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
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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Around the Miami Valley
11:32 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Simply Women Ohio Continues To Blaze A Trail For Women's Athletics

Organizers for Simply Women of Ohio. (from left) Alice Miller, Paloma Wiggins and Molly Hendrickson
Credit Wayne Baker

Yellow Springs High School 2013 graduate Paloma Wiggins is the creator of the Simply Women 5k Run/Walk for Women & Girls. For five years now, the fascinating project has improved sports opportunities for girls and women of all ages, as well as, raised the awareness of healthy lifestyles for young people.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:46 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Sumayah Chappelle Makes Debut at Big Lens Film Festival

Local film student Brittany Shyne is premiering her short film The Painted Lady at the Big Lens Film Festival on Thursday at the Neon Theater in Dayton. Both shows are sold out, but plans for another showing are in the works according to filmmaker Steve Bognar.

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Education
3:25 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Ribbon Cutting Held for Springfield's Global Impact Stem Academy

Students participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony at Springfield's Global Impact Stem Academy.
Credit Wayne Baker

Several dignitaries including State Senator Chris Widener and Mayor Warren Copeland gathered on the campus of Clark State University Monday afternoon for a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The event formally opened Springfield's Global Impact STEM Academy.

Widener called the academy the first of it's kind in the nation that will allow students to study while also gaining hands on experience in the agricultural bio-sciences field. After thanking Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin for helping provide a temporary location for the school, but Widener also talked about a permanent future site.

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