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Urle Brown
Urle Brown, former Oxford Citizen of the Year, dies at 85
November 25, 2020

Urle Brown spent a lifetime in service to his family and community through his work with the Bethel A.M.E. Church and the Oxford chapter of the...

Wild Bistro, 37 E. High St., is closing its doors but is soon to reopen under new ownership as The Secret Elephant, a fondue restaurant with a full bar.
New fondue restaurant to replace Wild Bistro in January
By Fiona Lawler • November 25, 2020

Wild Bistro, an Asian restaurant at 37 E. High St., will close its doors for good by the end of November due to revenue loss from the COVID-19...

Margaret Baker, President and CEO of Butler County United Way retires in February. She is responsible for the merger of the Oxford United Way with Butler County United Way.
Butler County United Way president and CEO retires
By Abigail Kemper • November 25, 2020

After seven years of service as Butler County United Way’s president and CEO, Margaret (Mags) Baker is retiring. With a replacement search...

Gary Stewart and his daughter Madyson make meals for the less fortunate for Thanksgiving.
Family trip to Walmart sparks holiday tradition
By Ally Gallagher • November 25, 2020

When Gary Stewart took his daughter Madyson, now 9, to Walmart in November 2015, he had no idea their lives, and their celebration of the holiday...

Campus closure saved energy; Miami plans more energy savings for future
By Blake Boyd • November 25, 2020

Miami University closed its campus Wednesday, March 11 as the outbreak of COVID-19 forced shutdowns across the nation. The normal bustle of...

Miami artist Tracy Featherstone, modeling her “snowball collector” hat, one of many interactive pieces of art she has created.
Professor finds unique ways to teach art amid pandemic
By Nick Felaris • November 25, 2020

Go to local multimedia artist Tracy Featherstone’s website – tracyfeatherstone.com – click on the “About” tab, and you’ll see her...

The tower, seen here looking east, is no longer used for radio signals.
University plans to deconstruct Williams Hall Transmission Tower
By Kelly Marsella • November 25, 2020

The Williams Hall Transmission Tower, an Oxford landmark for 60 years, is soon coming down.  Preliminary work is set to begin Nov. 30 and...

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