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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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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is scheduled to release state guidelines on education on Thursday, but districts around the state have been exploring options for the next school year for weeks if not months.

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The Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 numbers continue to show increases.  

The total number of cases since the pandemic began is 51,789 -- 743 in the past 24 hours.  Hospitalizations and ICU admissions also continue to rise.  

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Ohio Governor Mike Dewine says he is not ordering increased restrictions on businesses.  

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the number of cases of COVID-19 in Ohio, which had been trending upward in the past week, took a sharp jump up in the past 24 hours, with 892 additional cases.  

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The Columbus Catholic Diocese says allegations of sexual abuse by a Columbus priest have been ruled credible.  

After weeks of protests against police brutality and clashes between demonstrators and the division, Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther is calling for "significant, substantial and swift" changes in policing, including the long-debated civilian review board.  

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CAPA and the Greater Columbus Arts Council have created a website to catalog the temporary murals painted primarily in the Short North and downtown areas. 

Less than a week after Columbus State Community College announced it was removing its statue of Christopher Columbus, the city says it will do the same, taking down the statue in front of City Hall.

The statue on the Broad Street side of City Hall and another on the CSCC campus were vandalized Tuesday night.  A third statue of the explorer stands at the Ohio statehouse.

Mayor Andrew Ginther says it's time to remove the statue many see as a symbol of "patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness".

Columbus City Schools announced Tuesday they will form a working group by the end of the month to discuss safety and security in the district – including possibly ending their decades-long contract with the Columbus Division of Police.

Columbus State Community College will remove the statute of Columbus that has stood on the grounds since 1988.  

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Six pop-up testing sites will open around Columbus on Friday, part of the state's effort to identify potential COVID-19 hotspots with more aggressive testing. 

Doctor Amy Acton, Ohio’s health director, is stepping down.  

Franklin County Commissioners have allocated more than 2 million in grants and loans to small businesses harmed by the COVID-19  closures. 

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has rescinded the curfew put in place May 30th, hours after a lawsuit sought a restraining order.

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Pictures of protests in big cities around the country have dominated newscasts and newspapers this week.  But Lynn Tramonte, director of the Ohio Immigrant Alliance says she has been struck by the number of protests in Ohio’s small towns and villages.  

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As Ohio continues to slowly reopen, Governor Mike DeWine issued an order today reopening some entertainment facilities.  

Ohio Governor Mike Dewine says he fully intends to see schools in the state reopen this fall, but the responsibility for what that looks like is up to individual districts.

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The Columbus Metropolitan Library system has expanded its curbside pickup program to four additional branches. 

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CAPA and the Greater Columbus Arts Council are launching an effort to help heal the community. 

Ohio State University student representatives are calling for the school to sever ties with the Columbus Division of Police, in the wake of alleged abuses that took place during protests in downtown Columbus in the past few days.

 

Columbus City council will take up the issue of racism as a public health crisis tonight, and is expected to issue a declaration, nearly two weeks after Franklin County commissioners took that step.

Online retail giant Amazon says it will make the temporary jobs offered during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic permanent to meet increased demand.  

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A woman accused of shooting a Columbus police officer is now facing federal charges.  

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A fourth state prison guard has died from COVID-19.  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the state is shifting to a new phase in the battle against the coronavirus, moving from state orders to strong recommendations.  

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Flags are at half staff at state buildings in Columbus and across Muskingum County in honor of Columbus-native Annie Glenn, who died this morning at a nursing home in Minnesota of COVID-19 related causes.  She was 100.

A special committee is recommending the Columbus Board of Education proceed with plans for a 4.7 mill permanent improvement levy.  

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Faced with uncertaintly about the upcoming school year, districts around the state are closing their books on fiscal year 2019-2020. 

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Starting Monday, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center will begin handing out thousands of community care kits in areas at greater risk for contracting the coronavirus.  

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Ohio State University has agreed to pay nearly $41 million into a fund for the sexual abuse victims of a now deceased team doctor. 

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