FD secures $333K grant to recruit, retain personnel

Oxford’s fire department just scored a huge federal grant to hire someone to help beef up its ranks and ensure personnel stick with the job. Last week, the township board voted 7-0 to accept a $333,706 grant from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program, which is through the Federal Emergency Management […]

Village PC corrects mistake; Weckle still wants 3rd story

A mistake was corrected, numerous apologies were offered and it appears a local developer is pressing forward with his plans to have a third story crown a building that he wishes to start constructing this year. Last week, the Oxford Village Planning Commission voted 7-0 to “rescind” the motion it approved on Sept. 5 to […]

Father has some peace restored to his life

Peace has been restored to the yard and mind of a father who lost his daughter to cancer, then lost her memorial to an unknown thief. Thanks to the efforts and generosity of a whole cast of local individuals and businesses, Christopher Woityra once again has a large, wooden sculpture of a peace symbol adorning […]

Twp. officials approve budgets, millage rates, pay raises

Last week, Oxford Township officials approved millage rates and budgets for the 2018 fiscal year, which begins Jan. 1. All of the property tax rates were reduced due to the state’s Headlee Amendment. The board set the township’s operating tax at 0.9265 mill. That helps support the general fund, which was approved at $2.36 million. […]

Schnurs honored for commitment to parks

For their years of devotion to preserving nature, Addison Township residents Pat and Joe Schnur were presented with a certificate of appreciation last Wednesday, honoring them for their hard work during the collective 21 years they spent serving on the township’s parks board. Parks Committee Co-Chairman Chuck Peringian, who presented the certificate, said the pair […]

OHS grad releases alt. hip-hop EP album

A 2013 Oxford graduate, Nico McNeil, is ready to make a name for himself and break out into the world of hip-hop. McNeil recently released his self-penned debut alternative/hip-hop album, a four-track EP (Extended Play) called “Tonight Begins,” under the stage name Nico James. The EP was released through McNeil’s independent label, 2020 Records. McNeil […]

Addison officials vote to continue senior program

At its meeting last Monday, officials unanimously voted to continue funding the township’s senior program from the township’s community projects fund. Last year, the board allocated up to $15,000 in funding towards activities for township seniors, which included partial fee reimbursement to Addison Township residents wishing to join the Older Person’s Commission (OPC) located in […]

Hail to the Chief!: Solwold sworn in as village’s top cop

Hail to the Chief!: Solwold sworn in as village’s top cop

Mike Solwold (center) was sworn in as Oxford Village’s new police chief last week. Doing the honors is Addison Township Clerk Pauline Bennett (right). With Solwold is his wife Shawna. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. Say good-bye to Acting Oxford Village Police Chief Mike Solwold. Say hello to Police Chief Mike Solwold. Surrounded by a room […]

Twp. loses $295K grant for drainage fix

Time spent trying to settle a long-running lawsuit concerning Elk View Estates ended up costing Oxford Township nearly $300,000 in state grant money it had secured in 2013 to help fix the storm water drainage problems that have plagued that subdivision since the late 1990s. “It’s technically a one-year grant,” explained Treasurer Joe Ferrari, who […]

Cool cars, sweet cakes

There were more than 20 entries in last weekend’s Fourth Annual Classic Car and Cupcake Challenge at the Addison Township Library, which helped raise money towards a new building for the library someday. In the adult’s cupcake category, Addison resident Rachel Phelps took first place with her vanilla cupcakes with vanilla bean frosting. In the […]

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