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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: November 26, 2019

Xenia selected as semi-finalist city for reality TV show ‘Small Business Revolution’

Small Business Revolution - Xenia

Six-thousand cities across the country were nominated for the chance to be featured on the reality TV show ‘Small Business Revolution’, and Xenia has been selected as a top-10 semi-finalist city. 

The reality show is an origina...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Leaf collection underway in Xenia

2019 Leaf Collection

Leaf collection in the City of Xenia begins on November 18th and continues through December 13th.

The city is divided into two zones and Xenia Public Service collect leaves from each zone twice. Zone 1 includes all areas north of Main Street and Zone 2 inc...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Xenia Police adopting five families as part of annual 'Beards and Badges' campaign

XPD Beards and Badges

For the fourth year, Xenia Police Division is allowing male officers to say ‘so long’ to the razor for its 'Beards and Badges' campaign.

XPD has put its own spin on the ‘No-Shave November’ campaign, which encourages men to not shave their facial hair in or...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Four new firefighters, two promoted officers sworn-in during ceremony

XFD Swearing-In Ceremony

Four new firefighters who recently joined Xenia Fire Division were sworn-in Tuesday afternoon in front of family, friends and fellow firefighters.

City Council chambers were packed as the firefighters took their oath with the City of Xenia Law Director Don...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Two XPD officers, 911 dispatcher awarded for service to domestic violence victims

Domestic Violence Awards

Two Xenia Police officers and 911 dispatcher were recently awarded for their excellence in handling situations involving domestic violence.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and at recent police awards, Officers Jacalyn Masur and Christopher Ree...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

City launches 'Xenia Proud' initiative for residents to give feedback on employee service

Xenia Proud Initiative

There is a new addition to the City Administration Building and the Justice Center. Mailboxes labeled 'Xenia Proud' are now posted at the buildings as a way for residents to give feedback on employee service.

'Xenia Proud' cards are available in the lobby ...

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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 28, 2019

20-year veteran of Xenia Police Division, Robert Stouffer, retires

Officer Robert Stouffer

After 20 years of service with the Xenia Police Division, Officer Robert “Bob” Stouffer will respond to his last call on October 31, 2019, marking his retirement.

Officer Stouffer received his Ohio Peace Officer certification in 1991 fr...

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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 28, 2019

Xenia Deputy Fire Chief retires after 25 years of service

Deputy Fire Chief Joe Mullikin

After twenty-five years of service to the Xenia community, Deputy Fire Chief Joe Mullikin has retired from the City of Xenia Fire Division. Mullikin retired from the division on August 16, 2019.

Deputy Chief Mullikin began his public safety service in 1991...

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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 10, 2019

Greene County Complete Count Committee recruiting temporary workers for 2020 Census

2020 Census

As the country gears up for the 2020 Census, the Greene County Complete Count Committee is looking for temporary workers.

Across the nation, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting 2.7 million people to make sure every person in the nation is counted.

A Census...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Xenia Mayor gets first-hand look at U.S. Air Force Reserve role during Civic Leader Tour

Civic Leader Tour

Xenia Mayor Sarah Mays is getting a first-hand look at the important role members of the local 445th Airlift Wing play each day. The 445th Airlift Wing is part of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and operates out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Mayor Mays an...

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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: October 1, 2019

Ohio artist begins work on second tree carving in Shawnee Park

Ohio artist Matt Missey carves sculpture of Tecumseh in Shawnee Park

For the past 20 years, Matt Missey has been making artwork out of trees.

Missey uses a chainsaw to carve intricate images into trees and already has artwork in Xenia's Shawnee Park.

On Tuesday, October 1, Missey started work on his second project in Shawnee...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Get Involved: Vacancy on Xenia Civil Service Commission

Xenia residents who would like to make a difference in their city in less than 20 hours per year, should apply to fill the vacancy on the Civil Service Commission.

The commission is made up of five members, all of whom are residents of Xenia. The members a...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

City Staff delivers Capital Improvement Plan to Xenia City Council

Downtown Xenia

The City of Xenia is laying out its planned projects for the next four years in its annual Capital Improvement Plan.

City Staff delivered the more than 50-page report to City Council on Thursday, September 26.

The plan lists many important improvement proje...

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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 19, 2019

Xenia Police Captain selected for FBI training at Quantico

Capt. Stutes selected for FBI training

In one word, Captain Chris Stutes can sum up why he’s a 23-year veteran of the Xenia Police Division: commitment.

Captain Stutes is committed to furthering his training in order to gain more knowledge that will enhance his daily duties at the Jus...

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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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