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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Many grads facing high debts, tight job market

Carla Brunini is just months into her college career, but she’s already thinking about the $20,000 in student loans that she has accumulated.

Oxford’s MOON Co-op: Don’t waste that Halloween pumpkin

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

The Plymouth settlers were familiar with pumpkins. Though native to North America, pumpkins were exported to Europe beginning in the sixteenth century, and pumpkin pie recipes were published in English cookbooks during the seventeenth century.

Volunteers needed for Salvation Army bell ringing in Oxford

  • Updated: 7:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Since 1891, the Salvation Army kettles have served to change the lives of thousands of children, families and adults in need.

Oxford police reports: Students harassed by phony IRS calls

  • Updated: 12:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Students harassed by phony IRS callsPolice have received a rash of complaints lately from Miami University students about phone calls supposedly from a number of police agencies threatening action over what the caller says is money owed to the Internal Revenue Service.

Know someone who should join the ranks of Oxford’s Citizen of the Year?

  • Updated: 10:47 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, The Oxford Press and Oxford Kiwanis Club ask you to look back on the past year and tell us who made Oxford special through the annual Citizen of the Year program.

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