Crossroads looks to sell half its property

OXFORD TWP. – An agency that’s been serving and saving youth in need for generations is looking to continue its mission, but on half the land it has now. Crossroads for Youth has up to 160 acres of its 320-acre campus, located at 930 E. Drahner Rd., listed for sale through Signature Associates, a commercial […]

33 and out: Horton retiring from fire dept.

After more than three decades of saving lives and protecting property, Lt. Brad Horton is retiring this month from the Oxford Fire Department. “It’s time for me to move on and (embark) on a new adventure,” said the 55-year-old. Horton, a 1981 Oxford High School graduate, has been a member of the department since 1985. […]

Berman earns state award

For such a little place, the Addison Township Public Library sure has a lot going on these days. First, it celebrated its 40th anniversary. Now, it’s director has been honored by her peers from across the state. Last week, Director Jaema Berman received the Patron Services Award during the 2018 Loleta Fyan Small/Rural Libraries Conference […]

Volunteers sought for work session at Leonard mill

An opportunity to do some volunteer work and help preserve an iconic piece of local history is happening in the Village of Leonard next week. Folks are being sought to help spruce up the historic mill/grain elevator, both inside and out, on Saturday, May 19. The work session will begin at 9 a.m. and end […]

Village PD’s new SUV is on patrol

What’s black-and-blue, has flashing lights, weighs approximately 7,000 pounds and strikes fear into the hearts of criminals? The newest member of the Oxford Village Police Department. Last week, the agency put into service its first Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), a 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe. “It’s a nice addition,” said Police Chief Mike Solwold. “I’m pleased with […]

Derby Day Celebration raises nearly $100K, honors star riders

METAMORA TWP. – Nearly $100,000 was raised Saturday evening as Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center hosted its 28th Annual Derby Day Celebration. The fund-raiser was held in conjunction with the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. A total of 225 stylishly-dressed ladies and dapperly-attired gentlemen came to watch and wager […]

600 volunteers, 70 homes, 2 days

600 volunteers, 70 homes, 2 days

OHS students Antonia Vackaro (left) and Micah Dymond spread mulch in a flower bed at a Dayton St. home as part of the Oxford Gives Back work weekend. Photo by CJC. They came. They saw. They served. Approximately 600 volunteers spent Saturday and Sunday doing free yardwork and other chores at 70 homes in Oxford, […]

Manager’s 1st budget draws rave reviews

Joseph Madore drew rave reviews from council members last week when he presented his first municipal budget since taking over as Oxford Village manager in December. “I commend you,” said Councilman Erik Dolan. “It’s exceptional work.” “You came (here) at a difficult time in the village history in terms of the transition (following the departure […]

Young archer receives video message from Ted Nugent

Not too many folks can say a legend in the worlds of rock music and hunting sent them a personal message. But Carter Curtis can. The 5-year-old Oxford Township resident recently received a 20-second video message from none other than the Motor City Madman himself, Ted Nugent. In it, the always-energetic Nugent said, “Hey, Carter! […]

Donors, audiologist help local man get new hearing aids

Thanks to some generous local folks and a compassionate health care professional, an Oxford Village man got the new hearing aids he needed due to a genetic disorder. “I will pay it forward. I promise that,” said Justin Willcock, a 38-year-old husband and father of two who lives on W. Burdick St. Between the approximately […]