Oxford Observer

City approves contract for water softening system
By Stone Shields December 9, 2022

Oxford City Council has approved paying Strand Associates, Inc., a Cincinnati engineering firm, up to $1.8 million to design a water softening system for the city water plant. Actual construction of the system is expected to cost about $17.9 million,...

Signs such as this one on the door of La Bodega restaurant, 11 W. High St., were distributed through the city to businesses all over town after city council passed a mask mandate.
Oxford resident sues the city over mask mandate
By Mary Anderson December 9, 2022

Longtime Oxford resident and golf professional Tate Prows, 40, is suing the City of Oxford in federal court over the city’s pandemic-era mass gathering ordinance.  Tate is representing himself in the lawsuit, filed Nov. 28 in the United States District...

Kiwanis volunteers Dave Mabry, John Skillings, Bill Wortman, Jim Kehr and Douglas Ingram stand inside the shed under renovation.
Volunteers renovate medical warehouse for those in need
By Xingrui Lu December 9, 2022

Last October, seven volunteers from Oxford Kiwanis Club worked over two weekends to renovate a shed behind Oxford Seniors as a warehouse for mobility aids and medical devices.  Stored in the shed are wheelchairs, portable commodes, shower chairs,...

Chris Dynes shows the course.
Hueston Woods greenskeeper reflects on golf journey
By Egor Zotov December 9, 2022

Chris Dynes has been the superintendent of the Hueston Woods Golf Course for just over a year and a half. In that time, he flipped what was once a dying course in dilapidated conditions to one of the best in the area. “It is night and day from what...

Mac Hippenhammer senior member of Miami Football. Photo provided by MU Athletics.
Miami football star seeks final bowl win for the university
By Ian Enders December 9, 2022

Mac Hippenhammer, a redshirt senior and wide receiver for the Miami University RedHawks, said he is very excited about where his last college football game is going to be played and wants to ride off into the sunset with a win Dec. 16. As the season...

The EZ-Steer can be attached to a tractor to help it drive automatically.
Yield of dreams: Workshop focuses on modern approaches to farming
By Enxun Zhu December 9, 2022

With the development of science and technology, agriculture is also improving.  Precision agriculture uses modern machinery, computers, GPS and sensors to reduce labor, conserve water and increase yields. Precision agriculture can suggest the best...

The new owners of Prime Fitness say they want it to be a welcoming space.
Local family takes ownership of Prime Fitness
December 9, 2022

Two Oxford brothers, Dakota and Nick Byrd, with their wives, Elizabeth and Hilary, are the new owners of Prime Fitness. The Byrd family celebrated the grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony oec. 1, where they presented their newly renovated...

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Letter from the editor
Oxford Observer will be on holiday break until February
December 9, 2022

The Oxford Observer will take a break for the winter holidays following this issue.  The Observer will return in February, with fresh news, sports and information about Oxford and the Talawanda School District weekly in your email inbox and online. The journalism program at Miami University has published the Oxford Observer since 2018 as an educational and community service project for capstone...

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