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Around the Miami Valley
9:44 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Nan Whaley Sworn In As Mayor

Mayor Whaley addresses crowd at Dayton Convention Center
Credit Jerry Kenney

On Monday, Nan Whaley was sworn in as the new mayor for the city of Dayton. In her first address to the city, the former city commissioner focused on the importance of education. Whaley told a large crowd at the Dayton Convention Center that well-educated young people are key to improving the city’s housing and job markets.

“The fact that almost half of Dayton’s third graders are at risk of not being promoted to fourth grade under Ohio’s new Third Grade Reading Guarantee is an undeniable wake-up call," said Whaley.

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Extreme Weather
3:21 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Shelters Work To Get People Inside During Extreme Weather

Paul Whaley with the Salvation Army of Clark County staffed the Springfield emergency shelter overnight Sunday night.

With temperatures running dangerously low, workers from local shelters are working overtime to get people in off the streets. While hundreds in the Dayton area are experiencing homelessness, most have found a way to be inside.

The gym at the Salvation Army in downtown Springfield has been turned into a temporary warming center.

“If you don’t have to go out, don’t go out,” said a man who goes only by Dave. He was squatting at an empty house, and made plans to come to the warming center after he read the forecast in the paper.

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Around the Miami Valley
11:43 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Dayton's New Mayor To Be Sworn In

Dayton’s new mayor will be sworn in today.  Nan Whaley will take the reins from outgoing mayor Gary Leitzell.

After serving as city commissioner for 13 years, Whaley steps into the mayor’s office with a plan she says will increase jobs and bring business back to the city.

In November, Whaley won against fellow democrat A.J. Wagner in one of the most expensive mayoral races in Dayton’s history.  She pulled in more than 9000 votes, or 56 percent.

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Around the Miami Valley
2:56 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

After FAA Rejection, Dayton Business Leaders Look Inward, Move Forward

Two quadcopter drones take an indoor spin at SelectTech Geospatial in Springfield.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The Federal Aviation Administration handed down its decision earlier this week that the Dayton region was not selected as one of the six national test sites for commercial drones. The news comes after months of preparation from business and industry officials, as well as Ohio’s political leaders. But Chris Ford with the Dayton Development Coalition says it won’t change the game for the drone industry in the region.

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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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