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The main sign at the entrance to the athletic complex at Talawanda still says “Talawanda Braves.”
Home of the Brave? Talawanda hangs on to ‘offensive’ team name
By Lily Neilan November 30, 2023

Visiting Talawanda’s athletic facilities, one would have no idea the mascot is “the Brave.” Five years after the Talawanda Board of Education officially changed the name and mascot of its athletic teams from the “Braves” to “Brave,” the...

“Always, Lola” writer and director Jeff Crane Graham on the film set at Kofenya.
Filmed in Oxford, 'Always, Lola' finally released online
By Kaylee Olmsted November 30, 2023

An independent movie filmed in Oxford, called “Always, Lola,” was released on digital platforms including Apple TV, Google Play and Amazon Prime on Nov. 28.  “Always, Lola” is a “coming of age dramedy” that follows the story of five friends...

Science teacher Heidi Schran sits at her desk in Talawanda High School. Schran filled out a grant to record next year’s total eclipse after hearing about the award from a Miami professor.
Talawanda students to document rare eclipse for national project
By Luke Macy November 30, 2023

On April 8, 2024, a swath of North America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse — the second to occur since 1979 — where the moon completely blocks the sun. Oxford falls neatly under the eclipse’s path, and a group of Talawanda High...

Huismann watches from the sidelines during their practice on Nov. 13
‘Old school’ approach works for Talawanda’s – and Ohio’s – winningest woman coach
By Jane McKinley November 30, 2023

“Box out girls! Box out!” Mary Jo Huismann yelled from a rolling office chair on the sideline of Talawanda High School’s basketball court in a game against Taylor on Nov. 28.  When Huismann had something to say, all the coaches and assistant...

Mayor William Snavely and Vice Mayor Chantel Raghu were sworn in for another term at the council’s Nov. 27 organizational meeting
No meandering around here: Neighbors complain about bike path proposal
By Henri Robbins November 30, 2023

With the fifth phase additions to the Oxford Area Trails, cyclists will be able to ride south around Oxford from the Black Covered Bridge to Talawanda Middle School uninterrupted.  Etta Reed, principal-in-charge of the engineering firm of Bayer Becker,...

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