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06/20/2017 06:38 PM
Outgoing superintendent pleased with districta s progress -

So it should come as no surprise that even his decision to retire - which he announced prior to the end of this past school year - was done with kids in mind: his own, and the Xenia Community School District's. "It's time for someone younger," said Morrison, who turns 66 in July.


06/20/2017 02:14 PM
Georgia and Ohio remain key recruiting battlegrounds for Gophers under P.J. Fleck

The Gophers had some big recruiting success in Georgia under Jerry Kill and Tracy Claeys, landing such players as Rodney Smith, Shannon Brooks, Jalen Myrick and Jonathan Celestin. But new coach P.J. Fleck's staff is showing an ability to pull recruits out of the Peach State, too.


06/20/2017 09:41 AM
Foody Post American Legion and Auxiliary

Editor's note: Please note we are re-running Joan Baxter's historical column from Friday, June 16 as an error occured and an incorrect version of the column was printed - this was the paper's error not Joan's. We regret the error.


06/19/2017 07:07 PM
XPD sergeant graduates leadership school -

Xenia police Sergeant Jeff Osburn is one of 30 Ohio law enforcement officers who recently graduated from the Public Safety Leadership Academy held by The Ohio State University - John Glenn College of Public Affairs. The academy is an intensive and innovative 11-week course that is an investment in making Ohio safer by investing in police leaders at the state, county and local levels.


06/19/2017 07:07 PM
Love for trains cana t be derailed -

Submitted photo Xenia resident Dick Strous has an affinity for trains and is a reason the Carillon Rail Festival exists. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25 "Many years ago when I was a kid, my dad had a hardware story and he gave my brother and I a little American Flyer three-rail train," Strous said.


06/19/2017 07:07 PM
Ride for veterans set -

The Second Annual Motorcycle Ride for the Veterans will take place Saturday, June 24 at Buckminn's D&D in Xenia. Bob Perry, who is organizing the event, said the event is aimed at benefiting the Dayton National Cemetery Honor Squad.


06/19/2017 02:50 PM
City seeking input on Carnegie Library -

In partnership with volunteer group Xenia Carnegie Library Friends, Xenia officials will host the second of three planning meetings to discuss revitalization efforts for library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 in the Xenia City Council Chambers, 107 E. Main St. The meeting will include a follow-up to the first public meeting held in the spring, and presents another opportunity for citizens - especially those who missed the first session - to get caught up and to be a part of efforts to bring the Xenia Carnegie Library back to life. The meeting will also include a short presentation by Mary Ellen Armentrout, author of the book "Carnegie Libraries of Ohio: Our Cultural Heritage."


06/16/2017 10:21 PM
Recycling plant celebrates 100 -

River Metals Recycling purchased the assets and business of Xenia Iron & Metal in July 2007, but the Xenia yard traces its roots back to 1917. Over the years, RMR teammates have grown the company by executing strategies that have led to RMR's success and reflect RMR's core values: safety, excellence, integrity, and respect.


06/16/2017 05:50 PM
Xenia obtaining land for muni cemetery -

City Council June 8 authorized the acquisition of a pair of properties near East Third and Sims streets, one, the historic Gowdy Reformed Cemetery - belonging to the Xenia Memorial United Presbyterian Church - and the other a 2.017 acre parcel owned by a private citizen. Xenia will pay $12,000 for the vacant parcel and nothing for the Gowdy cemetery, according to City Manager Brent Merriman.


06/16/2017 03:32 PM
County prepping for water switch -

Commissioners June 14 approved the final three resolutions needed to allow the county to proceed with the estimated $5-7 million project. The county - which supplies water to Cedarville, Wilberforce and Shawnee Hills - is constructing its own water line and connecting it to the North Beavercreek water system in an effort to save money.


06/16/2017 10:55 AM
American Legion auxiliary

April 8, 1920 was the date selected to assemble a group of ladies who might be interested in forming an auxiliary for the American Legion Post 95. A temporary chairman, secretary and treasurer were appointed along with a committee to construct By-laws and a Constitution for the fledgling organization. It was agreed that the group would meet in one week at the Chamber of Commerce room for further planning.


06/16/2017 01:57 AM
Hamvention Reports Second-Largest Attendance Ever for 2017 Show

That is the second-largest reported attendance in the history of the event. Hamvention attendance peaked in 1993 at 33,669, before the 1996 change in date from April to May while it was still being held at Hara Arena.


06/13/2017 05:57 PM
Village of Clifton highlighting history during Ohio Chaurauqua...

The Village of Clifton will become the home of live local music and historical-themed performances June 13-17 during the Ohio Chautauqua Festival. The festival celebrates history and education, allowing attendees to view live performances that highlight history and later give them the opportunity to interact with the character.


06/13/2017 08:32 AM
Murrells celebrate 60 years

The couple was married in 1957 at the Bowersville Church of Christ. They have two children: Keith and Traci Murrell of California; and Krystal Kinley of Xenia.


06/13/2017 08:32 AM
Cycling Classic set for July 13-16 -

Cycling is only one aspect of the Greene Trails Cycling Classic. Participants return year after year for the great food and visiting with friends.