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Xenia Gazette News Current (Newspaper) - February 26, 2010, Xenia, Ohio Gazette news current big picture local focus. Today s forecast Snow High of 30� weather 16a Friday february 26, 2010 vol 3 no i 75 cents single copy $2.20/wk. Home delivered Xenia a Beavercreek Jamestown a Cedarville a yellow Springs a Spring Valley a Bellbrook a Wilberforce a school districts have struggled for years As far As having to go Hack to voters. A Rosalee Townsend Xenia Board of education treasurer Xenia schools9 $2m in cuts include 14 teachers year round Calendar by Nikki Ferrell staff writer Xenia a fourteen teacher positions a year round Calendar option and participation in a county program for at risk students Are expected to he eliminated from the Xenia Community schools 2010 2011 budget after its school Hoard approved Over $2 million in cuts monday. In november voters passed a 2.9-Mill property tax increase to finance just Over half of the Cost of five new elementary schools after two previous defeats at the ballot Box. A school districts have struggled for years As far As having to go Back to voters a said Board of education treasurer Rosalee Townsend. Quot we did not feel like this was an option in these economic times so we wanted to get ahead of the curve so we done to have to go Back to the voters at this Point in superintendent Jeffrey k. Lewis was not available thursday for comment but is expected to release a statement about the cuts today. Other Money saving measures include increasing athletic fees reducing building budgets by 7.5 percent and reducing pre school costs. See schools Page 3a a a Heads up a basketball yellow Springs girls lose in tournament. Page 3b> noteworthy Benjamin a. Scarlett air Force airman Benjamin a. Scarlett graduated from Basic military training at Lackland air Force base san Antonio Texas. The airman completed an intensive eight week program that included training in military discipline and studies air Force Core values physical fitness and Basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who Complete Basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the air Force. He is the son of Debbie Scarlett of Darden drive Beaver Creek Ohio and grandson of Ellen Hunter of Central ave., Dayton. To suggest a noteworthy candidate email editor Greene out dailies of Don t miss these stories. A news youth behave rial services. In collaboration with the Board of integrated youth services Isth mental health amp recovery mar Board of Greene county is exploring the Best Way to continue critical crisis therapy medication and Day treatment services to children and youth in Light of devastating budget cuts. Page 3a it a a Community kiwanis meeting. John Hart attorney and Legal counsel at the University of Dayton was the guest speaker at the feb. 23 kiwanis meeting. Page 4a a a a sports Csc wins. Central state University s men s basketball marauders takes another big step towards the Quot trek to the tournament Quot this weekend after beating Urbana on thursday night 79 57. The marauders face the University of the District of Columbia on the Hardwood at Csc s Beacom Lewis gym saturday Page 3b it a deaths some Early activists from Wilberforce by Amy Mobbs h Arris and Sheila Darrow Wilberforce a Central state University archivist Sheila Darrow and English professor Amy Hobbs Harris Are applying for Federal funds to promote the Early history of the Wilberforce Community through a series of podcasts. These podcasts will inform visitors about the important role Black colleges played in the Early struggle for civil rights. While much attention has been paid to the work of twentieth Century activists like Martin Luther King jr., people Here in Greene county started working for civil rights far earlier. Near Xenia. Ohio a Small Community of free Blacks kept at least seven Quot stations on the underground Railroad before the civil War. Many of the 40, xxx slaves who escaped through Ohio were hidden Here along the Way. As traffic through the underground Railroad steadily increased Mem Bers of the methodist episcopal Church purchased a Small resort close to Xenia at Tarawa Springs. They wanted to open a University for african americans. In 1x56. They converted the resort hotel and cottages tin 54 acres into classrooms and dormitories for Ohio african University one of the first institutions of higher learning for african americans. At a time when it was illegal to teach a slave to read the school founders knew that see Wilberforce Page 3a it a no Accord at health debate democrats to try last push Washington of giving no ground a resident Barack Obama and Republican leaders fought forcefully for their competing visions of historic health care Reform thursday in an exhausting often testy live on to debate. Far from any Accord Obama signalled the democrats were prepared to push ahead for an All or nothing congressional vote. The Marathon 7.5-hour session did reveal narrow areas of agreement on the topic that has vexed Congress for months and defied . Leaders for decades. But larger ideological differences overwhelmed any common ideas All but cementing the widely held View that a meaningful bipartisan health care Bill is not possible As time grows Short in this election year. Obama rejected Republican preferences for starting Over discussing the Issue much longer or dealing with it in a limited step by step fashion. Pablo Martinez Monsivais a Republican leaders from left Senate minority Leader Mitch Mcconnell of ky., House minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio sen. John Mccain r-ariz., and Senate minority whip Jon of ariz., arrive at the Blair House across the Street from the White House in Washington see health Page 3a a a thursday to participate in the health care Summit with president Barack Obama. 1 Victor Cornell Greene 53, Xenia 1 Regis r. Bresni 86, Fairborn 1 Barbara s. Flora 1 Bill Pearce 83, Xenia Page 6a a a 50 years ago in Greene county feb. 26, 1960 five pupils and a teacher at Xenia High school will attend the third annual kiwanis teachers clinic at Wittenberg University Springfield Ohio on Friday. Online a should Ohio s smoking ban be repealed vote in our online poll the Index business.10a classifieds.8a 10a comics.12a county/region/state.2a lifestyle.13a14a lottery.6a opinion.5a outdoors.6b record.6a sports.3b-5b weather.16a Monico Potter Max Burkholder and Peter Krouse Star in parenthood Quot premiering tuesday on Abc. A inserted saturdays look who a hiring. A hospitality Homes East administrative assistant. See and Page 8a a a Why pay Moro save More than $80 a year and enjoy the convenience of Home delivery Coll 372-4444 ext 144a big thank you to s Tow Charles Caperton Greene county doilies icicles can still be seen hanging from roofs around Xenia. The icicles created hazardous conditions a week ago. More Snow is in the forecast today. Coming tomorrow a to amp Mori

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