Council tells Joe to go

Another longtime Oxford Village official will soon be exiting the local government scene, but not by choice. At a special Feb. 23 meeting that lasted approximately six minutes, council voted 3-2 to terminate village Manager Joe Young’s employment agreement effective Friday, March 31. Per the agreement, village attorney Bob Davis was directed to draft and […]

No more Nemo: Police chief bids farewell after 17 years

No more Nemo: Police chief bids farewell after 17 years

With his officers standing behind him, Oxford Village Police Chief Mike Neymanowski bid farewell to the community and expressed his gratitude to those who have supported him during last week’s council meeting. Feb. 14 was his last day. Photo by CJC. A lovefest erupted inside the Oxford Village Council chambers on Valentine’s Day. But it […]

Elks take polar bear plunge to help others

The weather was warm Saturday, but the water was not. That didn’t stop members of Rochester-North Oakland Elks Lodge #2225 in Addison Township from taking a dip in Shadow Lake. These wild Elks cut a large hole in the ice, donned wacky costumes and took the old polar plunge into the freezing, unforgiving water. They […]

Church invites public to help celebrate 140th

OXFORD VILLAGE – A humble little church standing at the corner of Hovey and Dennison streets is poised to reach a significant milestone. Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) is turning 140 and inviting the community to join in the celebration by attending a special worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26. […]

Solwold takes over as chief

For years, folks have greeted Mike Solwold by saying, “Hey, Sarge!” But that’s just not going to cut it anymore. From now on, they’ll have to say, “Hey, Chief!” Last week, the Oxford Village Council unanimously approved a three-page agreement making Solwold interim/acting chief of the police department with an annualized salary of $62,000, plus […]

Tough Mudder reps. visit, plan for June 3-4 event

Oxford is gearing up to play in the mud this summer, so get ready to get dirty. Last week, representatives from Tough Mudder were in town meeting with local officials, talking with business people and scoping out the massive site for their big event June 3-4. The 1,200-acre Koenig Sand and Gravel property along Lakeville […]

Drainage problem caused almost $8K in flood damage

Oxford Village officials are attempting to sort things out and find a solution to a drainage problem that’s left a homeowner on Park St. with almost $8,000 in flood damage. Following the advice of village attorney Bob Davis and nearly an hour of discussion, council voted 5-0 last week to schedule a closed session meeting […]

New NOTA articles a no-go for now

Is there going to be a regional mass transit tax on the ballot again in two years? Is the North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) going to continue serving only specific groups of people or is there the potential for it to expand and give rides to the general population? Should it be a simple majority […]

Jacobsen appointed to LCC

State government is a lot like the Hotel California – you can checkout any time you like, but you can never leave. It didn’t take Brad Jacobsen, of Oxford Township, very long to land another state job after recently wrapping up a six-year stint in the Michigan House of Representatives. Last week, the 1975 Oxford […]

Senior gets trapped beneath car

A 74-year-old Orion Township man is reported to be in critical condition at McLaren Oakland hospital in Pontiac after his car rolled on top of him Monday afternoon in Oxford Township. The man was attempting to jump-start a 2003 Ford Taurus with his 2001 Pontiac Sunfire in a vacant lot adjacent to 861 Snyder St., […]

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