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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris outside the Capitol on Inauguration Day.
President Biden calls for unity in his inauguration address
By Kayla Kamil • January 22, 2021

President Joe Biden made history as he was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Plans for the event were...

Talawanda School District commits to in-person learning for the spring
Talawanda School District commits to in-person learning for the spring
By Ally Gallagher • January 22, 2021

Talawanda High School and Middle School returned to in-person learning Tuesday, Jan. 19. In November, the middle and high school had to resume...

Teachers at colleges, universities and daycare facilities such as the Child Development Center on Miami University’s Western Campus, seen here, are not eligible for COVID-19 vaccines the way K-12 teachers are under Ohio’s phase 1B rollout plan.
Low supply of COVID-19 vaccines leaves essential workers waiting
By Kayla Kamil • January 22, 2021

As Ohio’s vaccine rollout plan continues to expand, some groups of essential workers are still wondering when they’ll be receiving the shots.  The...

 The opening shot of the “Good Trouble” video hosted by the Oxford NAACP chapter in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 18.
Miami and Oxford partner to celebrate MLK Day
By Taj Simmons • January 22, 2021

The Oxford and Miami University communities partnered to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18, with two virtual events.  The...

A spikey replica of the COVID-19 virus is one of the custom designs at Luke’s Custom Cakes and Cupcakes.
A love for baking turns into a business for former Miami student
By Lauren Blitstein • January 22, 2021

As a child, Luke Heizer loved to watch baking and cake-decorating shows on television. He remembers taking trips with his babysitter to the local...

Heidi Schiller takes over as executive director of the Oxford Community Arts Center on Jan. 1.
Arts Center appoints new executive director
By Kylie Pursifull • January 22, 2021

Heidi Schiller, who has had a career with arts centers in Florida and Ohio, is the new executive director of the Oxford Community Arts Center. “I...

Ann Handforth McLellan in a field of sunflowers near Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Ann Handforth McLellan, passionate civil and human-rights advocate, dies at 95
By Kylie Pursifull • January 22, 2021

Ann Handforth McLellan was a mother, a grandmother, a wife, a supporter of the civil rights movement and a letter-writer for Amnesty International...

An artist’s rendition of what the Wayne Embry statue will look like when it is unveiled in front of Millett Hall.
Miami plans statue of former basketball star Wayne Embry
By Taj Simmons • January 22, 2021

Wayne Embry, a Miami University alumnus and basketball icon, is set to be memorialized with a statue just outside the main entrance of Millett...

Covering the City of Oxford, Ohio
Covering the City of Oxford, Ohio