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Double Murderer, Gary Otte Executed

Double Murderer, Gary Otte Executed

Lucasville, OH–Gary Otte, 45 and convicted of back-to-back murders 25 years ago, was executed on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2017. Otte was sent to death row for fatally shooting Robert Wasikowski and Sharon Kostura during home invasion robberies in a Cleveland suburb in 1992. His last effort to appeal included claims that the […]

Hype for the Apocalypse

Hype for the Apocalypse

“The Walking Dead” is an incredibly popular show on the television channel AMC, and the fanbase is most certainly not extinct here at Talawanda High School. The television show takes place in a post apocalyptic America, where a County Sheriff, Rick Grimes, is forced to survive in a world ruled by zombies, or, as they […]

The Game’s Afoot

The Game’s Afoot

Oxford, OH — It’s December 1936 and broadway star WIlliam Gillette (played by senior Tyler Boyd), admired by the world for his lead role in the famous play Sherlock Holmes has invited some of his colleges to his Connecticut Castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, […]

The DACA Program And Its Effect On Talawanda

The DACA Program And Its Effect On Talawanda

OXFORD — On Sept. 5, 2017 President Trump announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) would begin its wind-down. Established by former President Obama in 2012, the DACA program allows certain illegal immigrants who came to America as children to receive a renewable two-year work permit, as long as applicants can have […]

The Poet in the Schoolhouse

The Poet in the Schoolhouse

When you think of poets you think of Edgar Allan Poe or Ernest Hemingway. You wouldn’t think a great young poet would be sitting in a high school teaching teenagers about poetry but he is. Quentin Russell is the Artist in Residence for our school this semester. He runs the Poetry Club which is after […]

Third Annual Darrtown Fall Festival

Third Annual Darrtown Fall Festival

Darrtown, Ohio– “I may be 94 years-old, but the fall festival gives me a lot of excitement!” Ida May, oldest living resident of Darrtown, said Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. From skillet-tossing and tractor-tire flipping to a parade full of old classic cars and freshly polished tractors, the festival had it all. People young and old […]

DARRTOWN FESTIVAL GALLERY

DARRTOWN FESTIVAL GALLERY

Hurricane Irma Strikes Florida, Jose to Follow

Hurricane Irma Strikes Florida, Jose to Follow

As Hurricane Harvey ends, Hurricane Irma, a category two storm, follows up and wreaks havoc on Florida. Irma made landfall Sunday, with winds up to 110 mph. and gusts over 140 mph. Irma has done much damage to Naples and Tampa already, with destructive winds, flooding, storm surges, and extremely heavy rainfall. Irma is over […]

Early Season Struggles Plus Solutions and Predictions

Early Season Struggles Plus Solutions and Predictions

OXFORD — The beginning of the 2017 season for the Talawanda Football team has not been one to necessarily remember. Two games into this season and the Braves remain scoreless. The team is 0-2 after losing to both Madison and Badin. Why have they been off to such a rough start? Last season, the Braves […]

LOVE AND HONOR FOR ALL: MIAMI UNIVERSITY MARCHES AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACY

LOVE AND HONOR FOR ALL: MIAMI UNIVERSITY MARCHES AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACY

OXFORD — On January 19, 1998 two Miami University students were assaulted while walking back to their dorm. The attackers shouted racist slurs and comments at them before beating them with baseball bats. One of the student’s injuries were so severe they had to spend several weeks out of school and in the hospital. This […]