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
3:55 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Open Meeting in Springfield To Discuss Airport Funding

This afternoon in Springfield the Ohio Department of Transportation will host an open meeting aimed at helping Ohio's publicly owned airports make their dollars go farther. In 2012, the Federal Aviation Association gave nearly $26 million and ODOT provided close to $725,000 in grant to Ohio's 97  public airports.

The state agency says that money didn't address all the needs of those airports.

Springfield's Director of Economic Development, Tom Franzen, feels airports could receive even less funding in the future.

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Around the Miami Valley
1:34 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

New Program in Springfield Aims to Fight Graffiti

Each year, over 1,000 complaints of graffiti-related vandalism are made in Springfield. This year over 700 incidents have been reported so far according to police. Graffiti artist also knows as taggers have even spray painted historic buildings like the old State Theater.

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Around the Miami Valley
12:04 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Clark County EMS Department Allowed To Conceal And Carry

After completing training, some Emergency Medical Services personnel in Clark County are carrying concealed guns for self-defense, but not all law local law enforcement is behind the idea.

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Around the Miami Valley
1:44 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Urban Light Ministries Helps Local Men Become Better Fathers

A recent U.S. Census Bureau report shows one in three children nationwide grow up in a fatherless home. A local organization in Clark County helps local men become better fathers. The organization has just received a new grant that will help the group called Urban Light Ministries serve more people.

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood awarded Urban Light  Ministries a four-year, $420,000 grant to partner with the Ohio Job & Family Services to offer fatherhood programs in Clark, Montgomery and Greene Counties.

Only six awards were given to agencies around the state.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:33 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Bomb Threat Suspect Identified As Former Antioch Student

Police have identified a suspect allegedly responsible for calling in a bomb threat last week to Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs.  A man law enforcement believes committed the suspect is now in custody in Florida.

A week ago, Antioch University Midwest was evacuated and the building was searched, but no explosives were found. Police Chief Anthony Pettiford says an investigation has led law enforcement to detain Anthony Mark Thomas, who they believe made the call.

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