Oxford Observer

Farmers’ Market Will Be Open Tuesday Evenings Starting This Week

By Caroline Roethlisberger

September 21, 2018

Looking to cater to busy college students and commuting employees, the Oxford Farmers Market is expanding its operations to include 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays, at Uptown Park. The market’s regular 8 a.m. to noon Saturday operation will c...

Council to Consider Zoning Change for Airbnb-style Rentals

By Peyton Gigante and Lauren Snyder

September 14, 2018

On Tuesday the Oxford Planning Commission approved a proposal for deregulating short-term rentals, such as those found at the popular vacation rental website Airbnb. The proposal now goes to City Council, which is scheduled to...

Fening Honored for Her Actions at Crash Site

By Rachel Berry

September 14, 2018

Oxford Police Lt. Lara Fening received a meritorious service award from the city for helping save the life of the victim of a car crash.The incident happened June 1, near Brookville, Ohio. In presenting the award to Fening at ...

First Branding Committee Meeting ‘Productive’

By Halie Barger

September 14, 2018

The Talawanda School District’s study of whether or not its “Brave” mascot should be changed is in the hands of a committee intentionally comprised of members in support of and opposed to such a change.The branding committee...

The Impact of an ‘Impact Weekend’

By Peyton Gigante

September 7, 2018

The rain had an impact on Miami’s Homecoming last Saturday, but Homecoming weekend still packed a wallop for the city of Oxford.Homecoming is one of five “impact weekends” during the school year that local civic and busin...

Bike Boxes Painted on Pavement to Improve Safety

By Julia Arwine

September 7, 2018

The installation of painted bike boxes on the pavement at two intersections on Locust Street is the newest development in a long-term plan to make alternative transportation more viable in Oxford.The green boxes are painted a...

Oxford Seeks Waste Management Alternatives

By Julia Arwine

September 7, 2018

Oxford is looking for a better way to take out its trash.The city's contract with Rumpke Waste Management is up for renewal this year, said Chantel Raghu, city council’s representative on the Oxford Environmental Commission. The commi...

Who Owns the Roads?

By Julia Arwine

August 31, 2018

This summer, construction on U.S. Route 27 and state Route 73 for Miami University’s gateway project prompted a question for Oxford City Council from some irate members of the public: “Who owns these roads?”To some of those...

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