Oxford kicks off mask drive

Oxford kicks off mask drive

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Let’s dust off those sewing machines. Oxford Village President Joe Frost is encouraging folks to donate homemade surgical masks. With a national shortage of masks, folks are taking action by crafting homemade masks and donating spare N95 respirator masks. “These homemade masks could be used for other situations that […]

Village holds first-ever telemeeting, Ordinance moratoriums, marijuana comments

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer At its first ever teleconference meeting March 24, the Oxford Village Council voted to suspend enforcement of a 30 day time limit for temporary signage for the remainder of the M-24 construction project. The council also passed a 90 day moratorium on a zoning ordinance banning commercial vehicles from […]

COVID-19 updates: Oxford in lock-down

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer In response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s March 23 “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Oxford Township Office at 300 Dunlap Rd. will remain closed. Elected officials and employees will continue to work and perform their duties, as needed, from home. If there […]

COVID-19 cases by zip code

Oakland County released an interactive map Monday, showing positive cases of COVID-19 by zip code. As of March 30, the map showed there are three positive cases in the 48371 zip code, which contains most of Oxford Township, Oxford Village and part of Brandon Township. There are two positive cases in 48370, in Addison Township […]

Oxford Bank robber sentenced

Shane Murray Cummings, of Orion Township, has been sentenced five to 20 years in prison for robbing Oxford Bank last summer. Cummings, 38, pleaded no contest Feb. 21 to felony charges of bank robbery and armed robbery. A trial had been scheduled for Feb. 24. Cummings was accused of stealing $5,110 from the main branch […]

Oxford 7 closes for good, but sends mixed messages

Oxford 7 closes for good, but sends mixed messages

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Between bankruptcy and COVID-19, it looks like downtown’s GQT Oxford 7 movie theater has closed for good. On the afternoon of March 24, the GQT Oxford 7 Facebook page posted this message: “To Our Community: We regret to inform you that we are shutting down for good. We’ve enjoyed […]

Free Food For Kids program suspended

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer After two weeks of continuing to feed kids after the schools closed, the Free Food for Kids program has been suspended. “I must give a tremendous shout-out and THANK YOU to our Nutrition Services staff who stepped up over the past two weeks working endless hours and putting forth […]

Oxford hunkers down for COVID-19

Cancellations and updates to help you get around this week   In the wake of COVID-19 coronavirus shut-downs, event cancellations and closures continue to roll in. Cancellations and Closures The playgrounds at Seymour Lake Park and Stony Lake Park closed from March 19. The Parks and Recreation Department cited research that suggests the virus can […]

Leonard couple celebrate 65 years

Leonard couple celebrate 65 years

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Eugene “Geno” and Marlene Mallia were married at the Leonard Methodist Church 65 years ago, on March 19, 1955. Besides a three-month stint in Detroit, they’ve lived their entire marriage in Leonard. They met on a blind date in 1954 when Marlene was in nursing school at St. Joe’s […]

Jr. Wildcat coach tests negative for COVID-19

Jr. Wildcat coach tests negative for COVID-19

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Joe Bice wasn’t feeling well a couple weeks ago. The Jr. Wildcat Football coach and 1990 Oxford High School graduate had a fever, then chest congestion, a headache, and all the aches and pains he could handle – all possible symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. He […]

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