Officials to consider weed ordinance

For the third time since 1998, the Oxford Township Board is going to consider creating an ordinance to deal with the uncontrolled growth of grass and weeds. ‘The village (of Oxford) has an ordinance. Orion has an ordinance. All around us everybody has an ordinance, except Oxford (Township),? said Gary Terenzi, a township resident who […]

Twp. puts moratorium on med. marijuana uses

It’s official ? Oxford Township is going to create an ordinance to regulate the dispensing of medical marijuana. Township officials last week voted 5-2 to direct the planning commission and its ordinance review subcommittee to do so for a cost not to exceed $2,500. The money will be spent on attorney fees, planner fees and […]

My Way

Enough is enough. Let’s stop wasting tax money. Let’s stop wasting time. The Oxford Village Council should definitely accept the township’s final settlement offer concerning the fire department lawsuit. See Page 1. I truly believe it’s a good deal for both sides. I truly believe it’s the best compromise we’re going to see. First and […]

Young actors will tame the ‘shrew’ in Orion park

Four young Oxford area thespians are ready to take the stage and bring a Shakespearean classic to life. Oxford siblings Robert, Phil and Margaret Skylis along with Bethany Gibson, of Metamora Township, will perform in ‘The Taming of the Shrew,? Thursday, Aug. 5 though Saturday, Aug. 7 at Orion Township’s Civic Center Park (2525 Joslyn […]

Anti-bridge petition garners 520 signatures

More than 500 Oxford area residents and taxpayers have signed a petition opposing the construction of a pedestrian bridge over M-24 for the Polly Ann Trail. Plans call for an estimated $1.2 to $1.3 million steel bridge to be constructed south of Church Street and north of Center and Davison streets in downtown Oxford. It’s […]

School bomb threat a hoax

A bomb threat at Oxford Middle School last week thankfully turned out to be a hoax. According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s report, the parent of a sixth-grade girl contacted the law enforcement agency at 10:40 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 4 after her daughter informed her that a sixth-grade boy told her ‘he was afraid to come […]

Oxford’s own Jim Bates to lead Dolphins

Oxford’s own Jim Bates was named interim head coach of the Miami Dolphins Tuesday. The 1964 Oxford High graduate’s sudden promotion is the result of Dolphins Coach Dave Wannstedt’s decision to call it quits yesterday midway through an abysmal 1-8 season. Bates joined the Dolphins as the team’s defensive coordinator on Jan. 24, 2000. His […]

From one veteran to another

Quietly resting in Lakeville Cemetery is one America’s original Patriots and a local veteran wants to make sure his story is not forgotten. The life of Private Derrick Hulick, a New Jersey militiaman who fought in American Revolution (1775-1783) and died in Addison in 1843, has been chronicled by Bill Devine, of Addison. Standing over […]

OES class asks soldiers about life in Iraq

Kids and reporters have at least one thing in common ? we’re curious by nature. We ask lots and lots of questions. The fifth-graders in Mrs. Mary Ludeman’s class at Oxford Elementary demonstrated their inquisitive sides Thursday when the teacher’s daughter and her friend visited the classroom to answer questions about their recent military service […]

My Way

Why is it downtown Oxford has zero night life? It’s like a morgue down there. Scratch that ? even a morgue has its interesting days. It’s a shame that if I want to go somewhere to listen to some Blues, jazz or swing music while enjoying a premium adult beverage and fine tobacco product, I […]