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May 14, 2010 09:32 PM

After a defeat at the ballot box, Xenia City Manager Jim Percival and the Xenia City Council said they would attempt to place the failed tax levy on the November 5 ballot.  During a recent council meeting, statements were made indicating that there will be another attempt by city officials to pass the levy in order to hire additional public employees.

May 13, 2010 12:17 PM

In a recent announcement, the City of Xenia outlined the steps management is planning to take in order to meet budgetary shortfalls and lower revenues.  A city prelease release referenced “prolonged economic recession, diminishing revenues, and a close defeat of a proposed .5% income tax increase” as the main reasons for the staff cuts and the planned expense cutbacks.

May 12, 2010 07:09 AM

If you are driving around the City of Beavercreek, you may see union picketers standing at the intersection of Grange Hall and Dayton-Xenia Rd. claiming R.B. Jergens is “unfair” to its employees.  This is an unusual sight in our area; what is even more unusual, is that those holding the signs are not even Jergens employees.  They are instead representatives of Local 1410, the Laborers International Union of North America.

May 11, 2010 08:06 AM

Less than an hour away from Dayton there is a jungle of food goodness, international rarities and fresh produce that makes the thriftiest shopper surrender in awe.  Jungle Jim’s International Market is located in Fairfield, OH and could easily be one of the few wonders left in our area.  It’s a place where you would have to work very hard in order to not be able to find something to buy.

May 8, 2010 08:47 AM

In the aftermath of the failure of Issue 7 in Xenia, some troubling details and statements have been brought to light by individuals seemingly affiliated with the Xenia Fire Division and the  IAFF Local 698, and these statements, which could be labeled even as subtle threats are found to be disturbing by local area residents.  Issue 7, was to be an increase of 0.5% in income taxes for Xenia residents. IAFF is a member of AFL-CIO, the largest labor union conglomerate in the United States.

May 5, 2010 02:26 PM

A small group of Greene County activists, politicians, writers and independent journalists today announced the launch of Greene County Herald, a local news website aimed at overcoming the perceived shortcomings of mainstream media outlets perceived to be plagued by a biased approach to news, financial problems and bankruptcies.

May 5, 2010 05:52 PM

With the primaries behind us, the political atmosphere in Greene County is quickly return to the status quo.  Tea Party affiliated candidates lost in general by large margins, and no big surprises shocked county voters at the end of the day.  Big spending by Republican incumbents and insiders brought easy victories.

February 1, 2010 10:01 PM

Greene County Commissioners Marilyn Reid and Alan Anderson were correct in significantly reducing taxpayer contributions to the Dayton Development Coalition (DDC), except their rationale for doing so didn’t reveal the whole story. True enough, the budget is tight, but even in good times our elected officials shouldn’t be throwing money over the fence to special interests without competition for that work, without value added and without oversight. That’s precisely what happened in 2005-2006 with the Base Realignment And Closure (BRAC) Initiative Agreement between Greene County and the DDC. The simple truth is the only jobs protected by this effort were high priced consultants, lobbyists and career politicians who received kickbacks to their political campaigns. Here are the facts to support that assertion.