Public safety

June 12: A 75-year-old Oxford woman walked into the Oakland County Sheriff’s substation in Oxford at 9:17 a.m. to report that she had received a suspicious phone call on June 3 at 2:30 p.m. The caller identified himself as “Nick White” from the “National Institute of Health” before telling the woman she was owed an […]



Tough Mudder, held Saturday and Sunday at the Koenig Sand & Gravel property in Oxford Township, featured everything from running through a field of live wires (above) to using sheer upper body strength to cross monkey-style over a pool of water (right). For more Mudder photos, purchase a copy of The Oxford Leader for only […]

Down and dirty

Most people celebrate their birthdays surrounded by family and friends as they enjoy special dinners, blow out colorful candles and open gifts. Oxford resident Tim Speed celebrated his 55th birthday Saturday surrounded by thousands of strangers as he crawled through the mud, plunged into icy water and got shocked by live wires. “It was quite […]

Addison wants public hearing for proposed well permit

Addison Township officials are requesting that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conduct a public hearing following a recent proposal to issue a Class II injection well permit to a Canada-based company, Energex Petroleum, Inc. If approved, the company would be permitted to inject a gas mixture, containing carbon dioxide (CO2) as a component, into underground […]

Councilman cop target of federal suit: Young black man claims Erik Dolan violated his rights, assaulted him

Oxford Village Councilman Erik Dolan is the target of a federal lawsuit that accuses him, in his capacity as an officer with the Oak Park Department of Public Safety, of violating the constitutional rights of a 24-year-old African American man, assaulting him and wrongful arrest. Dominique Peter McCray, of Southfield, is the plaintiff in the […]

Mecsey leaving to be closer to family

ADDISON TWP. – After nine years of leading Kingsbury Country Day School through good times and challenging times, Tom Mecsey, the head of school, is leaving. “I will miss the kids a lot,” he said. Mecsey is heading for Colorado to finish his career and be closer to his family, particularly his grandchildren. “They’re young […]

Rezoning sought to build condos: Public hearing set for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22

OXFORD TWP. – A Bloomfield Hills-based developer looking to build a condominium project in Waterstone is requesting that 7.23 acres be rezoned from local commercial (C-1) to multiple family residential (RM). “We’re thinking roughly 44 (attached) units,” said Nora Dedvukaj, director of operations for Contour Development Group, LLC., located on Woodward Ave. A public hearing […]

Pub crawl to benefit Lone Ranger festivities

It seems like every fund-raiser out there these days involves either running or golfing or bugging people to buy some product they really don’t need. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to support a fantastic community cause by wandering from bar to bar, imbibing adult beverages and enjoying delicious food? Well, there […]

Child ID kits donated to elementary schools

Students at Oxford’s elementary schools are headed home with DNA kits in their book bags, thanks to the Oxford Fire Fighters Union, International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 4763. A total of 2,500 kits were donated to ensure every elementary student will be able to receive one. Through various fund-raising efforts, the Fire Fighter’s Union […]

OHS students place third at DECA

Oxford’s DECA chapter had a tremendous showing at the international competition in Anaheim— with one Oxford High group placing third in its category. The event was attended by over 19,000 students from around the world and all members of the Oxford team earned high marks and praise from judges and conference officials. Placing third in […]

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