Fire puts itself out

A breaking and entering report soon turned into a fire call Feb. 7, after Oakland County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to investigate a home located in the 1600 block of Twin Lakes Blvd., in response to detected motion on a home alarm at 10:57 a.m. Upon arrival, sheriff’s deputies found the back windows of the […]

Meet-and-greet kicks off new senior program in Addison

Addison Township’s emerging senior program passed a milestone last week, when approximately 60 residents attended its meet-and-greet event Jan. 30. The event highlighted the new senior program, which is set to operate out of Addison Township Hall’s community room. All senior activities will be planned and organized by Senior Coordinator Marie May, who was recently […]

School board talks goals for the future

With three new board members, Oxford’s board of education has its sights set on the future for students and staff throughout the district. One focus that board members consistently mentioned during recent interviews with this reporter is a push towards providing vocational options in education for students. “If there was ever a time to explore […]

‘Can you hear me?’: Don’t answer, just hang up

“Can you hear me now?” No, it’s not a reference to those recognizable Verizon Wireless commercials. Instead, the phrase has become just another way for scammers to try and take advantage of potential victims. The key in this scam is to try and get potential victims to say the word “yes,” so the affirmation can […]

Public safety

Feb. 4: A 17-year-old boy from Oxford allegedly tried to take vodka from a business in the 900 block of N. Lapeer Rd. by pouring the liquid into an empty water bottle and concealing it. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the business at 3:32 p.m. after an employee allegedly witnessed the boy conceal the bottle […]

Athens falls to Wildcat bowlers

The Wildcat bowling teams took on the Troy Athens Red Hawks at a game held Feb. 2, ultimately coming out on top. The boys bowling team, ranked fifth in the state, won 28-2 against the Hawks that night. Oxford stormed the Hawks with baker games of 226 and 234. The team also won eight of […]

School board opposes DeVos nomination

In a 5-1 vote, the Oxford Board of Education has passed a resolution opposing the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, calling on all U.S. senators to reject President Donald Trump’s nomination. The motion, proposed by Treasurer Mike Schweig and seconded by Vice President Joyce Brasington, cited DeVos’ lack of experience in public […]

Committee’s research supports having two Oxford Cup winners

Oxford High School’s Oxford Cup Committee gave a presentation to the board of education at a recent meeting, revealing that a 2012 change in the selection process may have been for the better. Since 1930, the coveted award had been presented at commencement to the one graduating Oxford High senior who showed the best all-around […]

Broken leg leads to helping hand

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. For Oxford resident Suzanne Dahlerup, those heroes took the form of fellow Oxford residents Cindy Hoffman and her 12-year-old daughter, Olivia Hoffman. On Jan. 10, around 6 p.m., Dahlerup left her home to walk her dog, a Weimaraner named Ranger, around the block. As Dahlerup traveled her usual […]

Door barricades okayed

After much deliberation, Oxford’s board of education approved in a 5-1 vote Jan. 24 the purchase of security devices designed to barricade doors district-wide and keep dangerous intruders out. According to Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations Sam Barna, school officials were able to negotiate the price down from the previously reported cost of nearly […]

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