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Former West Dayton amusement park site is an attraction once more

Dayton Daily News | October 11, 2017

The roller coasters and carnival games are long gone, but Lakeside Lake in west Dayton is expected to attract fun-seekers once again thanks to a new fishing pier that was unveiled today.

Whaley, Ohio AFL-CIO President Burga & community leaders kick-off restoration projects at Dayton’s Lakeside Lake

Press Release | October 11, 2017

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga and Dayton-area community leaders and residents today kicked-off major projects contributing to the ongoing restoration at West Dayton’s Lakeside Lake.

The Cities Suing Big Pharma Over Opioids

The Atlantic’s City Lab | October 11, 2017

In 2014, Ohio had the highest rate of overdose deaths in the nation—and in subsequent years, the number of deaths has risen. Along with taking lives, the crisis has sucked valuable public resources from cities in the state. So this summer, Cincinnati announced it would join its sister city Dayton, as well as their shared home state, in bringing suits against pharmaceutical companies.

The Underdogs Bidding on Amazon HQ2

The Atlantic’s City Lab | October 10, 2017

Danbury and Frisco, but also Dayton, Virginia Beach, Hartford, New Haven, and Kansas City—have announced plans to enter the competition, too…

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Sets Herself Apart Early in Ohio Governor’s Race

Cleveland Scene | October 9, 2017

While there’s talk of some heavy hitters like Dennis Kucinich, Richard Cordray or Jerry Springer entering the race on the D side of the ballot, the political focus is right now placed on the current lineup of state and federal leaders vying for the governor’s seat. And then there’s the local leader, setting herself apart from the pack early in this race: Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley on the Jasen Sokol Show

WAKR | October 6, 2017

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley joins Jasen Sokol of WAKR in Akron for an update on the Ohio governor’s race.

Dayton, Cincy team up to lure Amazon’s $5B headquarters

Dayton Daily News | October 6, 2017

Dayton and Cincinnati are teaming up to try to sell Amazon on the southwest Ohio region as the company hunts for a location for its $5 billion second headquarters.

Whaley to focus on opioid epidemic, job growth

UC’s The News Record | October 5, 2017

“Nan Whaley has been an outstanding mayor for Dayton,” Kulkarni said. “She really cares about expanding programs for the unfortunate, creating new jobs and coming up with ways to solve the opioid epidemic, which is a problem in Montgomery County.”

This Week in Cincinnati: Nan Whaley running for governor

WCPO | September 24, 2017

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley stops by WCPO in Cincinnati to talk about the race for Ohio Governor.

Dem guv candidate digs into charter school issue

The Athens News | September 18, 2017

Dayton Mayor and Ohio Democratic governor candidate Nan Whaley Monday in Athens called out Ohio’s ongoing charter-school scandals as “crony capitalism” tied to campaign financing for Ohio elected officials who have failed to hold charter-school providers accountable.

NewDEALer in the Spotlight: Nan Whaley

The NewDEAL | September 15, 2017

NewDEAL Leader Dayton, OH Mayor Nan Whaley issued a report on the first three years of her comprehensive initiative to improve education, called City of Learners.

Gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley visits Athens, talks investment and education

Athens Messenger | September 14, 2017

Dayton Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley meets with reporters at Court Street Diner in Athens on Monday.

Whaley ready to take a stand for all Ohioans

Press Release | September 12, 2017

The Ohio Democratic Party hosted their first gubernatorial debate this evening in Martins Ferry. Following the debate, Dayton Mayor and candidate for Ohio Governor Nan Whaley issued the following statement:

Democratic governor candidates focus on jobs, addiction in debate

Dayton Daily News | September 12, 2017

The four Democrats running for governor in 2018 each promised to fight for good paying jobs, invest in education, crack down on failing charter schools and provide leadership for Ohio.

Here’s why Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley wants you to elect her governor

The New Political | September 12, 2017

Sayton Mayor Nan Whaley came to Athens Monday as part of her campaign efforts to visit different parts of Ohio.

Two Stark County leaders endorse Nan Whaley for Governor

Press Release | September 11, 2017

Two longtime Stark County elected leaders, Jackson Township Fiscal Officer Randy Gonzalez and Stark County Clerk of Courts Louis P. Giavasis, recently announced their endorsement of Nan Whaley for Governor.

Veteran Democratic campaign professional tapped as Whaley’s campaign manager

Press Release | September 6, 2017

The Whaley campaign today announced that veteran Democratic campaign professional and Michigan native Ben Miller will serve as Whaley’s Campaign Manager. Miller has worked in Democratic politics for 20 years, most recently as Campaign Director of the Minnesota House Democratic Caucus.

Whaley Proposes Dayton’s Lifelong Learning Initiative For All Of Ohio

Plunderbund | September 5, 2017

Dayton Mayor and Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor Nan Whaley released a video Tuesday outlining her vision of making Ohio a state of lifelong learners, by expanding Dayton’s successful City of Learners initiative statewide.

Dayton Mayor Whaley to speak at library

Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum | September 5, 2017

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bucyrus Public Library.

Whaley proposes making Ohio a State of Learners

Press Release | September 5, 2017

Dayton Mayor and candidate for Ohio Governor Nan Whaley today released a video outlining her vision of making Ohio a state of lifelong learners, by expanding Dayton’s successful City of Learners initiative statewide.