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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks show will be held as scheduled

The City of Xenia is pleased to announce the annual Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks show will be held as scheduled, the evening of Friday, July 3rd, 2020.

The City has been working with the Sonnycalb family and Xenia Rotary to safely present this annual...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Hydrant flushing to take place in Xenia June 1-5

Twice a year the City of Xenia flushes fire hydrants in order to test the hydrants and clean the water mains (main line in the water supply system). 

Flushing takes place in the spring and again in the fall. In 2020, flushing will be done during t...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Governor DeWine announces 'Responsible Restart Ohio' plan

Governor Mike DeWine announced the ’Responsible Restart Ohio’ plan Monday afternoon, April 27th, laying out guidelines of when certain areas of the workforce may return. "What we put together is a plan based on all the information...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

DP&L makes changes to ease financial burden to customers during COVID-19 crisis

Dayton Power and Light has recently made changes to ease the financial burden for customers due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Disconnections have already been suspended for residential customers for the duration of the State of Emergency, but in addition:

  • DP&...
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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Two juveniles arrested in break-in, vandalism of Saint Brigid Church

On Sunday, April 5, 2020 at approximately 8:48 a.m. Xenia Police officers responded to St. Brigid Church on a report of a breaking and entering.   

Church employees reported they discovered the break-in, and significant vandalism, when th...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Greene County Environmental Services open for yard waste drop-off, recycling drop-off

Yard waste drop-off, recycling drop-off and mulch pick-up is now available at Greene County Environmental Services.

Hours for yard waste drop-off are:

  • Monday - Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Recycling drop-off and mulch pick...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Xenia Police warning of scammers using COVID-19 crisis to prey on vicitms

Xenia Police Division is warning the public to be vigilant against scammers trying to take advantage during this time.

The following are scams being reported in the country:

  • Robocalls making fraudulent offers to sell respirator masks with no intent of deliv...
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Posted on: April 3, 2020

City of Xenia Victim Advocate Office remains open to help those in need

As we continue to follow Ohio’s ‘Stay at Home’ order, the City of Xenia Victim Advocate Division wants domestic violence victims to know they are still available to help 24 hours a day. Anyone who needs help can call their of...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Safety steps to take during severe weather season in Ohio

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 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 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 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 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 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: 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

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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