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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Around the Miami Valley
6:34 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Rocking Horse Center Names New CEO

 

Miami County Health Commissioner Chris Cook has agreed to become the new CEO of Springfield's Rocking Horse Center. The center's board of directors announced Wednesday that Cook will start his new position on April 21.

Cook is a lifelong resident of Clark County and a graduate of Kenton Ridge High School and Wright State University. He's held several key public health positions in Miami County and has served as a commissioner since 2011.

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Around the Miami Valley
1:45 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

March Madness Hits The Miami Valley Region

2005 photo inside UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio.
Credit viperstick

Basketball fans from around the country have their eyes fixed on Dayton, Ohio today and Wednesday as the city is playing host to the First Four opening round of the NCAA Men's basketball tournament.

The University of Dayton has held the opening round for the past 13 years and it generates millions of dollars for the Miami Valley economy.

Albany Mount St. Mary's, North Carolina State and Xavier held  practice at UD Arena on Monday and will play tonight. Cal Poly, Texas Southern, Tennessee and Iowa will practice today and then play tomorrow.

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Around the Miami Valley
9:03 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Greene County Sheriff's Major Relieved of Duty Following Schenck Investigation

Greene County Sheriff's Major Eric Spicer has retained a lawyer to challenge his recent termination. Spicer was relieved of his duties following an internal investigation related to a July 2013 police standoff with a Yellow Springs resident.

Spicer has been on paid administrative leave since the July 2013 officer-involved shooting that left Paul E. Schenck dead.

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The Economy & Business
6:58 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Springfield Says No To Proposed Recycling Center

Springfield residents turn out at zoning board meeting against proposed recycling center.
Credit Wayne Baker

Springfield's Board of Zoning Appeals voted unanimously Wednesday night against approving a conditional use permit to the developers of a proposed state-of-the-art $2.5 million recycling center and solid waste transfer station that was to be located on Springfield's south side.

The project has been opposed by many residents in the area. Several residents from the predominately African-American Southgate neighborhood voiced concern over how increased traffic, noise and odor would lower the value of their properties.

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Education
5:32 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Wilberforce Names Interim President At Founder's Day Event

Wilberforce University held its 158th Founder’s Day Observance celebration Tuesday morning. The keynote speaker was Democrat Tracy Maxwell Heard, Minority Leader of the Ohio House of Representatives. Heard's speech delivered an announcement regarding the university's immediate future.

As the crowd of over 200 people listened to the minority leader speak, they were surprised to hear that trustee Dr. Wilma Mishoe has been named interim president of Wilberforce. The announcement was supposed to be made at a later date.

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