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Oxford addresses Ohio voter suppression laws

Oxford City Council passed a resolution at its May 4 meeting encouraging the Ohio state legislature to reject a bill limiting ballot boxes to one per county and restrict early voting in elections.


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Desi Durkin recently opened The Secret Elephant to replace the Wild Bistro, which closed due to financial constraints.
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“It’s a labor of love”: The Secret Elephant tribe

 Bright purple lights hang down from the ceiling and popular new music plays as guests devour the fan favorite beer cheese pretzel. The Secret Elephant, a new restaurant that recently opened Uptown, features a wide variety of appetizers and drinks. It replaced Wild Bistro, a business that struggled to stay afloat during the pandemic.


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GBD rumors spark discussion about drone use in Oxford

In the weeks leading up to Green Beer Day (GBD), students reserved their tables at Uptown bars and decorated with green shamrocks. They also prepared hats, masks and sunglasses to hide their faces from police body cameras and, possibly, drones, as rumors spread throughout the city. 


Despite many students reporting seeing large parties on Green Beer Day, just one mass gathering citation was issued.
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Green Beer Day had relatively low citations, follows trend of recent years

This year, just more than 30 total citations — including one for mass gatherings and zero for mask violations — were issued by the Oxford Police Department (OPD) over the course of Green Beer Day (GBD) events. Despite this low number of citations in comparison to years past, students reported both seeing and attending large gatherings with more than 60 people in attendance.


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