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
2:40 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Jo Alice Blondin Selected as Clark State's Next President

Clark State Community College has selected a new president.  Dr. Jo Alice Blondin will take over for Karen Rafinsky, who announced that she would retire at the end of the school year.

Since 2006, Dr. Blondin has served as the chancellor of the Ozark Campus at Arkansas Tech University. She is credited with growing the enrollment by 600 percent.
 
Blondin says she is excited about the opportunity to lead Clark State and has identified the challenges that lie ahead.

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Around the Miami Valley
5:03 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

TAC Industries Loses Jobs to Sequestration

A Clark County business has been forced to layoff employees due to sequestration. TAC Industries has cut 17 production and office workers due to the loss of revenue from government contracts.

TAC Industries CEO Mary Brandstetter says the sequestration process has caused her company to see an 82 percent decrease in a military cargo net manufacturing contract. Dropping revenue from $6 and a half million to $1 and a quarter million.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:56 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

The Deputy Suzanne Hopper Act Passes Ohio Senate


Senate Bill 7 has passed the Ohio Senate with bi-partisan support. The legislation also knows as The Deputy Suzanne Hopper Act, was named after the sheriff's deputy who was killed in 2011 in Enon, after responding to a call of shots fired on New Year’s Day.

Senate Bill 7 was jointly sponsored by State Senators Chris Widener and Bill Beagle.

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Military
12:18 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Springfield Guard Base and WPAFB Deal With Job Cuts, Sequester

Interview with Daryl Mayer of WPAFB.

Springfield's Air National Guard Base will lose 47 jobs due to government cost cutting. The Guard Base and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base continue to deal with harsh budget cuts.

Springfield's guard base is losing 47 intelligence and reconnaissance positions within the 178th Fighter Wing as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal-year 2013 that President Obama signed on January 2.

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The Economy & Business
12:03 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Husted Recognizes Clark County Company for Keeping Jobs in Ohio

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted paid a visit to Clark County on Thursday.

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