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Sean Scott

Sean is a freshman from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, majoring in journalism. He joined TMS at the beginning of the fall semester and has written almost every week since. He was very excited and mildly terrified to join the editorial staff in January. Sean is still trying to figure out what he enjoys writing about most, so for now he writes whatever story comes his way. If he isn’t working on an article, Sean is probably exploring Oxford’s nature trails or listening to music, and the song is probably by Lorde or Florence and the Machine. Sean’s best memories from high school were spent with sleep exhausted friends at band festivals. He doesn’t have solid plans after graduation but hopes the next four years will be enough time to figure it out.

Oxford holds first in-person council meeting in 15 months

Plastic barriers separated Oxford’s city councilors at their June 2 meeting, the first in person City Council meeting in 15 months. Last March, the city switched to remote meetings to follow social distancing guidelines and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

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.

Oxford moves forward with Amtrak station

Oxford City Council entered a contract with AECOM, an engineering firm, to begin planning construction of a railroad platform and shelter near Chestnut Fields at its April 20 meeting.