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Allyson Brown

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Allyson Brown is a southern girl from Memphis, TN ... home of the best BBQ, the Memphis Grizzlies and Elvis Presley. She has lived in the Bluff City practically her whole life.  She has been a competitive runner most of her life. She started when she was seven and ended her career at 21 at the University of Missouri. She knew she would never make it to the Olympics but plans to report on them one day. Allyson's life goal is to affect change in a positive way which is why she became a journalist. She loves good food, reading, sports (especially track and field) and meeting new people.  So if your see her around, say hello, she would love to chat.   Where were you born? Memphis, TN Where did you grow up?   Memphis, TN What was your favorite TV show then? Scooby Doo  What was the first thing you ever wanted to be? A S.W.A.T Officer How might someone have described you in high school? She’s always running. What was your first job? A camp counselor What was your first job in television? Multi-Media Journalist What do you like about your job?   Meeting new people and learning new things What do you not like about your job?   Not being able to wear jeans. What might people be surprised to know about you?  I’m short. What is the hardest thing you ever did?  Saying goodbye to my dogs. What would be a perfect day for you?  Finally seeing Beyonce in concert! What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business? Never give up. Chase your dream like you would chase a story. The stories about the track and field team I got to help coach at my first job. I went to this small, rural school district in Missouri to talk about a levy on a ballot . As I was waiting to talk to the principal, I heard a kid say they were heading to track practice. I went and introduced myself to the coaches and kids. The rest is history. They went from running a three minute and 55 seconds 4 x4 relay to three minutes and 38 seconds eventually placing sixth at state! If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it?   Favorites  Favorite book: Count of Monte Cristo  Favorite CBS show:  NCIS Favorite food:  Good food. Favorite hobby:  Reading Favorite Miami Valley place:  Still trying to discover that place. Favorite movie:  Impossible to name. Favorite music: Again, impossible to name. Favorite travel destination:A place with a beach and sun.

Latest from Allyson Brown

Need help? Not an emergency? Call 211, officials say
 Local authorities are encouraging the public to avoid tying up 911 for non-emergency calls and to instead take advantage of another help number. People can dial 211 for information and referral services, said Kerry Pedraza, executive director of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties United Way. Residents can obtain information at Helplink...

Posted: a day ago

Local authorities are encouraging the public to avoid tying up 911 for non-emergency calls and to instead take advantage of another help number. People can dial 211 for information and referral services, said Kerry Pedraza, executive director of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties United Way. Residents can obtain information at Helplink...
Local law enforcement celebrate 38th Law Day
 Local law enforcement celebrated Law Day Friday, honoring officers for their heroism and also those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Law Day was created 38 years ago. RELATED : Assistant Prosecutor: 42-year prison sentence for man who tied up … “That’s a day when we honor the fallen safety forces - officers...

Posted: 2 days ago

Local law enforcement celebrated Law Day Friday, honoring officers for their heroism and also those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Law Day was created 38 years ago. RELATED : Assistant Prosecutor: 42-year prison sentence for man who tied up … “That’s a day when we honor the fallen safety forces - officers...
Injured Springfield family shares story after woman accused in hit-run is indicted
 A Springfield woman has been indicted by the Clark County Grand Jury on various charges relating to the hit and run outside of a bar in April. Betty Lynne Marie Herzog, 21, was indicted on three counts of felonious assault and one count of failure to stop after an accident. She is accused of striking several people with her car — Amber...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Springfield woman has been indicted by the Clark County Grand Jury on various charges relating to the hit and run outside of a bar in April. Betty Lynne Marie Herzog, 21, was indicted on three counts of felonious assault and one count of failure to stop after an accident. She is accused of striking several people with her car — Amber...
Park Layne businesses rebuilt, thriving year after tornado
 A Clark County community is still recovering from a massive storm with several tornadoes that caused serious damage to several local businesses a year ago. An EF-1 tornado, with winds of 100 miles per hour, struck businesses in Park Layne causing extensive damage to a Sunoco gas station, a Family Dollar store and the Mel-O-Dee, a popular...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Clark County community is still recovering from a massive storm with several tornadoes that caused serious damage to several local businesses a year ago. An EF-1 tornado, with winds of 100 miles per hour, struck businesses in Park Layne causing extensive damage to a Sunoco gas station, a Family Dollar store and the Mel-O-Dee, a popular...
Veterans Memorial Park, Honor Flight to benefit from student donations
 Students at Springfield – Clark Career Technology Center made a sizable contribution to area veteran’s groups. The welding class donated $1,000 of money it earned from the recent Welding Rodeo. It is an annual contest that showcases juniors’ and seniors’ skills to weld unique structures from scrap metal. The class...

Posted: 8 days ago

Students at Springfield – Clark Career Technology Center made a sizable contribution to area veteran’s groups. The welding class donated $1,000 of money it earned from the recent Welding Rodeo. It is an annual contest that showcases juniors’ and seniors’ skills to weld unique structures from scrap metal. The class...
Springfield mail carriers reminded of potential dangers on routes
 Local mail carriers learned how to protect themselves from harm during safety training provided at Springfield Post Office. RELATED : Man threatens Springfield post office with - Springfield News-Sun The training, this week, focuses on teaching carriers how to be safe on their routes by making them aware of potential dangers such as unsafe...

Posted: 9 days ago

Local mail carriers learned how to protect themselves from harm during safety training provided at Springfield Post Office. RELATED : Man threatens Springfield post office with - Springfield News-Sun The training, this week, focuses on teaching carriers how to be safe on their routes by making them aware of potential dangers such as unsafe...
King of small African nation applauds ties to Springfield
 The King of Lesotho was given a key to the city to celebrate the partnership between Springfield and his small African nation. King Letsie III of Lesotho was given the honor Monday at the Springfield Rotary Club’s weekly meeting by city of Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland. The royal family was in town for a weekend of events including...

Posted: 13 days ago

The King of Lesotho was given a key to the city to celebrate the partnership between Springfield and his small African nation. King Letsie III of Lesotho was given the honor Monday at the Springfield Rotary Club’s weekly meeting by city of Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland. The royal family was in town for a weekend of events including...
Springfield counseling center offers aid after traumatic events
 Ohio has created a network for treating crime victims to help them deal with the aftermath of traumatic events. Attorney General Mike DeWine awarded “$2.6 million in grants to create five Trauma Recovery Centers in Ohio that will provide crisis intervention to hospitalized traumatic violent crime victims,” according to a news...

Posted: 13 days ago

Ohio has created a network for treating crime victims to help them deal with the aftermath of traumatic events. Attorney General Mike DeWine awarded “$2.6 million in grants to create five Trauma Recovery Centers in Ohio that will provide crisis intervention to hospitalized traumatic violent crime victims,” according to a news...
Multiple Clark County school bus crashes raise awareness on safety, cost
 Two crashes involving school buses this week have caused officials to ask for raised awareness about driving near buses and led to work to get those vehicles back into service for the districts. On Wednesday, a Northeastern Local School District bus was one of two vehicles involved in an afternoon crash on U.S. 40 near Interstate 70 in Harmony...

Posted: 14 days ago

Two crashes involving school buses this week have caused officials to ask for raised awareness about driving near buses and led to work to get those vehicles back into service for the districts. On Wednesday, a Northeastern Local School District bus was one of two vehicles involved in an afternoon crash on U.S. 40 near Interstate 70 in Harmony...
Springfield man representing self in trial sentenced to prison
 Ramon Boyce was sentenced to 70 years in prison during his sentencing Tuesday morning. UPDATE @ 9:15 p.m. (May 11): Ramon Boyce has been convicted on all charges that could send him to prison for 67 years.  A Clark County Common Pleas jury returned its verdict before 8:30 p.m. Friday. The panel had been deliberating since about 2 p.m...

Posted: 16 days ago

Ramon Boyce was sentenced to 70 years in prison during his sentencing Tuesday morning. UPDATE @ 9:15 p.m. (May 11): Ramon Boyce has been convicted on all charges that could send him to prison for 67 years.  A Clark County Common Pleas jury returned its verdict before 8:30 p.m. Friday. The panel had been deliberating since about 2 p.m...
Local farmers like him are finally back in the fields. The looming concern? China.
 Better weather has allowed Ohio farmers to get back into the fields after a slow start to the season, but concerns about China loom as work continues. China has threatened tariffs on various exported U.S. products following the Trump administration’s decision to add tariffs to Chinese steel and aluminum imported into the country. RELATED...

Posted: 17 days ago

Better weather has allowed Ohio farmers to get back into the fields after a slow start to the season, but concerns about China loom as work continues. China has threatened tariffs on various exported U.S. products following the Trump administration’s decision to add tariffs to Chinese steel and aluminum imported into the country. RELATED...