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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Election 2014
10:51 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Greene County Voters Pass Library Levy, Vote Down Yellow Springs CBE

A cornfield behind Antioch University Midwest on Dayton Street was the proposed site for a business park called the CBE.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The Greene County Public Library was one of several dozen Ohio library systems asking voters for money. The library was asking for a 9/10-mill increase and renewal of its previous five-year levy. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, unofficial results show the levy passing with 58 percent of the voters approving the measure.

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Politics
5:43 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Greene County Still Looking For Pollworkers

Election Day is less than 24 hours away, but the Greene County Board of Elections could still use a few more poll workers. 

Greene County Board of Elections Director Llyn McCoy states that the county is still short of people to work the polls Tuesday. She stated that usually there are four workers, two Republicans and two Democrats that  are present at each of the county’s 146 precincts. But this year, due to a shortage of people, workers have been trained to work in team's of three.

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Politics
6:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Clark County Races Heating Up As Election Day Draws Closer

As election day draws closer, several Clark County races have heated up. The race for a seat as a Clark County commissioner between incumbent Republican Rick Lohnes, who is one of two GOP members on the three person commission, and attorney David Herier, a Democrat, is one to watch closely, according to political analyst Rob Baker of Wittenberg University.

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Around the Miami Valley
1:04 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Clark County Makes Changes to Polling Locations To Accommdate Disabled Voters

Some Clark County voters will be casting their ballots at new locations this election day after the Clark County Board of Elections changed several polling locations to accommodate people with disabilities.

Election board members had to find new locations after the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office conducted a preliminary voting inspection and found that nearly a dozen polling places failed to meet accessibility requirements for people with disabilities.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:55 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Clark County Region Showing Job Growth

Clark County-based Speedway is expanding and adding jobs.
Credit brutalSoCal / Flickr/Creative Commons

  Clark County is likely to see a boost in employment opportunities over the next five years as Speedway and Dole add jobs.

At a recent job growth conference in Springfield, the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and members of the Dayton Development Coalition pointed to Speedway and Dole's expansion as key factors in Clark County's growth. Speedway is projected to add 350 jobs and Dole expects to add another 150 jobs in the next five years.

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