Program gives OHS senior full-ride to Ivy League college

Dreams can and do come true ? just ask Oxford High School senior Lindsay Stairs. Although she certainly has the brains and the academic record to attend any college or university she wishes, her choices were limited by her family’s income. But thanks to a program called QuestBridge, Stairs will be attending the University of […]

Scouts presented national medals

Hero ? it’s a word that gets thrown around a lot these days, but it accurately describes Oxford residents Brendon and John Krug. In recognition of their lifesaving efforts in July 2003, the young brothers were presented Monday with the prestigious Medal of Merit during Boy Scout Troop 108’s Court of Honor ceremony held at […]

Stony Lake Park suggested as possible site for new twp. hall

Some ideas take off and soar. Others sink like lead balloons in quicksand. The idea of possibly building a new Oxford Township hall inside Stony Lake Park fell into the latter category last week. What began as a simple discussion Dec. 8 over when to schedule interviews with architects looking to design the new township […]

Resignation means parks and rec. can’t clear safety paths

A manpower shortage in the Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Department means it won’t be able to clear snow from the community’s safety paths as originally agreed. After five years of faithful service, Park Superintendent Ed West resignedhis position effective immediately Wednesday, Dec. 9, according to Parks and Rec. Director Ron Davis. West gave no […]

My Way

In his 1994 book Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie, Gonzo Journalist Hunter S. Thompson discusses how politics is the art of controlling your environment. Thompson wrote of how he tried to control his environment when he ran for sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado as the Freak Power candidate in 1970. Imagine that […]

FD to build storage garage, spend remaining bond money

A two-car garage is just one of the ways Oxford Fire Chief Jack LeRoy plans to spend $20,000 remaining from a fire bond approved by voters in Nov. 2000. Township officials Dec. 8 voted 6-1 to authorize Supervisor Bill Dunn and LeRoy to spend the remaining $20,000 in the fire construction account within the next […]

Troop 108 holds annual Court of Honor ceremony

Boy Scout Troop 108 held its annual Court of Honor ceremony Monday night at American Legion Post 108, the troop’s proud sponsor. During the ceremony, the scouts were presented badges for rank advancement and merit. The following scouts were honored for their hard work and achievements: Gerald Chizmadia ? A scout for six years, Gerald […]

OHS graduates 291

They entered Oakland University’s O’Rena as high school seniors full of youthful exuberance, confidence and pure joy. They exited as proud graduates ready to enter colleges and universities, make their mark in the workforce and conquer the world. ‘I see many heroes right here among us,? said Corey Young, co-valedictorian and top scholar for Oxford […]

Dilemma: Cut sheriff’s staff or ask for tax hike

Will Oxford Township residents be comfortable with a reduction in their police services or will they want to increase their property taxes in order to keep staffing levels the same plus add a school liaison officer? It appears those are probably going to be the options facing voters when they go to the polls in […]

Twp. gets ball rolling on medical marijuana ordinace

Oxford Township’s looking into possibly amending its zoning ordinance to include businesses and other establishments related to medical marijuana. No decisions have been made as to whether such language would be to prohibit them or simply regulate them. Last week, officials voted 7-0 to direct the planning commission and its ordinance review subcommittee to review […]