Look at those big brown eyes

Look at those big brown eyes

Oxford Middle School sixth-grader Krystina Noaker, 11, looks deep into the eyes of an Upland Hills Farm calf at the Strawberry Festival in Leonard Saturday. For more photos, please see pages 2 and 15. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

Potential bulk water sales spark debate

There was no shortage of questions, concerns and opposition expressed during last week’s Oxford Village Council meeting as officials discussed the possibility of adopting a resolution supporting the development of an ordinance and process for selling bulk municipal water to outside parties for everything from bottling to filling swimming pools. “I wouldn’t be so eager […]

A berry good time!

The 65th Annual Strawberry Festival took over downtown Leonard Saturday. It was nonstop fun from morning till night with delicious food, a soap box derby, pie-eating contests, a parade, farm animals and kids’ activities. For more photos of Leonard’s annual Strawberry Festival, pick up your copy of The Oxford Leader today.  

Boy alerts family to house fire

ADDISON TWP. – A quick-thinking 5-year-old boy was able to save himself and his older sister from a house fire Friday night, just east of the Village of Leonard. The fire happened at 1465 E. Leonard Rd. between Hagerman and Secord Lake roads. According to Addison Fire Chief Jerry Morawski, the boy and his 9-year-old […]

Officials send rezoning request back to PC

Looks like it’s back to the old drawing board for a developer that’s seeking a rezoning so it can build condominiums on 7.23 acres of vacant land in the massive Waterstone development. Last week, the township board voted 7-0 to send the Bloomfield Hills-based Contour Development Group’s request to rezone two parcels from commercial to […]

PD offers safe place for internet biz

It seems like everybody is buying, selling and trading stuff over the internet these days. But you never know who’s on the other end of that transaction and what their motives are. Is it someone legitimate just looking to conduct a little business or a criminal waiting to pounce? Acting Oxford Village Police Chief Mike […]

Fan fire at factory

It looked bigger than it was. On Friday night, Oxford firefighters were dispatched to a reported fire at MSP Industries, located at 45 W. Oakwood Rd., just east of M-24. Because it’s an industrial building, firefighters from Metamora and Addison also responded to the scene to provide mutual aid. Upon arrival, Oxford Fire Chief Pete […]

Council wants to drop the ‘acting’

It appears Acting Oxford Village Police Chief Mike Solwold will soon be able to drop the ‘acting’ part from his title. Last week, the village council voted 5-0 to approve a resolution to “implement a contract process to employ” him as chief. Village attorney Bob Davis was directed to present, at the Tuesday, July 25 […]

Property recovered, suspects caught in vehicle larcenies

Oxford Village Police Acting Sgt./Det. Clint Ascroft has a load of property that was allegedly stolen from area vehicles and he’s searching for the owners. Folks from the Oxford Lakes subdivision, and neighboring Oxford and Orion townships, who had items go missing from their vehicles between late June and July 7 are asked to call […]

Township sets crypt prices at $10K each

For those folks who haven’t quite decided what to do with their earthly remains after they’ve shuffled off this mortal coil, Oxford Township officials would like them to consider an above-ground option with a historical flavor. Last week, the board of trustees voted 5-2 to set a price of $10,000 each for a crypt inside […]

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