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
3:40 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Amateur Baseball League Selects Springfield As Site For New Franchise

Clark County is getting a new amateur minor league baseball franchise. The team will be known as the Champion City Kings and will play a 60 game schedule starting in June of 2014, with 30 home games scheduled for Springfield's Carleton Davidson Stadium.

The Champion City name comes from the 1800s, when Springfield's Glessner Company manufactured Champion brand farm equipment.

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November 2013 Elections
8:16 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Clark County Developmental Disabilities Levy Defeated

The Clark County Board of Developmental Disabilities 8-year additional levy was defeated Tuesday. Unofficial results show that 12,811 voters approved, while 14,560 said "no" to passing the measure. 

Until November 2012, the board hadn't had a levy defeat since 1967. With two straight losses now, Board Superintendent Jennifer Rousculp says her agency won't be able to do as much for the developmentally disabled in Clark County.

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Education
6:10 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Three Clark County School Levies Fail; Tecumseh Projects Massive Deficit

All three new school funding issues were defeated in Clark County, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's election. Northeastern had asked voters for a new income tax, and Clark-Shawnee sought a 7.59-mill additional levy to avoid a deficit.

Tecumseh Local Schools also failed to get its 5-year, 12.37-mill levy passed, with unofficial results showing that 54 percent of the voters rejected the measure. The district could face an operating deficit of over $7 million by 2017.

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Politics
7:15 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Clark County Board of Developmental Disabilities Seeks Levy Approval

The Clark County Board of Developmental Disabilities is asking voters to approve an 8-year, additional levy on Election Day.

The board had the same issue rejected last November. In 2012, voters handed the board its first levy defeat since 1967.

"If we are unsuccessful in passing our levy, we will have to cut some of the folks that we currently are serving," says Jennifer Rousculp, the Board Superintendent. She says cuts would hit home care services and self-sufficiency programs for the developmentally disabled.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:26 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Rocking Horse Founder Fighting Ouster

A controversy at the Rocking Horse Community Health Center in Springfield is spurring protests and spelling trouble for the future of the organization.  The founder, Dr. James Duffee, is at odds with the board and may be forced to leave the clinic.

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