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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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Nationwide Children's Hospital is asking the Columbus City Schools to sign off on a 100-percent tax abatement for a new, for-profit division.

Firefighters have ruled a house fire in Old North Columbus this morning accidental.   

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The Columbus Board of Education swore in new members and elected a new president and vice president Tuesday night.

Pending lawsuits by sex trafficking victims against hotel chains could be consolidated in federal court in Columbus.  

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The Columbus Board of Education last night voted to end their lease of two elementary schools to Bridgeway Academy. 

The Columbus Board of Education Tuesday moved ahead on proposals that would grant a 30-year tax abatement to a near east side development, and tighten travel restrictions for future boards. 

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A bill passed by the Ohio House Wednesday would bar public schools from penalizing students for reflecting their religious beliefs in their classwork.  

A new exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum and Library highlights the contributions female cartoonists have made to the medium.

The Columbus Metropolitan Library is suspending purchases of e-books from a major publisher, to protest limitations being placed on libraries. 

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A former Columbus Deputy Fire chief pled guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge involving payroll records, but insists that the case was politically motivated.  

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Former WBNS-10TV meteorologist Mike Davis has been indicted on four felony counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving minors.  

Preliminary reports from the Franklin County coroner say 254 people died of drug overdoses in the first six months of 2019, up 4 percent from the same period last year. 

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.  

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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.  

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.  

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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.  

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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. 

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