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 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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A year after Ohio began battling the coronavirus, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the state is now on the offense, deploying the vaccine to those most vulnerable.  

As the $1.9 trillion federal relief bill works its way through Congress, it's drawing complaints from some state officials who see their share of funding diminished.  

Ohio Department of Health

After two months, 1.6 million vaccinations have been delivered in Ohio, to over 14 percent of the state's adult population.  And the state is about to receive more vaccines that ever before.

As of Thursday, over 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccinations have been delivered in Ohio.  13 percent of the state's adult population have received at least the first dose of the two-shot regimen.  

Columbus City Schools will begin returning more students to schools March 15.  

Although many Ohio nursing homes and assisted living facilities remain closed to most visits, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is encouraging families to make "compassionate care" visits to loved ones when possible. 

A Franklin County Corrections officer has been arrested on charges of trading child pornography online and is being held pending a hearing Friday.  

A new Ohio University study shows the state is below the national average in fatal police shootings, but blacks are disproportionally affected.  and that effect is even more pronounced in Franklin County.

The Franklin County Coronor says there was a dramatic increase in the number of homicides in the first nine months of 2020, and the victims were disproportionately young Black men.  

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At Tuesday's coronavirus press conference Ohio Governor Mike DeWine called out several school districts including Columbus City Schools, that aren't on track to have all students back in school at least part time by March 1rst.  At Tuesday evening's school board meeting officials say there's solid and systemic reasons why that won't happen.  Alison Holm has more.   

The Franklin County Coroner says suicide statistics for the first three quarters of 2020 show an overall decrease, but increases among the youngest and oldest residents. 

Some schools in Ohio say they won’t reopen for in-person learning by March 1st, despite superintendents having made a commitment to do so, in exchange for priority COVID-19 vaccinations.

In an effort to provide vaccine equity, Ohio is launching a program that targets some 97,000 Ohioans living in affordable senior housing.

State health officials say they have undercounted the number of COVID-19 deaths in Ohio by as many as 4,000 people, and the total will be adjusted in coming days.  

Former Columbus police officer Adam Coy left jail this afternoon after a judge agreed to lower his bond from $3 million to $1 million.

Barely a week after Columbus City Schools began to welcome some students back to the classrooms, three elementary schools returned to online instruction.  

The attorney for former Columbus police officer Adam Coy wants his client's bond lowered.  

The family of Andre Hill, the unarmed black man killed in December by a white Columbus police officer, say they are relieved that Adam Coy has been indicted and arrested for his murder.

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted former Columbus police officer Adam Coy in the death of  Andre Hill last December.

At Tuesday's cornavirus briefing Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced some residents in five northern Ohio nursing homes will need to be vaccinated again, after some shots were spoiled through human error.

Office of Gov. Mike Dewine

Ohio's Governor and First Lady were vaccinated Tuesday, 2 of the nearly 883-thousand first doses that have been adminstered so far, representing 7.55 percent of Ohio's adult population.  

Central Ohio faith leaders and activists calling for the Division of Police's Tom Quinlan be fired delivered a letter with 300 signatures Monday to Mayor Andy Ginther.  

A Whitehall man is the latest Ohioan to face charges in the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol.  

Cincinnati Public Schools began giving school-based staff COVID shots Thursday , but the state's official school vaccination program starts Monday.  

Workers organizations are beginning to petition the state for priority COVID-19  vaccines.

State health officials report the number of Ohioans hospitalized with COVID-19 dropped again Wednesday, marking seven straight days of declines and triggering the benchmark Governor Mike DeWine set Tuesday to begin rolling back the statewide curfew.  

A computer glitch at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services may have exposed the personal information of people collecting a type of unemployment benefit.  

While state officials are scrambling to get more vials of the COVID-19 vaccine for Ohioans, medical professionals administering the shots are finding ways to get more doses from each vial.  


A Dayton-area tech entrepreneur and philanthropist will pilot the first entirely private flight to the International Space Station, according to Houston-based Axiom Space.  

Ohio Department of Health

State health officials say the number of Ohioans hospitalized with COVID-19 have begun to decline this month, and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says that will be the benchmark for lifting the statewide curfew which has been in effect since mid-November.