Jennifer Bailer, health commissioner for the Butler County Health District, said Oxford is now averaging 25 new COVID cases a day, a decrease from several hundred a day at the end of August.
Miami University representatives Jayne Brownell and Kimberly Moore spoke to City Council members about the university’s plan for the fall semester during council’s Aug. 18 meeting.
As Miami University students begin their fall semester remotely, with many in off-campus housing, Oxford City Council voted to ban gatherings of more than 10 people at its Aug. 18 meeting. The emergency ordinance will be enforced until Gov. Mike DeWine declares the end of Ohio’s state of emergency.
As concerned graduates of the College of EHS and as members of the 2018 AYA English Education cohort, we write to you with anger and a desire for institutional change.
Community members addressed Oxford City Council on measures they want to see implemented in the city to address police brutality and community wellness at council’s most recent meeting.
During the City Council’s June 2 meeting, many Oxford community members spoke out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The Oxford City Council unanimously passed a resolution that would encourage the Area I Court of Butler County, located on High Street, to suspend evictions caused by the novel coronavirus for at least 60 days after the stay-at-home order is lifted.
Economic development director Alan Kyger and Assistant City Manager Jessica Greene presented their plan for introducing a Business Improvement District (BID) during the March 3 City Council meeting.
Oxford was recognized for its efforts to make city events more sustainable at City Council’s Feb. 18 meeting. Carla Blackmar, founder of #Take3Oxford and an Oxford resident, presented the city with the Litter and Waste Reduction Award for Group Effort.
As fall settles over Oxford, leaves float to the ground, their rich hues of vermillion, burgundy, apricot and gold creating a blanket of color across Miami University’s campus. Thanks to two tree programs initiated in 2018, Oxford may be seeing even more of these trees over the next few years. The Oxford Urban Forestry and Tree Replacement programs are two funding sources aiming for effective tree management in Oxford.
Oxford City Council said goodbye to Mayor Kate Rousmaniere and Vice Mayor Steve Dana at last week’s meeting. The two served on council together for eight years and, at the pair’s last council meeting, they received high praise from citizens, councilors and city staff alike.
Jason Bracken, Glenn Ellerbe and Bill Snavely won the Oxford City Council election with 22.5 percent, 21 percent and 28.5 percent of the vote, respectively.
It’s the first Tuesday of November, which means citizens across the country are heading to the polls to vote in local elections. And while national media outlets are already laser-focused on next year’s presidential election, it’s our job as your local neighborhood news outlet to tell you it’s important to vote on what’s on the ballot *today*. Federal elections may dominate our national political landscape, but our local government officials are far more accessible than our state or national representatives. This is especially true for Oxford, as our local officials are heavily involved in the community. The officials elected into office today will enact policies that directly impact our day-to-day lives here in Oxford, dealing with everything from parking tickets to long-term sustainability in Oxford.
"Oxford City Council Debate" is the eighth episode of The Miami Student's news podcast, This Week @ TMS. This week, Ben Deeter sits down with Assistant News Editor Tim Carlin and Managing Editor Ceili Doyle to discuss the Oxford City Council Debate held by the Student ahead of election day on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
City Councilors approved the repaving of High Street and Patterson Avenue and the addition of median dividers on those roads during the Oct. 1 City Council meeting.
Five candidates are running for three open seats on Oxford City Council. Election day is on Tuesday, Nov. 5.