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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Around the Miami Valley
2:55 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Fish deaths possibly linked to massive oil explosion

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District 5 Office is investigating the killing of nearly 6,000 fish in a stream located near the R.D Holder Company.

Last week, the Holder Company was the site of a huge oil explosion and fire that required several emergency crews from the area to respond.

The Dept. of Natural Resources says nearly 6,000 fish and amphibians were killed in a stream by Donnels Creek which is located behind the Holder Company.

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Around the Miami Valley
12:36 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Bowlers Bringing Tournament and Money to Springfield

Springfield is preparing to host for the first time in 10 years, the Ohio Women's Bowling Association's state tournament and convention. It is estimated that the 13 week event will generate nearly one million dollars to the city's economy.

Springfield has hosted the Ohio Women's Bowling tournament every 10 years since 1952. Vickie Sibole is the president of the Springfield District Bowling Association.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:19 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Peacekeepers coming to Springfield

The city of Springfield is partnering with a national peacekeeping group that specializes in training community members on how to work with police to keep their streets safe.

Springfield is using a program called the Peacekeepers  Global Initiative to make unstable neighborhoods safer by deterring crime and violence.

Peacekeepers was founded by Columbus native Dennis Muhammad and stems from the Islamic faith. The idea is to bring in men from the community to make the streets safe for women, children and seniors.

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Business & Technology
4:45 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Tech II Incorporated Set to Expand in Springfield

A manufacturing company in Springfield has been approved for $800,000 in state funding to add a new facility. The Ohio Job Creation Credit Tax Loan will bring new jobs and $2.7 5 million of investment money to the city.

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Health
5:23 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

Springfield Clinic Offers Low Cost Health Care

A clinic in Springfield is offering an alternative approach to affordable health care. It is one of the first of its kind in the Miami Valley. And as WYSO's Wayne Baker reports, it is eliminating the role of insurance companies to keep costs low.

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