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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Education
2:04 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Cedarville Appoints New President, Reallocates Money in Budget


Cedarville University has hired a new president and reorganized its finances. The university has laid off 29 non-teaching employees to help deal with a $4 million budget reallocation and selected a replacement for Bill Brown, who retired after 1o years leading the school.

The university's board of trustees issued a mandate stating that $4 million of the school's $110 million operating budget needed to be reallocated in order to keep operations sustainable.

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Education
3:23 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Clark County ESC Receives Grant Funding to Help School Districts

Four Clark County area school districts will receive grant money to help meet the requirements of a new early literacy law.

The Clark County Educational Service Center has received $203,000 in grant money from the Ohio Department of Education to help Greenon, Southeastern, Yellow Springs and North Union school districts develop plans for early literacy and reading instruction.

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Around the Miami Valley
2:19 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Miami Valley Cycling Summit Coming To Springfield

Springfield is this year's host for the Miami Valley Cycling Summit. The Summit is designed to help both large and small communities learn how to use cycling to drive economic development.

Organizers for this year's event have come up with the theme Cycling Connects. A panel of experts will detail how communities can benefit economically and connect with other cities in the region and around the nation to develop a profitable biking agenda.

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Education
3:39 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Distinguished Alumnus William A. McClain Earns Wittenberg Medal Of Honor

As part of its annual celebration of academic excellence, Wittenberg presented the university’s highest non-academic award, the Wittenberg Medal of Honor, to The Honorable William A. McClain, class of 1934.
courtesy of Erin Pence

Wittenberg University has awarded the school's highest non-academic award, the Wittenberg Medal of Honor, to The Honorable William A. McClain, class of 1934.
 
McClain was the first African-American member of the Cincinnati Bar Association and also became the first African American judge of the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

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Education
12:17 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Wittenberg President Laurie Joyner Trying to Steer University Through Tough Times

Recently, Wittenberg University's Board of Trustees announced a plan to cut almost $5 million from the budget over the next four years.  The university's president, Dr. Laurie Joyner believes that the school is on the right track to overcoming a $7 million budget deficit and developing a plan to make the school stronger in the future.

Joyner says that Wittenberg is facing the same type of fiscal problems that most institutions of higher learning are dealing with. And the same types of significant challenges.

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