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  • Updated: 7:00 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

This is no Halloween trick — two editions of the Oxford Press in one week, and one with a Sunday edition of the Journal-News included.

Three ways to celebrate Small Business Saturday in Butler County

  • Updated: 12:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Shopping local can strengthen an entire community, because small businesses tend to pay more in local taxes, often pay higher wages and order supplies and contract services from other local businesses, said Greg Kathman, economic development manager for the city of Fairfield.

Small Business Saturday: Enter cash giveaway at these Oxford locations

Small Business Saturday: Enter cash giveaway at these Oxford locations

  • Updated: 6:04 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Fifteen small businesses in Oxford have opted to participate in the Oxford Chamber of Commerce’s “Shop Small, Shop Local, Shop Oxford” campaign.

Seven city employees to retire before state pension changes

The city of Hamilton will be paying out approximately $200,000 in unused vacation and sick leave to seven employees who are retiring at the end of this week before new pension rules with the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) take effect, according to the city’s finance director.

Miami’s study abroad program ranked nationally

Miami University is celebrating its latest top ranking.The university’s study abroad program is second in the nation, in a ranking released by the Institute of International Education.

Task force recommends changes at Miami regionals

Task force recommends changes at Miami regionals

A task force charged with examining the future of Miami University’s regional campuses has recommended a series of changes to the regional system in a report out today.

Leaders encourage support of locally-owned businesses

Leaders encourage support of locally-owned businesses

Several local Chambers of Commerce are organizing campaigns to boost foot traffic at small local businesses in the area and to rally support for this week’s Small Business Saturday.

Talawanda band rises to demands of tougher competition schedule

  • Updated: 8:00 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Marching band has long enjoyed great success at Talawanda High School and that tradition continues even with a tougher competition schedule and more demands on the band members to take a greater leadership role.

Find a job with the Journal-News: Hiring events at job center

OhioMeansJobs — Butler County, the county’s only government-run job placement agency, has several upcoming hiring events open to the public.

UNITED WAY OF OXFORD AGENCY SPOTLIGHT: Women Helping Women

  • Updated: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Two years ago, our community was at risk of losing a vital United Way-funded program in the Rape Crisis Program.

Oxford plans to buy library building

  • Updated: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

The city plans to purchase the current Lane Library building after the branch moves to its new location in 2015.

Final air permit approved for Middletown power plant project

Final air permit approved for Middletown power plant project

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said it approved on Nov. 5 an air permit for a natural-gas fired power plant proposed in Middletown, clearing one of the regulatory hurdles for the company before construction can start.

Oxford police reports: Man attempts to enter women’s cars

  • Updated: 6:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Man attempts to enter women’s carsAn officer running radar on Kehr Road saw a vehicle pull up behind him and a distraught female motorist said a man had just tried to get into her car while she was stopped at a red light at Chestnut and Locust streets.

Students: “We don’t want to be Miami University Technical College”

Students: “We don’t want to be Miami University Technical College”

Some Miami University students and faculty fear a series of changes proposed for the regional campuses in Middletown, Hamilton and West Chester could “cripple” the future of the branch schools.

Communities offer free Thanksgiving meals

Communities offer free Thanksgiving meals

  • Updated: 3:19 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

There are a number of free Thanksgiving meals for those in need being held throughout Butler and Warren counties.

Talawanda Schools considers 17 policy changes

  • Updated: 11:04 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Talawanda Board of Education members heard first reading of 17 Talawanda district policy statements on a wide range of topics at Monday’s meeting for action next month.

Christ Hospital makes ‘significant commitment’ to Butler County

Christ Hospital makes ‘significant commitment’ to Butler County

  • Updated: 5:49 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

The Christ Hospital Health Network has confirmed plans to expand in Butler County, but has shared little more in details about the project or investment.

Oxford budget includes raises for employees

Oxford City Council approved Tuesday a $31 million budget that includes a 2 percent cost-of-living raise for all full-time employees, as well as a new agreement with Rumpke.

Shop Oxford campaign could win you cash

  • Updated: 12:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

As fall moves forward and the holiday season begins, November marks one of the biggest time periods of the year for shopping and eating out.

Demand swells at area homeless shelters as cold arrives

Demand swells at area homeless shelters as cold arrives

  • Updated: 11:00 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Butler County homeless shelters are reporting their beds are full even before winter — traditionally the busiest time of the year — begins.

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