led state Legislature to pass laws requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales, tougher penalties for violent felons, and allowing courts to restrict firearms access for people perceived as threats.  

Ohio Public Radio

Dayton Police identified the shooter outside a Dayton nightclub in the early moring hours Sunday as 24-year old Connor Betts. 

A teacher strike in the Columbus City Schools seems to have been averted, just two weeks before school is scheduled to start.  

oac.ohio.gov

The Short North Alliance, Cartoon Crossroads and Columbus Children's Theaters are some of the arts organizations benefiting from a 5 million dollar increase in the new state budget for the Ohio Arts Council. 

One midway ride at the Ohio State Fair has been barred from operating after inspectors found "visible corrosion" and four others that had yet to open are "under review".  

During the WCBE spring fund drive the staff was so inspired by your responses that we promised to each do five random acts of kindness in your honor. Coming up with ideas wasn’t hard, and putting them into action was even easier. In fact, I realized there were different categories of RAK. Some of the things I did in your name were not-so-random; every week when I do my grocery shopping now, I spend $5-10 on food for the free Little Pantry in my neighborhood, to provide a snack or an extra meal for someone who needs it. 

Associated Press

A roughly $1 billion financial rescue for Ohio's two nuclear power plants is on the way after lawmakers and the governor signed off on a plan Tuesday that will add a new fee to every electricity bill in the state.   

columbus.gov

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.  

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