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
2:09 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Two Clark County School Districts Hope Recount Approves Levies


Two Clark County school districts had levies defeated by narrow margins on election day.  The Clark-Shawnee and the Tecumseh Local school districts are hoping to see vote totals change by the end of the month when all provisional and absentee ballots are counted.

Voters in the Clark-Shawnee School District rejected a proposed 10-year, 7.59-mill levy that would have raised $2.5 million per year. The levy was defeated by only eight votes.

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Around the Miami Valley
5:10 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Clark County Board of Elections Prepared for Tuesday's Election

Some voters in Clark County will be casting their ballots in a new polling place on Tuesday. 

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Around the Miami Valley
4:33 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

School Levies Make Up the Ballot in Clark County

A handful of school levies make up the ballot in Clark County for Tuesday's May 7 election. One school district is already planning to ask voters to approve a levy in the fall if the district is not successful Tuesday.

Springfield City Schools has a 2.2-mill bond issue on the ballot. If passed it will allow the district to make security and safety improvements without raising tax bills. An old bond issue expires at the end of this year that would cost the homeowner of a $100,000 home approximately $67 a year.

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Politics
6:31 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Questions Surround Senator's Role In Possible Ethics Violations

In this weeks PoliticsOhio, Wayne Baker speaks with Dayton Daily News investigative reporter Laura Bischoff, who discussed the paper's story regarding Springfield Republican Sen. Chris Widener. Bischoff's story alleges that Widener may have violated Ohio ethics law when he personally appeared before a state board to appeal a building code ruling on a fire hall he designed as part of his private business.

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Around the Miami Valley
12:31 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Rocking Horse Expansion Complete, Health Center to Serve More Patients

Springfield's Rocking Horse Community Health Center has completed a new expansion project.  The project will allow the center to serve more people and provide more health services to low income residents in Clark County.

Rocking Horse finished its $7.9 million expansion project recently, which involved adding 42,000 square feet to the heath center. With the additional space, there will be more opportunities to provide pediatric, women's and general health services for families.

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