Wayne Baker

Clark County Reporter

Wayne Baker is a graduate of Yellow Springs High School and Central State University. He has worked in print media for several years covering news and sports.  Baker has coached youth basketball in the Yellow Springs school system and served on the Human Relations Commission.

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Around the Miami Valley
2:15 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Clark County Selected As One Of Six Sites To Implement Employment First

Last year, Governor John Kasich signed into law the Employment First Initiative. The legislation directed government agencies serving the developmentally disabled to combine resources and provide them with more employment opportunities.

This year, all 88 Ohio counties to land one of six opportunities to get Employment First off the ground. Clark County was granted one of those slots. Superintendent of Clark County's Developmental Disabilities Board, Jennifer Rousculp, believes Employment First will help the board step up more of what they're doing.

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Politics
2:47 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Tecumseh School Board Candidate Dies, Name Will Still Appear On Ballot

Tuesday is the start of absentee voting in Ohio and one school board race in Clark County has an emotional issue to deal with. School board candidate Ron Lyons died recently, but his name will still appear on the ballot for the Tecumseh School Board race.

The 76-year-old Lyons was well liked in the area and served on the Tecumseh School Board and as a Bethel Township Trustee. The Air Force veteran died unexpectedly last week.

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Around the Miami Valley
9:54 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Wittenberg Hosting Peace, World History Conference

This weekend, Springfield's Wittenberg University will be the site for the fourth annual Conflict and Peace in World History Conference. This is the first time the event has been hosted in Ohio.

The conference is part of the Midwest World History Association's attempt to present lectures and exhibits that shine a light on historic events ranging from the American Revolution to recent conflicts in the Middle East.

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The Economy & Business
1:58 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Urbana Construction Company To Build New Springfield Industrial Park

Clark County has awarded a construction contract to an Urbana-based company to begin work on a large industrial park project called Prime Ohio II. The industrial park is projected to bring over 1,000 jobs to the county.

Prime Ohio II  is approximately 200 acres and will sit just south of the Clark County Fairgrounds off of 1-70. The construction company, J&J Schlaegel, was the winning bidder to do the work on the nearly $8 million project.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:09 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Springfield to Honor Local Boxing Legend

After years of fundraising, a statue will be erected on Saturday by the old South High School in Springfield to honor boxing legend Davey Moore. It marks the 50th year after his death.

Moore was the boxing icon that inspired the Bob Dylan song; "Who Killed Davey Moore?"
 
Moore was born in Springfield.  He used boxing to climb out of Clark County to eventually compete in the Olympics and later become the featherweight champion of the world. After he was knocked out during a fight with Cuban boxer Sugar Ramos in 1963, he died a few days later.

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