Owner & Contributor
Credential #: 00001 – Exp. 2017
Member LION Publishers (www.lionpublishers.com)
Favorite Quote: “My interest is in the future, because I’m going to spend the rest of my life there.” -Charles Kettering.
Josh is an active community volunteer and leader, who has served on the Xenia City Council, Xenia Planning & Zoning Commission, Greene County Regional Planning Commission, Xenia Community Festival, Xenia Youth Expo, Greene County Career Center Advisory Board, and more. He’s a full-time professional in the Engineering and Manufacturing Industry, as a top technology consultant traveling the country.
He founded “Xenia’s Word on the Street” in 2010, with a mission to engage his fellow citizens in his community. Josh admits he is often “grammatically incorrect” and spelling is never an engineer’s strong suit, so a career or even hobby is writing was never in his plans, however he has found a passion for communicating with and engaging our community.
Our contributors are all volunteers, who share a passion for our community and their art/talents.
Feature Writer – Milepost
Alan King has lived in this Xenia area nearly all of his life, but has seen a good bit of our country and a little of the rest of the world along the way too. For him, “returning to the lush area around Xenia after a trip is always the best part of any vacation.”
He was born in 1947 at the McClellan Hospital on Rogers Street. Attended Tecumseh, Shawnee, Central, XHS 1965, Wright State 1969. Was in the US Army from 69-71, then on to Grad School at Wright State in 1973. He started Kiddie Kingdom in 1974 and still enjoying that every day. He is currently the President of X*ACT. Married to the beautiful and talented Karen King and has 4 kids and 2 grandkids. Alan currently resides in Xenia Township.
Darryl L. McGee
Sports Columnist and Writer
Credential #: 00005 – Exp. 2017
Darryl is a lifetime resident of Xenia and a graduate of both Xenia High School and the Central State University. Darryl has a bachelor’s in Communications and has worked on the Staff of the Gold Torch (CSU Paper) Xenia Daily Gazette, and the Greene County Shopper. He has covered the communities of Xenia and Wilberforce.
Darryl is excited to be a part of the Xenia Word team, and looks forward to bringing our community local sports coverage, the “right way”, which is to go out and cover the events!
Ask the Experts
Shari Kern is President/CEO of RESTORE The Massage Body Shop, located at
280 North Detroit Street in Xenia. Sheri writes the Comfort, Trust, and Massage features.
Dr. Victoria Strickland is the owner of VTS Physical Therapy, LLC, where she offers hope for the hurting head to toe and help on the road back to a healthy life one individual person at a time.
She sees patients at two locations:
Restore The Massage Body Shop
280 North Detroit Street, Suite C
Xenia Oh 45385
A Sacred Space
810 Orchard Lane, Suite 201
Beavercreek, OH 45434
Gery L. Deer is an independent columnist and business writer.
Deer In Headlines is distributed by GLD Enterprises Communications, Ltd. More at gerydeer.com
Join The Team
We are always looking for stories, opinions, events, and more….on all things Xenia. We will be pleased to feature your bio and name here! Please contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maybe you are a student wanting to co-op or get experience writing. Maybe you are a budding professional or amateur writer or local photographer wanting exposure. We are in search of those who want to volunteer their time to inform our community, by engaging their talents.
There is no set schedule, and you are free to cover the events and topics you wish, as long as they meet our standards of honest & confirmed facts.
We are looking for guest writers, editorials, or photojournalist to provide content on ideas like:
We love articles, pictures, audio, and/or video content. Help us achieve our mission, to bring our readers and listeners great online content dedicated to Xenia!