In brief


City hiring firefighter/paramedics

The City of Xenia is accepting applicants for lateral entry firefighter/paramedic positions.

Qualified applicants must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 at time of appointment, have a high school diploma or equivalent, be certified with the State of Ohio as a Level II Firefighter and as a State of Ohio Certified Paramedic, be able to obtain Fire Safety Inspector certification within six months of appointment, hold a valid Ohio driver’s license and be insurable under the city’s insurance, of good character with a good credit rating and no police record of arrests for a felony or a misdemeanor involving violence or moral turpitude.

Applicants may submit cover letter and resume via mail to Jackie Potter, Human Resources Department, 107 E. Main St., Xenia, Ohio 45385 or via email to

If you have specific questions about lateral entry please contact Jackie Potter, Human Resources Director, at 937-376-7273 or via email at

Xenia Community Festival Sept. 15-16

On Sept. 15 from 4-9 p.m. and Sept. 16 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. the Xenia Community Festival will be held in Shawnee Park. There will be a Balloon Glow Sept. 15, and local band Brass Tracks performs on Sept. 16. These events will be free.

The annual parade will open Saturday morning’s activities, moving from downtown Xenia north through Xenia, led by Grand Marshall Gabby Enright of WHIO TV.


Popcorn Festival Sept. 9-10

The Beavercreek Popcorn Festival is open Sept. 9 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sept. 10 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Dayton-Xenia Road, Between North Fairfield and Meadow Bridge.

The festival has over 200 booths with festival foods, treats, special services, creative crafts, and specialties made with popcorn.

For more information send an email to BeavercreekPopcornFestival or call 937-602-2676.

Citizens Police Academy accepting registrations

From Sept. 13 through Nov. 1, meeting from 6:30-9:30 p.m. each Wednesday, the Beavercreek Police Department will be conducting its Citizens Police Academy.

Participants will learn about all functions of the police department, including legal issues, patrol operations, investigations, and canine unit. Class members will also have the opportunity for a ride along with patrol officers and a visit to the firearms range. You must be 18 years or older to apply and must be either a resident or business owner in the City of Beavercreek or Beavercreek Township. For more information, or to register, contact Academy Commander, Sergeant Dan Krall at 937-426-1225 or visit the CPA webpage. Class size is limited and registration ends Aug. 25.

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