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Posted on: February 12, 2020

City of Xenia issues new Request for Proposals to redevelop former K Mart property

The City of Xenia on Monday, February 10, issued a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of the former K Mart property in Xenia Towne Square.  

In June 2016, the City signed a purchase and sales agreement with Brandicorp, a northe...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Residents asked to double check items being flushed, such as 'flushable' wipes

Lift Station

After multiple emergency repairs to one of the city’s sanitary sewer lift stations, the City of Xenia’s Public Service Department is asking residents to double check items that are being flushed such as baby wipes.

Over the past four mo...

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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: February 3, 2020

Dozens of employers expected at 2020 Xenia Job and Career Fair

2020 Xenia Job and Career Fair

The 2020 Xenia Job and Career Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 and dozens of employers are expected to attend.

The free event will take place to the public from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Xenia Adult Recreation & Services Center at the Xenia REACH...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

After 23 years of service, City of Xenia finance employee Dennis Evans retires

Dennis Evans

Finance employee Dennis Evans is retiring from the City of Xenia after 23 years of service.   

Dennis is a graduate of Cedarville High School and pursued his higher education at Wright State University, graduating with a Bachelor&rsqu...

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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.

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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: January 2, 2020

Xenia Police Captain Chris Stutes graduates from FBI training in Quantico, Virginia

Captain Chris Stutes FBI training graduation

Xenia Police Captain Chris Stutes has joined an elite group of Americans. He is now a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Captain Stutes began the training in October and graduated at the end of December. Two hundred and fifty-eight...

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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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