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Dayton City Manager Steps Down, Reasons Unclear

City of Dayton

Update 4:10 p.m.:  Media reports say Price left because of "personal reasons." No other details are available.

Original Post: Dayton City Manager Warren Price, who has held that job since January, has announced he will step down Wednesday. Assistant City Manager Shelley Dickstein has been appointed Interim City Manager. No reason for the departure was given in a city news release.  A news conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Price was the former director of public safety and public service and chief of staff for the City of Canton. He replaced Tim Riordan, a former assistant Cincinnati city manager, who took the Dayton job in 2009.

Deputy City Manager Stanley Earley will continue to serve in his role as Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer. His responsibilities include supervising the Office of Management and Budget Office and the Finance Department as well as a number of operations departments such as Public Works, Water, and Central Services.