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Rising demand for a skilled workforce a problem in Ohio

Dayton Daily News | November 15, 2017

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley recently proposed a solution to help people in need of a degree or certificate who can’t afford one. Whaley, who is running for the Democratic nomination for governor of Ohio, wants to offer free community college if she’s elected to the top state post.

Ohio Residents Should Consider Whaley for Governor

The Oberlin Review | November 10, 2017

Of all the candidates running for Ohio Governor, Nan Whaley is my favorite. I see something refreshing — presidential — in her. She brings experience as the Mayor of Dayton, moral clarity, and a spark of youth.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley proposes plan for universal community college

Cleveland.com | November 9, 2017

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, a Democrat running for governor, introduced a plan for universal community college in Ohio on Thursday during an appearance at The City Club of Cleveland.

Nan Whaley Promises Free Community College for All Ohioans in Campaign for Governor

Cleveland Scene | November 9, 2017

As we get our 2018 gubernatorial campaign coverage under way, we stopped it at Nan Whaley’s City Club event today. The mayor of Dayton has been appearing throughout the state recently to trumpet her action on the opioid addiction crisis and the need for better partnerships between Columbus and the state’s local municipalities.

Nan Whaley announces plan to bring free community college to Ohio

Press Release | November 9, 2017

Dayton Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley today announced the Ohio Promise, a comprehensive plan to provide free community college to every Ohioan.

Whaley applauds Cuyahoga County’s lawsuit to hold drug companies accountable for the opioid epidemic

Press Release | October 27, 2017

Today, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and Prosecutor Michael O’Malley announced that Ohio’s second-largest county will sue major drug manufacturers, distributors and several influential doctors for their role in creating the opioid epidemic. 

Whaley earns endorsement of Ohio State Council of Machinists

Press Release | October 27, 2017

Dayton Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley picked up a statewide labor endorsement from the Ohio State Council of Machinists (OSCM) today.

Whaley: Trump’s public health emergency declaration far too little, far too late

Press Release | October 26, 2017

President Trump today ordered his acting HHS Secretary to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency, stopping short of the full national state of emergency that he promised two months ago.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley stresses the importance of voting

Fox 45 – Dayton | October 25, 2017

Early voting is underway, and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (D) was one of the voters taking advantage of it. She was joined by Dayton City Commissioners Jeffrey Mims and Joey Williams at the Montgomery County Board of Elections Wednesday.

Mayor Whaley votes early with Dayton City Commissioners Mims, Williams & Shaw

Press Release | October 25, 2017

Dayton Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley voted early with Dayton City Commissioners Jeffrey J. Mims, Joey D. Williams and Chris Shaw at the Montgomery County Board of Elections today.

Candidates for governor weigh in on proposals to help solve the state’s opioid crisis

WEWS News 5 | October 18, 2017

Nan Whaley, as Mayor of Dayton, has seen first-hand how the opioid epidemic is destroying lives. As a democratic candidate for the Governor of Ohio, she’s proposing a tax on opioids to help stop it.

Gubernatorial candidate proposes surcharge on opioids

Associated Press | October 18, 2017

A Democratic candidate for governor in Ohio says she would force drug manufacturers to pay a nickel-per-dose surcharge on prescription opioids sold in the state in an effort to help solve the opioid problem.

Nan Whaley announces nickel per dose surcharge for opioid distributors to combat Ohio’s heroin epidemic

Press Release | October 18, 2017

Dayton Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley today announced a plan to implement a nickel per dose surcharge on opioid distributors once she’s elected Governor of Ohio.

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.