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.
Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) wants to implement angel shots at Uptown bars to increase student safety. Angel shots are used at bars as a code for people who feel uncomfortable on a date or are in an unsafe situation to signal discreetly that they need help from the bartender.
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.
A 17-year-old boy was targeted in a shooting at a car wash in Oxford on Sunday, Oct. 6, said Lara Fening, an Oxford Police Department (OPD) Lieutenant.
Four more sexual assaults were reported to Oxford and Miami police, bringing the total number of incidents made this semester to 11. During the first month of 2018-2019 school year only six sexual assaults were reported.