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.


The Economy & Business
4:15 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Speedway Agrees To Purchase Hess Retail Holdings

Credit Alphageek / Flickr Creative Commons

Clark County based Speedway has reached an agreement to purchase Hess Retail Holdings for $2.8 billion dollars. The deal makes Speedway one of the largest convenience store chains in the country.

Hess operates out of New York City and is the largest operator of convenience stores along the East Coast. Speedway's corporate headquarters are in Enon, and the company is a subsidiary of the Marathon Petroleum Company.

Angelia Graves, director of public and state government affairs for Marathon, says the deal is a win-win for both companies.

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Around the Miami Valley
5:41 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Springfield's Radio Days Remembered By Historical Society

Dick Hatfield was one of the top DJs in the 1960s.
Credit Clark County Historical Society/Wayne Baker

The local radio stations that once flourished in Clark County have been gone for twenty-five or more, but they have not been forgotten. The Clark County Historical Society recently hosted an event that took a look back.

Cox media journalist Darryl Bauer emceed the event that covered Springfield's radio heydey - the 1920s through the 1990s. Five stations; dominated the airwaves playing everything from Christian programming to soul music.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:27 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Westcott House Holds Ribbon Cutting For Solar Home

The Delta T-90 Solar House
Credit Wayne Baker / WYSO

The Westcott House in Springfield hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday for its newest attraction. The Solar House will be unveiled directly behind the Frank Lloyd Wright designed home on High Street.

The Solar House was created by students at Vermont’s Norwich University for a solar design competition in in California last year and will be used for educational purposes. 

"This space allows us to offer classes and different workshops to teach people about sustainable architecture," says Marta Wojcik, executive director and curator of the Westcott House.

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Around the Miami Valley
9:05 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Springfield's Champion City Kings To Throw Out First Pitch Wednesday Night

The opening game for the Champion City Kings
Credit Wayne Baker / WYSO

Clark County's new amateur minor league baseball team, the Champion City Kings, will open its season Wednesday night at Carleton Davidson Stadium in Springfield against the Chillicothe Paints.  The franchise is expected to pump more than $2 million into the local economy.

Springfield resident and former pro player Rick White is the general manager of the Kings. He says the Champion City Kings will offer fans a good time that's not hard on the wallet.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:38 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Dog Tag Memorial To Honor Fallen Clark County Vietnam Vets

Design for the Clark County dog tag memorial for Vietnam vets.

Two Clark County men who served in Vietnam have teamed up to raise money to build a granite monument listing Clark County veterans who died in the war. David Bauer and Randy Ark's project has received overwhelming support from the community and is near completion.

Bauer came up with the idea of creating a memorial to honor those who died in Vietnam and drew a sketch on a piece of paper of what it should look like. Then he and Ark took the rendering to Josh Walters of Dodds Monuments in Springfield. Walters liked what he saw.

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