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Ryan Gauthier

Ryan Gauthier has been covering Oxford, Talawanda School District and Miami University news for the Oxford Press since 2007. Originally from Rubicon, Wisc., Ryan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in late 2006. He currently lives in Oxford along with his girlfriend and puppy.

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Nitrogen leak in city worker's death came from Air Products-AK Steel line

11:03 PM Wednesday, May. 19, 2010

MIDDLETOWN — Tests confirm the nitrogen that filled a manhole where a Middletown city worker was killed came from two gas lines running from Air Products & Chemicals to AK Steel’s Middletown Works, according to the city. Law Director Les Landen said during investigations Wednesday afternoon, May 19, experts identified the source...
No successor yet for Armbruster’s 1st Ward seat

7:15 AM Wednesday, May. 19, 2010

MIDDLETOWN — Following more than two hours of interviews and deliberation, City Council was unable to name a successor for Jim Armbruster’s 1st Ward seat. Council members adjourned to executive session for nearly an hour Tuesday, May 18, then emerged to announce they would be holding a second round of interviews at their June...
Safety Town officer named first Officer of the Year
 MIDDLETOWN — Officer Mike Davis has been named the city’s first Officer of the Year, due to what colleagues describe as a career filled with spectacular work. Davis, a 44-year police department veteran synonymous with the city’s summer Safety Town program, was honored Thursday, May 13, during the Middletown Division of Police&rsquo...

6:21 AM Wednesday, May. 19, 2010

MIDDLETOWN — Officer Mike Davis has been named the city’s first Officer of the Year, due to what colleagues describe as a career filled with spectacular work. Davis, a 44-year police department veteran synonymous with the city’s summer Safety Town program, was honored Thursday, May 13, during the Middletown Division of Police&rsquo...
Dog attacks focus of postal service effort
MIDDLETOWN — In 16 years of delivering mail, Tim Napier has been bitten by two dogs and had to fight off numerous others.

5:00 AM Tuesday, May. 18, 2010

MIDDLETOWN — In 16 years of delivering mail, Tim Napier has been bitten by two dogs and had to fight off numerous others.
Council candidates cover broad spectrum

12:01 AM Monday, May. 17, 2010

The four men vying to fill the 1st Ward City Council seat all live in Middletown, though the paths they took to get here could not be any more diverse. Jason Jones, Tom Allen, Rob Hoffman and Gary Barge will come before City Council Tuesday, May 18, to interview for the open position. Young. Old. Practical. Revolutionary. Introverted. Eccentric...
Church visits, abortion counseling occupy local woman’s life

11:58 PM Sunday, May. 16, 2010

Every Sunday, Candice Keller makes her way into a different Middletown area church and takes a seat in the second row. Sometimes she just mingles with parishioners. Other times she gets up in front of the congregation and talks about the work she and the Community Pregnancy Center are performing. For someone who had trouble looking her now-husband...
Local woman trying to fight back against teen pregnancy

11:57 PM Sunday, May. 16, 2010

There are days when Candice Keller finds it hard to hold back the tears. They’re called weekdays. Keller, who is in her third year serving as executive director for Middletown’s Community Pregnancy Center, said the emotional impact of her job has not lessened over time. Dealing directly with pregnant teens who are quickly seeing...
1st Ward candidates from different walks of life

11:55 PM Sunday, May. 16, 2010

A mechanic, a lawyer, a musician and a preacher’s son walk into a room to figure out which one will replace a florist. It might sound like the setup to a bad joke, but there are not likely to be any punchlines when City Council interviews candidates to fill the vacant 1st Ward seat Tuesday, May 18. Gary Barge, Tom Allen, Rob Hoffman...
$15,000 cemetery grant ‘virtually useless’ says volunteer
 MIDDLETOWN — A $15,000 grant for repairs to the Pioneer Cemetery’s historic vault is “virtually useless,” according to a longtime cemetery volunteer. Vivian Moon, who has been entangled in legal battles with the city over its maintenance of the cemetery, said the money will not cover the $40,000 in repairs needed to...

5:58 AM Saturday, May. 15, 2010

MIDDLETOWN — A $15,000 grant for repairs to the Pioneer Cemetery’s historic vault is “virtually useless,” according to a longtime cemetery volunteer. Vivian Moon, who has been entangled in legal battles with the city over its maintenance of the cemetery, said the money will not cover the $40,000 in repairs needed to...
Cost analysis sinks hopes of opening Sunset Pool

5:53 AM Saturday, May. 15, 2010

MIDDLETOWN — Cathy Shepherd’s dreams of opening Sunset Pool in time for the 2010 season have been tempered by the realization that attendance rates cannot sustain anticipated expenses. Shepherd, who owns and operates S & S Construction and Pools, said after taking a long, hard look at the pool’s declining attendance rates...
After escape, all jail trusties to stay put

7:04 AM Thursday, May. 13, 2010

MIDDLETOWN — Sweeping changes have been made to the city’s work-release policy after two jail trusties escaped last month from a routine work detail. Sgt. Rick Bowling, who oversees the city jail, said trusties are no longer eligible to participate in the work release program. “If the court doesn’t assign any work-release...