Wildcat grads go forth to conquer the world

Tassels were turned. Diplomas handed out. Mortar boards tossed in the air. Hugs exchanged. Oxford’s Class of 2017 bid a fond farewell to high school life during the commencement held June 6 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Independence Township. A total of 375 of Oxford’s 404 graduates walked across that big stage, a […]

City attorney vows ‘extremely vigorous defense’

Oak Park is not going to take a federal lawsuit against it and Oxford Village Councilman Erik Dolan, who works for the city as a public safety officer, lying down. “The city stands by Officer Dolan,” said John J. Gillooly, the city attorney. “We will mount an extremely vigorous defense on his behalf and at […]

Police: Couple’s quarrel leads to stabbing

A 37-year-old Oxford woman is facing criminal charges for allegedly stabbing her live-in boyfriend last week during an argument inside their Laurel Leah home, part of the Lake Villa Manufactured Home Community. Jill Susanne Soave was arraigned June 8 in Rochester Hills 52-3 District Court before Magistrate Nicolas Camargo on the charges of assault with […]

PC recommends final site plan approval for 26-unit development

A 26-unit site condominium development, slated to be built in the southeast corner of Oxford Township, received a recommendation for final site plan approval from the planning commission in a 4-0 vote last week. That recommendation will be forwarded to the township board for another vote, the final step in the approval process. The project, […]

Circus comes to OES!

Oxford Elementary students spent the day June 8 learning to be circus performers as Cirque Amongus visited the school with its hands-on program that builds self-esteem, develops motor skills and promotes teamwork.  

Turning tassels, pages

Oxford High School’s Class of 2017 walked across the stage and received their diplomas June 6 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Independence Township. A total of 375 of Oxford’s 404 graduates walked that night.  

Supervisor celebrates 70 with 14,000-foot plunge: ‘What a rush!’

Who among us, at one time or another, hasn’t wanted to tell a politician to go take a flying leap? But don’t bother to say that to Oxford Township Supervisor Bill Dunn because he’s already done it. Last week, the 1965 Lake Orion High School graduate marked his 70th birthday by going skydiving. “I’ve always […]



Tough Mudder, held Saturday and Sunday at the Koenig Sand & Gravel property in Oxford Township, featured everything from running through a field of live wires (above) to using sheer upper body strength to cross monkey-style over a pool of water (right). For more Mudder photos, purchase a copy of The Oxford Leader for only […]

Down and dirty

Most people celebrate their birthdays surrounded by family and friends as they enjoy special dinners, blow out colorful candles and open gifts. Oxford resident Tim Speed celebrated his 55th birthday Saturday surrounded by thousands of strangers as he crawled through the mud, plunged into icy water and got shocked by live wires. “It was quite […]

Councilman cop target of federal suit: Young black man claims Erik Dolan violated his rights, assaulted him

Oxford Village Councilman Erik Dolan is the target of a federal lawsuit that accuses him, in his capacity as an officer with the Oak Park Department of Public Safety, of violating the constitutional rights of a 24-year-old African American man, assaulting him and wrongful arrest. Dominique Peter McCray, of Southfield, is the plaintiff in the […]