Weekly COVID Update

Weekly COVID Update

In our 46th week of reporting local COVID numbers, our area saw an increase in total cases, over last week. According to numbers provided by the county, last week we reported there were a total of 1,297 cases from Leonard, west to Oxford; this week, 1,322 cases. Recent cases decreased. Recent cases — “cases are […]

Family Fun Night a slick success!

Family Fun Night a slick success!

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer It took weeks of work, but it finally happened. Single-digit temperatures did not deter families from a night of winter fun at Seymour Lake Township Park, last Tuesday (Feb. 16), marking the official opening of the outdoor ice rink by the Zoom, Zoom Sledding Hill. “It’s great, it’s another […]

State of the Community

State of  the Community

Awards and status updates given By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Each year local officials from both Oxford Township and Village come together to update the Chamber of Commerce with a snapshot of the State of the Community and to present Leadership Awards. The event was held virtually via Zoom last Wednesday morning, Feb. 17, […]

Use of Force

Use of Force

Training places officers in high-pressure, real life situations By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Rotating in one-hour sessions, members of the Village of Oxford Police Department underwent a “Use of Force” training seminar on Friday, February 19. Ran by Reserve Sergeant Brian Schick, the training utilized a large projector screen and high-definition computer software to […]

Food truck ordinance passed in Oxford

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Their second of the calendar year, the Oxford Township Board of Trustees held their regular meeting on Wednesday, February 10, which was conducted remotely via Zoom video conference. Headed by Supervisor Jack Curtis, the meeting, as usual, featured Trustees Rod Charles, Bill Dunn, Jon Nold, and Margie Payne, Treasurer […]

Mom delivers cleaning motivation on YouTube

Mom delivers cleaning motivation on YouTube

Becky Moss, deep cleaner By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Keeping a clean house, especially with young children, can feel daunting, even impossible – especially when stuck at home for days on end. That’s how 26-year-old Oxford resident and self-described SAHM (stay at home mom) Becky Moss felt when she started her YouTube channel, “Cleaning […]

Wildcats drop pair of games

Wildcats drop pair of games

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Initially scheduled for a three-game week, the Oxford Wildcats boys’ basketball team’s tilt with the Troy Athens Red Hawks at the Ian Smith Gymnasium on February 16 was postponed due to inclement weather, leaving the program with just two games last week, both on the road. On February 19, […]

1, 2, 3, GO!

1, 2, 3, GO!

These Oxford residents spent a little time Saturaday morning enjoying the sledding hill at Seymour Lake Township Park. Pictured are McKay, 8, Melea, 5 and Ethan Godinez, 3. “We just love being a part of this community,” mom Cori Godinez (in back) said. Photo by D. Rush

Village hires fifth fulltime cop

Village hires fifth fulltime cop

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Village Police Dept. now has five fulltime patrol officers. The Village Council approved an additional position in a 4-1 vote at its Feb. 9 meeting. Part-time officer James Irish, 25, was promoted to the new position. The council previously denied a request by Police Chief Mike Solwold to […]

Mangia!

Mangia!

Visit, support community restaurants and remember: Eat up! One of the hardest hit industries in town this past year, has been the dine-in restaurant business. These small, local businesses have struggled to stay alive. Sadly, some have closed their doors for good. We wanted to do something about that. We wanted to help. This week, […]

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