Optimists honor student leaders

The Oxford/Lake Orion Optimist Club honored 20 local students at its annual ‘Youth Appreciation Breakfast? yesterday morning. The purpose of the event is to recognize those students who strive to make a difference in their school and have demonstrated leadership qualities both in and out of the classroom. The honorees from the Oxford school district […]

Challenge to supervisor uncertain

Oxford Township’s longtime incumbent clerk and treasurer will definitely face competition in the Aug. 3 Republican primary election. However, it’s unclear at this time whether the supervisor will also face a challenger and whether the trustee race will include four or five candidates. May 11 was the deadline for township board candidates to file nominating […]

Former councilman tosses hat into ring for twp. board

He may not be tanned, but a former Oxford Village councilman is rested and ready to serve on another local board. On Monday morning, Elgin Nichols filed as a trustee candidate for the Oxford Township Board. He’s running as a Republican and will appear on the Aug. 2 primary ballot as one of five candidates […]

The Pride is gone

The old Pacific Pride is no more. On Thursday, April 14, workers demolished the former commercial fueling station on the east side of M-24, just outside the village, near the Oxford Marketplace shopping center. The station had been closed for a number of years. Complete Auto Repair, located next door at 533 S. Lapeer Rd., […]

Dolan, Dolan, he’s their man

Erik Dolan is the newest member of the Oxford Village Council. He was appointed in a 4-0 vote on April 12 and sworn in two days later by township Clerk Curtis Wright. The appointment expires in November. “I’m very thrilled,” he said. Dolan, who lives in the Oxford Lakes subdivision, has been an officer with […]

Electronic signs, bridge banners now prohibited in village

Electronic message signs and temporary banners hung on the Polly Ann Trail pedestrian bridge will no longer be allowed in Oxford Village – unless officials decide to revisit the issue. Last week, council voted 4-0 to approve a sign ordinance amendment that does not include any language covering either of these signs, meaning they are […]

Twp. to stop mailing property tax receipts

In an effort to save a good chunk of money, Oxford Township will no longer be automatically mailing receipts to every single property owner who pays their tax bill. Last week, the township board voted 7-0 to end the practice beginning with the July tax bill. “There’s no other community that does it,” said Supervisor […]

Editor wins 2 SPJ awards

Oxford Leader Editor C.J. Carnacchio earned two “Excellence in Journalism” awards last week from the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). He won first place in editorial writing for an April 29, 2015 editorial entitled, “Vote your conscience on NOTA.” The piece strongly encouraged voters in Addison Township to approve a five-year, […]

OHS senior survives severe crash

An 18-year-old Addison man is ‘lucky to be alive? following a head-on collision with a tree on Lakeville Road, between Lake George and Hosner roads, at about 2:30 p.m. Friday. Mark Elsarelli, a senior at Oxford High School, was travelling westbound on Lakeville Road at a speed of between 50 and 55 miles per hour […]

$2M bond for parks to appear on Nov. ballot

When Oxford voters go to the polls in November, they will be faced with a $2 million bond proposal to repair and improve all four township parks. Last week, township officials voted 7-0 to place the question on the general election ballot. The proposal calls for paying off the bond debt over a period of […]