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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!
When Sgt. Johnna Kovach visited Oxford Friday afternoon, she thought she was here to throw out the first pitch at a special high school baseball game paying tribute to America’s military veterans. The 28-year-old had no idea it was also a fund-raiser for her. The doubleheader between the varsity baseball teams of Oxford High School […]