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February 16, 2015

A few days ago I chose to violate a local Xenia City ordinance that I consider to be immoral, unethical and unconstitutional.  I was not aware that Xenia passed an ordinance banning panhandling until I met a woman who was released from the local jail.  When she was released she had no cash, no phone, no car and nobody to help her out.  As a result she did what would come natural to most human beings: she asked another person for help.

A few days ago I chose to violate a local Xenia City ordinance that I consider to be immoral, unethical and unconstitutional.  I was not aware that Xenia passed an ordinance banning panhandling until I met a woman who was released from the local jail.  When she was released she had no cash, no phone, no car and nobody to help her out.  As a result she did what would come natural to most human beings: she asked another person for help.

March 29, 2011

From the 1930s through 1970s, a national school consolidation movement occurred that was inspired by educational reformers like Ellwood Cubberley and James Conant. Thousands of small schools across the state and nation were closed. Larger school districts were created and larger school buildings were built to accommodate the new students in smaller classes. The sales pitch for school consolidation was cost saving efficiency, more curricular choice, higher wages for teachers, and, consequently, a higher quality of education resulting in higher student achievement.

March 3, 2011

The Xenia Community Schools list of expenditures and the 2010 Check Register is now available online for review by the community and by our readers.

The Check Register for the Xenia Community Schools for year 2010 is now available also:

Click here to view the 2010 Check Register for XCS District.

February 25, 2011

XENIA, OH -- The City of Xenia has decided to appeal to the Court of Common Pleas a recent arbitration decision which awarded its Fire Division Lieutenants and Captains more than $82,000 for overtime they did not work. In a decision dated January 27, 2011, arbitrator Cynthia Stanley, an attorney from Indianapolis, Indiana, found the City violated the labor agreement by temporarily assigning on-duty personnel to meet staffing needs instead of calling in off-duty officers. The situation arose during the recent financial crises when the City was only operating one fire station. 

February 25, 2011

XENIA, OH -- The City of Xenia has decided to appeal to the Court of Common Pleas a recent arbitration decision which awarded its Fire Division Lieutenants and Captains more than $82,000 for overtime they did not work. In a decision dated January 27, 2011, arbitrator Cynthia Stanley, an attorney from Indianapolis, Indiana, found the City violated the labor agreement by temporarily assigning on-duty personnel to meet staffing needs instead of calling in off-duty officers. The situation arose during the recent financial crises when the City was only operating one fire station. 

February 25, 2011

XENIA, OH -- The City of Xenia has decided to appeal to the Court of Common Pleas a recent arbitration decision which awarded its Fire Division Lieutenants and Captains more than $82,000 for overtime they did not work. In a decision dated January 27, 2011, arbitrator Cynthia Stanley, an attorney from Indianapolis, Indiana, found the City violated the labor agreement by temporarily assigning on-duty personnel to meet staffing needs instead of calling in off-duty officers. The situation arose during the recent financial crises when the City was only operating one fire station. 

September 18, 2010

Xenia City Council & The Maimi Valley Regianol Planning Commission approves $168,744 to Design Bike Trail Connector Tunnel.

Xenia, Ohio - On August 26, 2010, The City of Xenia Council voted on an emergency resolution, approving a $21,744 increase in project cost to design a tunnel. The Title of the Ordinance was

“An Emergency Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Change Order with LJB, Inc. for the Jamestown Connector Tunnel Design and establish a new Not-to-Exceed Amount.”

September 18, 2010

Xenia City Council & The Maimi Valley Regianol Planning Commission approves $168,744 to Design Bike Trail Connector Tunnel.

Xenia, Ohio - On August 26, 2010, The City of Xenia Council voted on an emergency resolution, approving a $21,744 increase in project cost to design a tunnel. The Title of the Ordinance was

“An Emergency Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Change Order with LJB, Inc. for the Jamestown Connector Tunnel Design and establish a new Not-to-Exceed Amount.”

August 6, 2010

On July 29, 2010, Xenia City Council met in a special session. The posted agenda was for this meeting to be only an “Executive Session to discuss Potential Litigation”. However they actually done a lot more!

June 22, 2010

Xenia, Ohio -  Did you know there is a group of volunteers in the area that provide vital tools and resources to our Cities, Townships, and County, free! These individuals use their own resources, time, & equipment to be an integrated part of our local government communications infrastructure.

June 14, 2010

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May 23, 2010

The latest economic trends report by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reveals why City of Xenia officials think they need more of taxpayer's scarce financial resources. In 2009, the report shows a 3 percent increase in GDP, which means total revenue produces by all our work as a nation. That figure reminds me of pre-industrial era economic growth when governments and citizens lived within their means most of the time.

The latest economic trends report by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reveals why City of Xenia officials think they need more of taxpayer's scarce financial resources. In 2009, the report shows a 3 percent increase in GDP, which means total revenue produces by all our work as a nation. That figure reminds me of pre-industrial era economic growth when governments and citizens lived within their means most of the time.

May 19, 2010

The smell of a dead tax levy seems to be what political consultants are circling for, and the failed Kettering Schools levy is no different.  Less than one day after the 6.9 mil school levy failed to pass in Kettering, Paul Fallon of Fallon Research, a political consultancy firm, contacted the district leadership with a sales pitch.

The smell of a dead tax levy seems to be what political consultants are circling for, and the failed Kettering Schools levy is no different.  Less than one day after the 6.9 mil school levy failed to pass in Kettering, Paul Fallon of Fallon Research, a political consultancy firm, contacted the district leadership with a sales pitch.

May 17, 2010

I recently received a letter from the city of Xenia informing me that I overpaid my income tax to the city for 2009. It was nice of them to inform me and be honest about my mistake; but no refund check was included, and there was no indication of when the surplus amount would be refunded to me.

I recently received a letter from the city of Xenia informing me that I overpaid my income tax to the city for 2009. It was nice of them to inform me and be honest about my mistake; but no refund check was included, and there was no indication of when the surplus amount would be refunded to me.

The letter simply stated that my overpayment would be applied to the next year's tax filing…I guess in case of under-payment on my part, the City of Xenia is holding my 2009 over-payment as collateral, as an interest-free loan.

May 16, 2010

A new state revenue report by the Tax Foundation came our yesterday. The report entitled “State Revenue Changes from 2008 to 2009” reveals Ohio tax revenues declined 8.7 percent the period assessed. Ohio ranked 28 which amounted to 2/10 of a percent below the national average of 8.9 percent.

A new state revenue report by the Tax Foundation came our yesterday. The report entitled “State Revenue Changes from 2008 to 2009” reveals Ohio tax revenues declined 8.7 percent the period assessed. Ohio ranked 28 which amounted to 2/10 of a percent below the national average of 8.9 percent.

May 14, 2010

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.

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.