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Say hi to the massive, pink snow plow that's battling cancer

Say hi to the massive, pink snow plow that's battling cancer



2018-02-10T05:01:01+0000

There's at least one Northeast Ohio family not complaining at all about the snow.

There's at least one Northeast Ohio family not complaining at all about the snow.



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City of Oxford, Ohio - Division of Police

Join OPD's Chief John Jones and other City of Oxford officials for a public forum, hosted by The Miami Student, which will focus on the public safety challenges in Oxford and Miami University. This should be a very interesting discussion. Come to the Wilks Theatre, located inside Armstrong Student Center, tomorrow, February 21st at 7 p.m. to see for yourself. ...

Join OPDs Chief John Jones and other City of Oxford officials for a public forum, hosted by The Miami Student, which will focus on the public safety challenges in Oxford and Miami University. This should be a very interesting discussion. Come to the Wilks Theatre, located inside Armstrong Student Center, tomorrow, February 21st at 7 p.m. to see for yourself.

We have a secret admirer! Actually, this person appears to be a secret supporter of the OPD. While a group of officers were eating lunch at LaRosa's today, our supporter bought EACH of them a $25 gift card. How nice is that? Our officers were very touched by the gesture and wanted to thank them. It's not the monetary value that gives us the feels, it's the thought that truly counts. ...

We have a secret admirer!  Actually, this person appears to be a secret supporter of the OPD. While a group of officers were eating lunch at LaRosas today, our supporter bought EACH of them a $25 gift card. How nice is that? Our officers were very touched by the gesture and wanted to thank them. Its not the monetary value that gives us the feels, its the thought that truly counts.

 

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They were trying to buy your lunch but you guys already paid so that was the next best thing!!!

Awesome!!!!!!

What a really sweet thing for someone to do.

You guys are awesome. I have ridden with two of you and I learned a lot . I wish I had known where you were eating ,I was in Oxford. Watch your six guys there are nuts out there. Love you Boo and Roscoe and Harden

You all deserve it

That is so nice

It shows the department is doing a fantastic job

How cool!

So we'll deserved! Showing appreciation is fantastic! Thanks for all you do...from a Miami parent.

If I see them I would pay for there food anytime

WEEKEND UPDATE:
> A 25-year-old male was stopped because he had warrants through OPD. We found he had meth and needles on him. The county jail found some other substance hidden away in a very “awkward” spot. (hint: latex gloves were required.) That mystery substance is being sent to the lab for examination.

> Chivalry is dead. Or at least non-existent when one is drunk. Officers were sent uptown for a male and female who were both so drunk they were having trouble standing up, much less walking. Once the police approached them, the male let go of the female, to whom he was offering physical support, and ran away. Just to make sure you caught that..when the police came, he dropped her and ran away (self-centered much?) He was caught by OPD’s star runner, Officer Butler, who easily caught up with him. The female ended up at the hospital and the male was picked up…by his mother.

> Here are a couple stories to give you a different perspective on officer safety. Think about what YOU would think or do in these situations:

---- Officers were sent to a domestic call. Once there, and after the officer had the male drop his multiple pocket knives on the ground, the male suddenly bolted toward the back bedrooms in the apartment. Officer Reihs pursued him so he could not get his hands on other weapons, and the male was quickly subdued. Thankfully, in this case, Officer Reihs was keenly aware and responsive. We do not know why the guy decided to run or what he was planning on doing. Domestics can be extremely unpredictable and dangerous for police officers.

---- While on a traffic stop and seated in the front seat of his cruiser, an officer observed a male walking toward him. The man was walking with purpose, almost aggressively, while talking to himself. The officer, Officer Butler, got out of the driver’s seat and verbally tried to get the guy to back off. The guy aggressively continued his path until he reached the officer and got so close the officer pushed him away and made space between them. Officer Butler, although ready to protect himself, was successful in talking him down and calming the situation without any additional physical force. The male subject was taken to the psychiatric unit at a local hospital a short time later. Keep in mind, along with this unpredictable and volatile person, the officer also had to be aware of the whereabouts of the driver or passengers of the car he had stopped.

> An officer was flagged down by a female claiming her purse was stolen and the suspect ran off. Officers found him and observed him throw the purse over the fenced in dumpster area at a nearby convenience store. The male was arrested and it was determined that all of the contents of the purse were intact. The male, who she knew and had gotten into an argument with just prior, was arrested and charged.

> Party fouls: multiple mistakes were made by those who partied too hard or too foolishly. From something so simple as walking down the street drinking a beer (we are not New Orleans and have NEVER allowed this) to passing out in a stranger’s living room, to waking up not knowing how your face got beat up, people put themselves in some bad positions. As the weather gets warmer, we’re hoping for good judgment to prevail. Fingers crossed!

Monday is coming to a close. We think Mondays should be optional. May every day this week get better and better for you!
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WEEKEND UPDATE:
>   A 25-year-old male was stopped because he had warrants through OPD. We found he had meth and needles on him. The county jail found some other substance hidden away in a very “awkward” spot. (hint: latex gloves were required.) That mystery substance is being sent to the lab for examination.

>   Chivalry is dead. Or at least non-existent when one is drunk. Officers were sent uptown for a male and female who were both so drunk they were having trouble standing up, much less walking. Once the police approached them, the male let go of the female, to whom he was offering physical support, and ran away. Just to make sure you caught that..when the police came, he dropped her and ran away (self-centered much?) He was caught by OPD’s star runner, Officer Butler, who easily caught up with him. The female ended up at the hospital and the male was picked up…by his mother.  

>   Here are a couple stories to give you a different perspective on officer safety. Think about what YOU would think or do in these situations:

---- Officers were sent to a domestic call. Once there, and after the officer had the male drop his multiple pocket knives on the ground, the male suddenly bolted toward the back bedrooms in the apartment. Officer Reihs pursued him so he could not get his hands on other weapons, and the male was quickly subdued. Thankfully, in this case, Officer Reihs was keenly aware and responsive. We do not know why the guy decided to run or what he was planning on doing.  Domestics can be extremely unpredictable and dangerous for police officers.

---- While on a traffic stop and seated in the front seat of his cruiser, an officer observed a male walking toward him. The man was walking with purpose, almost aggressively, while talking to himself.  The officer, Officer Butler, got out of the driver’s seat and verbally tried to get the guy to back off. The guy aggressively continued his path until he reached the officer and got so close the officer pushed him away and made space between them. Officer Butler, although ready to protect himself, was successful in talking him down and calming the situation without any additional physical force. The male subject was taken to the psychiatric unit at a local hospital a short time later. Keep in mind, along with this unpredictable and volatile person, the officer also had to be aware of the whereabouts of the driver or passengers of the car he had stopped. 

>   An officer was flagged down by a female claiming her purse was stolen and the suspect ran off. Officers found him and observed him throw the purse over the fenced in dumpster area at a nearby convenience store. The male was arrested and it was determined that all of the contents of the purse were intact. The male, who she knew and had gotten into an argument with just prior, was arrested and charged.

>  Party fouls: multiple mistakes were made by those who partied too hard or too foolishly. From something so simple as walking down the street drinking a beer (we are not New Orleans and have NEVER allowed this) to passing out in a stranger’s living room, to waking up not knowing how your face got beat up, people put themselves in some bad positions. As the weather gets warmer, we’re hoping for good judgment to prevail. Fingers crossed!

Monday is coming to a close. We think Mondays should be optional. May every day this week get better and better for you!

 

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Thanks for the entertaining update. How many emergency runs this weekend?

Be safe out there!

Janelle Schwieterman

You folks have a job that I have never envied but always admired. Keep up the great work!

Thank you for all you do OPD! It's a crazy world out there. Chicago just loss one of our finest doing what you do everyday, running towards trouble. Stay safe!

God bless and protect you all!

Another fantastic week in review! Thanks OPD

You all are too funny. Thank you for all you do👩‍✈️👨‍✈️💙💙

Love our Police Dept for doing a fantastic job. Always look forward to the weekend up date to see how stupid people get.

Thank you for including the stories that demonstrate the dangerous and unpredictable situations that our officers regularly face.

Thank you for sharing the many reasons we appreciate our OPD!

Stay safe

Thank you for all you do. I a. So glad we have such well trained officers. You put your lives on the line every time you go out. No please don't make weekend updates optional. I enjoy reading them ao much.

You got my support, OPD. Keep our kids, and everyone, safe. There's a lot of stupid going around...

What a joke

So glad officer butler has some skills! Is it terrible to love these posts? Sorry...but I DO! Thank you for keeping my daughter safe!

Slice of life

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2 days ago

Cleveland Browns

“Saquon Barkley is deserving of being a top-five pick."

NFL Network's Bucky Brooks breaks down the top RB prospects:
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Browns should take Barkley and Fitzpatrick and then pay Kirk Cousins

This a loaded RB class so pass on Barkley? Until someone can show me a RB at 5'11, 230 pounds who can squat over 600 pounds, do over 30 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, has a higher vertical leap, and can run 4.3 seconds or faster 40 yard dash time, and has over 100 receptions, 1,100 receiving yards then we can begin the discussion of passing on Barkley. Barkley is a special talent, Rosen, Allen, and Darnold are not. If Andrew Luck and Cam Newton were coming out of college, I will understand passing on Barkley to draft a QB. Fitzpatrick is also a special talent. You draft special talent and players with top 5 picks.

Show footage of him running on the Buckeyes. Oh wait there isn't any. There are too many good defenses in the NFL to think he'll run all over them. Two words Trent Richardson. Don't buy the hype.

Well....I think we should take Barkley at 1, there would still be very good QB's at 4, if we choose a QB at 1 more than likely Barkley will not be around at 4 the Colts will get him at 3...Barkley is a game changer he looks special so far...now if we pick up a stud vet QB and sign him long term then still go with Barkley at 1 and a DB at 4 or some defensive player.

I like Barkley. But two Pro Bowl RBs were drafted in the 3rd Round last year. He’s not worth 1 or 4. Didn’t play well against top defenses.

Browns need a QB, we haven't had one in forever. If they pass on Darnold it will be a huge mistake. Barkely is not viewed very highly by the NFL scouts. Our new guy says Guice is better. Darnold #1 and Fitzpatrick #4. We still need a vet QB.

The worst thing about Browns fans is so many of them are OSU fans. They watched Barkley play that one game and made their mind up.

F that, hope they learned a life lesson from the mistake they made on Trent Richardson. Rb's are a dime a dozen. Eagles just won a superbowl with no stud RB. Blount and Ajayi have been on multiple teams.

I have come to the conclusion that the Browns should pass on Kirk Cousins and sign AJ McCarron instead. With reports coming in that the Jets are willing to give Cousins $60 mil dollars in guaranteed money in his 1st year tells me that Cousins will expect the Browns to compete with that price and HELL NO, Cousins is NOT WORTH $60 million a year. PASS. Take McCarron and draft a QB at this point. The Jets just ruined it lol

Browns have the luxury of not gambling with talent in the first round. If you take Saquon and one of the defensive super stars like Fitzpatrick then that is a successful draft. And it enables whomever plays QB for them in 2018 to play more conservative and paced football rather than having to run and gun and make mistakes.

A QB with the 1st pick, to me, is a no brainer. Barkley will be there with the 2nd pick. A veteran QB is needed also. Any of the other needs can be filled off the waiver wires, free agency and trades. The Browns have a great front office now, starting with Dorsey. Let us watch him work, it is what he is PAID for

Take QB AT 1....If HE is there at 4 take him if not take next best player....then maybe trade back up...take kid from Lau....gice I think

The QBs are all so so...this guy is a generational talent that they cannot pass on...take him at #1 and one of the QBs at 4...they're all the same. If they don't get him, the draft is a bust, pure and simple.

Sign Kirk Cousins to a 5 year 150 million deal. 110 mil guaranteed. 35 mil year one with 25 mil signing bonus. 25 mil year 2: 25 mil year: 20 mil year 4; 20 mil year 5 Take Barkley and best defender at 4 Sign Landry and Robinson. Trade Shelton, Corey Coleman, and a pick for Marcus Peters

Said it before, he is a MUST have. You are talking about a back of Tomlinson, Faulk and Peterson all rolled into one. Not taking him would just be another name on the wall along with Wetz and Watson as guys we SHOULD have picked.

If I'm the Browns my 1st pick will be Barkley. the 4th pick will be Fitzpatrick or Chubbs, one will be their at 4th. then Lamar Jackson with the 1st 2nd round pick on the board, or I trade up into the 20s and get Jackson. and then I will pick 2 good WR with the 3rd to 5th round pick. A+++ draft. and maybe resign Josh Gordon if he can keep his nose clean.

We will know by the draft if JT is coming back. I think he is waiting to see that they sign a real QB with experience before deciding on playing again vs retiring. If JT retires they will need to use a high pick on another tackle. Nobody on the team can play that role except maybe Joel B.

Come on guys,people like you forget about Richardson,touchdown tommy,and another first round that bombed,we need players,lineman and D Bs.

Barkley at 1, one of the "meh" QBs at 4. I bet Mayfield or Rosen is still there. Darnold is gonna flop and I don't want him, led the NCAA in turnovers...

None of these QBs coming out can be called the number one QB. That tells me they’re not a franchise QB. Barkley is considered the number one RB. Get him and a WR or Cb with the first two picks

lolololol some other chub willing to take a running back with the first pick. ever check the shelf life on modern running backs?

bears' Jordan Howard was taken in the 5th round 2 years ago. All he did since then is gain more yards in his first two seasons, than Payton, Sayers, Galimore, Anderson or ANY RB IN their history! With joke QB's, so the defense could load the box on him! Relax on all this "pick Barkley early/we're scared to miss a good RB stuff." Barkley may turn out to be the next Curtis Enis.

Barkley would give us the best back since Leroy Kelly. You can’t pass on talent like this! Take him if he’s there at 4

The way I see it is,right now I would give up first overall pick for zeke Elliot or Leonard fournette, so right now we can take a guy just as good so you go get him 1st pick,2nd pick will be leftover quarterback to sit on the bench and learn,sign McCarron, and rest of picks wide receivers and playmakers

All you guys are crazy no FA QB is going to want to come into a QB competition! McCarran, Cousins ect want a guarantee start! If they draft one in 1st round fans expect him to start

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2 days ago

Ohio University

We have a great #TBT to share today...even though it's not Thursday! In honor of Presidents Day, this video takes a look back at some of the visits to OHIO by former U.S. presidents. Enjoy!

Check out plaques commemorating visits to campus by these and other distinguished history makers on the West Portico of the University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.
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Wasn’t there other Presidents to visit O.U. Before Hoover?

Remember it well! Was there with my Parents. Was a little too big to stay on Dad's Shoulders, so I crawled between people to get up front.

Oh You gotta love this school and its history. Happy Presidents Day one and all. Be safe and aware of your Surroundings. Teach yOUr Children Well. When outside walk with a purpose of where you are going. Attitude lock the door. Don’t be Duped. Be Aware. Sorry. It’s a sign of the Times. You cannot hear it preached enough. See Sumpin, Say Sumpin. Even Protected President ( and staff) are vulnerable. Don’t you be. Walk with you keys. And use them to protect you and others. And now have a nice President’s Day. He is!! Fore!!!

Wow just saw Nada and Kenny Kerr, 1959, behind Kennedy on Baker’s Steps. Kool

3 days ago

Ohio University

Happy birthday to us!

Ohio University Alumni Association
Happy birthday, OHIO! Today is Founders Day, which traditionally marks the anniversary of the Ohio General Assembly’s approval on Feb. 18, 1804, of the charter plans which led to the creation of Ohio University. At 2:14 p.m. this afternoon, the Cutler Hall chimes played "Alma Mater, Ohio" to celebrate the history and legacy of Ohio University on this, our 214th birthday.
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I always knew the University and I had something in common

Spent 14 great years in Cutler Hal.

Logan Newton

5 days ago

City of Oxford, Ohio - Division of Police

FUN FACT FRIDAY

In continuation of honoring the history of African Americans in law enforcement, today we honor one of our own.

Dwight “Bucky” Johnson was hired as a full-time police officer in 1975. Throughout his career with OPD, he worked as a patrol officer and a detective until his retirement in 1996.

During the 1997-98 school year, the Talawanda Board of Education and the City of Oxford joined together to support the establishment of a school resource officer program. While police officers had spent time at the high school and the middle school as part of the department's Community Oriented Policing Services (C.O.P.S.) initiative, this was the first school year that an officer was assigned specifically to this task. Bucky was rehired as a part-time police officer to become the first School Resource Officer (SRO) at the Talawanda Middle School (TMS). In addition to his SRO responsibilities at TMS, Bucky also spent time in the elementary schools working with staff and students, until he separated from OPD for the last time in 2012.

SRO Bucky Johnson had a positive impact on students, mentoring them and educating them on youth-related issues, all the while creating a safer environment for both students and staff, and it is for this reason we celebrate his achievements in policing as well as his contributions to our community.
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FUN FACT FRIDAY

In continuation of honoring the history of African Americans in law enforcement, today we honor one of our own.

Dwight “Bucky” Johnson was hired as a full-time police officer in 1975.  Throughout his career with OPD, he worked as a patrol officer and a detective until his retirement in 1996. 

During the 1997-98 school year, the Talawanda Board of Education and the City of Oxford joined together to support the establishment of a school resource officer program. While police officers had spent time at the high school and the middle school as part of the departments Community Oriented Policing Services (C.O.P.S.) initiative, this was the first school year that an officer was assigned specifically to this task.  Bucky was rehired as a part-time police officer to become the first School Resource Officer (SRO) at the Talawanda Middle School (TMS).  In addition to his SRO responsibilities at TMS, Bucky also spent time in the elementary schools working with staff and students, until he separated from OPD for the last time in 2012. 

SRO Bucky Johnson had a positive impact on students, mentoring them and educating them on youth-related issues, all the while creating a safer environment for both students and staff, and it is for this reason we celebrate his achievements in policing as well as his contributions to our community.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Awesome !!!

Congrats Bucky! Your the best!

What a Great Man, and definitely deserving of this honor

I remember well when Bucky was hired. He was a well respected and liked policeman. Get to see him every now and then at Krogers and he hasn't changed a bit.

Congrats..Bucky..your one awesome man !!!!!

One of my favorites. Saw him just the other day. Same great smile and always a good word or two.

Congratulations Bucky!

Enjoyed working with Bucky during Safety City at Kramer and Marshall!!!! Such a positive impact!!!

💙💙💙

Love this man! He is so super sweet. ❤

Bucky truly is one of the best! It's an honor to know him.

One of the favorites

Talawanda chose well when deciding to hire Bucky Johnson. He was the right man for the job.

I always did love that guy.

He always has been a great guy!

What a wonderful man

I remember Bucky - always had time to talk with the kids and such a positive person. Thank you for all you did to make Oxford a better place.

Great guy!!

Students always felt they could go to him with their problems. A very special man.

Bucky was a wonderful Resource Officer while at TMS. He used respect, honesty, and humor, to help students through difficult times. A genuine smile, and a pat on a shoulder went a long way. I love seeing him around town.

Wonderful!

Great man!

Great person

He was awesome!! Always had a smile and was great to talk to!

A good man ..... Period.

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5 days ago

Ohio University

For international student Hardika Singh, getting back to OHIO after winter break was a bit of an adventure!

In this check-in for Project Hindsight: The First Year, she shares what it was like to visit her family and tells the tale of returning to the U.S.

What is Project Hindsight:The First Year? It's your ticket to discovering what being a student at Ohio University is really all about! Find out what students are thinking as they experience their first year at OHIO through videos that express authentic thoughts, opinions, challenges, and triumphs.

Check out the website at www.ohio.edu/project-hindsight for more, and follow #OHIOProjectHindsight on here, Twitter, and Instagram to connect with the students and discover why Ohio University is the place for you!
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