Severe storms thrash area, cause major outages

Severe storms thrash area, cause major outages

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer A set of severe storms tore through southeast Michigan — including Oxford and Addison townships — on the afternoon and evening of Aug. 11, cutting power to about 600,000 people across the region. “We had pretty much a widespread line of showers and thunderstorms that rolled through all of […]

Infrastructure takes center stage

Infrastructure takes center stage

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Township Board of Trustees held their monthly meeting on Wednesday Aug. 11. Many of the topics discussed centered around upgrading and maintaining township infrastructure. Trustee Jonathan Nold was the only board member not present, causing the board to remove an item regarding the salaries of elected officials […]

Race-Spec Camaro made in Oxford

Race-Spec Camaro made in Oxford

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer If speed is what you need, you can find it built in Oxford, just off M-24. Chevrolet’s handmade race-ready COPO Camaro is back for 2022. “It is a drag-race only Camaro race car,” Mike Lawrence, Operations Director at the COPO Build Center, said. “It is not street legal and […]

Home, ‘total loss’ from fire

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer A fire destroyed a home in the Parkhurst Estates Manufactured Home Community on Wednesday (Aug. 11) afternoon. One resident was treated on scene for smoke inhalation and one pet died in the fire. The Oxford Fire Department received the call for the trailer fire at 4:56 p.m. after returning […]

Addison Twp., lake residents work to resolve dock disputes

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Several zoning violation cases against Lakeville Lake property owners were dropped in court on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Five cases were discussed before judge Lisa Asadoorian in the Rochester Hills 52nd District court. The cases covered out of compliance docks according to the stipulations in zoning ordinance article 13 section […]

Bed and Breakfast Moves In on Baldwin Rd.

Bed and Breakfast Moves In on Baldwin Rd.

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer For those looking to get away without going too far from home, your destination has arrived. Stag’s Leap Farm Bed and Breakfast, located at 2093 N. Baldwin Road offers guests a slice of country hospitality in the northern corner of Oxford Township. Situated on 2.5 acres of rolling green […]

DDA gifts bike to Oxford Police

DDA gifts bike to Oxford Police

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Village of Oxford Downtown Development Authority (DDA) purchased a new bike for the Oxford Village Police Department. The bike, a Volcanic APB, is specially designed for police use. “It’s got 29 inch wheels, which allows me to have a better approach and angle on stairs or large potholes,” […]

FISH holds annual backpack drive

FISH holds annual backpack drive

‘Just kind of our way to get kids started on the right foot.’ By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer When money is tight, school supplies can be an extra expense too great to afford. That’s why Oxford/Orion FISH is holding their annual backpack and school supplies drive. Running until Aug. 21, the drive gives local […]

‘Cream for a cause

‘Cream for a cause

Kids and families chilled out on July 28 with an ice cream social in Seymour Lake Township Park. Held by Oxford Township Parks and Recreations and sponsored by Independence Village of Oxford (Waterstone), the event allowed families to enjoy the park and some ice cream together. Ice cream was free to attendees, who were encouraged […]

M-24 detour route maintenance starts

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer With the M-24 project complete, MDOT will begin resurfacing the detour route tomorrow ( Aug. 5). Set up so traffic could bypass the construction on M-24 in the Village of Oxford, the detour route ran from E. Drahner Rd. at its southern end to Oxford Lake Dr., Glaspie St., […]