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Litigation likely to clarify Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

Litigation likely to clarify Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

  • 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015

There won’t be many legal questions concerning same-sex couples who have gotten married since Friday, but some believe it could take years for retroactive legal issues involving same-sex couples to be settled in court.

Changing insurance saves district $41K

The Middletown City Schools District changed insurance carriers, a move that will save taxpayers $41,000 a year, said George Long, business manager.

Miami University gives president $86K bonus, freezes in-state tuition

Miami University gives president $86K bonus, freezes in-state tuition

Miami University trustees awarded President David Hodge with an $86,000 bonus Friday and decided to freeze tuition for Ohio students this coming school year.

Miami University: Only raise tuition for out-of-state students

Miami University: Only raise tuition for out-of-state students

Some students may have to pay more to take classes at Miami University this fall.University trustees were initially set to consider a 2 percent increase Friday for all undergraduate and graduate tuition next year.

Local foster children, now high school grads, celebrated

It was all smiles and applause at Butler County Children Services on Thursday as 13 newly matriculated high school graduates were celebrated.

Butler County’s 3 most notorious missing person cases

Butler County’s 3 most notorious missing person cases

  • Updated: 12:47 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Debbie Estes knows first hand the pain of not knowing what happened to a loved one. She has been searching for her son, William DiSilvestro, since he went missing from Hamilton on a cold night in February 2011.

Oxford resident petitions for Amtrak stop

Oxford resident petitions for Amtrak stop

  • Updated: 11:02 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015

An Oxford resident is circulating a petition to garner support for the city’s pending Amtrak stop.Resident Deb Clark said she has collected more than 1,000 signatures in support of a stop, though the city and Miami have not yet favored one specific site.

Bond set for couple in Oxford meth lab bust

Bond set for couple in Oxford meth lab bust

  • 4:33 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2015

A couple charged for the second time this year with operating a meth lab had bond set Monday in Butler County Area I Court.

Cross-country bike race to pass through Oxford this week

  • 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2015

Timing Station No. 41 for the Race Across America will again be located in Uptown Oxford so that all individual and team entrants will pass through on their trip across the country.

Construction on pace for fall opening of new Oxford library

Construction is on pace for an early fall opening of the new Lane Library branch on South Locust Street.

New date, times for Oxford Relay for Life event

  • 8:00 a.m. Sunday, June 21, 2015

Relay for Life will be held a little later than usual and will be shorter than usual this year, but organizers do not expect any less participation or drop off in funds collected for the American Cancer Society.

District needs to cut over $1M from school project

  • 7:00 a.m. Sunday, June 21, 2015

Talawanda district officials were hoping to be digging in May to start construction on a new Kramer school building but find themselves planning another work session Wednesday to talk about ways to cut the costs to get the project on budget.

Meth lab bust made by Oxford police, Butler County Sheriff’s Office

Meth lab bust made by Oxford police, Butler County Sheriff’s Office

  • Updated: 4:26 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015

For the second time since April, an Oxford couple faces charges for allegedly operating a meth lab.Police arrested James Bowman, 24, and Crystal Dieffenbach, 25, late Thursday in connection with operating a methamphetamine lab on South Poplar Street near Miami University.

Professor: Violence won’t silence voices

Professor: Violence won’t silence voices

Dylann Roof admitted he wanted to start a race war when he shot and killed nine people who had gathered Wednesday for Bible study at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Oxford Porsche show rescheduled due to rain

Oxford Porsche show rescheduled due to rain

Porsche enthusiasts will have to wait until August to see the parade of vehicles in Oxford as weather has postponed the annual event.

More potential victims in alleged auctioneer scam

More potential victims in alleged auctioneer scam

  • 4:49 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015

Norm and Jean Lacey celebrated their 22nd anniversary Thursday in a courtroom, waiting for an auctioneer couple accused of scamming people out of money to appear for a pre-trial hearing.

Expanded menu coming to popular Middletown restaurant

Expanded menu coming to popular Middletown restaurant

An expanded menu is just one of the changes for a downtown Middletown restaurant after a new owner partnership.

Cities that ended traffic camera ticketing report violations spike

Cities that ended traffic camera ticketing report violations spike

  • 3:46 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Cities that turned off red light and speeding cameras in recent months are seeing an increase in traffic violations, according to newly released data.

Fire at Miami University's Swing Hall

Fire at Miami University's Swing Hall

  • Updated: 3:42 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2015

A fire broke out Monday, June 15, 2015, at an empty dormitory on the campus of Miami University in Oxford. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Fire damages Miami University dorm

Fire damages Miami University dorm

A fire that damaged the roof of an empty Miami University dormitory today was started after construction crews were working on the gutters, Oxford Fire Department Chief John Detherage said.

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