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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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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.

coronavirus.ohio.gov

It appears the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations is slowing down in Ohio, while the rate of new cases remains stubbornly high.

New legislation on police oversight and accountability is expected to be introduced in the General Assembly in the next few days.

Columbus City Schools is launching COVID vaccination clinics for all students 16 and older beginning Monday.

politico.com

Six-term congressman Steve Stivers Monday announced he will leave the House of Representatives in May, to take over the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. 

Franklin County has returned to the highest level of threat on the state's color-coded Public Health Advisory map.  

An Ohio State University student from Wauseon has been charged in a break-in at Columbus Police Headquarters Tuesday night, following a protest over the police-involved shooting death of a man Monday.

Columbus police clashed Tuesday night with demonstrators after a protest over the fatal police shooting of a Black man Monday.  

Some Ohio COVID-19 vaccination clinics are changing vaccines or pausing after the CDC's recommendation Tuesday to halt use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, but state and health officials remain optimistic the state's vaccination program will continue.

Authorities say a man was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police and hospital security in the emergency room at Mt. Carmel St. Ann's Hospital Monday.  

State health officials reported 2,742 new cases of COVID-19 in the past hours and 111 new admissions to hospitals. The number of people currently hospitalized with coronavirus has risen to nearly 12-hundred, the highest since the beginning of March.

All Ohioans over the age of 16 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and the state is now targeting the younger cohort.  

More than a dozen mass vaccination clinics around the state are open or about to open, and nearly 30 percent of the state's population have received at least one dose of the vaccine.  

But the more easily transmissible variants are increasing dramatically. 92 cases of the variant were reported less than three weeks ago; the state health department reported 620 variant cases Thursday.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the state "can't vaccinate fast enough." 

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted is refusing to apologize for a tweet last week referencing "the Wuhan virus" that drew criticism for being tone-deaf during a time of rising violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  

City of Columbus

A summer of protests following the death of George Floyd was the catalyst for police reform that saw approval of Columbus' first Civilian Police Review Board in the fall.  The first slate of board members was announced Wednesday.

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