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Posted on: March 31, 2020

As Americans await stimulus checks, Ohio AG warns of scammers

As Americans wait for stimulus payments from the federal government, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said the public should be vigilant as scammers will be eager to pounce.

“Thieves are drooling at the thought of getting their hands on your stimu...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

As Ohio enters the spring storm season, here are steps you can take to stay safe

As we move into severe weather season in the Miami Valley the City of Xenia wants to make sure the public has the tools it needs to be weather aware.

There are several types of severe weather including flash flood, thunderstorm, and tornado. When preparing...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Income tax deadline extended to July 15, 2020

A bill that extends the due date for state and municipal (City) income taxes has been passed by state lawmakers.

House Bill 197 extends the filing deadline from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.

The City of Xenia Income Tax Department is not currently open t...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

City of Xenia Fire Division outlines operational changes is response to COVID-19

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Xenia Fire Division has made some operational changes. In an effort to be transparent and to keep the citizens of  Xenia updated, we are sharing in detail what the division is ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Xenia Municipal Court releases operational changes during COVID-19 situation

The Xenia Municipal Court continues to respond to the ever-changing Coronavirus 2019 crisis as state and national directives evolves. In order to continue to provide essential justice services while being mindful of public health needs, CDC and Ohio Depar...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Xenia City offices close to the public

After careful consideration and out of an abundance of caution, Xenia City Manager Brent Merriman today issued an Administrative Directive which will close City of Xenia offices to the public. The directive is effective at the close of business, Tuesday, ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

COVID-19 informational page now available on City of Xenia website

The City of Xenia is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it develops and is in the process of adopting policies and procedures to protect the general public as well as members of our safety forces and other employees.

We have added a page on our w...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Partial list of Xenia restaurants offering carry-out or delivery services

While Governor DeWine’s orders have effectively closed the dining rooms of restaurants throughout the state, many are still offering carry-out or delivery services.  In addition to the many quick-serve restaurants that have offered driv...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

Important: Do not flush 'flushable' wipes, baby wipes or paper towels

With the growing demand for paper products such as baby wipes, paper towels, and ‘flushable’ wipes amid the COVID-19 situation, the Xenia Public Service Department is reminding residents that only toilet paper should be flushed.

If pape...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Xenia Fire Division promotes four

Xenia Fire Division has named Captain Mike Bogan as its new Deputy Fire Chief. Lieutenant Tom Norris will fill Bogan’s current position as Fire Captain. With the retirement of Lieutenant Mike Staub and Norris’ promotion, firefighters J...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

City of Xenia accepting applications for annual Street Pole Banner Program

Downtown Xenia Flags

The City of Xenia is once again accepting applications for its annual Street Pole Banner Program.

Banners are meant to promote the City in general as well as events happening in the community. There are two design options, one that is blue with an image of...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Meet Sugar, a Diabetic Alert Dog for longtime City of Xenia employee

Diabetic Alert Dog, Sugar, for Rodney Smith

The City of Xenia’s employees have a new member of the family.

On Wednesday, February 5, ’Sugar’ the mini Aussie-Doodle was introduced to staff. Sugar is now a constant companion to Public Service employee Rodney Smith.

Rodney ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Xenia Police officers trying out new load-bearing vests

Xenia Police load-bearing vests

On a daily basis, officers with the Xenia Police Division carry their firearm, extra magazines, a taser, flashlight, two pair of handcuffs, pepper spray, a tourniquet, radio, medical equipment, and multi tool. The equipment adds between 10 and 15 extra po...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Claims and facts regarding the EMS billing change in Xenia

The City of Xenia’s EMS Billing policy is changing effective February 1, 2020, in an effort to educate the public about the change, we have compiled a list of ’claims and facts’ about the new policy.

Read: Change in EMS billin...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Raising awareness about when to call and when not to call 911

During 2019, the City of Xenia Fire Division responded to more than 6,100 calls for Fire and EMS service. Of those calls, 5,008 were for emergency medical service (EMS), making the division’s front line medic crews the busiest in Greene County.

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Meet the new leadership at Xenia Municipal Court

Judge Ron Lewis, Clerk of Court Steve Pierson

As we begin a new year, Xenia Municipal Court is under new leadership, and they are ready to hit the ground running. 

Judge Ron Lewis took his oath of office on December 30, 2019 and has been on the job since the first of the year. “I&am...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Xenia Fire Division welcomes new firefighter Jordan Brennaman

Jordan Brennaman swearing-in ceremony

The Xenia Fire Division welcomed a new member to its team as Jordan Brennaman was sworn in Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Brennaman joins Xenia Fire Division from Xenia Township Fire Department, where he served since July of 2019. Brennaman is a lifelong Xenia...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Judge Mike Murry, Pete Creamer reflect on 12 years of service as their terms come to an end

Judge Murry and Pete Creamer

If you thought a cup of coffee with a friend couldn’t change the course of your life, just ask Judge Michael Murry and Pete Creamer.

Murry and Creamer have been friends for nearly 40 years, but it was a meeting over coffee at Tim Horton&rsquo...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Mayor issues proclamation for Xenia Public Service workers credited with saving man's life

Public Service Workers Honored

Two Xenia Public Service workers are being honored for their quick thinking and action, which medics say saved a man’s life.

On Tuesday, December 3, Bill Rogers and Bob Hughes, who are both Equipment Operators for Xenia Public Service, were runni...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Xenia Finance Department honored with Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Finance Department Awarded

The City of Xenia’s Finance Department was given a prestigious honor during Thursday night’s City Council meeting, as it was presented with the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. The award is given by the Ohio Auditor of State&am...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Preparing for the worst: Xenia first responders take part in large-scale active shooter training

Xenia Active Shooter Training

In 2018 there were 27 active shooter incidents in the United States, according to FBI data. Five of the shootings occurred at schools.

In order to prepare for the worst, emergency personnel in Xenia including Xenia Police Division, Xenia Fire Division and ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Go behind the scenes with Xenia Public Service during hydrant flushing

Hydrant Flushing in Xenia

Each day in the City of Xenia there is more than 200 miles of pipes delivering excellent water to residents of the city.  In order to maintain water quality, Xenia Public Service flushes hydrants twice a year.

During the course of the year, sedime...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Xenia Fire Division welcomes firefighter/paramedic Justin Cason

Justin Cason swearing-in ceremony

The Xenia Fire Division family is growing as firefighter/paramedic Justin Cason was sworn in Monday afternoon.

(City of Xenia Law Director Donnette Fisher facilitates swearing-in ceremony for Justin Cason.)

Cason is a 2013 graduate of Shawnee High School in...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Xenia Fire Division show off fire engine, ambulance to Xenia Preschool students

Xenia Fire Division visits Xenia Preschool

There may be some future firefighters at Xenia Preschool after a visit Thursday from the Xenia Fire Division.

Students, ages 3- 5, toured a fire engine and were able to see an ambulance used by the Xenia Fire Division.

Firefighters let kids hold some of the...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Public Service workers give Xenia Preschool students tour of City vehicles

Xenia Preschoolers meet Public Service workers to tour trucks

Students at Xenia Preschool got to get in the driver's seat Wednesday morning of several Public Service vehicles. 

Public Service workers parked several large vehicles including a snow plow and street sweeper outside of the school building on Edis...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

2020 Census: Why your participation is vital to Xenia's future

Every 10 years the United States government counts the number of people living in the country. The Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution, and in 2020 another will take place.

Area census offices have already started to open across the country, and ce...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Detective Matthew Miller awarded Xenia Police Division's highest honor

Det. Matthew Miller awarded Casey Elliott Memorial 'City's Finest' Award

Detective Matthew Miller of the Xenia Police Division (XPD) was recently awarded the department’s highest honor, the Casey Elliott Memorial “City’s Finest” Award. Detective Miller was among those honored at the 28th...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Xenia City Council permanently changes meeting time to 6 p.m.

Xenia City Council meeting, Thursday, September 12

Xenia City Council approved an Administrative Motion at its most recent meeting Thursday, September 12, to permanently change the time of its meetings to 6 p.m.

Council first approved a motion in June to temporarily move up the meeting time from 7 p.m. to ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Student robotics team, Quick Bots, meets with Xenia City Planner

Quick Bots team learns about city planning

A group of seven students met with Xenia's City Planner Friday morning to learn about his job and how projects are executed.

The group who visited are the Quick Bots team, which is made up of students, ages nine - 14. They're part of a First Lego League Ro...

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