Oxford hires a new AD

There is officially a new boss in the Oxford athletic department. Oxford Community Schools announced last Tuesday it has hired Jordan Ackerman as its new athletic director to replace Cole Andrews, who resigned. Ackerman will start in his new position on July 31 and was offered an annual salary of $98,000 for the 2017-18 school […]

Wildcat takes wrestling to next level

Great athleticism and a competitive spirit led 2017 Oxford High graduate Byron Schlickenmeyer to become one of the top wrestling performers of his class. Now, Schlickenmeyer is hoping the same traits that helped him dominate on the mat while at OHS can elevate him again when he attends the U.S. Olympic Training Site at Northern […]

Hot air balloon pilot rises above competition

Shawn Raya, an Oxford resident, recently rose above the rest and placed first in a hot air balloon piloting competition, held in Angola, Indiana, July 7-9. During the annual competition, known as Angola Balloons Aloft, pilots flew the hot air balloons, competing in two flights that tested their skill and accuracy by navigating the winds […]

July 14 deadline set for school board applicants

A July 14 deadline for applicants looking to become the latest member of the Oxford Board of Education has been set by district officials, after one member vacated his seat. Mike Schweig, who had originally been elected to a four-year term on the school board in November 2014, officially resigned on June 30. According to […]

Alleged drunk driver arrested after damaging subdivision property

A 38-year-old Oxford man who allegedly caused significant property damage in the Oxford Lakes subdivision last week was arrested by village police for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police were called to a home located in the 300 block of Lakes Edge Dr., where a 48-year-old man said he had heard a loud crash […]

Women’s Club to host hoedown July 30

The Oxford Women’s Club (OWC) is planning its annual hoedown fund-raiser, which will benefit the organization’s scholarship program for Oxford area students. The hoedown will be held Sunday, July 30 at the Oxford Hills Golf Club (300 E Drahner Rd.) from 4-7 p.m. A buffet dinner, which will include chicken and hamburgers, will be served […]

Free sprinklers!

Addison Township Hall will continue to keep its lawn healthy and vibrant, thanks to a donation from Kent’s Lawn Care, LLC., in Leonard. Owner and longtime Addison Township resident, Kent Phillips, donated the parts and installation of a new sprinkler system for the township’s lawn. The project, valued at around $2,600, will be completed this […]

School board OKs union contracts

Pay raises are on the way for Oxford school district employees, following the approval of two union contracts by the board of education at a June 27 meeting. The district approved three-year agreements with both the Oxford Educational Support Personnel Association (OESPA) – which represents secretaries, paraprofessionals and technology specialists – and the American Federation […]

Longtime school employees retiring

With the school year at an end, students are poised to move on to the next grade level, next school or next chapter in their lives. Also, moving onto something new in their lives are retiring Oxford staff members Maria Wolbert and Liz Tiffany. Wolbert, a career and technological education teacher, has worked with the […]