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A Taste of Xenia, Ohio

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT XENIA?
  1. Xenia is a city in and the county seat of Greene County, Ohio, United States. The municipality is located in southwestern Ohio 21 miles from Dayton and is part of the Dayton. The name comes from the Greek word Xenia, which means "hospitality". As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 25,719.

  2. Many of its residents supported the Underground Railroad in the years before the Civil War.

  3. Xenia is the third largest city by population in Greene County, behind Fairborn and Beavercreek. By population, it is the largest place in the United States whose name begins with the letter X.

  4. Xenia was struck by an F2 tornado on April 25, 1989 and again by an F4 tornado on September 20, 2000. The 1989 tornado caused over $2 million in damage, but no one was killed. The twister of 2000 killed one person, and injured 100 people. This tornado followed a path roughly parallel to the 1974 tornado.

  5. Comedian Dave Chappelle owns several houses in Xenia.

Radio Stations


WCSU 88.9 FM Wilberforce, OH Urban Contemporary
WDPS 89.5 FM Dayton, OH Jazz
WROU 92.1 FM West Carrollton, OH Rhythmic Oldies
WFCJ 93.7 FM Miamisburg, OH Religious
WZLR 95.3 FM Xenia, OH Classic Hits
WHIO 95.7 FM Pleasant Hill, OH News/Talk
WYDA 96.9 FM Troy, OH Top-40
WNCI 97.9 FM Columbus, OH Top-40
WCHD 99.9 FM Kettering, OH Top-40
WEEC 100.7 FM Springfield, OH Religious
WKLN 102.3 FM Wilmington, OH Christian Contemporary
WDHT 102.9 FM Urbana, OH Hip Hop
WGRR 103.5 FM Hamilton, OH Classic Hits
WRZX 106.5 FM Greenville, OH Oldies

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Demographics of Xenia, Ohio

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

82.0%

13.4%

0.4%

0.5%

1.7%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Xenia, Ohio


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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Byuti 73 Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -  For the beloved neighbors of our community that want a unique salon experience and the personal attention they deserve. - 29 S Detroit St Xenia, Ohio 45385 (937) 352-0055  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Soul To Go -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   131 Cincinnati Ave Xenia, OH 45385 (937) 352-6605   - (reviews)

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Ohio Youth Activists and National Allies Respond to Grand Jury Decision to NOT Indict Police in Greene County Shooting Death of 22-Year-Old John Crawford, III

- NO INDICTMENT?

Ohio Student Association (OSA) reacts to Grand Jury’s decision not to indictment police in Green County, Xenia, Ohio -


Dayton, OH-- Just days after an 11-mile march of hundreds of people from a Wal-Mart in Beavercreek, Ohio, where police shot and killed 22-year-old John Crawford III on August 5, to the Greene County Court of Common Pleas in Xenia, Ohio, to demand justice and to increase national attention for a federal investigation in the wake of several police shootings deaths of young people of color nationwide, a special grand jury decided not to indict officers. Below is statement from Ohio Student Association (OSA) Political Director, James Hayes, a march participant and lead organizers:

“There is no justice to be found in Green County for John Crawford and his family. After viewing the surveillance video, I witnessed officers enter the Wal-Mart at 8:25 and by 8:27 leave john Crawford on the ground with a body pierced with two bullets. The 911 caller blatantly lied about the actions of John and due to the lack of proper assessment of the situation, a mother and father will never see their son again and children will grow up without their father,” said James Hayes.

VIEW THE SURVEILLANCE TAPE HERE: http://www.whio.com/videos/

QUICK FACTS:
No indictments against officers in Walmart shooting. Crawford case is county's third police-involved fatal shooting in five years with no indictments in previous two cases. Ferguson, Mo.-area residents in town to support local demonstrators. John Crawford III's family and supporters had called for the release of the surveillance video from Walmart in the time leading up to today's announcement. That video was released today during the news conference. For more information on events, see www.OhioStudentAssociation.org/

Ohio Student Association is a statewide youth-led organization building power for social, economic and educational justice is a group of young people in Ohio, working together in an intergenerational movement for racial, social, economic and educational justice, including college students, high school students, graduates and grad students. www.ohiostudentassociation.org.

Ohio Organizing Collaborative is an innovative statewide organization that unites community organizing groups, labor unions, faith organizations, and policy institutes across the state. www.ohorganizing.org.

Freedom Side is a collective of young leaders of color, standing together at the front lines of the fight for racial justice. www.freedomside.org

Ohio Prophetic Voices is a statewide network of clergy and congregations committed to moving a powerful prophetic narrative around racial and economic justice in their congregations and the larger public sphere.

PICO National Network is part of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative. PICO National Network is the largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network in the United States. PICO works with 1,000 religious congregations in more than 200 cities and towns through its 60 local and state federations. PICO and its federations are non-partisan and do not endorse or support candidates for office. PICO urges people of faith to consult their faith traditions for guidance on specific policies and legislation. Learn more at www.piconetwork.org.

Today, Special Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier announced a grand jury would not indict the officers' involved in the fatal shooting of John Crawford III at a southwest Ohio Wal-Mart in Beavercreek, Ohio, a prosecutor said. Below is statement from Ohio Student Association Political Director, James Hayes.

“There is no justice to be found in Green County for John Crawford and his family. After viewing the surveillance video, I witnessed officers enter the Wal-Mart at 8:25 and by 8:27 leave john Crawford on the ground with a body pierced with two bullets. The 911 caller blatantly lied about the actions of John and due to the lack of proper assessment of the situation, a mother and father will never see their son again and children will grow up without their father,” said James Hayes.

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CHURCHES



  1. United African Methodist Episcopal Church -  286 E Church St, Xenia, OH (937) 372-3366   - (visit website)

  2. Zion Baptist Church -  565 E. Main Street Xenia, Ohio 45385 (937) 372-6406  - (visit website)

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