Joins Leader staff

James Hanlon is excited to join the Oxford Leader as a staff writer. He will cover Oxford Village and general assignments. James grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and a small town in Arizona. After graduating from Arizona State University, he spent three years teaching English and writing for a nonprofit in a Japanese village, so […]

Year in Review part two out now!

For the next few weeks, the Leader is taking a look back at 2019 and rehashing some of the year’s biggest stories. This week, we reviewed July through October. Stories include the robbery at Oxford Bank, the unveiling of Oxford Community Schools’ new Wildcat logo, the state’s rejection of Beaumont Health’s Certificate of Need application and […]

The Will to Prepare

By Oxford High School Graduate, Nick Shufflin As I sit here in a tundra 1,217 miles (according to Google Maps) from the place that had one of the most influential impacts on my life, I can’t help but ponder how my life would be had it not been for my short time at Oxford High […]

Best wishes for 2020

Hi, Don, As a former editor & reporter, I have a special fondness for community newspapers and value their worth. Thanks for all you do to get news and information to the greater community every week. Mr. Sherman surely is smiling on you. 🙂 Your dandelions comment (In the Don’t Rush Me column, Hey! Back […]

Year in Review part one available now!

For the next two weeks, the Leader is taking a look back at 2019 and rehashing some of the year’s biggest stories. This week, we took a look at the first six months of the year. Stories include the OHS boys basketball record-breaking season, the closing of Dunlap Collision, OHS graduation, how the community came together […]

Letters to the Editor:

Lions say, ‘thank you!’ Dear Editor, The Oxford Lions Club is thanking all of the people who helped make our annual Christmas Baskets Project a great success. Our club could not complete this project without the help of The Oxford Leader, The Oakland Press, Meijer of Oxford, Oxford Middle School, Oxford School Bus Garage, American […]


Hunwick, Spisz reappointed Recommended by Oxford Township Supervisor Bill Dunn, Commissioners Ed Hunwick and Michael Spisz were both reappointed to three-year terms on the Planning Commission during the Board of Trustees monthly meeting on Dec. 11. The terms will become effective in Jan. 2020 and run through Dec. 31, 2022. Hunwick serves as the commission’s secretary, […]

Letters to the Editor:

Scrapbooks give thanks for helping them help Dear Editor, On behalf of the Oxford Scrapbookers Facebook Group, we would love to thank the community of Oxford for the wonderful support in helping make our third annual Thanksgiving Saturday “Crafting for Our Community” a successful fundraising event. On Nov. 30, we welcomed 47 crafters and 10 […]

M-24 will be taken ‘down to the dirt’

By C.J. Carnacchio Communications and Grants Manager Charter Township of Oxford “We’re just going to have to live with it.” That was former Oxford Village Council President Sue Bossardet’s message to the public during the Dec. 4 informational town hall meeting regarding next year’s massive M-24 construction project. Hosted by the Oxford Downtown Development Authority […]

Deputy Reports

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Keep an eye on your packages With Christmas around the corner, there is naturally an increase in the amount of online shopping and package deliveries. This, unfortunately, leads to an increase in theft, too. Having already received one reported case of a package being taken from an Oxford Township […]

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