Officials discuss changes to boost school safety

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, student safety been a regular topic of conversation for parents and school officials across the nation. That conversation has been just as prevalent in the Oxford Schools community and will soon lead to some policy changes for parents, students and visitors, according to officials. This reporter […]

Heated budget session leads to expressions of regret, disdain among council members

An Oxford Village councilman’s gesture of contrition regarding a heated exchange that reportedly happened during a recent budget discussion was met with a disdainful response from a fellow council member who described him as “relatively timid and meek.” During the council comments portion of the May 22 regular village meeting, Councilman Joe Frost handed out […]

The messier, the better!: Tough Mudder returns to Koenig site June 2-3

This weekend, Oxford will play host to a mass of folks getting sweaty, dirty and sore together as they push their bodies to the limit in strange and extreme ways while a crowd of people watches and cheers them on. That’s right – Tough Mudder is back. An estimated 10,000 participants, plus an additional 1,700 […]

District bids farewell to 18 retiring teachers, staffers

With the school year coming to a close, students are preparing to move on to the next grade level, next school or next chapter in their lives. Also moving onto something new in their lives are Oxford’s 18 retiring teachers and staff-members after a collective 387 years of service. Retirees were honored during a Board […]

Village votes to keep half of cable franchise fees for roads, sidewalks

Oxford Community Television (OCTV) didn’t gain any funding from Oxford Village, but the public access station didn’t lose any, either. At its May 22 meeting, the village council voted 4-1 to “keep” the portion of the cable franchise fees it contributes to OCTV at “current levels” and have the remainder “earmarked for roads, sidewalks, bike […]

Council raises review fees to cover costs

A new fee schedule for planning and zoning reviews that’s designed to prevent Oxford Village from continuing to lose money was approved by council last week. The big changes are a $200 increase for reviews conducted by the Oxford Fire Department and the addition of a $150 fee for applicants whose requests require a public […]

School board OKs $300K-plus in purchases

Last week’s board meeting was a busy night for Oxford school officials. Oxford’s Board of Education approved expenditures totaling more than $300,000 from the district’s general fund budget to fund the purchase of a new bus, computers and other needs for the district at a May 22 meeting. Of that total, $143,275 went towards the […]

For those who gave all

On Saturday, folks gathered in Addison Township’s historic Lakeville Cemetery, established in 1843, for a Memorial Day observance. Music, prayers and heartfelt speeches honored America’s military heroes who’ve died on battlefields, both foreign and domestic, since the 18th century.  

Farewell, Class of 2018!

Oxford High School held its commencement May 24 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Independence Twp. It was an evening filled with inspirational speeches, fond memories, big hugs, hearty handshakes and more than a few tears of joy. Congratulations and good luck, graduates. Go Wildcats!