Welcome to Lakeville’s haunted house

Things got strange at Lakeville Elementary on Friday and Saturday night as the school’s Parent School Council hosted its annual haunted house. It gave kids and parents alike quite a fright as they discovered people being sawed in half and kids being turned into giant blobs of cotton candy. The whole event was creepy, kooky, […]

Crash leaves two parents dead

Two Oxford Township residents, Larry Parraghi and Julie Wilde, are dead following a two-vehicle crash Monday night on Ray Rd. between M-24 and N. Oxford Rd. by the high school. Parraghi, 43, was the father of one student at Lakeville Elementary, a developmental kindergartner who was in the vehicle at the time of the accident, […]

And the beat goes on…

And the beat goes on…

  Having a blast doing some drumming at the Scarecrow Festival in downtown Oxford Saturday are (from left) twin sisters Regan and Rylee Neisler, Annabelle Meldrum and McKayla Sedlock. For more festival photos, please see “Lots to crow about.” Photo by CJC.

Park cell tower OKed despite public opposition

With the exception of two public safety officers, there were no residents at the Oct. 13 Oxford Township Planning Commission meeting who spoke in favor of placing a cell tower in Seymour Lake Park. “I don’t need that ugly thing in my backyard,” said Joe Strzelecki, a 25-year Oxford resident. “This tower placement is inconsistent […]

State champs!

By Liz Shepard Special to the Leader The Oxford High School Equestrian Team capped off its hunt for a state championship in a whirl of blue and gold Sunday. The eight riders didn’t walk to accept their trophy, they ran, and flipped and cheered before hoisting the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association Division B championship trophy […]

Lots to crow about

Downtown Oxford was packed Saturday with folks young and old, all of whom were there to enjoy the annual Scarecrow Festival.  

Post wants to welcome home Vietnam-era vets

Welcome home. These are two such simple words, but they can mean the world to a veteran who never heard them uttered when he or she returned from war. Vietnam veterans know this all too well. That’s why Oxford American Legion Post 108, located at 130 E. Drahner Rd., is hosting a “Welcome Home” event […]

Round 2: Debate over proposed rental ord. continues

Round 2 was fought last week over Oxford Village’s proposed rental ordinance, but still no decision has been made. For more than an hour, public safety officials and local property owners made their cases for and against a proposed ordinance that would mandate the registration and inspection of all residential rental properties. Public safety officials […]

Enviro testing OKed for fmr. industrial site

Oxford Village is finally going to learn whether or not a former industrial site it purchased 10 years ago has any contamination. Last week, council voted 4-0 to approve a proposal from the Brighton-based ASTI Environmental to conduct a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) for an amount not to exceed $6,600. A Phase II […]

Town hall meeting on Venture proposal

Residents are invited to attend a Thursday, Oct. 27 town hall meeting regarding a proposal to transform the existing Oxford Village municipal complex on W. Burdick St. into a mixed-use development that includes affordable apartments for senior citizens. The 6 p.m. meeting will take place at Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ, located at the […]