Xenia http://wyso.org en Xenia's Anison James Colbert Inducted Into Civil Rights Hall of Fame http://wyso.org/post/xenias-anison-james-colbert-inducted-civil-rights-hall-fame <p>A prominent African-American Xenia resident was inducted into the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame Thursday morning.<br /><br />During the fifth-annual Civil Rights Hall of Fame ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse, Anison James Colbert expressed that the Hall of Fame honor was the best day of his life and told the crowd the motto he&#39;s trying to live by.<br /><br />&quot;Good better best - never let it rest until your good becomes better and your better becomes best,&quot; Colbert shared at the ceremony.<br /> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 23:02:11 +0000 Wayne Baker 40143 at http://wyso.org Xenia Faces More Cuts, Controversy Ahead Of School Levy Issue On Ballot http://wyso.org/post/xenia-faces-more-cuts-controversy-ahead-school-levy-issue-ballot <p>The Xenia Community School District may be facing more cuts if a levy on the ballot next week fails. The district is asking for a 5 year 4.8 mill emergency levy to help address a $3 million deficit.</p><p>In the last two years, the district has already cut 8.8 million dollars from their budget. Teachers and administrators have had pay freezes with no step increases and will pay higher insurance premiums. That&#39;s caused a controversy with the Xenia Educational&nbsp; Support professionals Union, who represent bus drivers, custodians, food service workers and other staff.</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 21:23:18 +0000 Emily McCord 6122 at http://wyso.org