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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

What’s next for Bellefontaine church destroyed in explosion?
 A Bellefontaine pastor says he plans to rebuild in the same spot after an explosion destroyed his church. A gas leak caused an explosion at Hi-Point Free Will Baptist Church, 311 County Road 11 in Bellefontaine, on Thursday, according to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. A gas line was hit by workers digging in the area, dispatchers...

Posted: an hour ago

A Bellefontaine pastor says he plans to rebuild in the same spot after an explosion destroyed his church. A gas leak caused an explosion at Hi-Point Free Will Baptist Church, 311 County Road 11 in Bellefontaine, on Thursday, according to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. A gas line was hit by workers digging in the area, dispatchers...
Park Layne restaurant reopens after tornado damage
 A Park Layne restaurant has reopened after a tornado with 100 mph winds touched down, causing damage and forcing the popular eatery to close for more than a month. The Mel-O-Dee, a staple of the Park Layne community, was damaged when an EF-1 tornado touched down near OH 235 on May 24. The tornado ripped air conditioning units off the roof...

Posted: 17 hours ago

A Park Layne restaurant has reopened after a tornado with 100 mph winds touched down, causing damage and forcing the popular eatery to close for more than a month. The Mel-O-Dee, a staple of the Park Layne community, was damaged when an EF-1 tornado touched down near OH 235 on May 24. The tornado ripped air conditioning units off the roof...
Mechanicsburg gets K-9 unit with $20K in donations to fight drugs
 Mechanicsburg police officers now have a new K-9 unit they say will stop drug traffickers who drive through the village after raising about $20,000. K-9 Officer Max began patrols in the village earlier this month, his handler Sgt. Nickolous Black said. The Mechanicsburg Police Department became interested in a full-time K-9 unit after a part-time...

Posted: 4 days ago

Mechanicsburg police officers now have a new K-9 unit they say will stop drug traffickers who drive through the village after raising about $20,000. K-9 Officer Max began patrols in the village earlier this month, his handler Sgt. Nickolous Black said. The Mechanicsburg Police Department became interested in a full-time K-9 unit after a part-time...
Deputy: Charges needed for Clark County runaway due to ‘intentional act’
 The Clark County boy who was missing for more than 12 hours has been charged with inducing panic after more than 100 first responders and volunteers searched for him. Perry Beller, 11, is the son of a Clark County deputy who reported him missing Thursday morning. His father told a dispatcher Perry was last seen at his Pike Twp. home at about...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Clark County boy who was missing for more than 12 hours has been charged with inducing panic after more than 100 first responders and volunteers searched for him. Perry Beller, 11, is the son of a Clark County deputy who reported him missing Thursday morning. His father told a dispatcher Perry was last seen at his Pike Twp. home at about...
Clark County to develop old armory near fairgrounds
 Clark County commissioners have purchased the old National Guard Armory next to the Clark County Fairgrounds — a move they say could boost tourism and sales tax revenue. The armory, near Interstate 70 and Ohio 41, was purchased by the county from the state for $125,000, Clark County Commissioner Melanie Flax Wilt said. The county plans...

Posted: 5 days ago

Clark County commissioners have purchased the old National Guard Armory next to the Clark County Fairgrounds — a move they say could boost tourism and sales tax revenue. The armory, near Interstate 70 and Ohio 41, was purchased by the county from the state for $125,000, Clark County Commissioner Melanie Flax Wilt said. The county plans...
Urbana Shooting
A man was shot inside a duplex Sunday, June 18, 2017, on South Walnut Street in Urbana.

Posted: 9 days ago

A man was shot inside a duplex Sunday, June 18, 2017, on South Walnut Street in Urbana.
Mechanicsburg leaders say new partnership will cut vacant buildings
 Mechanicsburg leaders say a new agreement with the Champaign County Economic Partnership will cut down on the number of vacant properties downtown. The village has taken multiple steps to get new businesses in town in the past two years, Administrator April Huggins-Davis said, including designating a portion of downtown as a historic district...

Posted: 11 days ago

Mechanicsburg leaders say a new agreement with the Champaign County Economic Partnership will cut down on the number of vacant properties downtown. The village has taken multiple steps to get new businesses in town in the past two years, Administrator April Huggins-Davis said, including designating a portion of downtown as a historic district...
Repairs going slowly after tornado damage in Park Layne
 Businesses in Park Layne are recovering from the damage left by a tornado that hit the area about three weeks ago, but owners say it’s taking much longer than they anticipated. The Mel-O-Dee restaurant, a Park Layne mainstay on Ohio 235, had air conditioning units ripped off the building and suffered electrical damage when the building...

Posted: 11 days ago

Businesses in Park Layne are recovering from the damage left by a tornado that hit the area about three weeks ago, but owners say it’s taking much longer than they anticipated. The Mel-O-Dee restaurant, a Park Layne mainstay on Ohio 235, had air conditioning units ripped off the building and suffered electrical damage when the building...
Champaign County 14-year-old competent for trial in stepmom’s death
 A Champaign County 14-year-old who claimed in a 9-1-1 call that an alternate personality inside of him took over and killed his stepmother has been found competent to stand trial. A judge found Donovan Nicholas competent during a hearing Thursday morning. He's been charged with murder and aggravated murder in connection with the killing of...

Posted: 12 days ago

A Champaign County 14-year-old who claimed in a 9-1-1 call that an alternate personality inside of him took over and killed his stepmother has been found competent to stand trial. A judge found Donovan Nicholas competent during a hearing Thursday morning. He's been charged with murder and aggravated murder in connection with the killing of...
Champaign County 14-year-old competent for trial in stepmom’s death
 A Champaign County 14-year-old who claimed in a 9-1-1 call that an alternate personality inside of him took over and killed his stepmother has been found competent to stand trial. Now a judge will decide if Donovan Nicholas should remain in the juvenile system or have his case transferred to adult court. “We’re hopeful that the...

Posted: 12 days ago

A Champaign County 14-year-old who claimed in a 9-1-1 call that an alternate personality inside of him took over and killed his stepmother has been found competent to stand trial. Now a judge will decide if Donovan Nicholas should remain in the juvenile system or have his case transferred to adult court. “We’re hopeful that the...
Clark County health leaders urge protection against tick bites
 Residents need to protect themselves from tick bites this summer, Clark County health leaders said, especially as the CDC reported cases of tick-borne illnesses on the rise nationwide. The most common illnesses carried by ticks in Ohio are Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, according to Larry Shaffer, environmental director for...

Posted: 13 days ago

Residents need to protect themselves from tick bites this summer, Clark County health leaders said, especially as the CDC reported cases of tick-borne illnesses on the rise nationwide. The most common illnesses carried by ticks in Ohio are Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, according to Larry Shaffer, environmental director for...