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Petition works toward compromise for Bishop Woods restoration

From left to right: Taft Marsh, Pres. Hodge and Stephen Kiss By Grace Moody, News Editor Two Miami University students, senior Stephen Kiss and sophomore Taft Marsh, personally handed President David Hodge and Vice President for Finance and Business Services and Treasurer David Creamer a petition with 581 signatures in favor of compromising Bishop Woods Thursday morning. The Bishop Woods Landscape Restoration plan will add a center lawn with seating, remove diseased trees and introduce more than 40 native plant species, according to the Physical Facility’s plan. The petition asks for no grass to be planted on the outside...

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Barons Bus Lines partners with local transits for successful College Connection service

Photo by Amanda Wang By Grace Moody, For The Miami Student Barons Bus Lines’ recent College Connection service is finishing a successful year of providing transportation services to colleges around the Ohio area. College Connection was added last year and offers pick-ups and drop-offs for students from eight colleges. Of these colleges are The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, Miami University, Eastern Michigan University, University of Michigan, West Virginia University, Marietta College and most recently added, Ohio University. According to the family-owned bus service’s Vice President, John Goebel, the College Connection is especially popular among students during college...

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Bars, businesses will not be upset by daylight saving time

By Grace Moody, For The Miami Student This Sunday, March 8, at 2 a.m., Daylight Saving Time forces us to move our clocks forward an hour. A large business affected by this time change each year is the bar industry. According to WebExhibit’s “Daylight Saving Time,” state law restricts many bars from serving alcohol between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. This raises one common question among the student body: can bars serve alcohol in the hour the time reverts back? “Other states solve the problem by saying that liquor can be served until ‘two hours after midnight.’ In practice,...

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State liquor sales reach record high in 2014

By Grace Moody, For The Miami Student Ohio spent $949 million on spirituous liquor in 2014, reaching a record high, according to the Ohio Department of Commerce’s News Release from Feb. 11. This is a 5.6 percent increase from 2013. The reason for this significant increase in sales, according to the Division of Liquor Control, is Ohioans’ trend of drinking higher-quality alcohol. This increase, however, was not necessarily due to a higher consumption, but a higher dollar sale. There was a 3.1 percent increase in liquor sales of retail permit holders including restaurants, clubs and bars. “Ohio customers are...

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Nearby casino offers alternate nightlife activity

By Grace Moody, For The Miami Student Among its nearly 40 casinos and resorts located around the world, Caesars Entertainment has a casino in downtown Cincinnati. Guests visit Horseshoe Casino for slots, table games and dining. Horseshoe is located approximately 40 minutes from campus. However, according to Public Relations Specialist for Horseshoe Cincinnati Gayane Makaryan, since gambling is for guests ages 21 and over, Horseshoe does not do any marketing to college students. Those who do visit Horseshoe Cincinnati have seven options of dining ranging from an upscale steak restaurant to a burger palace. Dining options include Jack Binion’s...

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