Summer campers lend helping paw to man’s best friend

Summer campers at the Oxford Early Learning Center got a welcome interruption to their day on Friday, Aug. 17 when volunteers from K9 Stray Rescue League and Scruffy the dog stopped by to say thank you for the work the summer campers had done on their behalf. Over the summer, these summer campers raised $575 […]

Public Safety Aug. 29, 2018

Do you take credit cards? An Oxford Village police officer was on patrol when he noticed a black Chevy Silverado speed through an intersection. He followed the vehicle to see if the truck was speeding. Indeed, it was speeding and swerving in and out of its lane, according to the police report. When the officer […]

Tennis team invites folks to watch them play

  Just getting off the ground three years ago, Oxford’s varsity boys’ tennis team is hoping to use this season to continue building its reputation and garner community support. According to Head Coach Ryan Ruzziconi, his three captains, senior Lauren Opalewski, junior Hayden Durant and junior Trevor Wallace are some of the players to pay […]

Neighborhood encourages kids to be active with mini-triathlon

In the Waterstone neighborhood, a group of parents’ active lifestyle have inspired their children to do the same. Hillary Jacobson, an Oxford resident, and several of her neighbors enjoy competing in triathlons in the warmer months. She said her children and those of the other triathlon enthusiasts wanted to give the rigorous race their parents […]

District welcomes new staffers

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler and the anticipation, or perhaps, for students, indifference, of the coming school year is in the air. With just days standing between summer vacation and fall semester, Oxford Community Schools is getting its new staffers acclimated. Coming from colleges and careers across the mitten state […]

Cell tower OKed despite opposition

It appearsAddison Township is going to get that Verizon monopole cell tower after all. At its 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 meeting, the Addison Twp. Planning Commission met to consider the placement of a Verizon monopole at 5020 Hosner Rd., a discussion that has now gone on at the commission level for over a year […]

Safety upgrades continue at schools

With only a few days left until fall semester begins for Oxford students, the Oxford Community Schools’ Board of Education cemented some of the safety precautions it will take in the coming school year at its Tuesday, Aug. 14 meeting. Oxford High School (OHS) will receive the bulk of the improvements, the plan being to […]

Muscling through anything

Mornings in the 24-hour training room of Build Your Temple Fitness have a different feel than the average gym environment. There’s an absence of the loud music synonymous with gyms — there’s the sound of chatter between those working out instead. One of the independent trainers in the gym and owner of Define Fitness, which […]

When it comes to safety, Autism Moms know best

Six years ago, Natasha Barber’s then six-year-old son who is living with autism spectrum disorder, Joshua, ran out onto a busy road. Like some other children on the spectrum, Joshua is nonverbal and tends to wander off. If it weren’t for a kind Samaritan, who Barber regrets she never got the chance to meet, getting […]

Teachers gather, gear up for another school year

Before students once again fill the hallways, teachers from across the district gathered for lunch, chatter and a pep talk from Oxford Superintendent Tim Throne on Aug. 20 in the high school’s auditorium. Throne celebrated the achievements of the district and its teachers, and talked candidly about the state of Oxford Schools with the employees. […]