Katherine Collins

I’m proud to start my career as an All Media Journalist covering the Clark, Champaign and Logan county communities. I was born and raised in Maryland but I’m learning all the great things the Miami Valley has to offer. I earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2015. As a student I had the amazing opportunity to intern at Cox Media Group’s Washington D.C. Bureau. There I had the chance to cover stories at the White House and the Capitol, which fueled my love of political journalism. In my spare time you can find me cooking, practicing yoga or enjoying the outdoors. I’m a huge Maryland Terps fan (especially basketball) and love to watch my team whenever I get the chance.      Where were you born? Takoma Park, Maryland   Where did you grow up? Crofton, Maryland  What was the first thing you ever wanted to be? Either a Rockette or a zoo keeper!   What was your first job? I worked at a local pizza shop during the summer.  Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Instagram! I love seeing everyone’s artsy photos.  iPhone or Android? iPhone for life!   How you take your coffee? I like the sweet stuff.  What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business? Use your resources wisely! Your co-workers are the most valuable resources and they’re (usually) always willing to help.     Favorites   Favorite book: All of Harry Potter!   Favorite Sport to Watch: College basketball   Favorite Sport to Play: Tennis   Favorite food: Mashed potatoes   Favorite Beverage: Hot chocolate   Favorite hobby: reading, yoga, crafting   Favorite Miami Valley place: Un Mundo Café in Springfield   Favorite movie: 10 things I hate about you   Favorite travel destination: Bethany Beach, Delaware

Latest from Katherine Collins

Greenon community grieves for 2 athletes killed in crash
 The tight-knit Greenon schools community is grieving after two high school athletes died in a crash Sunday, one of whom’s mother is a teacher in the district. Senior David Waag, 17, played soccer at Greenon High School and sophomore Connor Williams, 15, played football at Greenon while attending classes at the Global Impact STEM Academy...

Posted: 7 hours ago

The tight-knit Greenon schools community is grieving after two high school athletes died in a crash Sunday, one of whom’s mother is a teacher in the district. Senior David Waag, 17, played soccer at Greenon High School and sophomore Connor Williams, 15, played football at Greenon while attending classes at the Global Impact STEM Academy...
Springfield police unsure why woman killed on U.S. 40 was in roadway
 Springfield police say it’s unknown why the woman struck and killed on U.S. 40 on Wednesday night was outside of her car and standing in the roadway. Elizabeth S. Brightman, 41, of Columbus was standing about two feet in the roadway on Wednesday night, according to Springfield Police Sgt. Brett Bauer. She was just outside the open driver...

Posted: 4 days ago

Springfield police say it’s unknown why the woman struck and killed on U.S. 40 on Wednesday night was outside of her car and standing in the roadway. Elizabeth S. Brightman, 41, of Columbus was standing about two feet in the roadway on Wednesday night, according to Springfield Police Sgt. Brett Bauer. She was just outside the open driver...
Humane Society won’t house dogs for Clark County anymore 
 The Humane Society Serving Clark County has sent a letter to county commissioners informing them that the organization won’t be able house dogs picked up by the dog warden after Aug. 31. The Humane Society isn't closing, board member Michael DeCourcy said, but the agency needs to make preparations in case it does. “The board is...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Humane Society Serving Clark County has sent a letter to county commissioners informing them that the organization won’t be able house dogs picked up by the dog warden after Aug. 31. The Humane Society isn't closing, board member Michael DeCourcy said, but the agency needs to make preparations in case it does. “The board is...
Humane Society won’t house dogs for Clark County anymore
 The Humane Society Serving Clark County has sent a letter to county commissioners informing them that the organization won’t be able to house strays picked up by dog wardens after Aug. 31. Now Clark County stray dogs and runaway pets might be sent to Dayton. “We are looking at several options we have, both here in Clark County...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Humane Society Serving Clark County has sent a letter to county commissioners informing them that the organization won’t be able to house strays picked up by dog wardens after Aug. 31. Now Clark County stray dogs and runaway pets might be sent to Dayton. “We are looking at several options we have, both here in Clark County...
Springfield teachers play escape game before they go back to school
 Springfield teachers prepared to get back to the classroom on Tuesday but first they had to escape from the classroom. About 1,000 Springfield City School District teachers met at Springfield High School for the annual back to school convocation on Tuesday. But this year it had a twist. Teachers were split into groups and assigned a classroom...

Posted: 6 days ago

Springfield teachers prepared to get back to the classroom on Tuesday but first they had to escape from the classroom. About 1,000 Springfield City School District teachers met at Springfield High School for the annual back to school convocation on Tuesday. But this year it had a twist. Teachers were split into groups and assigned a classroom...
Park Layne park called unsafe, township trustees say complaints rare
 A Park Layne mom said she won’t bring her kids to Raynor Park because she believes its unsafe but Bethel Twp. trustees said they rarely get complaints about it. Raynor Park off Fyffe Drive is a popular spot, said Bethel Twp. Trustee Nancy Brown, especially during the fall for sports such as soccer and football. “It’s clean...

Posted: 6 days ago

A Park Layne mom said she won’t bring her kids to Raynor Park because she believes its unsafe but Bethel Twp. trustees said they rarely get complaints about it. Raynor Park off Fyffe Drive is a popular spot, said Bethel Twp. Trustee Nancy Brown, especially during the fall for sports such as soccer and football. “It’s clean...
Jury convicts Springfield man in fatal shooting
 A jury has convicted Tevious Turner on five counts, including two counts of murder, in connection with the death of Melody Turner. The jury also found Tevious Turner, 35, not guilty of the most serious charge of aggravated murder. Turner, who is of no relation to his victim, will be back in court on Sept. 1 for sentencing before Clark County...

Posted: 10 days ago

A jury has convicted Tevious Turner on five counts, including two counts of murder, in connection with the death of Melody Turner. The jury also found Tevious Turner, 35, not guilty of the most serious charge of aggravated murder. Turner, who is of no relation to his victim, will be back in court on Sept. 1 for sentencing before Clark County...
Man convicted on five counts in Springfield fatal shooting trial
 A jury convicted a man Friday in the shooting death of a Springfield woman as she drove out of a parking lot. Clark County jurors found 35-year-old Tevious Turner guilty on five counts — two counts of murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and improper handling of a firearm in a vehicle. He was found not guilty of the most...

Posted: 10 days ago

A jury convicted a man Friday in the shooting death of a Springfield woman as she drove out of a parking lot. Clark County jurors found 35-year-old Tevious Turner guilty on five counts — two counts of murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and improper handling of a firearm in a vehicle. He was found not guilty of the most...
Homeowner told to remove honeybees, wants Springfield rule changed
 A Springfield man wants a city ordinance to be changed after he was ordered to remove beehives from his property. Stephen Chirico lives in the 700 block of South Fountain Avenue. He recently received a notice from the city that he needed to remove within 30 days his two bee hives that hold about 60,000 bees each. Livestock aren’t allowed...

Posted: 10 days ago

A Springfield man wants a city ordinance to be changed after he was ordered to remove beehives from his property. Stephen Chirico lives in the 700 block of South Fountain Avenue. He recently received a notice from the city that he needed to remove within 30 days his two bee hives that hold about 60,000 bees each. Livestock aren’t allowed...
Clark County health district collects tires to cut mosquito population
 The Clark County Combined Health District will host two tire disposal days after West Nile Virus was found in mosquitoes trapped in Springfield. Scrap tires are prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes, according to Clark County Combined Health District Environmental Director Larry Shaffer. “They never break down and they hold water,&rdquo...

Posted: 11 days ago

The Clark County Combined Health District will host two tire disposal days after West Nile Virus was found in mosquitoes trapped in Springfield. Scrap tires are prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes, according to Clark County Combined Health District Environmental Director Larry Shaffer. “They never break down and they hold water,&rdquo...
Springfield man on trial for shooting death near major intersection
 The man police alleged shot and killed a woman who was found in car near a busy intersection in downtown Springfield is on trial for murder. Tevious Turner, 35, has been charged with aggravated murder, murder, felony murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and improper handling firearms in a motor vehicle in connection with the...

Posted: 12 days ago

The man police alleged shot and killed a woman who was found in car near a busy intersection in downtown Springfield is on trial for murder. Tevious Turner, 35, has been charged with aggravated murder, murder, felony murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and improper handling firearms in a motor vehicle in connection with the...