New armor equals jobs for Oxford

There’s a new armor out there that can stop bullets and create jobs. No, it’s not magic armor or something out of science fiction, but it can save lives and generate livelihoods. It’s name is ‘All American Armor? and it’s going to be manufactured right here in Oxford by Thermo Vac, Inc. located at 201 […]

Fire claims barn, horse in Addison

ADDISON TWP. ? A fire claimed the life of a horse and destroyed a barn at 2365 E. Drahner Road on Labor Day. According to Addison Fire Chief George Spencer, the blaze was reported shortly after 10 p.m. Monday at the residence of Gary and Laura McGrath, west of Lake George Road. When firefighters arrived […]

Helping man get to Mars

If mankind ever lands on the planet Mars, it will be because of the time and efforts of devoted visionaries like Paul Graham. The 37-year-old Oxford resident is a member of the Mars Society and serves as its Engineering Team Coordinator and Chief Engineering Officer for Mission Support. Founded in 1998 by Robert Zubrin, an […]

Mattress blaze part of alleged suicide attempt

An early morning fire Tuesday at the Parkhurst Mobile Home Park in Oxford Township appears to have been the result of an alleged suicide attempt. According to Oakland County Sheriff Deputy Guy Hubble, a 20-year-old Oxford man residing at 311 Brookhollow Drive allegedly set his mattress and box-spring on fire using gasoline in an alleged […]

My Way

Whenever local communities can pool their individually limited resources and cooperate to efficiently create a needed public service, I’m generally in favor of the venture. A perfect example is the North Oakland Transportation Authority, which provides free rides to senior citizens, the disabled and welfare-to-work program participants living in Oxford, Addison and Orion. A few […]

Council fires clerk who needs kidney transplant

Tuesday night’s Oxford Village Council meeting was filled with shocking news. First, Clerk Dan Luick publicly revealed that he’s in need of a kidney transplant. Then, later in the meeting, council voted 3-2 to terminate Luick effective immediately. Officials indicated Luick’s firing was the result of performance issues related to his maintenance of the village’s […]

Girls chased on their way to school

Residents in and around the Lake Villa Mobile Home Community on Lakeville Rd. in Oxford Twp. are being advised by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department to be on the lookout for a man who allegedly chased three young girls on their way to Oxford Middle School Thursday, Oct. 7. The suspect was described as wearing […]

Rossell claims pumpkin crown at weigh-off

Hear ye! Hear ye! Let it be known that Addison resident Joe Rossell now has the biggest, baddest pumpkin in the patch. Weighing in at a whopping 461 pounds, Rossel’s massive fruit of the vine won the 10th Annual Big Pumpkin Weigh-Off held Oct. 5 at Louie’s Food & Spirits in Lakeville. ‘I’ve been in […]

Merchant on mission to make downtown Oxford more walkable

Between the deafening noise and speeding traffic, downtown Oxford isn’t exactly the most inviting place to take a leisurely stroll while doing some window shopping. But Anna Taylor is on a mission to change all that and make downtown a safer, friendlier place for folks who aren’t traveling via motorized vehicle. ‘We’ve gotten to the […]

Village eliminates time limit for trick-or-treating

Halloween has officially been deregulated in the Village of Oxford. In a 3-2 vote Tuesday night, council decided there will be no time schedule for trick-or-treating on Sunday, Oct. 31, meaning no starting time and no ending time for the traditional candy-gathering ritual. Councilman Tony Albensi, who made the motion, believes parents should be the […]