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Officer Benjamin Hool with OPD stands on the steps of the Oxford Courthouse after being subpoenaed to testify about the incident that occurred on Nov. 18.
Miami football player found guilty on two charges related to OPD use of force incident
By Alice Momany April 11, 2024

A Miami University football player has been found guilty for misdemeanor resisting arrest and assault by an eight-person jury who heard testimony from both the football player and the officer who used force to arrest him on Nov. 18 at Brick Street Bar. But...

People gathered in Oxford to celebrate the rare total eclipse.
Parks and restaurants engulfed by crowds for solar eclipse
By Anaka Bretzke April 11, 2024

On April 8, an estimated 4,000 people gathered at Oxford Memorial Park and Uptown Park to view the eclipse, according to Enjoy Oxford operations manager Sally Roi. Crowds for the eclipse were expected to be substantial. Visitors from as far as Arizona,...

Oxford generated over $430,000 in parking citation revenue in 2023.
Where's my car? Nearly 20,000 parking tickets issued by city last year
By Jarred Watkins April 11, 2024

Oxford issued nearly 20,000 parking citations in 2023, generating more than $430,000 in revenue. The most common type of citation issued was for expired meters which accounted for 59% of all tickets issued by the Oxford Police Parking Division. “We...

Oxford residents discuss issues around youth voter engagement as well as strategies to get students more civically involved.
Residents discuss youth voting at community conversation
By Wes Payne April 11, 2024

Abortion, the minimum wage and inflation were all floated as issues young voters care about at a community conversation hosted by Defending Democracy, a subgroup of the Butler County Progressive PAC, on April 9 at Oxford Lane Library.  The conversation...

Miami’s new head hockey coach Anthony Noreen poses with athletic director David Sayler on Tuesday at Noreen’s introductory press conference at Goggin Ice Center.
Miami’s new bench boss Anthony Noreen introduced at Goggin Center
By Jack Schmelzinger April 11, 2024

On April 9 in the club lounge at Goggin Center on campus of Miami University, Miami introduced its new head hockey coach Anthony Noreen with an official press conference. “This program just hasn’t been where it needs to be,” Miami director of...

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Anthony Noreen was introduced as the seventh head coach of Miami University’s hockey team on April 9th at the Goggin Ice Center. Noreen was formerly with the USHL’s Tri-City Storm, where he won more games than any other head coach and coached more than 100 division one hockey players and 34 NHL draft picks. Noreen takes over a struggling Miami program, which is coming off its worst-ever season.
RedHawks pitcher Patrick Mastrian IV fires a strike in the first inning.
Lack of timely hits costs RedHawks baseball against Cardinals
By Ted Brennan April 11, 2024

Justin Gorski digs his cleats into the left-handed batter's box. The Miami RedHawk true freshman has come in to pinch-hit in the bottom of the...

Bob Scott playing tennis in the 1970s. Photo provided by the Scott family.
Bob Scott's legacy lives on for Talawanda tennis
By Lily Schlobohm and Sofia Centrella April 11, 2024

Bob Scott, a name widely remembered in the Oxford community for his dedication to the growth of tennis, continues to be honored at Talawanda...

This week in Talawanda Sports: April 4-April 11
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This week in Talawanda Sports: April 4-April 11
April 11, 2024
The crash occurring at the intersection of Stillwell Beckett Road Oxford Reily Road is currently still under investigation and no charges have been filed. Photo provided by MetroParks of Butler County
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One dead in collision on Oxford Reily Road
April 11, 2024
Provided by Pyramid Hill.
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Pyramid Hill reopens gallery space with new exhibit
April 11, 2024
Talawanda school board to vote on tech purchase
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Talawanda school board to vote on tech purchase
April 11, 2024
OXFORD PD
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Several thefts reported to OPD in early April
April 11, 2024
One Oxford restaurant receives 19 health violations
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One Oxford restaurant receives 19 health violations
April 11, 2024
MUPD responds to reports of stalking, property damage and more
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MUPD responds to reports of stalking, property damage and more
April 11, 2024
Oxford Health Coalition promotes health and safety at fair
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Oxford Health Coalition promotes health and safety at fair
April 11, 2024
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