EPA sets Oct. 12 hearing for injection well request

A second public hearing regarding a request from the Canada-based company Energex for a Class II injection well permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been scheduled. A meeting will be held on Thursday, October 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and the hearing will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Oxford […]

Students above state avg. on M-STEP, SAT

Oxford School District students’ most recent standardized test scores were well above state averages and most were at or above county averages, according to results from the Michigan Department of Education. English, Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics are assessed in grades 3-8; science in grades 4 and 7, and 11; and social studies in grades […]

Supt. gets 4 percent raise

The Oxford School Board voted 7-0 to give Superintendent Tim Throne a 4 percent salary increase at its Sept. 12 meeting following positive evaluations. Effective Sept. 29, Throne’s salary will increase to $182,000 per year, plus benefits– $7,000 more than his current salary. His contract was recently extended by the board through December 2021. As […]

District seeks $500K in playground updates

Voters will be asked to approve two proposals – a $28.28 million bond and a 5-year, 0.75-mill sinking fund – on the November ballot, both of which would be used to fund a variety of capital improvement projects throughout the Oxford school district. Should the proposals be approved, officials are looking to invest a total […]

One win, two losses for Oxford’s tennis team

The Wildcats Varsity Tennis team started off last week strong in a game against Southfield A&T, but ultimately ended it with losses against Lake Orion and Farmington. On Sept. 15, the Cats fell to the Lake Orion Dragons with an 8-0 score. A good effort was shown by Lauren Opalewski at #1 Singles and Trevor […]

Public Safety

September 17: Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home, located in the 2000 block of Seymour Lake Rd., at 9:10 p.m., where a 61-year-old resident said he had heard glass breaking outside his home. Deputies arrived on scene to find the victim’s vehicle in the driveway with the rear window broken out. Nothing […]

Talkin’ transportation: Schools seeking $1.5M for new buses

Voters will be asked to approve two proposals – a $28.28 million bond and a 5-year, 0.75-mill sinking fund – on the November ballot, both of which would be used to fund a variety of capital improvement projects throughout the Oxford school district. Should the proposals be approved, officials are looking to invest a total […]

Longtime OMS teacher loses battle with cancer

Catherine Sullivan, a longtime teacher at Oxford Middle School, passed away September 4 after a months-long battle with cancer. She was 56. Sullivan taught on the OMS sixth-grade “blue team” and supported students throughout the school as a special education teacher since 1999. She spent a total of 32 years working as a special education […]

You, Me and Bubble Tea collects supplies for hurricane victims

Owners of You, Me and Bubble Tea Cathy Darling and Stacey Beane are looking to aid those in need. The two are collecting items to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, along with supplies for those affected by Hurricane Irma. The business spent last week collecting donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey and will spend […]

Putts for Paws raises $12K-plus to help rescue dogs

Veterinary Home Care, the practice of Dr. Elena Osborne, of Independence Township, hosted its third annual “Putts for Paws” event on Sunday, raising approximately $12,400 towards the benefit of local rescues. Proceeds will be split evenly between the K-9 Stray Rescue League in Oxford and the Canine Companion Rescue Center in Oakland County. It was […]