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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Business & Technology
5:23 pm
Thu October 13, 2011

Springfield Business Leader To Head State Economic Development Job

David Zak is vice-president of the Springfield Improvement Corporation, which is part of the chamber of commerce. His colleague at the chamber, John Detrick, says Zak has been vital in the city's economic growth spurt. He points to a gift company Zak helped lure to Springfield as an example of how he can relate well to the business community.

“He did this with thirty one gifts a company that is going to be growing to a thousand jobs. We are fortunate to be able to attract them to Springfield,” says Detrick.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:42 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

Clark County Arts Center Breathes New Life Into Springfield

Clark State Community College now has a home for its arts program. The Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts Center will also host other arts organizations in the community. It is part of the City of Springfield's plan to revitalize downtown. WYSO's Wayne Baker reports.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:04 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

Wittenberg Graduate Among Indiana State Fair Fatalities

A Wittenberg University graduate is the seventh person to die from injuries sustained in the Indiana State Fair state collapse earlier this month.  Meagan Toothman died Monday afternoon after her family decided to take her off life support and have her organs donated.

Toothman suffered critical injuries and burns when a stage light fell on her.  She had been on life support unitl donor recipients were found according to her family, who have been posting updates on the website, Caringbridge.org.

Education
5:38 pm
Thu August 18, 2011

Wittenberg University Receives $6 Million Gift

Wittenberg University announced Wednesday that it has received a $6 million gift. Wittenberg President Mark Erickson said it is the largest cash gift ever received from a living individual to the university. WYSO's Wayne Baker reports.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:35 pm
Wed August 10, 2011

War Dog Memorial Unveiled in Springfield

When Dave Bauer was serving in the Vietnam War, he worked alongside human and canine soldiers. When Bauer got injured on the battlefield, he became aware of the sacrifices of the war dogs.

"I was laying there in the hospital, and they were operating on me and when I looked over on the other gurney, they were operating on a dog," he says.

Bauer received a Purple Heart for his service and is now a Clark County Veterans Commissioner. In 2009 he began raising funds to construct the War Dog Memorial, which honors dogs who serve a in a variety of capacities.

 

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