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
5:41 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Springfield Chamber Receives National Honor

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce was named runner-up for the 2012 Chamber of the Year Award. The competition is the only one in the country to recognize chambers for their efforts to create business and lead communities.

The 2012 National Chamber of Commerce Convention was held in Louisville, Kentucky recently. Springfield, along with Fargo, North Dakota and Lubbock, Texas, were finalists for the Chamber of the Year honors. And when the envelope was opened, Lubbock, Texas was named Chamber of the Year.

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Around the Miami Valley
7:13 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Harold and Kumar star, Kal Penn visits Wilberforce University to stump for Obama

Kal Penn at Wilberforce
Wayne Baker

Actor Kal Penn, best known for starring in the Harold and Kumar movies, visited with students and local Obama for America-Ohio supporters Thursday afternoon at Wilberforce University.

Penn, who actually is considered the president's ambassador to young voters, discussed with the nearly 80 students and Obama supporters gathered in the student union, the choice they have to make in November's election between what he called, "two fundamentally different visions of how to grow the economy while investing in more affordable, higher education."

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Election 2012
5:54 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Pawlenty stumps for Romney in Springfield

Pawlenty with Congressman Steve Austria at Clark County GOP headquarters
Wayne Baker

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.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:10 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Springfield Radio Station Relocating to Xenia

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.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:09 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Montford Point Marines receive Congressional Gold Medal; Jonas Bender shares his story

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.

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