School board elects new officers

The Oxford Community Schools Board of Education kicked off its first meeting of the year by electing its officers for the 2018 calendar year on Jan. 9. Tom Donnelly was unanimously elected to serve as the board’s president and spokesperson after being elected to the Board of Education in November 2017. Donnelly was absent from […]

Twp. lowers lot split fees by nearly $600

Government is often accused of perpetrating money grabs when it comes to the fees it charges, especially when it wants to raise them or create new ones. Last week, Oxford Township went in the opposite direction . The township board voted 7-0 to approve a new fee schedule, effective Jan. 1, for the review of […]

Public safety

Jan. 11: A 31-year-old Oxford woman told Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies that someone had allegedly opened several credit cards using her name. The woman told deputies she realized this after she received a number of letters which stated the cards would arrive soon. The woman told deputies she had contacted one of the credit card […]

Making the save!

Making the save!

Instead of just hiding in the house, watching TV and playing video games, these young guys embraced the bitter-cold winter weather by hitting the ice Sunday for an afternoon of hockey in the Waterstone development. Playing are (from left) Matt Prince, Hunter Brandt, Gage Cabanillas, Spencer Petoskey, Christopher Brooks (goalie) and J.J. Lewis. Photo by […]

Roofer offers FISH new home on M-24

There’s no place like home and later this year, Oxford-Orion FISH could have a new one thanks to the generosity of Addison Township resident Dan Davis. Last year, Davis, owner of Royal Roofing in Orion Township, purchased the building at 1060 S. Lapeer Rd., which formerly housed Tool Sport & Sign Co. He’s planning to […]

Trail council invites public to hearing on electric bikes

A new state law allowing electric bicycles on trails has left the Polly Ann Trail Management Council (PATMC) wondering what to do because that same law has also given it the power to prohibit, authorize or regulate their use locally. In an effort to learn what citizens and trail users want, the council scheduled a […]

Anti-human trafficking group to host first meeting Jan. 11

A new group in Oxford is aiming to help community members take action against human trafficking operations. After nearly a year of development, the Lake Orion-Oxford Community Group under the Michigan Abolitionist Project (MAP) will host its first public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Oxford Public Library (530 […]

Oxford man launches fund-raising campaign to buy new hearing aids

Sight, sound, smell, touch and taste. These are the five senses that help people process the world around them, communicate with others and keep themselves healthy and safe. Justin Willcock has a medical condition that’s diminished two of these essential senses and now, he needs the community’s help to ensure he doesn’t lose anymore of […]

Oxford man found dead by concerned neighbor

A 58-year-old Oxford Township man who had not been seen by his neighbor for a couple of months was found dead in his Lakesview Dr. home on Jan. 2. The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office determined the man died of natural causes. According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s report, the man’s 62-year-old neighbor called for […]

Little Lucy done with chemo: ‘We’re hopeful. We have to be,’ mom says

Nothing can keep little Lucy Holt down. On Dec. 27, the 1-year-old Oxford resident finished her chemotherapy, a total of four rounds over 94 days. “Now that she’s done, she’s just thriving,” said Laura Holt, her mother. “She’s playing. She’s getting into everything. We’ve had to put the baby gates up because she’s trying to […]