New safety path master plan focuses on M-24, Seymour Lake Rd.

Completing the safety path system along W. Drahner Rd. was a significant accomplishment for Oxford Township, one that was much appreciated by residents who walk and bike. But officials aren’t resting on their laurels. They’ve come up with a whole new master plan for the township’s safety path system, one that includes new paths to […]

Spuds o? plenty for area churches, pantries

Someone must have ordered extra starch because Oxford was loaded with it Saturday morning. Between 40,000 and 42,000 pounds of spuds were delivered, unpacked and picked up by 21 churches and food pantries as part of the annual ‘Potato Drop.? Organized by the Oxford United Methodist Men and held in the yard of Burdick Street […]

They spent their summer reading

Thanks to the Oxford Public Library hundreds of kids continued reading and learning over summer vacation, and had fun doing it. An impressive 424 children ages 3? to 11 registered for the library’s Kids Summer Reading Program this year and read a whopping 2,970 hours ? the equivalent of 123? days. The top three readers […]

No safety paths on Nov. ballot, twp. officials say

Safety paths will not be an issue in Oxford Township during this year’s general election. Township officials last week voted 6-0 to not place any millage requests for safety paths on the Nov. 2 ballot. The township board was considering placing a bond proposal and operating millage request on the ballot to finance the construction […]

Mom devotes self to ramp park project

Parents who show a genuine interest in their children’s activities are a special breed these days. A working mother who volunteers her precious nights and weekends to help raise $50,000 to build a place for her son to skate must be a saint. But Sue Jones, of Oxford, doesn’t see herself that way. She’s just […]

Oxford Village website falls victim to hacker

The message ‘Free Irak And Free Palestine? and a Satanic-looking figure are not things you would normally expect to find on a local government’s website. But on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 4, they appeared on the Village of Oxford’s website located at According to village Manager Joe Young, it appears the municipality’s website […]

My Way

I left last week’s township board meeting with a strange feeling. It wasn’t the typical contempt, loathing, queeziness, frustration or sharp, stabbing pain in my left arm which usually accompanies my attendance at government meetings. It was a good feeling, a feeling that something right happened, a feeling like I had just thwarted a mugger […]

Twp. to decide if fire tax requests go to ballot

By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor Members of the Oxford Fire Department last week presented their case for increased staffing and emergency medical services, now it’s up to township officials to decide what, if any, millage proposals will be placed on the Nov. 2 ballot. At its Aug. 25 meeting, township officials will decide whether or […]

About face

Trick-or-treaters in the Village of Oxford will continue playing their annual game of ‘beat the clock? this Halloween. On Tuesday night, council voted 4-1 to establish a trick-or-treating time limit of 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31. This decision represents a complete reversal of council’s 3-2 vote on Oct. 12 to have no […]

Five candidates, four seats in Leonard election

While Michigan voters are busy deciding who will be the next governor to blow them away, Leonard’s 270 registered voters will head to the polls Nov. 2 to choose who’s going to represent them on their village council. Four candidates are running for three non-partisan trustee seats, each of which carries a four-year term. Appearing […]