Promoting ‘common sense’ gun safety

 Dear Editor, As of May 18, our country marked its 227th mass shooting of 2023. Three of those shootings were in Michigan. The daily horror, long-term impact, grief and devastation of the Oxford High School shooting still reverberates in our community. This year, the United States has averaged more than one mass shooting per day, according to […]

Keep competition alive in Oxford Township

 What happens if Oxford Township goes to a single Trash Hauler? What is the backup for any disruption in service? How many trash haulers will be left in business to bid on future service contracts? Doesn’t this just set up our residents for a monopoly trash hauler to demand ever-increasing rates? Many township residents have […]

Single hauler is the way

 I’d like to express my gratitude and excitement to the township board for their foresight and action regarding a single trash hauler in Oxford. I didn’t think I could get this excited about garbage, but here I am and the benefits are almost too good to be true, to name a few: 1. Less clutter […]

Letters To The Editor

Details count with single waste hauler plan I read the article about Oxford Township’s hearing set for April 12 where single trash hauler is to be discussed. I like the idea of a single trash hauler. But details, details can make or break any good plan. I have experience in Waterford and Bloomfield with the […]

Letters to The Editor

Article was appreciated This letter is a note of thanks and appreciation to Mr. Don Rush, editor of the Oxford Leader, for his timely interview of Pastor Rob Johnson, Oxford Free Methodist Church. As Easter soon approaches, more and more folks are aware that this world is seemingly crumbling everywhere all at once and that […]

Letters to the Editor

To our friends at the Oxford Leader A HUGE thank you from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Dryden for your support of our Music Concert on March 11 with Matt Watroba. We had hoped our advertising would attract attention, but it was your article that really encouraged people to make that long drive to Dryden. […]

Editorial: Let’s clear out the clouds in Michigan

(Editor’s Note: Sunshine Week — March 12 through 18 this year — was launched in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors — now News Leaders Association — and has grown into an enduring initiative to promote open government. The News Leaders Association has partnered with The Society of Professional Journalists to host the […]

Free meal thank yous

Dear Editor, I wish to thank the Oxford Leader and the Lake Orion Review for the wonderful Feb. 22 article regarding the Free Meals program at Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ. Review Editor Jim Newell’s storytelling abilities are nothing short of masterful. He’s really gotten to know our team. He understands what we’re doing. He […]

Pretty telling of my Dad’s life

Pretty telling of my Dad’s life

Thanks for publishing my Dad’s obituary in the Oxford Leader. My Dad did not want a sad farewell, but would have appreciated giving former Leader publisher Jim Sherman, Sr. $100 to get his picture in his newspapers one more time. Here is a classic photo from a charity golf outing that hung in my Dad’s […]

Thanks for writing on area churches

 To The Oxford Leader, The members of the first Church of Christ Scientist are writing to thank you for publishing the article “The Churches of Oxford” found in the Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 edition. These churches have deep roots and history in Oxford and sharing their background allows the community to appreciate them more fully. […]