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.


Around the Miami Valley
3:11 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Community Health Foundation helping Clark County Battle Obesity

A study by the Clark County Combined Health District revealed that over 40 percent of adults in the county are obese. The Community Health Foundation is actively working to encourage residents to live a healthier lifestyle.

Clark County’s 40 percent obesity rate is significantly higher than the state average of  29 percent and the national average of 35 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:54 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Springfield's Downtown Ice Rink to Open in October

An organization from Columbus called Chiller has been hired by Clark County Commissioners to manage Springfield's downtown ice arena. The group is owned and operated by the majority owner of the Columbus Blue Jackets professional hockey team. 

The 12-year $8.5 million ice rink project recently got a huge boost when the Chiller group signed a five-year contract to handle day-to-day operations.

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Trail and Parks District, Leann Costello, is pleased with the arrangement.

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Around the Miami Valley
2:58 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

United Rehabilitation Services Helping Disabled Youth Prepare to Work

The United Rehabilitation Services is helping young people with disabilities in the Clark County area gain vocational skills.  The organization is helping students get hands on training regarding the employment process.

URS has started a Summer Youth Program, which is a 6-week class serving young people with disabilities between the ages of 18 to 22. The class will teach 35 youths from Clark, Champaign, Madison and Miami Counties about job interview skills, creating cover letters and resumes, and how to fill out applications.

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