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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

Hazardous waste collection truck makes first stop in Champaign Co.
 Champaign County residents will have a more convenient way to dispose of hazardous waste thanks to a new truck equipped to accept products that can’t be thrown in the trash. The North Central Ohio Solid Waste District’s hazardous waste collection truck made its first visit to the county on Wednesday. Residents were able to make...

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Champaign County residents will have a more convenient way to dispose of hazardous waste thanks to a new truck equipped to accept products that can’t be thrown in the trash. The North Central Ohio Solid Waste District’s hazardous waste collection truck made its first visit to the county on Wednesday. Residents were able to make...
North Hampton cancels Memorial Day parade after more than 30 years
 The North Hampton Memorial Day parade has been cancelled after more than 30 years as a community tradition. The Pike Township Fire Department has organized the event since the late 80s, Chief Jerry Donnelly said, but didn’t have enough people this year to plan it. “We just don’t have the membership right now,” he said...

Posted: a day ago

The North Hampton Memorial Day parade has been cancelled after more than 30 years as a community tradition. The Pike Township Fire Department has organized the event since the late 80s, Chief Jerry Donnelly said, but didn’t have enough people this year to plan it. “We just don’t have the membership right now,” he said...
East Liberty research center expands, draws visit from Trump official
 The Transportation Research Center in East Liberty is testing state of the art technology and expanding, adding new facilities that could mean more jobs, and the federal government is taking note. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao toured the center on Monday with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, where she learned how workers at the...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Transportation Research Center in East Liberty is testing state of the art technology and expanding, adding new facilities that could mean more jobs, and the federal government is taking note. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao toured the center on Monday with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, where she learned how workers at the...
Businesses donate $40K for new gym floor at Springfield Salvation Army
 The Clark County Salvation Army soon will have a new gym floor after local businesses banded together to fund the $40,000 project. It’s been 35 years since the organization replaced its tile floor, said Ryan Ray, resource development manager with the Salvation Army. Now, it may add new programs once the floor is completed. “It...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Clark County Salvation Army soon will have a new gym floor after local businesses banded together to fund the $40,000 project. It’s been 35 years since the organization replaced its tile floor, said Ryan Ray, resource development manager with the Salvation Army. Now, it may add new programs once the floor is completed. “It...
Teen who suffered traumatic brain injury to attend Springfield prom
 A local teenager will go to prom today — something his family and friends didn’t think they’d see after he was nearly killed when a van hit him in 2005. Unik Crochran, 17, was struck on Grand Avenue in Springfield when he was 5 years old and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Doctors didn’t think he would survive,...

Posted: 5 days ago

A local teenager will go to prom today — something his family and friends didn’t think they’d see after he was nearly killed when a van hit him in 2005. Unik Crochran, 17, was struck on Grand Avenue in Springfield when he was 5 years old and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Doctors didn’t think he would survive,...
$7.6M safety updates underway at Indian Lake
 A $7.6 million project is underway to repair the dam and replace the spillway at Indian Lake to fix safety issues that could have caused serious damage. The 700-foot spillway catches water that flows over the dam and directs it to the Great Miami River, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website. Indian Lake will be one...

Posted: 7 days ago

A $7.6 million project is underway to repair the dam and replace the spillway at Indian Lake to fix safety issues that could have caused serious damage. The 700-foot spillway catches water that flows over the dam and directs it to the Great Miami River, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website. Indian Lake will be one...
Champaign County 8th-grade murder suspect could be tried as adult
 Champaign County prosecutors have requested to try the eighth-grade student accused of killing his dad’s girlfriend as an adult. Prosecutors considered the seriousness of the alleged crimes of Donovan Nicholas, 14, as well as “the deliberate and premeditated nature of the offenses alleged and the available sanctions and penalties...

Posted: 7 days ago

Champaign County prosecutors have requested to try the eighth-grade student accused of killing his dad’s girlfriend as an adult. Prosecutors considered the seriousness of the alleged crimes of Donovan Nicholas, 14, as well as “the deliberate and premeditated nature of the offenses alleged and the available sanctions and penalties...
Two arrested in connection to Ridgewood break-ins
 Two men have been arrested this week in connection with a string of break-ins in the Ridgewood neighborhood, according to the Springfield Police Division.  Jeffery Allen Jenkins, 38, and Ronald Lee Moore, 48, were arrested on Tuesday evening. Jenkins was charged with drug paraphernalia offenses, possessing drug of abuse instruments,...

Posted: 12 days ago

Two men have been arrested this week in connection with a string of break-ins in the Ridgewood neighborhood, according to the Springfield Police Division.  Jeffery Allen Jenkins, 38, and Ronald Lee Moore, 48, were arrested on Tuesday evening. Jenkins was charged with drug paraphernalia offenses, possessing drug of abuse instruments,...
Two men arrested, suspects in Ridgewood break-ins
 Two men have been arrested this week and police believe they are connected with a string of break-ins in the Ridgewood neighborhood, according to the Springfield Police Division. Jeffery Allen Jenkins, 38, and Ronald Lee Moore, 48, were arrested on Tuesday evening on outstanding warrants, Springfield Police Capt. Brad Moos said. Jenkins was...

Posted: 12 days ago

Two men have been arrested this week and police believe they are connected with a string of break-ins in the Ridgewood neighborhood, according to the Springfield Police Division. Jeffery Allen Jenkins, 38, and Ronald Lee Moore, 48, were arrested on Tuesday evening on outstanding warrants, Springfield Police Capt. Brad Moos said. Jenkins was...
Springfield cleans up ‘biggest trash pile in the city’
 The city of Springfield cleaned up this week what some employees called the biggest trash pile they’d seen in 20 years after multiple complaints from neighbors. It took about a dozen workers and five hours to clear a large pile of junk and trash from a property in the 2200 block of Superior Avenue on Wednesday, said Stephen Thompson...

Posted: 13 days ago

The city of Springfield cleaned up this week what some employees called the biggest trash pile they’d seen in 20 years after multiple complaints from neighbors. It took about a dozen workers and five hours to clear a large pile of junk and trash from a property in the 2200 block of Superior Avenue on Wednesday, said Stephen Thompson...
Clark County Grand Jury returns indictments for kidnapping, burglary
 A Clark County Grand Jury met on Monday and returned the following indictments: Keein James Anthony Brown-Ford, 21, Cleveland: Theft, receiving stolen property, and improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle. Deron A. Barnes, 41, 1349 Rutland Avenue: Possession of cocaine. READ MORE: Body found near Buck Creek that of missing Tennessee...

Posted: 14 days ago

A Clark County Grand Jury met on Monday and returned the following indictments: Keein James Anthony Brown-Ford, 21, Cleveland: Theft, receiving stolen property, and improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle. Deron A. Barnes, 41, 1349 Rutland Avenue: Possession of cocaine. READ MORE: Body found near Buck Creek that of missing Tennessee...