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Bob Ratterman

Bob Ratterman grew up in Cincinnati and graduated from Miami University in 1971. He has worked at the The Oxford Press since that time as a reporter covering city, Talawanda school board, Miami University and sports news and was named editor in 1989.

Latest from Bob Ratterman

Glaser steps down after two seasons as Talawanda boys basketball coach
 Talawanda is searching for a boys basketball coach following the resignation of Eddie Glaser after two years in the position. Glaser will continue to teach at the school, but gave up the coaching position to spend more time with his wife, Natalie, and 2-year-old daughter, Gabbi. “Last year was not as difficult because she was so young...

Posted: 6 days ago

Talawanda is searching for a boys basketball coach following the resignation of Eddie Glaser after two years in the position. Glaser will continue to teach at the school, but gave up the coaching position to spend more time with his wife, Natalie, and 2-year-old daughter, Gabbi. “Last year was not as difficult because she was so young...
New leader at Oxford United Way hails from Texas
 The United Way of Oxford Ohio and Vicinity has a new leader. Edlin Maldonado-Fuller, who hails from Texas, moved into the agency’s executive director position Feb. 27, the day before the organization’s annual meeting, but her background with social work-related agencies will give her a short learning curve. “Texas was what...

Posted: 9 days ago

The United Way of Oxford Ohio and Vicinity has a new leader. Edlin Maldonado-Fuller, who hails from Texas, moved into the agency’s executive director position Feb. 27, the day before the organization’s annual meeting, but her background with social work-related agencies will give her a short learning curve. “Texas was what...
Now you can borrow musical instruments from Oxford Lane Library
 Ukuleles, banjos and acoustic guitars can now be checked out alongside books, movies and magazines at the Oxford Lane Library. The new program is just one examples of how libraries across the country are making innovative additions to their lending collections to attract more patrons, Branch Manager Rebecca Smith said. Instruments and even...

Posted: 17 days ago

Ukuleles, banjos and acoustic guitars can now be checked out alongside books, movies and magazines at the Oxford Lane Library. The new program is just one examples of how libraries across the country are making innovative additions to their lending collections to attract more patrons, Branch Manager Rebecca Smith said. Instruments and even...
New police, city office space planned in Oxford
 Oxford’s administrative offices will move to the former Lane Library site, giving city employees more than double the space they currently have. The city’s purchase last year of the former library building at the intersection of South College Avenue and West Walnut Street finally answered space needs highlighted in a 2005 study...

Posted: 20 days ago

Oxford’s administrative offices will move to the former Lane Library site, giving city employees more than double the space they currently have. The city’s purchase last year of the former library building at the intersection of South College Avenue and West Walnut Street finally answered space needs highlighted in a 2005 study...
History professor named president of Butler County library board
 Libraries and history have always played a big part in the life of Curtis Ellison. A professor of history emeritus at Miami University, Ellison continues to teach and research and write in his chosen field and has taken his love of libraries and books the board of the Lane Libraries, which he serves as president this year. The Butler County...

Posted: 26 days ago

Libraries and history have always played a big part in the life of Curtis Ellison. A professor of history emeritus at Miami University, Ellison continues to teach and research and write in his chosen field and has taken his love of libraries and books the board of the Lane Libraries, which he serves as president this year. The Butler County...
Oxford and Differdange, Luxembourg become Sister Cities
 An invitation to enter into a Sister Cities arrangement, unanswered since 1999, has come to fruition after representatives of Differdange, Luxembourg, visited Oxford and signed an agreement formalizing that relationship. Tom Ulveling, a member of the Differdange City Council and a dentist there, signed the agreement in both English and French...

2:54 PM Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

An invitation to enter into a Sister Cities arrangement, unanswered since 1999, has come to fruition after representatives of Differdange, Luxembourg, visited Oxford and signed an agreement formalizing that relationship. Tom Ulveling, a member of the Differdange City Council and a dentist there, signed the agreement in both English and French...
Lives, successes of black women highlighted
 Five African American women and their successes were brought to life as part of a Black History Month presentation at this year’s Soul Celebration at the Oxford Senior Center Feb. 11. Billed as An Evening of Celebration and Dinner, the event continued the tradition of a memorable meal and an even more memorable look back at the history...

5:12 PM Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Five African American women and their successes were brought to life as part of a Black History Month presentation at this year’s Soul Celebration at the Oxford Senior Center Feb. 11. Billed as An Evening of Celebration and Dinner, the event continued the tradition of a memorable meal and an even more memorable look back at the history...
Partners in Prime finds new home for dances in Oxford
 Dances held on Wednesday afternoons have moved from Hamilton to Oxford and are growing in popularity as they offer a chance for people to dust off their dancing shoes and enjoy some live music and fellowship. The dances originated at Hamilton’s Partners in Prime, but organizers were forced to find a new venue when that facility was...

5:31 PM Thursday, Feb. 09, 2017

Dances held on Wednesday afternoons have moved from Hamilton to Oxford and are growing in popularity as they offer a chance for people to dust off their dancing shoes and enjoy some live music and fellowship. The dances originated at Hamilton’s Partners in Prime, but organizers were forced to find a new venue when that facility was...
11 apartment buildings to be demolished in Oxford
 A proposal to demolish 11 apartment buildings on a total of six acres is expected to move forward this month. The planned redevelopment of the Miami Village Apartments will go before city council for second reading and a vote Feb. 21. The complex is located on both sides of Arrowhead Drive, at East Chestnut Street. MORE OXFORD NEWS: With...

4:52 PM Thursday, Feb. 09, 2017

A proposal to demolish 11 apartment buildings on a total of six acres is expected to move forward this month. The planned redevelopment of the Miami Village Apartments will go before city council for second reading and a vote Feb. 21. The complex is located on both sides of Arrowhead Drive, at East Chestnut Street. MORE OXFORD NEWS: With...
Former school mementos, equipment up for auction
 Some treasures are waiting to be carried away from the former Kramer Elementary School. Scrappers and those looking to buy a piece of nostalgia will find everything from kitchen sinks and televisions to old textbooks and maps when items from the now-closed school are put up for auction Feb. 11. The former Talawanda Schools elementary housed...

5:00 PM Sunday, Feb. 05, 2017

Some treasures are waiting to be carried away from the former Kramer Elementary School. Scrappers and those looking to buy a piece of nostalgia will find everything from kitchen sinks and televisions to old textbooks and maps when items from the now-closed school are put up for auction Feb. 11. The former Talawanda Schools elementary housed...
With funds in place, work to start on Oxford Recreational Trail

4:49 PM Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2017

Work will soon begin on phase one of the Oxford Recreational Trail, aimed at eventually encircling the city. Organizers obtained a $500,000 grant from the Clean Ohio Recreational Trail Fund administered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The grant was originally intended to be used last year, but a year’s extension was granted...