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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Franklin County’s jails are overcrowded and old. The downtown jail is 46 years old, and the jail on Jackson Pike is 31 years old. Neither functions properly for today's needs, jail officials say.

A new facility would replace both jails, and change how the county approaches inmate-guard interactions.

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While insurance adjusters continue their sweep of Houston after Hurricane Harvey,  Ohioans wonder how much coverage they need to buy in case of major flooding. After all, this area saw a powerful rainstorm of its own in late July. 

California Department of Corrections

While Wired Magazine is calling coding "the next big blue-collar job," Ohio may be creating a barrier between that industry and the people who could benefit most from employment.

White Castle

White Castle plans to spend $65 million to transform its home office in Columbus. The project includes adding some workers.

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Huge construction cranes dangle over some downtown streets, as workers build more apartments and condominiums. It’s estimated that 8,300 people now call downtown home, and that number is expected to climb to 10,000 by 2019.

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The retail landscape is changing more quickly than ever, but all of the experts at this week’s “Retail Summit 2017” in Columbus are optimistic. Attendees say it's still a healthy industry - with room for both online and brick-and-mortar business.

Barbara Wyslouzil

In what scientists are hailing as a potential breakthrough for studying climate change models, a team led by an Ohio State University researcher has set a record for creating cubic ice crystals, which typically exist in the coldest clouds and are extremely difficult to make on Earth.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Win games, sell tickets - it's easier said than done. But a record-winning season for the Columbus Blue Jackets has led to record ticket sales. 

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Some people swat at bees. Others put out traps. The Ohio Department of Transportation is funding a new proposal to protect the buzzing insects, and they're asking the public to help.

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Seventeen-year-old Andrew Cain likes building things with his hands. Earning $10 an hour, the West High School graduate is one of eight trainees using power tools to rehabilitate a duplex on Chicago Avenue in Franklinton. 

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