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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Election 2012
11:31 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Dayton Metro Library Bond Issue Passes

Montgomery County county overwhelmingly passed Issue 70 on Tuesday. The bond issue is a $187 million levy that will go towards consolidating the downtown main library branch and 20 other locations into 17 buildings.

In unofficial results, voters approved Issue 70 by a count of 62% to 38%.  Over 122,200 people voted for the measure, while just over 75,500 voters opposed it.

Tim Kambitsch of the Dayton Metro Library says the levy's passage will also allow for updates on suburban branches and improvements to the library's programming.

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Election 2012
9:01 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Politicians Battle for Local County Commission Seats

The race for three Clark County Commission seats produced two clear winners Tuesday night and one race that looks like it will be heading for a recount.  In Montgomery County, two hotly-contested commission races went to Democrats.  WYSO's Wayne Baker reports.

In Clark County, Republican Ross McGregor defeated Democratic challenger David Herier 55 percent to 44 percent.  

Republican incumbent John Detrick took 56 percent of the vote to turn back his opponent, Democratic Douglas Geyer.

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Election 2012
7:08 am
Wed November 7, 2012

MIAMI VALLEY--Majority of School Levies Rejected

There were nearly 200 school levies on the ballot Tuesday in Ohio. WYSO's Wayne Baker reports that several districts around the Miami Valley were seeking levy support from voter's to replace state aid ad revenue lost through tax changes.

In Montgomery County, Centerville, Miamisburg, Huber Height and Vandalia-Butler all had levy requests rejected by voters. Jefferson Township and West Carrolton were also unsuccessful.

Election 2012
6:40 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Issue 25 Fails

Clark County voters did not approve Issue 25 yesterday. The Developmental Disabilities Board there was seeking approval of a new, 1.75 million, eight year levy. WYSO's Wayne Baker reports that the issue failed by more than 1,100 votes.

According to unofficial results with 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Issue 25 failed by a count of 51 to 49 percent. More than 30,000 voters were against the measure and 29,000 voted to approve it.

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Around the Miami Valley
3:57 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Issue 25 a Must for Clark County Disabilities Board

Clark County Disabilities Board Superintendent Jennifer Rousculp

Clark County Voters will be asked to approve Issue 25 on November 6. The Developmental Disabilities Board is seeking approval of a new, 1.75-mill, eight year levy.

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