Colvin appointed to fill twp. board vacancy

Colvin appointed to fill twp. board vacancy

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Catherine L. Colvin is the newest member of the Oxford Charter Township Board of Trustees, appointed to the position at the Wednesday, Dec. 8 meeting. Selected among a field of eight candidates — business owner, Oxford Fire EMT and Zoning Board of Appeals alternate Sarah Racer dropped out due […]

Planning farmers market, new pavilion for township park

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Oxford Township Parks and Recreation is taking steps to establish a farmers market, including pursuing a grant to build a pavilion at Seymour Lake Park. Based on the award of up to $100,000 from Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s Park Improvement Grant Program, the farmers market will be located […]

Township Board meets for December

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Oxford Township held its monthly Board of Trustees meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Topics discussed include appointing a new trustee, debating a special assessment district and determining grant fund distribution. Honoring First Responders The meeting began with a moment of silence after the Pledge of Allegiance, […]

Oxford-area legislators discuss shooting at meetings

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Two legislative representatives for the Oxford area — state House representative John Reilly (R-Oakland Township) and federal House representative Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) — discussed the Nov. 30 shooting at meetings last week. Reilly’s meeting took place on the evening of Monday, Dec. 6 at the Oakwood Wedding Chapel. Billed […]

4 dead, student and parents charged in OHS shooting

4 dead, student and parents charged in OHS shooting

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer A mass shooting at Oxford High School resulted in the deaths of four students and criminal charges against a student and his parents. Eleven people — 10 students and a teacher — were shot when a student opened fire on classmates at OHS around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. […]

Village Police make liquor bust at Sunoco

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Village Police busted the Washington St. Sunoco gas station for liquor sale violations on the night of Nov. 27. According to a report from the Oxford Police, an underage volunteer entered the gas station and attempted to buy a pack of four alcoholic beverages. The volunteer stated […]

Provides space to recover, unwind

Provides space to recover, unwind

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer On Tuesday evening, Nov. 30, officials and news crews crowded into the parking lot of the Legacy 925 complex to find out exactly what happened only a block or so away. By Thursday, Dec. 2, the entertainment hub had become a center for healing. Already home to a plethora […]

Opinion: The Post-Columbine awareness

Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer In light of the recent attack on the Oxford High School community, it has come to my editor’s (Don Rush) attention that he, as old as he is, is woefully inadequate at understanding the experiences modern high schoolers go through. He understands that events like the Columbine shooting have changed […]

9 step up to be appointed to trustee seat

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Nine Oxford Township residents have answered the call to replace the Board of Trustees seat left vacant by William Dunn’s resignation. Open up by the township at the November board meeting, the nine applicants will appear before the board on Dec. 8 (tonight) to argue why they are the […]

Oxford Police, Fire talk about events on the 30th

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer When word of an active shooter came through dispatches through the region, Oxford authorities were some of the first to respond. Located only a couple miles from the school, the Oxford Village Police and Oxford Fire Department sent cruisers and ambulances to the scene within minutes. Both departments have […]