Art coming to trail next week

Trails are typically viewed as recreational amenities that allow users to exercise, enjoy nature and travel from Point A to Point B without being cooped up inside a motor vehicle. Now, it’s time to add art appreciation to that list. Beginning July 25, a total of 11 famous works of art will be displayed along […]

Unidentified FUN object!

Unidentified FUN object!

Piloting a flying saucer together at the Seymour Celebration are Oxford resident Xavier McCann (left), 6, and Riley Smith, 6, of Metamora. For more photos from the event, pick up a copy of The Oxford Leader for $1 and check out pages 14 and 15. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

Attorney to pursue PEG fees for OCTV

Send in the lawyer. That’s what the Oxford Area Cable Communications Commission (OACCC) decided to do last week in the hopes of obtaining some fees that officials believe they’re entitled to from cable provider Charter Communications. Cable commissioners voted 4-0 to engage the services of Detroit attorney Michael Watza, for an amount not to exceed […]

Passage of fire operating millage ‘crucial,’ chief says

From house fires to medical emergencies to car crashes, when folks need help, the local fire department is at the very top of the call list. The Addison Township Fire Department is hoping voters will return the favor by giving it some help when they head to the polls for the Aug. 7 primary election. […]

Boehmers to serve as grand marshals of Strawberry Festival parade

Longtime residents? Check. Selfless devotion to their community? Check. Unwavering commitment to improving their neighbors’ quality of life? Check. When it comes to the criteria for being selected as grand marshals of the annual Strawberry Festival parade in Leonard, Addison Township residents John and Lynn Boehmer checked off all the boxes and then some. The […]

Dad publishes book series about special needs daughter

An Oxford father has turned his love for his special needs daughter and his experiences caring for her into a series of self-published books designed to open minds, help others and hopefully, provide her with a little more financial security for the future. It’s called The Leah Books and in them, author Sam Sottile tells […]

FISH collecting backpacks, school supplies

Summer’s in full swing, but it won’t be long before kids hear the school bell ring. To ensure students have everything they need to succeed when classes resume, Oxford-Orion FISH is once again conducting its annual School Backpack Drive. From now through Aug. 15, the local nonprofit group is collecting donations in the form of […]

Addison FD gets first new engine since 1997

A new source of community pride in now parked in the bay of Addison Township’s Fire Station #1 in Leonard. The department recently received its first new fire engine since 1997. Made by Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton, Wisconsin,  the truck features a pump capable of moving 1,500 gallons of water per minute and storing 1,000 […]

Chamber donates to scholarship honoring OHS student’s memory

Thanks to the Oxford Chamber of Commerce another scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student in memory of an Oxford High School teen whose life was tragically cut short by suicide. On Monday morning, the chamber presented a $1,000 check – a portion of the proceeds from its June 15 golf luncheon – to […]

Little Free Library to be added along trail in Leonard

Thanks to Brian Howarth, users of the Polly Ann Trail will soon be able to take a break from their hiking, biking and horseback riding to enjoy a good read. Howarth, who’s lived in Addison Township since 1995, built a Little Free Library (LFL) that will be placed along the trail, near the old mill/grain […]