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
7:54 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Levy Failures Lead To Budget Cuts For Disability Services

The Clark County agency that helps disabled people find work and live independently is facing $4 million in budget cuts after two consecutive levy defeats. The Clark County Board of Developmental Disabilities has come up with a three-year strategic plan in order to maintain services to the disabled in the area.

The Developmental Disabilities Board previously had passed every levy request it had placed on the ballot since 1967. But voters in 2012 and 2013 rejected the request and now the organization is facing steep cuts.  

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Around the Miami Valley
4:32 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Grand Jury: No Indictments In Schenck Case

A Greene County grand jury has decided not to indict an officer involved in the July death of Yellow Springs resident Paul E. Schenck who was shot and killed in a standoff with police in late July.

The grand jury reviewed the testimony of six witnesses and then determined that the use of deadly force was appropriate in the case.

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The Environment
6:29 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Wittenberg Students Team Up With Springfield To Fight Storm Water Problem

Wittenberg professor Sarah Fortner and Springfield Stormwater Coordinator Sky Schelle, are working with students to develop rain gardens in the city and on campus.
Credit Zeb Reichert / WYSO

Wittenberg geology students and the city of Springfield have paired up to reduce pollution in area rivers and streams.  The partnership is expected to save the city money and serve as a learning experience for students.

Buck Creek cuts through the middle of Springfield. Trees line the banks and in the warmer months, kayaking and other activities are common recreation. But there’s a problem. During heavy rains, the sewage system gets overwhelmed.

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Education
6:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Springfield-Clark CTC Finalist For Straight A Funding

The Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center, or CTC, is one of three area schools set to receive awards Monday from Gov. Kasich's $250 million Straight A Fund project. The money allows schools from around the state to compete for grants designed to award innovative ways of learning and teaching.

The idea of this grant is to turn CTC into a learning lab for energy education.

Students will have hands on experience doing energy auditing, which means students will learn how to make buildings more energy efficient by looking at things like poor insulation and leaks.

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Arts & Culture
3:10 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

Springfield Arts Council Undergoes Management Changes

The Springfield Arts Council board of directors has voted to change the organization's operation structure.  The board has decided to eliminate the position of executive director, while creating two positions to run the organization.

The board decided to follow the trend of what other arts council are doing, to have an artistic director and business manager instead of just having an executive director handle both jobs.

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