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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
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
2:25 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

WYSO Weekend: January 5, 2014

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

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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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