Wildcat coronation

Wildcat coronation

Oxford High School seniors Trent Evans and Hope Watson were crowned the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen during halftime at Friday night’s big game. Photo by Matt Johnson.

Officials OK grant app. for streetscape

Oxford Village officials formally put all of their eggs in the streetscape basket on Monday evening. During a joint meeting held at the Oxford Public Library, the village council and Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board voted unanimously to submit a grant application to the state’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and move forward with the streetscape […]

Scaring up a little fun!

Saturday was filled with rain and gray skies but visitors to the Scarecrow Festival in downtown Oxford didn’t let that dampen their spirits one bit. They devoured chili, scarfed down pumpkin pie and doughnuts, played in the hay maze, enjoyed live music and dressed themselves and their pets in their Halloween best.  

Officials have mixed feelings on liquor licenses at Legacy Center

Christian Mills’ attempt to secure Oxford Township’s last two liquor licenses ended with mixed results last week. He applied for both a Tavern License for the Urban Air trampoline park and a Class C liquor license for 925 Legacy Entertainment, LCC, a bar/restaurant. Both are located inside the 208,000-square-foot Legacy Center (925 N. Lapeer Rd.), […]

Council puts expiration date on Fisher’s contract

“I just think it’s garbage.” That was Oxford Village Councilwoman Maureen Helmuth’s blunt assessment of the independent contractor agreement between the municipality and Lori Fisher. Last week, council discussed the three-page contract under which Fisher is being paid $49.50 per hour (no fringe benefits) to handle various responsibilities related to the village’s finances. Council voted […]

Ex-DDA director appointed to council

It took some time, some discussion and a few votes at last week’s Oxford Village Council meeting, but in the end, a new council member was finally appointed. Council voted 3-1 to appoint Joe Frost to the seat vacated by Tom Kennis when his resignation was accepted at the Sept. 12 meeting. Councilman Dave Bailey […]

Council changes makeup of mgr. search committee

It’s no secret the search for a new Oxford Village manager has been neither quick nor fruitful. But officials are hoping to change that. Last week, council voted 4-0 to “reconstitute” the manager search committee. It now consists of village attorney Bob Davis, Interim Manager Evan Teich and consultant Jaymes Vettraino, who served as interim […]

Just call him sarge

Three stripes were added to the arm of Oxford Village Police Officer Clint Ascroft last week as he was formally promoted to the rank of sergeant during the village council meeting. “This promotion is greatly appreciated,” he said. “It’s an important achievement in my career and life.” He vowed to put forth his “best effort” […]

Presenting the 2017 Homecoming Court

Oxford High’s 2017 Homecoming Court included (from left) Alexis Jahlas, Jimmy Claudio, Lauren Methner, Dylan Rebtoy, Queen Hope Watson, King Trent Evans, Thomas Pletta, Anna Peruski, Carla Zawadzki, Hunter McGuire, Nina Neumann, Griffin Burk, Collin Trevino and Abbey Twichell. To the far right are 2017 OHS grads Katie DeTone and Garrett Tyrrell. The Prince and […]

Deputy ends ‘fruitful career’

A long and productive history of protecting and serving the public came to a quiet end in Oxford Township on Oct. 11 as Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Ford worked his last day as a full-time officer. “I’ve had a very fruitful career,” said the 53-year-old. “It’s time for Chapter Two.” Ford began working for […]

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