Alleged burglar captured after three Taser shots plus dog bites

A 20-year-old Grosse Pointe Shores man is facing multiple criminal charges for allegedly burglarizing a home in Addison Township. It took three separate shots from Taser stun guns and the powerful jaws of a police dog to finally apprehend the alleged burglar, James William-Ellis Wilson, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department. Wilson was arraigned […]

Family, friends rally to help Dane Stites

Lifelong Oxford resident Dane Stites has a new lease on life and his family and friends are trying to help pay for it. Stites, 52, was the recipient of a liver transplant Aug. 16 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. To help offset expenses incurred from his procedure and the costly, but necessary, prescriptions he […]

Doctor Jennings passes away at 77

Forty-six years to the very day he established his Oxford practice in 1958, Dr. David Jennings passed away. On Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, Dr. Jennings lost his nearly two-year-old courageous battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and peacefully passed away at the age of 77. He died in the comfort of his home on Tanview, surrounded by […]

Send in the scarecrows!

Back by popular demand, the Oxford Scarecrow Festival will return next month to inspire imaginations and increase local straw sales. ‘I’ve had a lot of people ask me throughout the year if we’re doing it again,? said Michelle Bishop, executive director of the Oxford Community Development Authority. ‘People have got their ideas already.? This year’s […]

A clear vision to help others

To be recognized by your peers for a life spent advancing your field and helping others is probably the highest honor anyone can receive in their profession. Dr. Theodore Walton, of Oxford, was bestowed such an honor when the Michigan Optometric Association (MOA) presented him with a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award? during the organization’s 108th Annual […]

Council approves stop signs for East St.

The Oxford Village Council last night approved placing two stops signs at the intersection of East St. and Louck St./Edison Alley. The additional stop signs would affect eastbound and westbound traffic on East St. and make the intersection a four-way stop. Two stop signs already exist at the intersection for northbound and southbound traffic between […]

Award-winning invention dispenses medicine easily, neatly, accurately

Inventing must run in the blood in certain families. Look at the Wright brothers ? Orville and Wilbur’s combined inventiveness got mankind off the ground. Who knows what the Macocha siblings, of Oxford, could accomplish someday? Oxford High School freshman Chandler Macocha’s been featured in this newspaper several times with his inventions and the awards […]


Members of Oxford AMVETS Post 108 were around town last week collecting donations and passing out clovers as part of the group’s 4th Annual Clover Days. According to Past Post 108 Commander John Bovee (pictured above left), more than $7,000 in donations were collected this year, a ‘new high? for the post, which collected about […]

Clerk’s need for additional space on hold for now

It appears the Oxford Township Clerk’s Department is probably going to have to wait until a new township hall is constructed before it gets any additional space. Last week, the township board took no action regarding Clerk Clara Sanderson’s request for authorization to contact the Village of Oxford and gather information regarding the possibility of […]

My Way

I know many voters, including myself, who are tired and frustrated that elections have become nothing but contests to pick the lesser of two Evils. Do I vote for Tweedle-Dee or Tweedle-Dum? Does it matter either way? My taxes are constantly increasing. The size of government is skyrocketing out of control. My disposable income is […]