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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.

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New publishing company opens in Oxford
 Story ideas collected in folders but never written and a manuscript written decades ago and nearly forgotten in a drawer turned into the first books produced by a new publishing company established here. Berg Kaufman Publishing was a natural progression for Cecilia Berg and Don Kaufman, both retired from Miami University. The two have collaborated...

Posted: a day ago

Story ideas collected in folders but never written and a manuscript written decades ago and nearly forgotten in a drawer turned into the first books produced by a new publishing company established here. Berg Kaufman Publishing was a natural progression for Cecilia Berg and Don Kaufman, both retired from Miami University. The two have collaborated...
Fraternity visitor caught stealing American flags in Oxford
 An officer on patrol on College Corner Pike at 1:34 a.m. Nov. 12 was flagged down by a motorist who reported seeing several men stealing American flags. The officer located four college-age men in the Wendy’s parking lot carrying several flags on 10-foot poles. MORE: Miami University student indicted on 13 sex charges, including rape...

Posted: 3 days ago

An officer on patrol on College Corner Pike at 1:34 a.m. Nov. 12 was flagged down by a motorist who reported seeing several men stealing American flags. The officer located four college-age men in the Wendy’s parking lot carrying several flags on 10-foot poles. MORE: Miami University student indicted on 13 sex charges, including rape...
Undermanned Miami club football team earns spot in league’s title game
 An undermanned Miami University club football team showed what a lot of heart can do on the gridiron this year as a roster of 18 players rolled to a 6-1 record and earned a spot in the league’s title game. Club football started at Miami 11 years ago and they have been conference champions three times and got into the national championship...

Posted: 8 days ago

An undermanned Miami University club football team showed what a lot of heart can do on the gridiron this year as a roster of 18 players rolled to a 6-1 record and earned a spot in the league’s title game. Club football started at Miami 11 years ago and they have been conference champions three times and got into the national championship...
Couple as committed to veterinary medicine as they are to Oxford
 Their first meeting was coincidental—sort of—and they took a circuitous route here, but Chris Reagh and his wife, Chantel Raghu, have established themselves in this community, familiar to him as the place he grew up. Since setting up a home here last year, Reagh has established himself in his father’s veterinary practice...

Posted: 9 days ago

Their first meeting was coincidental—sort of—and they took a circuitous route here, but Chris Reagh and his wife, Chantel Raghu, have established themselves in this community, familiar to him as the place he grew up. Since setting up a home here last year, Reagh has established himself in his father’s veterinary practice...
Woman posing as Duke Energy employee scams Oxford resident
 A suspicious Oxford resident called police after a woman claiming to be from Duke Energy came to her door asking for information. The resident’s roommates provided a recent bill that they said the woman used to enter information into an iPad. When the resident arrived, she spoke to the woman and verified information including her name...

Posted: 9 days ago

A suspicious Oxford resident called police after a woman claiming to be from Duke Energy came to her door asking for information. The resident’s roommates provided a recent bill that they said the woman used to enter information into an iPad. When the resident arrived, she spoke to the woman and verified information including her name...
State approves funding for Talawanda’s new Marshall Elementary
 Construction of a new Marshall Elementary building took an official step forward Oct. 26 with a unanimous vote by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission to approve state funding for the project. The vote was anticipated by Talawanda Treasurer Mike Davis at the October meeting of the Talawanda Board of Education. He told board members...

Posted: 15 days ago

Construction of a new Marshall Elementary building took an official step forward Oct. 26 with a unanimous vote by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission to approve state funding for the project. The vote was anticipated by Talawanda Treasurer Mike Davis at the October meeting of the Talawanda Board of Education. He told board members...
Oxford talks new aquatics center, recreational trail
 Oxford officials recently received a closer look at ideas for a new aquatics center and recreational trail in the city. Here are the latest details on each project: AQUATICS CENTER
            
               The aquatics center is proposed for Community Park to replace the current municipal pool at the TRI complex. It could be located on...

Posted: 17 days ago

Oxford officials recently received a closer look at ideas for a new aquatics center and recreational trail in the city. Here are the latest details on each project: AQUATICS CENTER The aquatics center is proposed for Community Park to replace the current municipal pool at the TRI complex. It could be located on...
First look: Early designs of proposed Oxford Amtrak station
 Plans for an Amtrak stop in Oxford are gaining momentum, with design ideas and funding moving forward. The city and Miami University have committed $350,000 each to the plan to build a platform for a proposed Oxford/Miami University Amtrak stop, and the Talawanda Local School District has submitted a letter of support. MORE: Middletown teacher...

Posted: 26 days ago

Plans for an Amtrak stop in Oxford are gaining momentum, with design ideas and funding moving forward. The city and Miami University have committed $350,000 each to the plan to build a platform for a proposed Oxford/Miami University Amtrak stop, and the Talawanda Local School District has submitted a letter of support. MORE: Middletown teacher...
Oxford woman loses $1,400 in possible apartment rental scam
 An Oxford resident told police Oct. 9 she found an apartment for rent in Hamilton on Craig’s List and sent a text message about the house to a woman who identified herself as the owner. They reached agreement on the transaction with the Oxford woman sending several payments between Sept. 14 and Sept. 30 totaling $1,400, via Walmart...

Posted: 30 days ago

An Oxford resident told police Oct. 9 she found an apartment for rent in Hamilton on Craig’s List and sent a text message about the house to a woman who identified herself as the owner. They reached agreement on the transaction with the Oxford woman sending several payments between Sept. 14 and Sept. 30 totaling $1,400, via Walmart...
Oxford council candidates talk transportation, tourism
 Two incumbents are among the field of nine seeking four open seats on Oxford City Council in November’s election. Incumbents Mike Smith and Edna Southard are on the ballot with challengers Drew Davis, Jace Prows, David Prytherch, Chantel Raghu, Samantha Vogel, Corey Watt and Austin Worrell. MORE: Expert leads study in safer travel through...

5:00 PM Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Two incumbents are among the field of nine seeking four open seats on Oxford City Council in November’s election. Incumbents Mike Smith and Edna Southard are on the ballot with challengers Drew Davis, Jace Prows, David Prytherch, Chantel Raghu, Samantha Vogel, Corey Watt and Austin Worrell. MORE: Expert leads study in safer travel through...
Talawanda grad’s book explores baseball pitchers amid racial tension
 A 1993 Talawanda High School graduate will be back home this month for a book signing of his newly-released “The Year of the Pitcher,” which he describes as having been written “kind of by accident.” The full title of the book by Sridhar Pappu is “The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain and the End...

12:55 AM Sunday, Oct. 08, 2017

A 1993 Talawanda High School graduate will be back home this month for a book signing of his newly-released “The Year of the Pitcher,” which he describes as having been written “kind of by accident.” The full title of the book by Sridhar Pappu is “The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain and the End...