Bullied student finds solace in online learning

As a sixth-grader, Oxford student Angel Chapman dreaded going to school. She had a few teachers she enjoyed, but she spent much of her day being bullied by peers when she could have been learning. School counselors recommended she seek mental health treatment, but Angel and her mother, Shannon Chapman, knew there had to be […]

ORBA seeks public input to continue improvements

As the season for the Oxford Recreational Baseball Association (ORBA) drew to a close in late June, its leadership continued to plan how they can make the Little League experience better for both young players and their parents. Last season, ORBA coached around 300 children on 36 teams across five skill levels. ORBA coaches children […]

Forbes magazine recognizes Leonard wealth manager

For the second consecutive year, Leonard resident Matt Biddinger has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the 500 up-and-coming wealth advisors across the county on its Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors list. Biddinger works as a private wealth manager and vice president for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management at its Troy location. 2017 marked […]

Downtown toy store expands to outlet mall

After eight years of selling novelty toys, stuffed animals, games and more in downtown Oxford, the Funky Monkey toy store recently opened a second location at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills. When industry giant Toys “R” Us showed signs of closing, Funky Monkey owner Tom Jones saw an opportunity to take the Toys […]

Heeere’s Shelby! Leader welcomes new reporter

There’s a new reporter covering the community and helping to fill the pages of The Oxford Leader. Her name is Shelby Tankersley. A recent graduate of Oakland University and a resident of Davison, Tankersley’s beats will include Oxford Community Schools, Addison Township and high school sports. Tankersley became interested in journalism from watching the television […]

Police Reports Aug. 15, 2018

An Oxford woman stuck in slow-moving traffic around 2:00 p.m. on Aug. 4 saw what appeared to be the driver of the Toyota Yaris in front of her punch the passenger of the vehicle in the face. When traffic was at a standstill, she approached the car to see if everything was all right and […]

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