Good time had by all at Celebrate Oxford

From kids games and classic cars to musical acts and a never-ending supply of tasty food, it’s no wonder Celebrate Oxford is consistent hit with the community as well as folks from out of town. ‘I think it went really well,? said Michelle Bishop, executive director of the Oxford Community Development Authority, which the main […]

Fire/ALS millage requests subject of August 17 special meeting

A special joint meeting of the Oxford Township Board and Oxford Village Council will be held 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17 at Fire Station #1 to discuss placing fire operational and Advanced Life Support (ALS) millage proposals on the November 2 ballot. The meeting agenda will consist of a presentation by Fire Chief Jack LeRoy […]

Inventor wants creation to ‘put Oxford back on the map?

Tom Toteff wants to ‘put Oxford back on the map? with his invention. The manager of the Oxford-based Tom’s Hardware created an adjustable tie down system for securing and transporting dirt bikes, motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles that’s simple, easy-to-use and most importantly ? it works! Dubbed ‘FASTRAC,? the system consists of four-foot pieces of metal […]

No gold, but a good effort

Mitch Cuckovich didn’t win a gold medal, but he did his best and impressed some people in the process. Cuckovich participated in the 2004 USA Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships held in Eugene, Orgeon July 27 through Aug. 1. The 10-year-old Oxford resident placed 14th (out of 31 runners) in the 800-meter run and […]

My Way

It’s cliche, but true, one vote really can make a difference. Last week, Patti Durr lost her bid for the position of Oxford Township clerk by 35 votes. Even though she won in five out of the seven voter precincts in the township, when it came down to the grand total she lost by 35 […]

Missed it by that much!

By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor For those who have ever wondered if their vote actually matters, just ask Oxford Township officials. Their proposed five-year, 0.75-mill increase for police services failed by just two votes in Tuesday’s general election. Voters turned down the requested tax hike by a margin of 2,885 to 2,883. Without the increase, […]

$200 reward offered for candy thieves

It’s one of the most despicable crimes and an Oxford father is looking to bring the perpetrators to justice. Jeff Bailey is offering a $200 reward for the successful identification of three high school-age girls who threatened his 12-year-old daughter on Halloween night, then stole her candy. ‘If I can bring these girls to justice […]

Another movie in the pits

More movie magic happened in Oxford Township on Monday as yet another film was shot using one of the community’s famed gravel-mining properties as a location. Part of ‘Close Quarters,? a movie for the Lifetime Television network, was filmed on the 1,200-acre Koenig Sand & Gravel property located along Lakeville Rd. Shooting in Oxford only […]

Fire destroys Maloney Ave. home, owner okay

A 78-year-old Oxford woman is alive and well, but unfortunately her home is a total loss after a fire destroyed it Sunday. Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 515 Maloney Ave. (north of W. Drahner Rd.) at about 8:55 a.m. ‘We had a truck on scene within four-and-a-half minutes,? said Fire Chief Pete […]

Clerk candidate to seek recount

Thirty-five. That’s how many votes made the difference in the Oxford Township clerk’s primary race yesterday. Longtime incumbent Republican Clerk Clara Sanderson defeated Republican challenger Patti Durr by a slim margin of 969 to 934. Durr said she will definitely file for a recount. ‘It’s just too close,? she said. Durr won in five of […]