Public Safety

Feb 25: Oxford Village Police received a call at 12:06 p.m. from a concerned Oxford resident, who reported that a man wearing an orange jacket was allegedly making lewd gestures and pulling markers out of the ground. Police were unable to locate the suspect. Feb. 24: An 18-year-old Rochester man called Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies […]

Council tells Joe to go

Another longtime Oxford Village official will soon be exiting the local government scene, but not by choice. At a special Feb. 23 meeting that lasted approximately six minutes, council voted 3-2 to terminate village Manager Joe Young’s employment agreement effective Friday, March 31. Per the agreement, village attorney Bob Davis was directed to draft and […]

No more Nemo: Police chief bids farewell after 17 years

No more Nemo: Police chief bids farewell after 17 years

With his officers standing behind him, Oxford Village Police Chief Mike Neymanowski bid farewell to the community and expressed his gratitude to those who have supported him during last week’s council meeting. Feb. 14 was his last day. Photo by CJC. A lovefest erupted inside the Oxford Village Council chambers on Valentine’s Day. But it […]

Elks take polar bear plunge to help others

The weather was warm Saturday, but the water was not. That didn’t stop members of Rochester-North Oakland Elks Lodge #2225 in Addison Township from taking a dip in Shadow Lake. These wild Elks cut a large hole in the ice, donned wacky costumes and took the old polar plunge into the freezing, unforgiving water. They […]

Prelim. count shows schools up 37 pupils

According to preliminary numbers from Oxford Schools’ Feb. 8 Count Day, the district is up 37.27 full-time equivalent (FTE) students from the fall’s preliminary count, bringing the total count to 5939.29. However, that number could change as the district has six weeks following count day for students to attend classes and be added to the […]

Solwold takes over as chief

For years, folks have greeted Mike Solwold by saying, “Hey, Sarge!” But that’s just not going to cut it anymore. From now on, they’ll have to say, “Hey, Chief!” Last week, the Oxford Village Council unanimously approved a three-page agreement making Solwold interim/acting chief of the police department with an annualized salary of $62,000, plus […]

Church invites public to help celebrate 140th

OXFORD VILLAGE – A humble little church standing at the corner of Hovey and Dennison streets is poised to reach a significant milestone. Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) is turning 140 and inviting the community to join in the celebration by attending a special worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26. […]

Tough Mudder reps. visit, plan for June 3-4 event

Oxford is gearing up to play in the mud this summer, so get ready to get dirty. Last week, representatives from Tough Mudder were in town meeting with local officials, talking with business people and scoping out the massive site for their big event June 3-4. The 1,200-acre Koenig Sand and Gravel property along Lakeville […]

Drainage problem caused almost $8K in flood damage

Oxford Village officials are attempting to sort things out and find a solution to a drainage problem that’s left a homeowner on Park St. with almost $8,000 in flood damage. Following the advice of village attorney Bob Davis and nearly an hour of discussion, council voted 5-0 last week to schedule a closed session meeting […]

Lowe hired as building official, ordinance officer for Addison

When one door closes, another opens. This was especially true at a Feb. 13 Addison Township board meeting, when board members voted unanimously to appoint township employee Doug Lowe to the position of Building Official-Ordinance Officer, after longtime Building Official Mike Boisvert retired. Boisvert served in the position for over a decade. “I have the […]