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Police Chief Jones said OPD will undergo new training in the near future to focus on de-escalation.

OPD concludes external report from November incident; finds no evidence of excessive force

The Oxford Police Department (OPD) has announced the conclusion of its external investigation of the incident between Officer Matthew Blauvelt and Miami University student Devin Johnson. According to a statement released on April 3, the team conducting the investigation determined that Blauvelt was compliant with department protocol and did not use excessive force against Johnson. 

City staff and councilors discuss the direction they want to take in regard to the Oxford Fire Department financial deficit at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

City council and staff weigh options for new fire and EMS staff

After two resignations from a shift captain and a full-time firefighter/paramedic, Oxford Fire Department (OFD) is desperate for a solution to its deficit. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, fire chief John Detherage approached council members and city staff proposing three separate goals for more workers for the struggling fire and EMS staff.

Miami’s RedHawk50 Gala celebrated Miami's top 50 companies started by alumni.

Miami’s inaugural RedHawk50 Gala honors Miami-founded or led companies

John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship in Miami University’s Farmer School of Business hosted its first annual RedHawk50 Gala at the Cincinnati Music Hall on March 15. After being launched in June of 2023, the RedHawk50 program was designed to identify, recognize and celebrate the 50 fastest growing Miami-founded or Miami-led private companies in the world. 

A man walks his dog in front of St. Mary church on High Street

‘Something for everyone’: How students at Miami navigate their faith through college

 When Olivia Waits settled into her dorm during her first year at Miami University, she was met with the fear and anxiety that many students struggle with when adjusting to the college transition. She worried about making friends, fitting in and finding a community. To help combat the overwhelming chaos in her life, she leaned on one of the very few constants in her life: her faith.

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