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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On Monday, Governor Tim Pawlenty attended the grand opening of the Clark County GOP headquarters.

In a room full of about 50 GOP supporters, volunteers, state and local politicians, Pawlenty talked about the reasons he felt President Obama doesn't deserve a second term.

Springfield's WEEC Christian radio station has announced that it will be moving its studios to Xenia. The station will be partnering with the international Christian group, Athletes in Action, whose world headquarters is located in Greene County.

For the past 50 years, FM 100.7, WEEC, has been broadcasting Christian music and bible lessons from its studios in Springfield, Ohio. Five years ago, the station merged with Miamisburg-based WFCJ, also a Christian station.

Yellow Springs, Ohio resident Jonas Bender was proud to serve as a member of the Montford Point Marines. Bender and 20,000 members of the group who broke the Corps’ color barrier were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal recently in Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama signed the bill awarding the medal to the Montford Point Marines last year.

Bender, 87, is one of 400 Marines still living of the 20,000 who trained at the segregated boot camp of Montford Point in North Carolina between 1942 and 1949.

The Clark County Women, Infants and Childrens' program or WIC, will be cut by more than $240,000 and officials expect to close at least one office or lay off staff.

The nutrition program plans to close its New Carlisle office and is considering moving the operation into donated rental space.

WIC helps poor families pay for formula, canned or frozen fruits and vegetables, milk and bread. Executive Director Rita Jones said it's hard to predict if more services or staff will be cut in the near future.

After nearly four years as athletic director at Central State University, NFL Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow, Sr. is now out of a job.

Central State University President Dr. John W. Garland announced on Tuesday the appointment of Jahan Culbreath as interim athletic director to take over for Winslow.

Culbreath has more than 20 years of experience in athletic coaching and administration, and is a 1992 graduate of Central State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication.

A Clark County athlete is gaining national attention after she did something rarely seen in sports over the weekend at the state track meet in Columbus.

West Liberty-Salem's Meghan Vogel, a junior, was headed toward the finish line during Saturday’s Ohio Division III girls state meet.

Vogel was running in the 3,200 meter race and was in last place with less than 15 meters to go. Arden McMath, a sophomore from Arlington High School, was slightly ahead of her, but suddenly collapsed on the track.

Enon Chief of Police Troy Callahan resigned Friday evening after serving a week on paid administrative leave.

Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal announced Wednesday that the Boston Bruins have been selected as Professional Sports Team of the Year.  The Dayton Dragons were one of five finalists for the award and the first minor league team ever selected as a finalist.

The Lima News is one of four newspapers Freedom Communications will sell to a Philadelphia-based private equity firm called Versa Capital Management. Versa has been busy lately buying other papers in Ohio and around the country.

Versa Capital Management has been on a buying spree lately. The company at the end of last week purchased The Telegraph in Alton, Illinois, The Journal-Courier in Jacksonville, Illinois, and The Sedalia Democrat in Sedalia, Missouri. The deal also included the Lima News in Ohio. 

The Dayton Dragons, along with  the Dayton Development Coalition, will host the first of two “Hometown Heroes Celebration Nights” at Fifth Third Field on Saturday, when the Dragons host the Great Lakes Loons. The program is part of a season-long celebration to pay tribute to all service men and women associated with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Springfield Air National Guard Base.

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