OHS grad named one of most influential women in state

Jackie Buchanan, president and CEO of Genisys Credit Union, has been named among Crain’s Detroit Business “100 Most Influential Women” in Michigan. “It is quite an honor and quite a surprise,” she said. Buchanan, a 1984 Oxford graduate, said she first fell in love with numbers during a high school accounting class. “What really first […]

Summer reading program urges adults to exercise their minds

Oxford residents are invited to stretch their bodies and their minds at the Oxford Public Library this summer. The library will be hosting a series of exercise-oriented activities through Aug. 12 as part of the 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program, themed “Exercise your Mind – Read.” The program will kick-off with an Introduction to Pilates […]

Oxford teen injured in ‘kegger that got out of hand’

A 15-year-old Oxford boy was injured at a field party in Metamora that occurred Saturday, June 10, according to Metamora Township police. Metamora Township police and EMS crews were sent to a 433-acre property on M-24, north of Pratt Road, at 1:10 a.m. after the teen had passed out and was run over by a […]

Got a gun? Lock it up!

Oakland County officials are taking aim at the rising incidents of gun-related violence by offering free locks to firearms owners. Oxford and Addison residents are invited to obtain free gun safety locks from their local law enforcement agency. The Oakland County Board of Commissioners partnered with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office to distribute 4,000 gun […]

Four retire, 13 receive tenure in school district

Oxford Schools had four employees retire this year and 13 teachers receive tenure. Retired teachers included Claudia Blasco, Doreen Moser, Jeannie Crampton and Mary Murphy. Blasco, a paraprofessional at Daniel Axford Elementary, is retiring after 23 years with the district. She began her career working as a noon-aide for three years at DA. She was […]

Throne reflects on first year at the helm

It’s been a great year for the Oxford Schools, according to Superintendent Tim Throne. Throughout his first year as superintendent, Throne said there have been significant advancements all around the district. Throne feels the district has made great strides in creating a sense of community. “I think probably our greatest accomplishment this year, as a […]

Special delivery for Fisher Stuk

When more than 300 Oxford High School students walked across the stage at the DTE Energy Music Theatre to receive their diplomas on May 26, one student was missing. OHS senior Fisher Stuk couldn’t make it. That’s because, just 30 minutes before the ceremony, he was rushed into surgery after suffering a collapsed lung. But […]

Authors to visit Addison library

Addison Township’s public library is inviting readers to get to know the folks behind the words as it’s hosting a panel of authors on Saturday, July 9 at 4 p.m. Four native Michigan authors will discuss their latest works in the young adult genre, participate in a question-and-answer session and a book-signing. Library Director Jaema […]

Meet Oxford’s salutatorians: Hershman, Long, and Vandecar

There was a three-way tie for the title of salutatorian among Oxford High School’s 2016 graduating class. All three salutatorians graduated with a 4.0 GPA. The first student is Nickolas Hershman, son of Lee and Teresa Hershman of Oxford. When Hershman was not studying, he played varsity lacrosse for two years and was an editor […]

State supt. tours school district

It’s not very often that state and local-level government officials meet eye-to-eye. But last Wednesday, that’s exactly what happened in the Oxford school district State Superintendent Brian Whiston, from the Michigan Department of Education, made an appearance in the Oxford School District for a four hour-long tour with district officials, exploring all the district has to […]