Mayor says US doesn't need Ohio city's shelters

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio city mayor who rankled some officials by offering to shelter Central American children says she's been told there are no federal plans at this time to send any.

Dayton had earlier identified two potential shelters for some from the large influx of unaccompanied children across the U.S. border.

The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports that a regional official of the Health and Human Services Department told Mayor Nan Whaley the federal government doesn't need to send children to Dayton. Whaley said the official made it clear there wasn't need "at this time" for shelters.

Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Turner and six other Dayton-area leaders complained earlier that the community doesn't have the resources and that Whaley doesn't have the authority to offer shelter for the children.

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