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Abby Bammerlin

City Council addresses COVID-19 pandemic

Oxford City Council, which broadcasted its March 17 meeting live, approved waiving all parking meter fees near uptown until further notice.  Vice Mayor Bill Snavely said he brought up this resolution in response to businesses being restricted to delivery and carry-out per Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s orders. 

Miami is creating a tech hub on South Elm Street.

Miami and Oxford partner to create new tech building

Miami University and the City of Oxford have partnered to renovate a Miami-owned building to create the Technology, Entrepreneurial, Creativity Hub (TECH). The project will be housed in a building currently used for storage on South Elm Street. 

After 30 years of service, Alan Kyger's term is coming to and end.

Alan Kyger retires after 30 years of service in Oxford

High above the buildings of Uptown in the 1990s, a water tower could be seen peeking out above the red brick. For many citizens of Oxford, the water tower was a historic part of the city’s history. But Alan Kyger saw potential for so much more.  

City of Oxford awarded for waste reduction

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.

Nerf Wars cause community disruption

The snow was still crisp as Oxford Police Department (OPD) Lieutenant Lara Fening was answering a call about an alleged trespassing on a local Oxford community member’s property. There were footprints on the resident’s upper and lower decks. When Fening looked closer, she noticed that the imprints were of bare feet. With two kids of her own in high school, she knew the culprit.

Southern first-year students are excited and concerned about experiencing their first winter.

No coat? Big problem.

The snow started falling outside, and first-year Mango Lapack couldn’t contain their excitement. They went bursting out their dorm’s door to meet the delicate flakes falling to the ground.  Suddenly, the mood shifted as Lapack realized just how cold it was. All they had was a jean jacket and no winter coat. As they shivered their way back inside, Lapack made a mental note to buy a coat online when they got back to their room.