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
5:39 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Hardaway Resigns as President of Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University President Patricia Hardaway is stepping down from her post at the end of this year. Hardaway informed the university's Board of Trustees that she will will resign effectively on December 31.

Hardaway became the 19th President of Wilberforce and only the second woman to hold the job. She is also a  Wilberforce alumna, who had worked at various positions at the university.

Hardaway was appointed after Floyd Flake resigned whose tenure had been controversial at the university. But her time as president has also had problems.

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Around the Miami Valley
3:11 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Community Health Foundation helping Clark County Battle Obesity

A study by the Clark County Combined Health District revealed that over 40 percent of adults in the county are obese. The Community Health Foundation is actively working to encourage residents to live a healthier lifestyle.

Clark County’s 40 percent obesity rate is significantly higher than the state average of  29 percent and the national average of 35 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:54 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Springfield's Downtown Ice Rink to Open in October

An organization from Columbus called Chiller has been hired by Clark County Commissioners to manage Springfield's downtown ice arena. The group is owned and operated by the majority owner of the Columbus Blue Jackets professional hockey team. 

The 12-year $8.5 million ice rink project recently got a huge boost when the Chiller group signed a five-year contract to handle day-to-day operations.

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Trail and Parks District, Leann Costello, is pleased with the arrangement.

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