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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Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after the conference announced it would push football and other fall sports to spring because of the pandemic, the conference changed course. 

Ohio Department of health

State health officials reported 1,001 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24-hours, in keeping with the three week average.  

Children's Hospital in Columbus will use a 2.5 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to set up an addtional school-based health clinic for Columbus City School students and expand a reproductive health education pilot program launched last year.  

Office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

State health officials say Coronavirus and influenza could prove a deadly combination this winter.

Officials at the Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility say a 17-year-old inmate died Monday.  

Some Columbus bars and restaurants may expand their outdoor seating option under a pilot program.  


Ohio State University will make over 250 million dollars in budget cuts next year because of revenue losses and increased costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Franklin County is no longer a red level threat for coronavirus, according to state health officials, for the first time since the public health advisory system was developed.  

State health officials Tuesday reported 777 new cases of COVID-19 and ten new deaths. 

As high school sports programs began to plan their fall season, there are still a lot of details to work out. 

Columbus City Schools

The Columbus City Schools' chief academic officer has resigned, after district officials learned from a Pennsylvania radio report that she simultaneously held a similar position for the Philadelphia school district.

School this year will be different, whether students are learning online or heading back to the classroom. In Thursday's coronavirus press conference, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine turned to a school therapist for advice on easing children and parents worries. 

Ohio State University is one of several schools nationwide that received bomb threats Thursday.  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is clearing the way for high school sports to return this fall.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine wants to limit alcohol sales at bars and restaurants, in an effort to slow community spread of coronavirus.  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is asking the state Board of Pharmacy to reconsider a ban on prescribing hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.

After reports of outbreaks of COVID-19 traced to county and local fairs,  Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is calling for junior fairs only, banning many of the usual trappings of large fairs:

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced steps to ease restrictions on daycare centers that have kept some parents from going back to work.  

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Talisa Dixon says all classes k-12 will be online only for the first quarter of the school year.

African-American children are three and a half times more likely to die after surgery than white children, according to a study from Children's Hospital in Columbus.  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is calling on the General Assembly to repeal and replace House Bill 6, the contentious nuclear plant bailout passed last year, in light of information coming out in the bribery and conspiracy investigation into House Speaker Larry Householder.

As the Ohio Department of Health reported the second highest single-day total of COVID-19 cases, Governor Mike DeWine ordered mandatory face masks for the entire state beginning Thursday at 6pm.  

A woman who allegedly shot two Franklin County Sheriff's deputies and then hid inside her North Linden home was taken into custody Tuesday. 

Just hours after Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder was arrested by federal officials in a $60 million dollar bribery case, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is calling on his fellow Republican to resign.

Data released today by the Ohio Department of Health places 19 of Ohio's 88 counties -- including the most populous - under a level three public health advisory, triggering a public health order requiring masks worn indoors and when social distancing is not possible.  

Ohio Governor Mike Dewine made an unusual direct address to Ohioans late this afternoon, as the number of COVID-19 cases and hospital admission rises. 

Licking County Sheriff's Office

A Newark man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly leaving a package in the Licking County Sheriff's office that authorities say he claimed contained "red phosphorus".   

Ohio Department of Health

A total of 12 Ohio counties are now at a level three public health advisory, triggering the state's public health order mandating masks.  

Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has resisted calls to make masks mandatory in Ohio, but with the dramatic rise in cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks he has partially relented. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the state education department Thursday outlined the five steps public schools need to take in order to hold in-person classes.