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 […]

From bank to dentist’s office

By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor One of Oxford’s vacant buildings is in the process of being recycled and repurposed. Work began last week on transforming the vacant Comerica banking facility, located at M-24 and Minnetonka, into a brand new office for local dentist Dr. Adel Magid and his practice, Oxford Professional Dentistry. ‘We’re all excited,? […]

Doron Jones earns Idol title

Talented. Inspiring. Soulful. Amazing. Take your pick because any one of these adjectives could be used to describe last week’s Oxford Idol competition held at the high school’s Performing Arts Center. Presented by the OHS Theater Company, the 6th annual event featured 12 students singing their hearts out to an ecletic mix of tunes. After […]

Trash thieves could be after identities

A rash of garbage thefts in Oxford could be the work of identity thieves, so residents are warned to be on the lookout for suspicious persons and activity in their neighborhoods. Between Aug. 3 and 11, a total of seven reports concerning the theft of garbage cans and their contents were filed with the Oakland […]

Oxford goes back to school!

Today is the first day of school for students in the Oxford school district. Above we see Oxford Elementary students getting off the bus and heading to class. Good luck to all of Oxford’s students this school year. As always, the Leader looks forward to reporting on your class projects, sports moments, awards and achievements, […]

Keep eyes open, mailboxes empty

Recent mail thefts in the area have prompted the U.S. Post Office to warn Oxford residents to be on the lookout for suspicious activity and take precautions with their mail. According to Oxford Postmaster Joe Wilson, three incidents of mail theft have occurred since late July. The first involved mail stolen from residences in Lake […]

Village clerk responds to firing, addresses manager’s performance

‘I was completely shocked.? That’s how former Oxford Village Clerk Dan Luick described his reaction to council’s 3-2 vote on Oct. 12 to terminate him effective immediately (for background see story ‘Council fires clerk who needs kidney transplant?). ‘I never saw it coming,? he said. When council and Luick evaluated his performance during the closed […]

My Way

Almost every week, I write columns criticizing government, pointing out the errors of its ways and generally expressing my disdain for those in power. Over the years, there have been numerous attempts to silence me. They’ve ranged from irate phone calls and letters to lunches with my boss to an anonymous website created by cowards. […]