District closes on new admin building

It’s official ? Oxford Community Schools is now the proud new owner of a prime piece of real estate in downtown Oxford. The district closed Monday morning on its $785,000 purchase of the historic Meriam building, located at 10 N. Washington St. Eventually, the district plans to move its central administration and board of education […]

FISH president fondly remembered

Compassion for others and a terrific sense of humor is how Oxford-Orion FISH President John Thomas Cass is being remembered following his Wednesday, April 14 death. He was 74. ‘He was a kind and warm man who loved a good joke,? said his wife of 31 years, Valarie Cass. ‘He was just an all-around good […]

Schools, twp. contemplating bringing back liaison officer

It’s been about eight years since Oxford Community Schools had a law enforcement officer working exclusively with its students and staff on a daily basis. Now, it appears the district and Oxford Township are looking into possibly reinstituting the position of school liaison officer. The only obstacle is funding. ‘I would be supportive of having […]

Twp. considers dispatch switch

It appears the Oxford Township Board is considering the possibility of switching dispatch service providers for fire and emergency medical calls. Officials voted last week to invite representatives from the Oxford Village Police and Oakland County Sheriff dispatch centers to a June 16 meeting to make presentations regarding their respective services and costs. For the […]

Lots of talk, no action on medical marijuana

Oxford Township officials last week seemed dazed and confused as they spent 20 minutes discussing the topic of medical marijuana. In the end, they took no action or stance on the idea of having places to sell it or smoke it. The agenda topic was supposed to be about a proposed zoning ordinance amendment that […]

The end is near?

After years of constant bickering, political posturing and legal wrangling, it appears the Oxford Public Fire and EMS Commission’s days could finally be numbered. Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Wendy Potts issued an order Monday that basically sets up the process by which OPFEC’s assets will be divided between the township and village should she […]

‘There’s not another Tony Martin out there’

Anthony Wayne Martin loved life, loved his job and loved his ‘large circle of friends.? The Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy worked hard and played hard. That’s why so many people were shocked and saddened to learn the 48-year-old passed away suddenly Thursday Feb. 3 after suffering a heart attack while on duty. Martin, a former […]

Fighting cancer one step at a time

Walk to raise money for a cure. Walk to honor survivors. Walk to encourage those still fighting. Walk to remember those who lost their battle. There are many good reasons to walk in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and the organizers of Oxford’s first-ever relay event (May 14-15) hope you’ll find one. The […]

Townships win excellence in government award for NOTA

Free public transportation. Lifeline. Vital service. Community asset. These are all ways to describe the North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) and the integral role it plays in Oxford, Addison and Orion townships on a daily basis. Now the term ‘award winner? can be added to that list. The three townships who makeup NOTA were honored […]

Officials agree on ALS, not funding

Oxford officials last week unanimously agreed they want their local fire department to provide Advance Life Support service, however, how it would be funded remained an unresolved bone of contention. For more than three hours Feb. 3 township and village members of the Oxford Public Fire and EMS Commission discussed the issue of providing local […]