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Posted: 10:58 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

Whaley sworn in as Dayton mayor

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Surrounded by family members, Nan Whaley is sworn in by her husband Sam Braun as the new Mayor of Dayton on Monday at the Convention Center. JIM WITMER / STAFF

By Breaking News Staff

DAYTON —

Nan Whaley spent a large portion of her inaugural address Monday morning speaking about education.

Whaley, who was sworn in as Dayton's mayor in a 10 a.m. ceremony, said the fact that half of third graders in Dayton are at risk of not moving ahead to fourth grade is a "crisis." She said improving schools is a top priority to lead to job growth.

Two commissioners were also sworn in Monday morning. Jeffrey J. Mims Jr. begins his first four-year term, and Commissioner Joey Williams begins a fourth term.

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