Church donates money for Jaws of Life

Less than one month after the 160-year-old Lakeville United Methodist Church (UMC) held its final service, the congregation donated 10 percent of its remaining funds towards something that will benefit Addison Township and help save lives. A $14,700 check was presented to Addison Township Fire Chief Jerry Morawski at the Dec. 19 board of trustees […]

Year in Review 2016

Yet another year is coming to an end. That means it’s time for our annual “Year in Review,” a look back at some of the news events and stories we’ve covered over the course of 2016. For part one of this year’s “Year in Review,” pick up your copy of The Oxford Leader today for $1!

Police Briefs

Dec. 24: Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 1300 block of Foreland Dr. at 9:05 a.m. when a 72-year-old resident reported that her 54-year-old son had possibly overdosed on prescription pills. She estimated that he had taken 10-15 pills from her remaining prescription after she had found the empty bottle. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived, the man […]

Spreading Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear!

Spreading Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear!

Clear Lake Super Singer Samantha O’Herron chats with Robert Crowl, a resident of Hope Senior Apartments. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. Some of Clear Lake Elementary’s Super Singers visited Hope Senior Apartments in Oxford Monday evening to spread Christmas cheer. The students sang a variety of Christmas songs, then served sweet treats and juice to the […]

Council says no to medical marijuana facilities

Medical marijuana facilities are now legal in the State of Michigan, but don’t look for any to open in Oxford Village. Last week, council voted 4-1 to “deny granting all five types of medical marijuana licenses by affirmatively taking no action in accordance with the state statute.” “I don’t think I’ve made any secret of […]

Roads to get resurfaced

Three heavily-travelled roads that run through Oxford, Addison and Brandon townships will each get a fresh coat of asphalt next year. Portions of Lakeville, Baldwin and Oakwood roads will be resurfaced by the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC). “The plan now is to go out for bid in April on these, which would mean […]

Village votes to spend $165K on Lakeville Rd.

Oxford Village officials decided to take advantage of a deal from the county and get a portion of a major road resurfaced next year. Last week, council voted 4-1 to approve a cost participation agreement with the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) whereby the village will pay $165,000 to have a 4,200-foot (0.8 mile) […]

House fire on Maloney Ave. claims dog’s life

A little white dog lost its life in a Tuesday morning house fire at 578 Maloney Ave. in Oxford Township. According to Fire Chief Pete Scholz, no one was home when a fire broke out inside the chimney connected to a wood stove. It spread to the surrounding structure. “It pretty much gutted the room,” […]

Chief Bob ‘was a guy you could look up to’

Robert Desrochers cared very deeply about helping others and he never failed to show it, whether he was battling house fires or just letting someone bend his ear. “Every time you talked to him, you felt good,” said Addison Township Supervisor Bruce Pearson. “He always asked how you were doing.” Desrochers, who spent a total […]

Lake Villa gets little library

For Michelle Candella, a fourth-grade teacher at Lakeville, learning has always been an important part of life inside the classroom— now she’s hoping to bring learning to children of Oxford outside the classroom with a free book exchange box. It was erected in the Lake Villa Manufactured Home Community in Oxford Dec. 10, where Candella […]