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Allison Wichie

Clark County Bureau Reporter

I am a reporter for the WHIO Clark County Bureau. I began working for WHIO and Cox Media Group Ohio after I graduated from Ohio University in 2012. I’ve worked in different positions, from our Digital Department to the Breaking News Team and now I’m excited to be an all-media journalist in Springfield.     Q & A   Where were you born?  Troy, Ohio     Where did you grow up?  Born and raised in Troy!      What was your favorite TV show then? Friends      What was the first thing you ever wanted to be?  A veterinarian      How might someone have described you in high school?  Always laughing. I won a “senior superlative” for most contagious laugh      What was your first job?  Serving donuts and coffee at Tim Hortons. Definitely ate a lot of sweet treats while I worked!      What was your first job in television?  Working the breaking news desk at WHIO.      What do you like about your job?  Helping share the good stories in our community. I love that my job sends me out to talk to new people in the community every day, getting to listen to and understand their stories from their point of view.      What do you not like about your job? It can definitely be stressful making the newscast deadline every day!      What might people be surprised to know about you?  I am a complete book nerd. I love reading! Sit me down with a good book and I could spend the whole day absorbed by it. I’ll think I’ve been reading an hour, but it’s really been half of a day.      What is the hardest thing you ever did?  Deciding where to take my career after I graduated from college. I’m glad I decided to start my work life here in the Miami Valley where I grew up.      What would be a perfect day for you?  Waking up and enjoying a good cup of coffee on my back porch in my pajamas. Followed by some fun, outdoor activities and cooking a delicious meal that I enjoy with my entire family.      What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business?  You will have to be patient and persevere through finding a job. Take every opportunity you can get at learning about news and the television industry. Job shadow and connect with people, it will only benefit your desire to be a journalist.      Favorites   Favorite book: The Giving Tree   Favorite CBS show: 60 Minutes   Favorite food: That’s too hard to choose! But I’d have to say a Gyro or fresh shrimp   Favorite hobby: Being outside—whether it’s running or just enjoying a walk   Favorite movie: Forrest Gump   Favorite music: Taylor Swift   Favorite travel destination: My yearly trip to the mountains in Tennessee with my family.

Latest from Allison Wichie

Clark, Champaign counties work to start literacy program
 Clark County leaders hope a program aimed at improving literacy rates among young children will ultimately effect lives beyond school and into their adult careers. Literacy effects health, income and jobs in every community, according to several national studies. That’s why the United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties wants...

7:26 PM Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

Clark County leaders hope a program aimed at improving literacy rates among young children will ultimately effect lives beyond school and into their adult careers. Literacy effects health, income and jobs in every community, according to several national studies. That’s why the United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties wants...
Several Springfield senior police officers set to retire as group
 Five veteran Springfield police officers with more than 150 years of combined service will retire this week. To Detective Tim Barcus, Sgt. Barry Eggers, Capt. Mike Hill, Detective Allen Icenhour and Officer Mark Parsons — being a police officer was never a job. It was something they loved to wake up to do every day. “This is a...

7:00 PM Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

Five veteran Springfield police officers with more than 150 years of combined service will retire this week. To Detective Tim Barcus, Sgt. Barry Eggers, Capt. Mike Hill, Detective Allen Icenhour and Officer Mark Parsons — being a police officer was never a job. It was something they loved to wake up to do every day. “This is a...
EF Hutton hires new CFO as business looks to grow
 EF Hutton America announced it has hired a new CFO to help move the company forward in 2017 as it markets new products and plans to hire more employees. Steve Zofkie, a veteran executive with experience at other Miami Valley businesses like NCR, has been tapped as the company’s new chief of finance. “The opportunity to be on the...

9:09 PM Friday, Dec. 09, 2016

EF Hutton America announced it has hired a new CFO to help move the company forward in 2017 as it markets new products and plans to hire more employees. Steve Zofkie, a veteran executive with experience at other Miami Valley businesses like NCR, has been tapped as the company’s new chief of finance. “The opportunity to be on the...
Clark County jail moms record stories for kids
 A nonprofit group is working in the Clark County Jail for the first time with incarcerated women to make sure children are not without their mother’s voices. The number of women in prisons in the United States has been increasing at a rate 50 percent higher than men since 1980, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Justice. &ldquo...

5:05 PM Friday, Dec. 09, 2016

A nonprofit group is working in the Clark County Jail for the first time with incarcerated women to make sure children are not without their mother’s voices. The number of women in prisons in the United States has been increasing at a rate 50 percent higher than men since 1980, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Justice. &ldquo...
Springfield police chief challenges public to step up in deadly home invasion
 The Springfield Police Division is asking the public to help in finding whoever shot and killed a mother in a home invasion Thursday night: Dead is Lacie Henry, 29. She was hit in the head and arm, police said
The home on South Fountain Avenue was targeted, Police Chief Steve Moody said
Two men, one with a rifle and the other with a handgun...

3:29 AM Friday, Dec. 09, 2016

The Springfield Police Division is asking the public to help in finding whoever shot and killed a mother in a home invasion Thursday night: Dead is Lacie Henry, 29. She was hit in the head and arm, police said The home on South Fountain Avenue was targeted, Police Chief Steve Moody said Two men, one with a rifle and the other with a handgun...
Urbana Ford dealership plans $800K expansion to Springfield
 A Champaign County Ford dealership has plans for an $800,000 expansion into Clark County, the first time the automaker will have a presence in Springfield in almost a decade. White’s Ford, which currently is based near Urbana, will build an auto service center and used-car lot at 2123 W. First St. near U.S. 68. “We hope it will...

11:00 AM Thursday, Dec. 08, 2016

A Champaign County Ford dealership has plans for an $800,000 expansion into Clark County, the first time the automaker will have a presence in Springfield in almost a decade. White’s Ford, which currently is based near Urbana, will build an auto service center and used-car lot at 2123 W. First St. near U.S. 68. “We hope it will...
Rumor of Springfield police on ‘Cops’ TV show spreads on social media
 A Springfield police team will be featured on the popular show “Cops” but it won’t be any officers from Ohio. A Facebook post reporting that the Springfield Police Division in Clark County will be featured on the national TV show is false, Springfield Police Chief Steve Moody said Wednesday. “It’s probably another...

5:41 PM Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2016

A Springfield police team will be featured on the popular show “Cops” but it won’t be any officers from Ohio. A Facebook post reporting that the Springfield Police Division in Clark County will be featured on the national TV show is false, Springfield Police Chief Steve Moody said Wednesday. “It’s probably another...
Grand jury charges Springfield man in mother’s shooting
 A Clark County grand jury approved indictments Monday against a Springfield man who’s been accused of firing shots inside of a home and one of the bullets hit his mother. Sie’e Littleton, 25, faces charges of attempted murder and felonious assault, according to court records. Littleton was arrested on Nov. 29 after police issued...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2016

A Clark County grand jury approved indictments Monday against a Springfield man who’s been accused of firing shots inside of a home and one of the bullets hit his mother. Sie’e Littleton, 25, faces charges of attempted murder and felonious assault, according to court records. Littleton was arrested on Nov. 29 after police issued...
Springfield couple face life sentence in child rape, abuse case
 A Clark County husband and wife face life in prison after a jury found them guilty of dozens of child sex abuse charges. Tamara Remy, 29, and Christopher Remy, 28, each faced more than a dozen charges, including child rape, child endangering, gross sexual imposition, intimidation of a victim or witness and complicity to rape, according to...

10:04 PM Tuesday, Dec. 06, 2016

A Clark County husband and wife face life in prison after a jury found them guilty of dozens of child sex abuse charges. Tamara Remy, 29, and Christopher Remy, 28, each faced more than a dozen charges, including child rape, child endangering, gross sexual imposition, intimidation of a victim or witness and complicity to rape, according to...
Springfield neighborhood sees rash of car break-ins
 A rash of car break-ins in one Springfield area has neighbors on alert and police warning homeowners to never keep their valuables in unattended vehicles. More than 10 reports of shattered windows or thefts from vehicles have been reported to the Springfield Police Division in the South Belmont Avenue neighborhood over the past week, said...

6:00 PM Sunday, Dec. 04, 2016

A rash of car break-ins in one Springfield area has neighbors on alert and police warning homeowners to never keep their valuables in unattended vehicles. More than 10 reports of shattered windows or thefts from vehicles have been reported to the Springfield Police Division in the South Belmont Avenue neighborhood over the past week, said...
Clark County jury finds couple guilty in child rape case
 UPDATE @ 7:50 p.m. (Dec. 5): A Clark County jury has found a man and woman guilty on multiple charges involving child rape and sexual assault, ending more than 20 hours of deliberations over three days. Tamara and Christopher Remy were each facing dozens of charges, including child rape, child endangering, gross sexual imposition, intimidation...

1:12 AM Saturday, Dec. 03, 2016

UPDATE @ 7:50 p.m. (Dec. 5): A Clark County jury has found a man and woman guilty on multiple charges involving child rape and sexual assault, ending more than 20 hours of deliberations over three days. Tamara and Christopher Remy were each facing dozens of charges, including child rape, child endangering, gross sexual imposition, intimidation...