Plea bargain expected in Ford case

Former Oxford Police Chief Gary Ford is expected to plead no contest Friday, Dec. 19 to a misdemeanor in exchange for having a felony charge dropped. If the court accepts the deal, Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Paul Walton said he’ll be “satisfied” because “we’ll have convicted him of violating the public trust, which is what […]

New appointment to Beautification Commission

Sue McGinnis was appointed to the Oxford Beautification Commission by the village council Tuesday. The village resident, who’s lived on Pleasant St. since 1997 and was appointed to the Oxford Community Development Authority in October, replaces Marilyn Bossardet, who served on the commission for three years prior to her recent resignation. In her Nov. 20 […]

ZBA appointment rescinded

Being married to the president may have its privileges, but apparently serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals is not one of them. The Oxford Village Council last week voted 4-0 to rescind its March 23 appointment of Tracy Miller, husband of village President Renee Donovan, to the ZBA. Donovan abstained from the vote. Council’s […]

Cottage Inn Pizza comes to Oxford

Brian Coleman and Kevin Gordon must have pizza sauce running through their veins. The pair began delivering pies for Cottage Inn Pizza in the 1990s while attending Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. After graduation, they each opened up Cottage Inns around the state. Coleman with his locations in Grand Rapids and Lansing and Gordon with […]

Dispatcher suspended one day, no pay for LEIN violations

An Oxford Village Dispatcher has been suspended for one day without pay and received a written reprimand in his file following an internal investigation into alleged misuse of the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN). ‘I didn’t see anything criminal,? said village Police Chief Mike Neymanowski, who conducted the internal investigation, which was concluded last week. […]

Leader Editorial – Thumbs up, down to twp. board

THUMBS UP to the Oxford Township Board for making it clear last week that if there is to be a safety path millage proposal on the November ballot, it will not include Oxford Village. Board members voted 5-2 to direct the Safety Path Committee to put together a millage ballot proposal for the unincorporated portion […]

My Way

For the first time in my political life as a Burkean conservative and normally straight-ticket Republican voter, I will be casting a ballot for the Libertarian Party in the November elections (with the exception of the state and local elections). No, I have not converted to the libertarian philosophy. And no I’m not going to […]

Old church gets new roof

OXFORD VILLAGE – Over the last few weeks, Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ at the corner of Hovey and Dennison streets had a new roof installed at a cost of $37,500. It was the first time the 126-year-old church’s roof had been replaced in 30 years, according to Pastor Karen Moeschberger. Beneath the old […]

Portion of Granger Road to become Dunlap Road

Oxford Township officials last week voted unanimously to authorize Supervisor Bill Dunn to begin the process of changing the name of a portion of Granger Road to Dunlap Road. The supervisor was also charged with notifying the three residences along the one-mile stretch of Granger Road (between Seymour Lake Road and Dunlap Road) that would […]

Keeping village water safe, clean for 25 years

The Oxford Village Council April 13 passed a special resolution honoring Water Plant Superintendent James Smith, who’s celebrating his 25th year of employment with the village. The special resolution reads as follows: WHEREAS, in 1979, James Smith became a fulltime employee of the Village of Oxford, and WHEREAS, during Jim’s employment with the Village he […]