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Allyson Brown

All Media Journalist

Allyson Brown is a southern girl from Memphis, TN ... home of the best BBQ, the Memphis Grizzlies and Elvis Presley. She has lived in the Bluff City practically her whole life.  She has been a competitive runner most of her life. She started when she was seven and ended her career at 21 at the University of Missouri. She knew she would never make it to the Olympics but plans to report on them one day. Allyson's life goal is to affect change in a positive way which is why she became a journalist. She loves good food, reading, sports (especially track and field) and meeting new people.  So if your see her around, say hello, she would love to chat.   Where were you born? Memphis, TN Where did you grow up?   Memphis, TN What was your favorite TV show then? Scooby Doo  What was the first thing you ever wanted to be? A S.W.A.T Officer How might someone have described you in high school? She’s always running. What was your first job? A camp counselor What was your first job in television? Multi-Media Journalist What do you like about your job?   Meeting new people and learning new things What do you not like about your job?   Not being able to wear jeans. What might people be surprised to know about you?  I’m short. What is the hardest thing you ever did?  Saying goodbye to my dogs. What would be a perfect day for you?  Finally seeing Beyonce in concert! What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business? Never give up. Chase your dream like you would chase a story. The stories about the track and field team I got to help coach at my first job. I went to this small, rural school district in Missouri to talk about a levy on a ballot . As I was waiting to talk to the principal, I heard a kid say they were heading to track practice. I went and introduced myself to the coaches and kids. The rest is history. They went from running a three minute and 55 seconds 4 x4 relay to three minutes and 38 seconds eventually placing sixth at state! If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it?   Favorites  Favorite book: Count of Monte Cristo  Favorite CBS show:  NCIS Favorite food:  Good food. Favorite hobby:  Reading Favorite Miami Valley place:  Still trying to discover that place. Favorite movie:  Impossible to name. Favorite music: Again, impossible to name. Favorite travel destination:A place with a beach and sun.

Latest from Allyson Brown

Springfield High hosts unique college fair
 Springfield High School students were exposed to a one-of-a-kind college fair this week. Twelve Historically Black Colleges and Universities were present at the first HBCU Day, including Norfolk State, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical, Fisk, Spelman, Howard, Central State and Wilberforce universities. These schools were created to serve...

Posted: a day ago

Springfield High School students were exposed to a one-of-a-kind college fair this week. Twelve Historically Black Colleges and Universities were present at the first HBCU Day, including Norfolk State, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical, Fisk, Spelman, Howard, Central State and Wilberforce universities. These schools were created to serve...
Work begins on prominent building in downtown Springfield
 The city of Springfield has begun work to repair a prominent downtown building after the owner allegedly has not responded to the city’s orders. Sidewalks were closed on parts of Main and Fisher streets in May because of safety concerns about the facade of Hull Plaza after a section fell from it. “When brick falls from multiple...

Posted: 4 days ago

The city of Springfield has begun work to repair a prominent downtown building after the owner allegedly has not responded to the city’s orders. Sidewalks were closed on parts of Main and Fisher streets in May because of safety concerns about the facade of Hull Plaza after a section fell from it. “When brick falls from multiple...
City repairs prominent downtown Springfield site due to safety risk
 The city of Springfield has begun work repairing a prominent downtown building after the owner allegedly hasn’t responded to its orders. Sidewalks were closed on parts of Main and Fisher streets in May because of safety concerns about the facade of Hull Plaza after a large section fell from it. “When brick falls from multiple...

Posted: 4 days ago

The city of Springfield has begun work repairing a prominent downtown building after the owner allegedly hasn’t responded to its orders. Sidewalks were closed on parts of Main and Fisher streets in May because of safety concerns about the facade of Hull Plaza after a large section fell from it. “When brick falls from multiple...
Clark State, Springfield open new drone research hangar at airport
 The Springfield Beckley-Municipal Airport now has a new hangar for unmanned aircraft and precision agriculture. The new hangar, the Clark State-Ohio Center for Precision Agriculture, is a part of a $1.2 million project to build 10 new hangars at the airport. It will be used for precision agriculture, which uses technology such as drones,...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Springfield Beckley-Municipal Airport now has a new hangar for unmanned aircraft and precision agriculture. The new hangar, the Clark State-Ohio Center for Precision Agriculture, is a part of a $1.2 million project to build 10 new hangars at the airport. It will be used for precision agriculture, which uses technology such as drones,...
Springfield woman sues, claims discrimination on marijuana license
 A local businesswoman has sued the state of Ohio, state agencies and state officials, claiming they’re not enforcing the new medical marijuana laws fairly. Ohio is the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana, even though it’s still illegal to use under federal laws. The state’s law doesn’t allow marijuana to be smoked...

Posted: 5 days ago

A local businesswoman has sued the state of Ohio, state agencies and state officials, claiming they’re not enforcing the new medical marijuana laws fairly. Ohio is the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana, even though it’s still illegal to use under federal laws. The state’s law doesn’t allow marijuana to be smoked...
Heroin dealer who sold fatal dose admits to crime before trial
 A man accused of selling a fatal hit of heroin to a Bellefontaine man pleaded guilty as part of a deal before his trial was set to start Tuesday morning. Dominique B. Woodum, of Montgomery County, accepted the charge of corrupting another with drugs, a second degree felony, according to Logan County Prosecutor Eric Stewart. Woodum was sentenced...

Posted: 5 days ago

A man accused of selling a fatal hit of heroin to a Bellefontaine man pleaded guilty as part of a deal before his trial was set to start Tuesday morning. Dominique B. Woodum, of Montgomery County, accepted the charge of corrupting another with drugs, a second degree felony, according to Logan County Prosecutor Eric Stewart. Woodum was sentenced...
Man who sold fatal hit of heroin pleads guilty in Logan County
 A man accused of selling a fatal hit of heroin to a Bellefontaine man pleaded guilty as part of a deal before his trial was set to start Tuesday morning, the first time Logan County has pursued charges in an overdose death. Dominique B. Woodum, of Montgomery County, accepted the charge of corrupting another with drugs, a second degree felony...

Posted: 5 days ago

A man accused of selling a fatal hit of heroin to a Bellefontaine man pleaded guilty as part of a deal before his trial was set to start Tuesday morning, the first time Logan County has pursued charges in an overdose death. Dominique B. Woodum, of Montgomery County, accepted the charge of corrupting another with drugs, a second degree felony...
Champaign County investigates complaint about dog’s conditions
 Champaign County residents reported a dog in what they believed to be poor conditions but the dog warden checked and said it appears healthy. The Champaign County Dog Warden received a complaint from an Urbana resident, Logan Borroughs, earlier this month about a dog at a home on South Locust Street. She works for Creative Formations, a service...

Posted: 6 days ago

Champaign County residents reported a dog in what they believed to be poor conditions but the dog warden checked and said it appears healthy. The Champaign County Dog Warden received a complaint from an Urbana resident, Logan Borroughs, earlier this month about a dog at a home on South Locust Street. She works for Creative Formations, a service...
Christmas gifts sought after low turnout at Springfield toy drive
 The Salvation Army of Clark County is asking the community for help after one of its biggest holiday fundraisers was dampened by weather. About 2,500 motorcyclists were expected at the 39th annual Highway Hikers Toy Drive on Sunday, Oct. 15. But the rainy weather kept many riders away. About 1,000 participated in this year’s toy run...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Salvation Army of Clark County is asking the community for help after one of its biggest holiday fundraisers was dampened by weather. About 2,500 motorcyclists were expected at the 39th annual Highway Hikers Toy Drive on Sunday, Oct. 15. But the rainy weather kept many riders away. About 1,000 participated in this year’s toy run...
Champaign County teen remembered as ‘really inspiring’
 Hundreds of people attended the funeral Friday for a Champaign County teenager killed in car accident last week. Sara Marie Hess, 15, a sophomore at Graham High School, died after another car rear-ended the one in which she was riding on Ohio 235 near Roswell on Nov. 3, according to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. Champaign County...

Posted: 9 days ago

Hundreds of people attended the funeral Friday for a Champaign County teenager killed in car accident last week. Sara Marie Hess, 15, a sophomore at Graham High School, died after another car rear-ended the one in which she was riding on Ohio 235 near Roswell on Nov. 3, according to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. Champaign County...
South Vienna cleans up after tornado, damage likely not enough for aid
 South Vienna residents are still cleaning up damage from a tornado over the weekend, including several trees and limbs still littering the village. While the damage was widespread in South Vienna, it likely wasn’t enough to receive federal or state assistance, Clark County Emergency Management Agency Director Lisa D’Allessandris...

Posted: 10 days ago

South Vienna residents are still cleaning up damage from a tornado over the weekend, including several trees and limbs still littering the village. While the damage was widespread in South Vienna, it likely wasn’t enough to receive federal or state assistance, Clark County Emergency Management Agency Director Lisa D’Allessandris...