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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Politics
6:31 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Questions Surround Senator's Role In Possible Ethics Violations

In this weeks PoliticsOhio, Wayne Baker speaks with Dayton Daily News investigative reporter Laura Bischoff, who discussed the paper's story regarding Springfield Republican Sen. Chris Widener. Bischoff's story alleges that Widener may have violated Ohio ethics law when he personally appeared before a state board to appeal a building code ruling on a fire hall he designed as part of his private business.

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Around the Miami Valley
12:31 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Rocking Horse Expansion Complete, Health Center to Serve More Patients

Springfield's Rocking Horse Community Health Center has completed a new expansion project.  The project will allow the center to serve more people and provide more health services to low income residents in Clark County.

Rocking Horse finished its $7.9 million expansion project recently, which involved adding 42,000 square feet to the heath center. With the additional space, there will be more opportunities to provide pediatric, women's and general health services for families.

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Around the Miami Valley
1:29 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Yellow Springs looking at Springfield to supply the village water

The city of Springfield is close to reaching an agreement to supply water to Yellow Springs. The city is prepared to start the arrangement this summer.

An aging water treatment plant has prompted the village of Yellow Springs to look for a better way to supply water to its residents. The town's council is weighing concerns about water quality, costs and control when it comes to closing its treatment plant and entering into an agreement with Springfield to supply water.

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Education
2:46 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Wittenberg University Deals With Racist Graffiti

Interview with Wittenberg's Interim Dean of Students Casey Stevens.

Wittenberg University's Concerned Black Students group held its 45th annual Walkout event this week. The event commemorates a 1969 incident when 38 of the school's 45 black students walked off campus when they alleged the university failed to address their concerns about unequal treatment.

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Education
3:35 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Springfield City School will benefit from Ohio GOP House budget

Springfield City School administrators have had time to digest the school funding plan released by Ohio House Republicans. Under the House plan, schools will receive nearly $121 million less next year than in Governor John Kasich's plan. Springfield City Schools fare well under the House plan.

In their school funding budget, House Republicans increased per-pupil funding in Ohio from $5,000 in Kasich’s plan to $5,732 in 2014, which is the same amount that has been in place since 2009.

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