Public opinion mixed on medical pot facilities

One would expect a public discussion on the topic of medical marijuana facilities to be heated and lengthy. But it was the exact opposite last week as citizens gave their input on the subject to the Oxford Village Planning Commission. Most speakers kept within the three-minute time limit and all were polite. ‘Being given a […]

Oxford selected for Main Street program

Today, the villages of Oxford and Ortonville were officially selected to become Main Street Oakland County communities. ‘I think it’s going to mean great things for downtown Oxford,? said Michelle Bishop, executive director of the Oxford Community Development Authority. ‘I’m really excited.? Main Street Oakland County is an economic development program specifically targeted to provide […]

Fisherman nets car in Tullamore Lake

Every fisherman has his tale of ‘the one that got away? or the old ‘I swear it was this big? story. But not every fisherman can say their prize catch weighed a couple of tons and had four wheels. Not every fisherman that is except for a 32-year-old Clarkston man who spotted a blue 1993 […]

A tribute to Oxford’s doctor

Oxford lost its doctor last week. Dr. David Jennings peacefully passed away Sept. 14, 2004 at the age of 77. For 46 years, the good doctor was always on call ? day and night ? for the people of Oxford and its surrounding areas. He cared for our sick. He delivered our babies. He healed […]

Man accused of raping Oxford woman faces charges

An Oxford woman will finally get to face the man accused of kidnapping, raping and attempting to kill her nearly three years ago. A preliminary examination for Mohammad Haris Hasan, 23, has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1 in the Waterford 51st District Court before Judge Richard Kuhn. Hasan was arraigned Sept. 7 […]

Lifesaving efforts earn awards for OXFD

Not many folks can boast they saved two lives in four days, but the Oxford Fire Department can. Eight firefighters will be honored Sept. 23 by the Oakland County Medical Control Authority for literally shocking two people back to life after they went into cardiac arrest. These firefighters did an ‘extraordinary? job, according to Nancy […]

NOTA needs a new home

Attention local building owners and land barons ? the North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) is in need of a new home to house its operations and fleet of vehicles. NOTA’s current lease at the Crossroads for Youth campus on E. Drahner Rd. expires in March 2011. Pat Fitchena, executive director of NOTA, explained Crossroads ‘needs […]

Council rejects ban on outdoor sales downtown

Downtown Oxford merchants who display their wares on the sidewalk can continue doing so thanks to the village council’s opposition to banning the practice. ‘I think this is taking it a little bit too far for local government,? said Councilman Tom Benner. ‘I don’t feel like I have the right to tell somebody that’s paying […]

Medical marijuana ordinance on PC agenda

By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor After months of discussion and research, Oxford Township is one step closer to regulating medical marijuana dispensaries within its borders. At its 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 meeting, the township planning commission is scheduled to discuss a four-page draft ordinance on the subject created by its Ordinance Review Subcommittee. The […]

Teens busted for village break-ins

Some solid police work and a lucky break ended a rash of break-ins in the Village of Oxford. ‘The officers did a phenomenal job,? said Acting Police Chief Mike Solwold. ‘They made this a priority.? A total of nine charges are pending against four male Oxford teenagers ? a 15-year-old and three 16-year-olds ? who […]