[1975 • Xenia Daily Gazette • Local General/Spot News Reporting]
XENIA STAFF WEATHERED ADVERSITY TO COVER STORM
PULITZER ENTRY MATERIALS:
The submission’s cover letter tells how many Daily Gazette employees had their homes damaged or destroyed by the tornado and how the the roof was blown off the paper’s publishing plant. Despite all this, the staff carried on serving its community.
The paper’s submission includes coverage of the days and weeks following the tornado as the community struggled to recover.
Meteorologist Rich Wirdzek, WHIO Dayton, gives a 1-minute overview of the details of 1974 Xenia tornado in this video segment on the 40th anniversary of the devastation.
Documentary: “Day of the Killer Tornadoes”
This documentary video presented by the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency shows actual footage of tornadoes as they struck Xenia, Cincinnati and Louisville, Kentucky, on April 3, 1974.