My Way

Oxford Village Manager Mark Slown did not deserve the blame and criticism that was heaped upon him at the April 13 council meeting by resident Tracy Miller. What happened with Miller’s appointment was the fault of council, more specifically Councilman Steve Allen. Miller, husband of village President Renee Donovan, was appointed to the village Zoning […]

Gentlemen, start your pencils!

It was almost like a scene out of the 1980s hit television series ‘MacGyver.? Teams of third-graders at Lakeville Elementary were recently given bags full of odds and ends like paper clips, rubber bands, balloons, kite string, cothes pins, straws and empty plastic film canisters. Their mission ? use the above items to transform an […]

Drowning in Round Lake

OXFORD VILLAGE ? An Oxford man was tragically cut down in the prime of his life Saturday morning when he accidentally drown in Scripter Park’s Round Lake. Travis Carl Towsley, 23, drown while attempting to swim across the frigid lake, according to the Oxford Village Police report. Towsley, a former student of the Lake Orion […]

Helping Paige speak

Thanks to a $512 donation from the Oxford/Orion Kiwanis Club, Paige Anolick will get the help she needs to speak ? for at least another month. ‘It was a relief,? said Lori Anolick, mother of the four-year-old Oxford resident, of the Kiwanis Club’s donation. ‘It’s been a struggle. This puts my mind at ease. For […]

Twp. to consider safety path millage

If there’s to be a dedicated millage for the construction of additional safety paths in Oxford Township, it won’t be levied against the village. The township board last week voted 5-2 to direct its Safety Path Committee to ‘put together? a ‘suggested safety path millage proposal? for the November 2004 ballot, ‘to be placed on […]

Volunteer work earns ‘Heart& Soul Award? for Oxford graduate

While most college students are busy dividing their time between studying and partying, Megan Peterson is busy using her spare time to help others. In recognition of her ‘oustanding commitment to community service throughout her college career? at Saginaw Valley State University, the 2001 Oxford High School graduate received the ‘Heart and Soul Award? at […]

A whole lot of paradin’ goin’ on

A total of 70 impressive entries rolled through downtown Oxford during the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas parade Saturday. This year’s parade theme was “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” Ten entries were named the winners of various categories (see right). The winners will be recognized at the Chamber’s annual Christmas Mixer and Parade Award Ceremony […]

Ferrari-Fahy case settled for $100K

A $100,000 settlement agreement finalized Dec. 4 was the last chapter in Sharon Fahy’s lawsuit against Oxford Township and Treasurer Joe Ferrari. “It’s best the parties go their separate ways,” said attorney Tom McGraw, who represented the township in this matter. “(The case) could have gone on for two or three years, but the township […]

Council considers hiring attorney for cityhood effort

Using public funds to hire an attorney who specializes in helping communities incorporate as cities is being considered by the Oxford Village Council. “At this point, the expertise that is required to accomplish the objective (of cityhood) far exceeds the capabilities of our group,” said Tracy Miller, founder of a pro-cityhood citizens’ committee and husband […]

Plea bargain expected in Ford case

Former Oxford Police Chief Gary Ford is expected to plead no contest Friday, Dec. 19 to a misdemeanor in exchange for having a felony charge dropped. If the court accepts the deal, Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Paul Walton said he’ll be “satisfied” because “we’ll have convicted him of violating the public trust, which is what […]