Oxford Observer

The city of Oxford’s Water Treatment Plant, off Trenton Oxford Road.
Ohio EPA declares Four Mile Creek watershed streams in good condition
By Caroline Haubenstricker May 13, 2022

Many streams surround Oxford, which can be impacted by pollutants like fertilizer from agricultural runoff and trash. However, Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds stream conditions in Oxford to be relatively good.  Oxford...

A leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court indicates the changes in abortion rules are coming.
Ohio leaders react to leaked Supreme Court draft ruling
By Emily Scott May 13, 2022

A draft of the Supreme Court decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Mississippi Health Organization was leaked that suggests the court will give the ability to pass abortions restrictions in all stages of pregnancy back to the states last...

Scott Davie takes over as Talawanda High School principal this fall.
Talawanda High School to end class rank distinctions
By Skyler Perry May 13, 2022

This year’s graduation will be the last time Talawanda High School honors its first and second ranked students as valedictorian and salutatorian. Class ranks will no longer be listed on students’ transcripts.  Scott...

Jezkova lectures in her Miami classroom. She recently received a National Science Foundation Grant to study grasshoppers.
Study of grasshoppers earns Miami professor national grant
By Skyler Perry May 13, 2022

Miami professor Tereza Jezkova recently received an $822,391 grant to study what the lowly grasshopper can tell us about species diversity, conservation, and even human health. Jezkova, an assistant...

Oxford Observer’s founding editor David Wells retires. 
Editor says farewell to the Oxford Observer
By David Wells, editor of the Oxford Observer • May 13, 2022

If you read last week’s Oxford Observer, you know that what you are reading now is the last edition of this four-year-old experiment that I...

The Oxford Observer benefits from a new fund that will help keep Oxford from becoming a news desert.
Support for journalism is support for freedom
May 13, 2022

Journalism is important stitching in the fabric of a free society.  The nation’s founders realized that the country needed a free press...

Senior pitcher Brianna Pratt pitches to the last batter of the game. Miami beat Bowling Green 4-1.
Miami softball team closes in on championship game
By Emily Scott May 13, 2022

Miami University’s softball team beat Bowling Green 4-1 in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Quarterfinals Thursday, May 12. The win brings...

Oxford places, events offer year-round activities
Oxford places, events offer year-round activities
By Lily Freiberg May 13, 2022

Oxford may be a small college town surrounded by corn and soybean fields, but there are plenty of activities that make it a fun place to visit...

Sports schedule for May 13 through 19
Sports schedule for May 13 through 19
May 13, 2022

The following are local sporting events scheduled for Friday, May 13, through Thursday, May 19. Unless otherwise noted, all contests are at...

Historic Oxford buildings
The front view of Stanton-Bonham House at 351 E. Spring St. Photo by Seannea Wharton
Miami Stanton-Bonham House honors Miami’s past with feminism, Myaamia tribe
By Seannea Wharton May 13, 2022

The Stanton-Bonham House at the corner of Spring and Oak Streets is a landmark structure that has provided homes for Miami University president, pioneering thoughts on the rights of women, and the study of the Myaamia tribe, language and culture. The Italianate-style brick...

The Cover of “The Literary Register’s” first volume.
Miami libraries develop poetry exhibit to open March 2023
By Bryce Forren May 13, 2022

The recent spring editions of Miami University’s student-run literary magazines -- ”Happy Captive Magazine”...

Jazz and folk music performances will be part of the Second Friday celebration.
Week in arts includes festival and concerts
May 13, 2022

The following is a compilation of some of the many arts and entertainment events going on in the Oxford area...

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