Alison Holm

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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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The Columbus Board of Education has tapped former board member Bryan Steward to temporarily fill the seat left vacant by Dominic Paretti's abrupt resignation last month.

Federal indictments have been announced against 19 Columbus gang members, including murder, attempted murder, and drug trafficking charges.

After a nearly four-hour closed door meeting Thursday evening, the Columbus City Schools board unanimously voted to offer the district’s top spot to Talisa Dixon.  

The Columbus City Schools board has narrowed the list of finalists for superintendent to three - and interim superintendent John Stanford did not make the cut.  

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Over 200 parents, teachers and community members turned out at Marion Franklin High School last night, to take part in a public forum on the Columbus City Schools' reorganization proposals.

The Franklin County Coroner is reporting five overdose deaths in the past 24 hours. The deaths are on top of at least 13 others in the past week.

 Columbus City Schools are closed today, due to continued high heat and humidity.  

Five months after the Columbus City Schools Facilities Task Force began to look at the future footprint of the district, the school board last night heard six preliminary suggestions on streamlining, realigning, and closing buildings

Four Columbus recreation centers will stay open late Tuesday, and another six will offer programming for seniors, to help residents escape extreme heat and humidity.


Martin Luther King Junior's son will be in Columbus in October to cut the ribbon on the new MLK Library branch - nearly 50 years after his grandfather dedicated the current facility in 1969.

The Franklin County Coroner’s office says there was a surge in overdose deaths Tuesday.

Columbus City Schools will dismiss students early again today, due to expected extreme heat and humidity. 

Columbus City Schools will close its school buildings early on Tuesday, because of anticipated "extreme heat conditions".

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The Columbus Board of Education  has narrowed the search for a new superintendent to a list of six candidates, including current acting superintendent John Stanford.

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As the Columbus City Schools prepare for the return of students Thursday, the district plans to expand use of online apps to boost reading scores, and is considering a possible new life for an old building. 

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Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is disputing claims of voter fraud in last week's 12th Congressional district special election. 

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The Columbus Board of Education last night approved a 25 thousand dollar contract with the superintendent search firm BWP & Associates.

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Republican Troy Balderson eked out a narrow victory over Democrat Danny O’Connor in the 12th Congressional District special election Tuesday, in a race to complete the remaining three months of former Representative Pat Tiberi’s term.

Eight months after former Columbus City Schools superintendent Dan Good stepped down, the district is still several months away from naming a successor. 

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Two former divers have filed a lawsuit accusing USA Diving of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a former Ohio State University coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes.

A dozen activists protesting immigration restrictions were arrested following an action that temporarily shut down a street in downtown Columbus this morning. 

The Fresh Mark meat packing plants in northeast Ohio that were the target of immigration raids last week are being hit with big fines from an earlier safety investigation.  

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The Columbus City Schools board waited until the last day to start bidding on the former Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow headquarters last week.

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The Columbus Board of Education heard a proposal Tuesday from a high end developer asking for a special deal on a new project. 

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A Columbus police review has concluded two officers who fatally shot an African-American man last summer followed department policy on using force. 

Two gun rights groups are threatening to sue the city of Cincinnati after city council Wednesday passed an ordinance banning so-called "trigger activators" like bump stocks, modifications that allow rapid fire.  

A Franklin Township trustee says a township police officer has been suspended, after a cellphone video showing him kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head went viral.  

Columbus City Schools

The Columbus Board of Education got some qualified good news on the financial front last night, and members say they are ready to proceed with the search for a new superintendent.  

Columbus police say an officer fatally shot a suspect armed with a knife while responding to stabbings at the Summit Park Apartments that killed two women and injured a third.  

After a months-long delay, the Columbus City Schools have once again agreed to sell Indianola Middle School to Ohio State University.