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
5:45 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Bigger Boonshoft and Homeplate to Open at Upper Valley Mall

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's satellite operation in Springfield's Upper Valley Mall will be moving into a much larger space  in November. The former Elder-Beerman site in the mall will now house the museum.

Boonshoft opened in the Upper Valley Mall in early March with a short term lease to run through the end of August. The plan was to see if the Clark County area would warm up to the museum's only satellite

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Around the Miami Valley
5:39 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Man Accused of Filing False Report of Gunman at Glen Helen Charged

On Wednesday in Municipal Court, 22-year-old Cody Buffenbarger of Springboro was charged by the Greene County Prosecutor’s office with falsification, which is a first degree misdemeanor in connection with an incident in late June at the Glen Helen Nature Preserve. 

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Statewide News
1:06 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

SNAP Program in Trouble as Congress Attempts to Overhaul Farm Bill

Clark County and many other agricultural areas around the country are bracing themselves for the possibility of major cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.  The House and Senate voted recently to cut funding for food stamps as part of major changes to the farm bill.

Joel Potts, of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, says SNAP is important to many families who count on the benefit to put food on the table, particularly in rural, farm areas.

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5:13 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Springfield City Schools Suspends Pay to Play Fees for Athletics

The Springfield School Board voted Thursday night to suspend pay-to-play fees for student athletes.  The suspension of fees will be for three years and families who have already paid fees for this year will be reimbursed.

Superintendent Dr. David Estrop says the district's decision to suspend fees for three years is due in large part to the community’s support in May of a 2.2-mill bond levy. Athletes have been paying up to $150 to play sports at the middle and high school levels.

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Around the Miami Valley
5:44 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Local NBA Players to Host Charity Basketball Game for Education

Daequan Cook
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Two local professional basketball players are teaming up to give something back to the Dayton area.  The NBA players will host a charity basketball game Saturday night to raise money for education.

Former Dunbar High School hoops stars and current pros Daequan Cook and Norris Cole are hosting the second annual Local Legends Game this weekend which brings together a handful of former Dayton area players to raise money for the Cook Scholarship Fund, which helps scholars and athletes go to college.

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