Debbie Holmes

News Morning Host

Debbie Holmes began her career in broadcasting in Columbus after graduating from The Ohio State University. She left the Buckeye state to pursue a career in television news and worked as a reporter and anchor in Moline, Illinois and Memphis, Tennessee.

She returned to radio news after moving to Los Angeles and earned 2 Golden Mike awards for live news reporting. In 2002, she earned her MBA at Franklin University.

In September 2009, she returned to her career roots and started working part-time at WOSU News and in December 2010 began working full-time. She enjoys public broadcasting because it allows her to cover news stories in-depth. Debbie and her husband have two children.

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During her second pregnancy, 25-year old Jessica Roach thought she would have a smooth experience, like the first one, but her health deteriorated.

Sam Hendren

Columbus City Council has approved the second year of a five-year agreement for curbside yard waste and recycling, despite a huge cost increase.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer holds the championship trophy following the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Indianapolis. Ohio State won 27-21.
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An Ohio State University Board of Trustees committee gave its approval Thursday for Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer to get a two-year contract extension.

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First-time buyers in Central Ohio may have more trouble finding their dream home this spring and summer, the peak time for home sales.

NCAA

Columbus hosts its largest collegiate championship ever this weekend, as the NCAA Women’s Final Four brings thousands of visitors and a likely $20 million economic boost to the city.

Ramona Isbell

Though she experienced discrimination along the way, Columbus resident Ramona Isbell now laughs about her experiences. In the early 1960s, Isbell was one of several black women who wrestled in Ohio and around the world.  

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It’s been 10 months since Deaonte Dwayne Bell was killed in a shooting at the Nelson Park Apartments on Maryland Avenue on Columbus’ East Side. Three other people were killed at the apartments in the year before Bell’s death.

Newark City Schools

Newark Police arrested an 8th grader for making violent threats at his school.  He's the latest of many Central Ohio students arrested for making terrorist threats in recent weeks.

The Ohio State University

An Ohio State University survey shows that sexual assault of female students is more prevalent for students with disabilities than those without. The sexual misconduct survey taken last year mirrors some of the results of a recent national survey on college campuses.

Columbus Zoo

Columbus Zoo officials say the zoo will remain closed for the rest of Friday, due to repairs on a gas line inside the main gate.  

Tasty Made

The Mexican fast-casual chain Chipotle has shut down its experimental burger restaurant, Tasty Made, that opened two years ago in Lancaster, Ohio.

Columbus Public Health Dept.

Columbus public health officials say they can save lives by giving women addicted to drugs an easier way to care for their reproductive health care needs. At the CompDrug facility on the city's North Side, about 700 women are getting help from a new clinic that hopes to not just save lives, but improve them.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital conducted a study that found laws banning only teen drivers from texting are not as effective as laws that apply to all drivers.

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Fifty-six-year-old Edward Arnholt would not be able to keep food on the table without help from the Champion Avenue pantry on Columbus’ South Side.

Michael Chritton / Associated Press

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for Richard Beasley, the man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake Craigslist job offers.

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