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
3:06 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Local Runner Shares Boston Marathon Bombing Experience

The Wedderburn family of Xenia
Credit Wayne Baker / WYSO

It’s the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. Over a dozen runners from the Miami Valley will participate in this year’s race, which will take place next week. Leslie Wedderburn from Xenia is one of them.

Wedderburn had always wanted to run in the Boston Marathon. She loves to run and had done some shorter races before in preparation. Last year's event would be her first full marathon.

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The Environment
10:42 am
Mon April 14, 2014

EPA Forum Addresses Controversial Clark County Landfill

Citizens voice concerns at the EPA forum
Credit Wayne Baker / WYSO

The US Environmental Protection Agency hired a third party to conduct a public forum Wednesday night in Springfield to discuss the agency's plan to clean up the Tremont City Landfill. 

Several residents showed up to voice their displeasure concerning the EPA's decision to rebury some of the waste and empty drums at the site instead of removing it all.

"Why'd they hire you, why don't they get the thing cleaned up? That's what we want," a forum participant said during the open session.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:45 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Landfill Controversy Subject Of Public Forum

A public forum Wednesday in Springfield is the latest in an ongoing debate over how to clean up a Clark County landfill. Residents have been at odds with the US Environmental Protection Agency for years over how to clean 300,000 gallons of industrial waste at the Tremont City landfill.

Now, The EPA is sending a third party to address their concerns.

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Education
4:41 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Hip Hop Caucus Climate Change Tour Coming To Central State

Rev. Lennox Yearwood leads the Hip Hop Caucus which is coming to Central State later this week.

The Hip Hop Caucus Act on Climate Campus Tour will stop at Central State University on Wednesday. The purpose of the tour is to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on black communities.

Ten years ago, rap music stars Sean "P Diddy" Combs, Russell Simmons and Jay Z put together the Hip Hop Caucus to help young people become more engaged in the political process. The Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. now leads the organization.

Yearwood says the Caucus is looking to lift up voices in support of political action on climate change.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:13 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Fans Welcome UD Basketball Players Home

Audrey Starr University of Dayton

The University of Dayton men's and women's basketball teams were honored Sunday evening with a public celebration at UD Arena. Hundreds of fans packed the east side of the arena to congratulate the players and coaches for having a season that garnered national attention.

Fans came to cheer members of the 11th-seeded UD men's squad that made an improbable run in this year's NCAA tournament.

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