Alison Holm

Reporter, News Anchor

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 flirted with a Masters degree at the Ohio State 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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The Columbus Blue Jackets have named forward Boone Jenner the franchise's seventh captain.

As expected, a lawsuit has been filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Ohio against the state’s Redistricting Commission over new four-year state House and Senate district maps. Those maps were approved on a party line vote last week, and Republicans admit they were drawn to preserve GOP supermajorities in both chambers.

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A Columbus middle school was on lockdown for several hours this morning, following a texted threat.

Columbus' mask mandate will return, in response to rising numbers of COVID cases and hospitalization.

A judge is ordering West Chester Hospital to continue treating a patient with a controversial medication, at least for now. 

20 Columbus City Schools are starting the school year with remote learning Thursday, because of the extreme heat and humidity.

Another BGSU Student Indicted In Hazing Death

Aug 19, 2021

Another former fraternity member at Bowling Green State University has been indicted in the death of a pledge during an alleged hazing ritual.

Ohio's Governor and state Health Director held their first coronavirus press conference in weeks this afternoon, as COVID-19 cases continue to climb. Alison Holm has the numbers.

Farnoush Amiri / Associated Press

The Franklin County coroner Monday released autopsy results in the case of a 16-year-old girl shot and killed by police earlier this year.

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced face masks will soon be required in all municipal buildings. 

An indoor mask advisory has been issued for Columbus and Franklin County effective immediately, regardless of vaccination status.

Natalie’s in Worthington and Columbus are joining Bossy Grrl's Pin-Up Joint in Old North Columbus, The Space Bar and Dirty Dungarees in Clintonville in requiring patrons show proof of COVID vaccinations or a recent negative COVID test to get in.

As the number of COVID-19 cases spikes with the spread of more contagious variants, Central Ohio's hospitals are mandating vaccines for employees.

Ohio Department of Health

State health officials reported 1,769 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday.

Masks will be required on buses and in buildings when Columbus City Schools returns to in-person instruction for the upcoming school year.

In an effort to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates, Columbus Public Health is offering $100 VISA cash cards for residents who begin the vaccination process.

Ohio Governor DeWine is sending 14 Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers to the Texas border to help local law enforcement with surveillance.

The Columbus Blue Jackets say goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks has died of injuries from an errant fireworks mortar blast in Michigan.

Ohio State University Department Athletics

Twenty-nine new plaintiffs filed suit against Ohio State University Monday over the schools failure to take steps to stop abuse by former team doctor Richard Strauss.

Authorities say a kayaker picking up trash and debris at Alum Creek Lake found a man’s body in a plastic storage container.

The husband of a missing Westerville woman who was later found dead is now charged with killing her.

Columbus City Schools Board Tuesday night approved a resolution to join possible litigation over the state voucher program that takes money away from public schools - but not without heated argument.

Detroit Police Department

Columbus' new police chief will be 48-year old Elaine Bryant, who has served as deputy chief in Detroit.

The list of candidates in the running for Columbus' next police chief has narrowed to four, and the public will get their first chance to meet them at a virtual community town hall this week.

Interviews are being conducted this week with nine candidates for Columbus police chief, the first to be chosen from outside the department.

Columbus City Schools will hold in-person high school graduation ceremonies June 2nd through the 5th. 

Canton Repository via FBI filing

A Stark County man has been arrested in connection with the violent January riots at the U.S. Capitol.

The fired Columbus police officer accused of killing Andre Hill pleaded not guilty to an additional charge of reckless homicide Wednesday.

$28-point-6 billion in federal aid for restaurants, bars and other qualifying food service businesses becomes available May 3rd through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.  

A controversial conservative lawmaker from Georgia has announced she will attend a rally at the Ohio Statehouse Saturday, in support of a Columbus cop who shot and killed a teen girl last week.