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When Talawanda schools shut down on Tuesday because of the snow, many local children took to the sledding slope at Peffer Park.
Talawanda shifts to virtual schooling instead of snow days
By Sydney Scepkowki and Jamie Santarella February 19, 2021

No matter how much more snow falls this winter, Talawanda School District won’t be declaring any more “snow days,” according to Superintendent...

Emily Stegmeyer (left) and Shannon Allen shovel out Thursday morning at their house on Church Street.
Oxford urges residents to shovel the sidewalk
By Lauren Blitstein and Jamie Santarella February 19, 2021

Don’t stop shoveling when you get to the end of your driveway -- you have to clear the sidewalk too. Although sidewalks are public right-of-way,...

Snow can be fun too, as Miami students Jacob Terwilleger and Meredith Horn can attest as they slide down the Peffer Park hill on makeshift sleds late Wednesday.
Storms dump heaviest snow of the season on Oxford
By Jamie Santarella and Zach Goetsch February 19, 2021

Oxford declared a level one snow emergency from noon Monday until noon Tuesday during which it was hit with the heaviest snowfall of the season.  By...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said at his Thursday virtual press conference that the state is offering residents and staff at Ohio nursing homes another chance to get the COVID-19 vaccinations.
Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations decrease; Extreme weather delays vaccinations
By Sara Coy February 19, 2021

Butler County had just one death related to COVID-19 this week, but state officials said Ohio shouldn’t declare victory over the pandemic just...

This map shows the completed Phases One and Two of the OATS system, as well as Phases Three and Four, projected to be completed in 2022. The entire project is expected to be finished by 2028.
City seeks funds for completion of next phases of Oxford Area Trail System
By Bridget Bonanni February 19, 2021

Oxford is seeking a $500,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to help complete the next two phases of the Oxford Area Trail...

Investigative reporter Bob Woodward spoke via Zoom on Monday as part of the Miami University Lecture Series.
Bob Woodward presents how truth plays fundamental role in presidency
By Sara Coy February 19, 2021

After covering 10 presidents, investigative journalist Bob Woodward has noticed a common thread connecting them -- how truth played a role in...

Oxford resident Isaac Coffin peeks out the door of the quinzee Canadian snow shelter, built by the staff of Miami’s Outdoor Pursuit Center, Wednesday afternoon in Peffer Park. The event was part of Miami’s Wellness Day program.
First wellness day stirs mixed reviews from Miami students
By Sydney Scepkowski and Rebecca Smith February 19, 2021

Miami University’s first wellness day in a series of five replacement days for spring break took place Wednesday. With classes canceled, students...

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