LaMacchia State House campaign well-funded

LaMacchia State House campaign well-funded

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The race for Michigan’s 46th State House District is shaping out to be one of the more interesting to watch this election, as Jody LaMacchia (D-Oxford) challenges incumbent John Reilly (R-Oakland Township). Rep. Reilly was first elected to the position in 2016. The district includes Addison, Brandon, Orion, Oxford […]

W. Burdick/M-24 closes for 2 weeks

Beginning today, Oct. 7, the West Burdick St. intersection at M-24 will be closed to allow for total reconstruction of the west half of the intersection. The closure is scheduled to last 14 days. During this time, traffic heading east and west on Burdick St. will not be able to cross M-24 (Washington St.). Drivers […]

Rockin’ Kindergarten at Leonard Elementary

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writers Last year Marcie Bensman, a kindergarten teacher at Leonard Elementary, received a grant that provided her 24 floor rockers. She thought she could put them to good use this year to help physical distancing in her classroom. Thanks to the PTO, she was able to buy floor mats and […]

Schools report COVID-19 cases

Schools report COVID-19 cases

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community Schools has reported eight cases of COVID-19 since school began, Aug. 31. As of last weekend, there are at least five active cases: two at Oxford High School, one at Oxford Bridges High School, one at Oxford Virtual Academy and one presumptive case at Oxford Elementary. There […]

Blue & gold Oxford goes teal

Blue & gold Oxford goes teal

Ribbons tied downtown for ovarian cancer awareness month By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer To promote National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Diann Glaza-Helbling of Clarkston helped tie teal ribbons through downtown Oxford earlier this September. Tie Michigan Teal is a statewide campaign, designed to promote awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms. Teal is the […]

M-24 project pushed back to December

M-24 project pushed back to December

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The M-24 construction project will not be finished until early December, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced in a Sept. 25 press release. The project, which began in mid-April had been scheduled to finish in mid-November. “Remaining work includes underground sewer work in Oxford and roadway paving,” the […]

Experience the goat life

Experience the goat life

Farm living is the life for them Photos & Story By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer When Jeanette and Joe Ross bought their house in the southeast corner of Oxford in 2016, it came with a pasture, so they decided to get a couple goats. They used the milk to help their daughter’s eczema by […]

M-24 finishes traffic shift

M-24 finishes traffic shift

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Southbound traffic on M-24 was shifted onto the new northbound pavement between Broadway St. and Gateway Dr. Saturday, Sept. 19. The traffic shift will allow crews to continue construction of the southbound lanes. This completes an earlier traffic shift that began a few weeks ago, just north of Drahner […]

Gas line break on M-24

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer A sewer crew working on the M-24 construction project hit a 4-inch gas line in front of Oxford Plumbing and Heating across from Oxford Marketplace at approximately 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Oxford Fire Department and Consumers Energy were immediately dispatched to the scene to assess the damage. The […]

State revenue sharing better than expected

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Village Manager Joe Madore shared some good news about the village budget. For fiscal year 2019-2020, which ended June 30, the village budgeted $296,000 in state revenue sharing and ended up with $296,589. This was welcome news, since there had been concerns the funds would be a lot […]