Public Safety

May 6: A 37-year-old man from Oxford called Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies to his home in the 2000 block of Trinity Ct. at 9:39 a.m. to report that his wife had found a street sign and mailbox underneath one of the pine trees in their yard. While deputies were speaking with the man, a neighbor […]

Changes to sex education curriculum proposed

The Oxford school district’s sexuality and reproduction curriculum may be changed for the first time since 2008. A committee consisting of local clergy, nurses, teachers, parents and students has been heading the research and revisions for the last year and a half. “Our belief is we need to have parent-teacher relationships. We’re not looking to […]

School district honors teachers, support staff

Sixteen outstanding teachers and support staff from the Oxford district were honored at an April 25 board meeting. As a reward for their daily dedication to the education of students, Oxford teachers and support staff were selected to be the school district’s nominees for the 2016-17 Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year awards and […]

OMS battles it out with books

Dressed as everything from historical figures to animals, sixth-through-eighth-graders from Oxford Middle School tested their book knowledge last week in the Battle of the Books. A group of OMS sixth graders emerged from the competition as winners. Calling themselves “Fantastic Books and Where to Read Them,” the winning team consisted of Dale Schmalenberg, Michael Duong, […]

Scarves 4 Cozy Kids expanding to other districts

It was another successful season for the Oxford-based Scarves 4 Cozy Kids program and it was one that brought warmth to children all over Oakland County during the winter months. The program was launched by 11-year-old Oxford resident Alex VanHaren in December 2015, after he discovered there were children at his school that faced recess […]

Public Safety

May 1: Oxford Village Police allegedly found a man unconscious in a running vehicle located in the 400 block of S. Glaspie St. at 2:38 a.m. When police knocked on the window and the man did not respond, they opened the door and allegedly shook the man awake. It was noted in the report that […]

OES students benefit from Bikes for Books

A month filled with the wonder of books during March is Reading Month paid off for six Oxford Elementary students on March 23, when they were presented with brand new bicycles and helmets donated by the Oxford Masonic Lodge #84. Rewarded that day were third-graders Esmerelda Cornado, Raylin Knotts, Isaac Hughes and Cameron Butkiewicz, fourth-grader […]

Student fund-raiser helps veterans in need

Erica Cogswell, a fifth-year student at Oxford Schools Early College (OSEC) program, has made it her mission to provide veterans with a lifeline to thank them for the sacrifices they’ve made for their country. In support of her mission, she recently organized a benefit dinner at the American Legion Hall in Oxford to help veterans […]

Police: OHS student says BB gun photo ‘not meant to frighten anyone’

On April 18, a 16-year-old Oxford High School student allegedly posted on Snapchat a photo of himself holding up a gun with a caption that read “Don’t come to school next Monday.” He allegedly posted this the previous night at 10:30 p.m. Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies visited the student’s home in Pontiac around 2 a.m. […]

Addison okays $15K for new server

Addison Township officials voted unanimously to spend up to $15,000 on the installation of an information technology server system. Last week, the township board voted 7-0 to award the project to the Bath-based I.T. Right for the bid amount of $12,435. I.T. Right submitted the lowest of the two bids received. The opposing bid was […]