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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

Springfield man indicted on arson, accused of setting porch on fire
 A Springfield man has been indicted on two counts of arson after police said he set a woman’s back porch on fire. Margarito Nunez Garcia, 38, has been accused of setting his ex-girlfriend’s sister’s back porch on fire in February, according to court records. He allegedly was upset that the homeowner wouldn’t tell him...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Springfield man has been indicted on two counts of arson after police said he set a woman’s back porch on fire. Margarito Nunez Garcia, 38, has been accused of setting his ex-girlfriend’s sister’s back porch on fire in February, according to court records. He allegedly was upset that the homeowner wouldn’t tell him...
Springfield father accused of overdosing in front of kids
 A Springfield father has been charged with child endangering after police alleged he overdosed while three children were home. Marcus Mitchell Shelton, 37, pleaded not guilty to three counts of endangering children in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. Police responded to his home in the 700 block of Garfield Avenue on Friday evening...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Springfield father has been charged with child endangering after police alleged he overdosed while three children were home. Marcus Mitchell Shelton, 37, pleaded not guilty to three counts of endangering children in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. Police responded to his home in the 700 block of Garfield Avenue on Friday evening...
Deadline set in case of Bellefontaine mom accused of smothering sons
 The Bellefontaine mother accused of smothering her three sons to death appeared in court on Monday. A judge set a May 15 deadline for attorneys to submit any additional motions in the case of Brittany Pilkington, Logan County Prosecutor Eric Stewart said. No new date for trial was set. RELATED: Logan County judge OKs Brittany Pilkington confession...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Bellefontaine mother accused of smothering her three sons to death appeared in court on Monday. A judge set a May 15 deadline for attorneys to submit any additional motions in the case of Brittany Pilkington, Logan County Prosecutor Eric Stewart said. No new date for trial was set. RELATED: Logan County judge OKs Brittany Pilkington confession...
Dozen-plus arrested in Friday night blitz in Bethel Twp.
 UPDATE @ 11:50 a.m. (March 18) More than a dozen people went to jail during a patrol blitz by four law enforcement agencies in Bethel Twp. Friday night. Clark County deputies teamed up with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Springfield police and the U.S. Marshal’s Office to conduct the blitz during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities...

Posted: 6 days ago

UPDATE @ 11:50 a.m. (March 18) More than a dozen people went to jail during a patrol blitz by four law enforcement agencies in Bethel Twp. Friday night. Clark County deputies teamed up with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Springfield police and the U.S. Marshal’s Office to conduct the blitz during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities...
Cousin: Springfield ax murderer didn’t kill family, is a ‘good guy’
 A family member of the Springfield man who spent 30 years in prison for the slayings of his brother and father said she doesn’t believe he committed the crimes and thinks he’ll be successful when he’s released. Belinda Rogan of Bellefontaine is a cousin to Jerry Rogan, who was convicted of killing his father and brother...

Posted: 6 days ago

A family member of the Springfield man who spent 30 years in prison for the slayings of his brother and father said she doesn’t believe he committed the crimes and thinks he’ll be successful when he’s released. Belinda Rogan of Bellefontaine is a cousin to Jerry Rogan, who was convicted of killing his father and brother...
Champaign County students pack 75K meals for the hungry
 Champaign County high school students packed 75,000 meals on Thursday to donate to local shelters and food pantries and fight hunger. The Urbana High School chapter of Future Farmers of America brought the Meals of Hope program to the community last year when it packed 50,000 meals for three local organizations. This year students wanted...

Posted: 7 days ago

Champaign County high school students packed 75,000 meals on Thursday to donate to local shelters and food pantries and fight hunger. The Urbana High School chapter of Future Farmers of America brought the Meals of Hope program to the community last year when it packed 50,000 meals for three local organizations. This year students wanted...
Parole board to release Springfield man who murdered father, brother 
 SPRINGFIELD -- A Springfield man who murdered his father and brother with an ax in 1987 will be released next month on parole after serving 30 years, despite objections from the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office.  Jerry Rogan was 20 at the time of the slayings.  He pleaded no contest to charges of murder in the slaying ...

Posted: 8 days ago

SPRINGFIELD -- A Springfield man who murdered his father and brother with an ax in 1987 will be released next month on parole after serving 30 years, despite objections from the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office.  Jerry Rogan was 20 at the time of the slayings.  He pleaded no contest to charges of murder in the slaying ...
Springfield man who killed father, brother with ax gets out of prison
 A Springfield man who murdered his father and brother with an ax in 1987 will be released next month on parole after 30 years in prison, despite objections from the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office. Jerry Rogan was 20 years old at the time of the murders. He pleaded no contest to the slayings of his 15-year-old brother Terry Rogan and...

Posted: 8 days ago

A Springfield man who murdered his father and brother with an ax in 1987 will be released next month on parole after 30 years in prison, despite objections from the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office. Jerry Rogan was 20 years old at the time of the murders. He pleaded no contest to the slayings of his 15-year-old brother Terry Rogan and...
Grand jury indicts three on sexual contact with minors charges
 Two Clark County men have been indicted on unrelated charges of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and another Springfield man has been charged with rape. Zachary Shane Foulke, 28, is accused of having sexual encounters with a 13-year-old girl. He’s been indicted on three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. RELATED: Police...

Posted: 8 days ago

Two Clark County men have been indicted on unrelated charges of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and another Springfield man has been charged with rape. Zachary Shane Foulke, 28, is accused of having sexual encounters with a 13-year-old girl. He’s been indicted on three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. RELATED: Police...
Clark County grand jury issues several weapon, drug indictments
 A Clark county grand jury met this week and returned the following indictments, according to Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson. Dazie Mae Derefield, 44, 1016 N. Belmont Ave.: Felonious assault. Shawn Valliere, 36, 645½ N. Fountain Ave.: Aggravated possession of drugs. RELATED: Logan County woman indicted on murder charge Sanchez...

Posted: 8 days ago

A Clark county grand jury met this week and returned the following indictments, according to Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson. Dazie Mae Derefield, 44, 1016 N. Belmont Ave.: Felonious assault. Shawn Valliere, 36, 645½ N. Fountain Ave.: Aggravated possession of drugs. RELATED: Logan County woman indicted on murder charge Sanchez...
Clark County Humane Society increases fundraising to avoid closure
 The Clark County Humane Society has cut hours and laid off employees, but remains in danger of closing after recent changes that decreased the amount of county funding it receives. The humane society and Clark County commissioners agreed to an $80,000 annual contract last month to allow county dog wardens to drop off lost or stray dogs at...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Clark County Humane Society has cut hours and laid off employees, but remains in danger of closing after recent changes that decreased the amount of county funding it receives. The humane society and Clark County commissioners agreed to an $80,000 annual contract last month to allow county dog wardens to drop off lost or stray dogs at...