Plant power in Addison

Despite the rain and gray skies, the 2nd Annual Plant Exchange and Garden Workshop Saturday in Addison Township was a smashing success. The event raised more than $900 for its host and chief sponsor the Friends of the Addison Township Public Library, according to club President Claudia Von Drak. The money will be used to […]

Giving back

Giving back

Charter Communications employee Chad Blumerich, of Elba Township, installs a garage entry door while fellow Charter employee Cam Plew, of Fenton, looks on. The two volunteered their time in Oxford Saturday as part of Charter Our Community, a home improvement program designed to help those in need. Please see the story, “Mother, son’s home fixed […]

Mother, son’s home fixed up by volunteers

Usually, when Charter Communications employees show up at people’s houses, it’s for an installation or repair related to cable television or internet services. But that wasn’t the case Saturday when approximately 30 Charter employees and their family members volunteered their time to repair and improve the Oxford Village home of Deborah Brown, 58, and Tim, […]

Dymond, Wysocki names most outstanding athletes in senior class

They bled blue and gold everywhere they competed, respecting all and fearing none. They were always fierce competitors determined to win, but they never let their desire to come out on top take precedence over academics and sportsmanship. Some days, they experienced the thrill of victory. Others, they suffered through the agony of defeat. But […]

Auto students do well at MITES competition

Four of Oxford High School’s automotive students proved they’re very good under the hood by bringing home awards and scholarships from a state competition. Sophomores Kyle Kalbfleisch and Austin Hunter, along with seniors Cody Blanchard and Eric Johnson, earned a combined nine awards May 13 in the automotive competition held as part of the 88th […]

Lots of concerns, questions about high-density housing project

OXFORD VILLAGE – A litany of concerns were expressed by both officials and residents regarding a proposed 76-unit multiple-family housing development at 98 S. Glaspie St., but the bulk of the criticism centered around one word – density. “I think you’re trying to put 10 pounds of something in a 5-pound bag,” said village Planning […]

Leonard mill project secures $2K for picnic tables, planters, renovations

Leonard Village’s historic mill just got a boost from the Home Depot Foundation. A $2,000 grant was awarded to the municipality to aid its ongoing efforts to preserve the 19th-century mill and transform the 0.28-acre parcel on which it sits into a public park. “We’re very happy,” said village President Mike McDonald. “It was a […]

Vandals are scum

Note: Most of the following thoughts were expressed in a previous column from 2013, but given the circumstances, I thought it appropriate to reprint them. Why reinvent the wheel, right? Nothing upsets me more than when tax dollars are wasted. It’s bad enough when government officials do it. It really bothers me when people do […]

Dywasuk running for supervisor

The decision is in ? Jerry Dywasuk, Jr. will challenge incumbent Bill Dunn in the Aug. 3 Republican primary for the position of Oxford Township supervisor. Dywasuk, who’s currently serving as a township trustee and is the son of Orion Supervisor Jerry Dywasuk, Sr., had filed nominating petitions May 10 for both trustee and supervisor. […]