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

New Springfield manufacturer opens plant, might grow to 400 jobs
 Parts are now rolling off the assembly line at a new manufacturing plant in Springfield as the first part of a $55 million project is completed. Topre America, a Japanese-based manufacturer, held a grand opening at its Springfield plant Tuesday, where it began making parts for Honda about three weeks ago, according to plant General Manager...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Nov. 08, 2017

Parts are now rolling off the assembly line at a new manufacturing plant in Springfield as the first part of a $55 million project is completed. Topre America, a Japanese-based manufacturer, held a grand opening at its Springfield plant Tuesday, where it began making parts for Honda about three weeks ago, according to plant General Manager...
Tornado confirmed; trees uprooted, damage widespread in South Vienna
 The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in South Vienna on Sunday, causing damage across the village. The tornado was an EF1, the weather service said, which have wind speeds between 86 to 110 mph. The storm knocked down several trees, blew a trampoline across the street, wrecked fences and damaged signs in the village...

10:15 PM Monday, Nov. 06, 2017

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in South Vienna on Sunday, causing damage across the village. The tornado was an EF1, the weather service said, which have wind speeds between 86 to 110 mph. The storm knocked down several trees, blew a trampoline across the street, wrecked fences and damaged signs in the village...
Tornado hit near South Vienna, Clark County, NWS investigators confirm
 UPDATE @ 5:38 p.m.: An EF-1 tornado did hit near South Vienna in Clark County, National Weather Service investigators confirmed. According to the Enhanced Fujita Scale, an EF-1 tornado produces wind speeds of 86 to 110 mph. Details as to the timing, the path width, beginning and end point, wind speed and specific damage indicators will be...

8:40 PM Monday, Nov. 06, 2017

UPDATE @ 5:38 p.m.: An EF-1 tornado did hit near South Vienna in Clark County, National Weather Service investigators confirmed. According to the Enhanced Fujita Scale, an EF-1 tornado produces wind speeds of 86 to 110 mph. Details as to the timing, the path width, beginning and end point, wind speed and specific damage indicators will be...
State admits error on Springfield’s report card, grad rates
 A mistake in the Springfield City Schools state report card listed its graduation rates too low and school leaders say errors like this happen often. In the district’s 2016 report card from the Ohio Department of Education, Springfield High School’s four-year graduation rate was listed as about 74 percent. But Springfield Superintendent...

11:00 AM Monday, Nov. 06, 2017

A mistake in the Springfield City Schools state report card listed its graduation rates too low and school leaders say errors like this happen often. In the district’s 2016 report card from the Ohio Department of Education, Springfield High School’s four-year graduation rate was listed as about 74 percent. But Springfield Superintendent...
Chief: Springfield Twp. firefighter who lost leg to come back stronger
 A friend of the firefighter whose leg had to be removed after he was hit by a car said he’s in good spirits as he gets treated in the hospital. David Noble, 72, was responding to a crash at the intersection of U.S. 68 and Fairfield Pike when he was struck and pinned against a car. He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital and his leg had...

11:30 PM Friday, Nov. 03, 2017

A friend of the firefighter whose leg had to be removed after he was hit by a car said he’s in good spirits as he gets treated in the hospital. David Noble, 72, was responding to a crash at the intersection of U.S. 68 and Fairfield Pike when he was struck and pinned against a car. He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital and his leg had...
Springfield Twp. firefighter struck loses leg, reminder of safety risk
 A Springfield Twp. firefighter had to have his leg removed after he was struck by a car while responding to a crash, underscoring the dangers first responders face at any scene, troopers said. Firefighter David E. Noble, 72, was helping a driver involved in a crash near the intersection of U.S. 68 and Fairfield Pike about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday...

12:00 AM Friday, Nov. 03, 2017

A Springfield Twp. firefighter had to have his leg removed after he was struck by a car while responding to a crash, underscoring the dangers first responders face at any scene, troopers said. Firefighter David E. Noble, 72, was helping a driver involved in a crash near the intersection of U.S. 68 and Fairfield Pike about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday...
Clark County Jail doubles inmates in drug treatment program
 A new drug treatment program in the Clark County Jail is unlike any other program in Ohio and is aimed at preventing crime, Springfield leaders said. McKinley Hall expanded its drug treatment program within the Clark County Jail earlier this month to allow for nearly double the number of inmates to participate. Previously, only about 30 inmates...

4:09 PM Thursday, Nov. 02, 2017

A new drug treatment program in the Clark County Jail is unlike any other program in Ohio and is aimed at preventing crime, Springfield leaders said. McKinley Hall expanded its drug treatment program within the Clark County Jail earlier this month to allow for nearly double the number of inmates to participate. Previously, only about 30 inmates...
Firefighter whose leg was amputated after crash remains in critical condition
 A Springfield Twp. volunteer firefighter had to have his leg amputated after  a car hit him and pinned him against a vehicle from an earlier collision, where he was trying to rescue a trapped driver. The firefighter is David Noble, 72
He was working a two-car crash when third car slid into wreckage
He remained in critical, but stable...

2:34 AM Thursday, Nov. 02, 2017

A Springfield Twp. volunteer firefighter had to have his leg amputated after a car hit him and pinned him against a vehicle from an earlier collision, where he was trying to rescue a trapped driver. The firefighter is David Noble, 72 He was working a two-car crash when third car slid into wreckage He remained in critical, but stable...
1 of ‘biggest players in gun violence’ in Springfield gets 23 years 
 A man described by prosecutors as one of biggest players in gun violence in Springfield has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison. Dennis Kennedy Jr., 23, was sentenced Tuesday morning on two counts of discharging a firearm into a habitation and one count of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle. Kennedy was found...

4:17 PM Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

A man described by prosecutors as one of biggest players in gun violence in Springfield has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison. Dennis Kennedy Jr., 23, was sentenced Tuesday morning on two counts of discharging a firearm into a habitation and one count of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle. Kennedy was found...
1 of ‘biggest players in gun violence’ in Springfield gets 23 years
 A man described by prosecutors as one of the biggest players in gun violence in Springfield has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison. Dennis Kennedy Jr., 23, was sentenced Tuesday morning on two counts of discharging a firearm into a habitation and one count of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle. Clark County Judge...

3:26 PM Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

A man described by prosecutors as one of the biggest players in gun violence in Springfield has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison. Dennis Kennedy Jr., 23, was sentenced Tuesday morning on two counts of discharging a firearm into a habitation and one count of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle. Clark County Judge...
Clark County law enforcement get to know community over coffee
 Law enforcement from across Clark County met with people for Coffee with a Cop recently as a way to build relationships in the community. Officers visited McDonald’s across of Clark County last week, including the one on South Limestone Street in Springfield on Friday, said Lt. Brian Aller, Springfield Post commander of the Ohio State...

4:00 PM Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017

Law enforcement from across Clark County met with people for Coffee with a Cop recently as a way to build relationships in the community. Officers visited McDonald’s across of Clark County last week, including the one on South Limestone Street in Springfield on Friday, said Lt. Brian Aller, Springfield Post commander of the Ohio State...