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Tree programs help Oxford improve environmental impact

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. 


Passing cars honked in response to animal rights protestors outside the Oxford Courthouse.
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Animal cruelty bill coincides with two Oxford cases

Nine adults stood outside protesting in the rain, holding umbrellas in one hand and signs in the other as they gathered in front of the Oxford Courthouse to protest animal abuse.  One sign said “Honk 2 demand justice 4 animals.” While the group peacefully protested, many passing cars honked to share their ideals for animal protection.  There was a sense of comaraderie among them because they have all followed two animal cruelty cases — David Neanover’s and now Zichang Li’s — as both go through the court system.


OPD held its second annual pink badge fundraiser.
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OPD raises money for those battling breast cancer

Dealing with the effects of cancer is a personal issue for Oxford Police Department (OPD) Lieutenant Lara Fening. When she was a year old, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Growing up, she saw the effects of a mastectomy and worried about the cancer returning.  


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A sticky situation

A key component in chocolate milk, a delicious addition to ice cream, an ingredient in a multitude of desserts — there are many, many uses for chocolate syrup.  But a topping for an automobile? That’s a new one.


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The thrills of local politics

The Miami Student will host its second City Council candidate debate in recent history on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Shriver Center’s John Dolibois Room. 


Members of the Oxford Deer Management Program are required to donate the first of the two deer they kill per year to the Community Meal Center in Hamilton.
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Deer me! Oxford hunters feed the hungry

As the first month of Ohio’s bow hunting season comes to an end, the Community Meal Center’s pantry fills with hunks of venison, enough to feed several Hamilton families this winter.  Members of the Oxford Deer Management Program kill, or “harvest,” deer to feed those in need and strengthen the environment, said member Jeremy Ritzier.


Evie Semertzides was born in Greece and was inspired by her family's olive trees to start an olive oil business.
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A little dribble of Crete, Greece at the Oxford farmers market

Every Saturday, 68-year-old Evie Semertzides stands behind her table anxiously waiting to sell her home grown olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette at the Oxford Farmers Market.  The warm smell of pressed olives wafts throughout the aisle of her booth. She greets customers with a slight smile on her face, and asks about their day.  She eagerly waits for new customers to taste her olive oil on neatly cut focaccia bread that she has brought from home. 


Miami University partners with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Florida.
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Lions, tigers and RedHawks? Oh my!

Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, an online science graduate program and education reform initiative, has added a partnership with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Florida. This makes the ninth zoo or botanical garden partner for the program. 


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