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Miami University construction boom tops $400M

Miami University’s rural Oxford campus has turned into a construction zone during the last five years as officials have renovated or demolished dozens of buildings, all while racking up an unprecedented $679 million worth of debt.

Butler County riding boom development cycle after the bust

  • Updated: 7:00 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

If the construction cranes towering over both sides of Ohio 129 entering Butler County are any indication, the next wave of development in this hot spot between Cincinnati and Dayton has arrived.

Firefighters, others step up to ‘save’ Christmas event

About 24 hours before the Louella Thompson Feed the Hungry Christmas giveaway was scheduled last weekend, organizers were informed they were more than 200 presents short of their goal.

New elementary’s design will have to cut costs

  • Updated: 12:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

Months of discussion about the design of the new Kramer Elementary School came down to cutting costs to keep the project within budget, but design committee members heard Dec.

Group raises funds for amenities at new Oxford library

  • Updated: 9:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

Construction is already underway on the new local branch of the Lane Library, but there is still a limited time for residents to put their mark on the facility.

Oxford to host hearing on electric aggregation

  • Updated: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

Oxford will hold a second public hearing on the electric aggregate program that voters passed last month, with some residents asking for renewable energy, even though the option may be more expensive.

Sale of former Talawanda High bricks to endow scholarship fund

Sale of former Talawanda High bricks to endow scholarship fund

An off-hand comment made last July has blossomed into a project combining a scholarship fund and a nostalgic trip into the past for Talawanda graduates and boosters.

Oxford Police Reports: Woman reports telecom fraud

  • Updated: 8:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Man provoking fight lands in jailPolice were called to North Poplar Street at 1:09 a.m. Dec. 4 on a report of a man involved in an altercation outside of a bar by taunting members of a band packing up their equipment.

Future of Ohio traffic cameras in the hands of Gov. Kasich

Future of Ohio traffic cameras in the hands of Gov. Kasich

The future of traffic cameras in Ohio is now in the hands of Gov. John Kasich.The Ohio Senate voted 21-9 Thursday night to agree to minor changes the House made in a bill designed to quash the use of traffic cameras in cities across the state.

SWAT standoff ends with suspect stabbing himself

  • Updated: 4:12 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

A two-hour standoff on Wednesday involving the Butler County SWAT team ended with the suspect stabbing himself before surrendering, police said.

Miami awarded grant for Humanities Center project

Miami University will receive 25 percent of the cost for its Humanities Center project paid for by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Area garden clubs join forces to create Winter Wonderland

  • Updated: 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Garden clubs across southwest Ohio joined forces to transform the Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center into a winter wonderland.

Middletown firefighters investigate possible arson

  • Updated: 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

HAMILTON POLICE REPORTSDec. 4An assault was reported in the 900 block of South Front Street. The victim said she was a passenger in the suspect’s car.

Middletown prepares to close out its 2014 books

As the city closes out its books for the year, Middletown City Council approved seven resolutions for number of supplemental appropriations and fund transfers.

Miami U to partner with Wittenberg U on graduate degrees

Miami University announced a partnership Tuesday with Wittenberg University that will allow students a faster way to get a master’s degree.

Memory trees mark lost loved ones

Memory trees mark lost loved ones

  • Updated: 6:27 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Many people have lit their Christmas trees by now, but one tree lit on Sunday in Oxford will help make the holidays joyful for those who struggle at this time of year.

Big donations, plenty of scams

  • Updated: 12:00 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Americans are a generous lot. They give billions to charities every year, with nearly one-fifth of all donations made in the month of December.

OXFORD POLICE REPORTS: Fire in car trunk to make s’mores

  • Updated: 12:00 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Fire in car trunk to make s’moresA man reported to police a theft from his vehicle of items to make s’mores and that whoever took them had attempted to make the s’mores by starting a fire in the truck of his car.

Miami promises to seek input on regional campus plan

Miami promises to seek input on regional campus plan

Miami University leaders said Friday they will seek input from community stakeholders, staff and students before announcing any changes at the school’s regional campuses in Hamilton, Middletown and West Chester Twp.

Miami to raise MBA fees by 40 percent

Miami University’s trustees agreed to raise the cost of one of its business education programs by nearly 40 percent over the next three years.

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