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 native says therapy lets son with autism’s singing shine
 A Springfield native wants local leaders to take steps to create an environment where kids and adults with special needs can thrive. Monica Chadha Piper, a Catholic Central graduate, is aboard certified behavior analyst. Her teenage son, Shawn, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. She spoke this week to the Springfield Rotary Club about...

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A Springfield native wants local leaders to take steps to create an environment where kids and adults with special needs can thrive. Monica Chadha Piper, a Catholic Central graduate, is aboard certified behavior analyst. Her teenage son, Shawn, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. She spoke this week to the Springfield Rotary Club about...
Clark County sheriff’s sale of items seized from criminals raises $47K
 An auction organized by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office earlier this month was expected to raise about $5,000 but earned nearly $47,000. The sheriff’s office auctioned off several unclaimed items from its property room, ranging from lawn equipment to jewelry. Some of the items had been there for decades, Sheriff Deb Burchett...

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An auction organized by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office earlier this month was expected to raise about $5,000 but earned nearly $47,000. The sheriff’s office auctioned off several unclaimed items from its property room, ranging from lawn equipment to jewelry. Some of the items had been there for decades, Sheriff Deb Burchett...
Greenon mourns 3rd student death in 2 months in fatal car crashes
 A 16-year-old Greenon High School student was killed Sunday in a car crash in Enon — the third student in the district to die in a fatal accident this school year. Kendal “Kenny” DePhillip, a junior, died while a passenger in a car that crashed shortly before 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Fowler Road between Rebert Pike and Broadway...

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A 16-year-old Greenon High School student was killed Sunday in a car crash in Enon — the third student in the district to die in a fatal accident this school year. Kendal “Kenny” DePhillip, a junior, died while a passenger in a car that crashed shortly before 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Fowler Road between Rebert Pike and Broadway...
Drug crisis fuels big need for more Champaign County foster parents
 The number of children in foster care in Champaign County has nearly doubled in the past two years, causing a shortage in local foster families, according to the Champaign County Department of Job and Family Services. In 2015, 16 children were in foster care in the county. So far in 2017, 28 children have been placed in foster care. &ldquo...

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The number of children in foster care in Champaign County has nearly doubled in the past two years, causing a shortage in local foster families, according to the Champaign County Department of Job and Family Services. In 2015, 16 children were in foster care in the county. So far in 2017, 28 children have been placed in foster care. &ldquo...
Champaign County man’s dream of $3M animal sanctuary ready to open
 A Champaign County animal shelter will open a brand new facility for dogs at the end of the month, fulfilling the dream of a man who left behind $3 million for the project. David Robert Wetzell died in 2014. He directed that his estate be used to create the Champaign County Animal Welfare League on a secluded farm. Tiger Franks was chosen...

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A Champaign County animal shelter will open a brand new facility for dogs at the end of the month, fulfilling the dream of a man who left behind $3 million for the project. David Robert Wetzell died in 2014. He directed that his estate be used to create the Champaign County Animal Welfare League on a secluded farm. Tiger Franks was chosen...
Springfield now allows urban beekeeping
 Springfield residents who live on smaller properties can now keep beehives. City code previously banned them on properties less than three acres. But commissioners unanimously approved an amendment last week that would allow people to have up to two beehives as long as they have a 6-foot barrier wall. RELATED: Homeowner told to remove honeybees...

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Springfield residents who live on smaller properties can now keep beehives. City code previously banned them on properties less than three acres. But commissioners unanimously approved an amendment last week that would allow people to have up to two beehives as long as they have a 6-foot barrier wall. RELATED: Homeowner told to remove honeybees...
Explosion that leveled Clark County house likely caused by propane
 An explosion that destroyed a 200-year-old Bethel Twp. farm house and was heard miles away was likely caused by a propane leak, fire investigators said. Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion at a home in the 7800 block of Lower Valley Pike about 7 p.m. Thursday. They found the home demolished, Bethel Twp. Fire Chief Jacob King...

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An explosion that destroyed a 200-year-old Bethel Twp. farm house and was heard miles away was likely caused by a propane leak, fire investigators said. Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion at a home in the 7800 block of Lower Valley Pike about 7 p.m. Thursday. They found the home demolished, Bethel Twp. Fire Chief Jacob King...
Springfield man killed in shooting protecting friend, dad says
 A woman has died from her injuries sustained during a double shooting last week and now Springfield Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect. The victim, identified as Raina Beal, 23, has died after she was shot in the head, according to investigators. Joshua Brown, 26, also died after he was shot multiple times...

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A woman has died from her injuries sustained during a double shooting last week and now Springfield Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect. The victim, identified as Raina Beal, 23, has died after she was shot in the head, according to investigators. Joshua Brown, 26, also died after he was shot multiple times...
Clark, Champaign students visit manufacturers, learn of job open here
 High school students across Clark and Champaign counties visited local manufacturers on Friday, in an effort to educate students about the job openings available in the area and connect businesses with potential workers. The visits were part of Manufacturing Day, recognized nationwide by the U.S. Census Bureau. The industry is the fourth...

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High school students across Clark and Champaign counties visited local manufacturers on Friday, in an effort to educate students about the job openings available in the area and connect businesses with potential workers. The visits were part of Manufacturing Day, recognized nationwide by the U.S. Census Bureau. The industry is the fourth...
Springfield woman accused of sending nude photos to juvenile
 A Springfield woman has been indicted on charges of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles after police say she sent nude photos to a 14-year-old boy. Rose Jane Wells, 22, allegedly purchased a cell phone for the boy, according to court documents. The boy’s mother allegedly found the phone with nude photos of Wells on it, court records...

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A Springfield woman has been indicted on charges of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles after police say she sent nude photos to a 14-year-old boy. Rose Jane Wells, 22, allegedly purchased a cell phone for the boy, according to court documents. The boy’s mother allegedly found the phone with nude photos of Wells on it, court records...
911 call in Springfield shooting death: ‘Just had a shootout down there’
 One man is dead and two others are seriously injured after two unrelated shootings late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning in Springfield. Joshua Brown, 26, was shot multiple times in the chest shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday in his apartment in the 1400 block of Delta Road. Brown was transported first to Springfield Regional Medical...

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One man is dead and two others are seriously injured after two unrelated shootings late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning in Springfield. Joshua Brown, 26, was shot multiple times in the chest shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday in his apartment in the 1400 block of Delta Road. Brown was transported first to Springfield Regional Medical...