Family lends helping hand to Haiti

Members of an Oxford family have opened their home and their hearts to a Haitian family that runs an orphanage damaged-beyond-repair during the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated the Caribbean island nation Jan. 12. ‘It’s a blessing for me because the people here are very understanding,? said Haitian native Leonie Izidor. She, along with her small […]

Bank prez seperates facts from rumors

There are plenty of rumors swirling around town concerning Oxford Bank and its future. ‘It’s unfortunate, but it’s not unusual,? said C. James Bess, the bank’s president and Chief Executive Officer since June 2009. ‘It’s the risk you take when you have people with a little bit of information and a lot of imagination.? In […]

Mallias celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

It was front-page news in The Oxford Leader on April 1, 1955 when Detroiter Eugene Mallia married Leonard native Marlene Schlusler. ‘Mallia-Schlusler Vows Spoken at Leonard Church? read the headline above a large black-and-white photo of the happy couple (shown right). Five decades later the prominent Leonard couple is still making front-page headlines as they […]

Megahan remembered for honesty, homor

People could always trust Oxford resident Richard Megahan to do two things ? keep the school district’s finances in pristine order and make them laugh with his sharp wit and ever-present smile. ‘He was very serious about his job, but he could tell a joke or a story like no one else,? said Carol Micol, […]

Declining revenues force twp. to look ahead

Faced with the prospect of declining property tax revenues for the next three years, Oxford Township is preparing to batten down the spending hatches by coming up with general fund, police and fire budgets that extend beyond the usual one-year time frame. ‘Ultimately, what I would project seeing happen is that this board would adopt […]

New opera includes an Oxford voice

Who would have guessed back when she was part of the Super Singers at Clear Lake Elementary in the mid-1980s, Kelly Warnke-Senger would one day perform at the Detroit Opera House? The lifelong Oxford resident will be singing soprano as a chorus member in the May world premiere of ‘Margaret Garner,? a new American opera […]

Properities sought for possible movie locations

Jack Curtis believes, to paraphrase an old song, Oxford ought to be in pictures. That’s why he’s encouraging the owners of homes, businesses and vacant land within the township and village to post digital photos of their properties on a website offering locations for filming movies throughout the state. ‘This could bring many people here […]

Council seat filled temporarily

A familiar face is rejoining the Oxford Village Council at the beginning of April, but only temporarily. At its March 8 meeting, council appointed village resident Tom Benner to fill Councilman Matt Weber’s seat after his resignation becomes effective Thursday, March 31. Benner previously served on council from 1995 until 1998, when he lost his […]

Twp. looks into repairing crumbling mausoleum

A piece of Oxford history is crumbling and the township board wants to find out what it would take to fix it. The township’s cemetery committee is seeking bids from structural engineers to examine the 116-year-old mausoleum, located on the north side of W. Burdick St., to determine what’s wrong with it, how to best […]

DECA wins big at state competition

Oxford High School’s DECA students were big winners at the state competition in Dearborn March 11-13. Of the 43 Oxford DECA students who entered, 25 were named finalists in the international competition in Anaheim, California April 27 through May 1. OHS had the largest number of winners of any school in the written portion of […]