Perils of publishing during a pandemic

Dear readers and businesses who have come to rely on Sherman Publications, Inc. (publishers of The Clarkston News, Lake Orion Review, Oxford Leader, The Citizen, Ad-Vertiser, Penny Stretcher and The Big Deal), for the first time in our very long history, we will temporarily cease print publications after this edition, April 8, 2020. This is […]

M-24 Update

Leader readers have asked us, “What’s up with the M-24 construction project?” Well, we reached out to the Michigan Department of Transportation to find out. According to MDOT’s communications agent Diane Cross, “The contract is expected to be awarded within the next week or so and work will probably begin about a week or so […]

Election petitions due April 21

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, candidates filing for local Oxford and Addison townships’ board of trustee positions are asked to remember to submit petitions earlier than later. Both clerks’s offices will receive filings by appointment only if candidates need notarial services for the Affidavit of Identity portion of the application.Residents can also submit an “Affidavit […]

Addison FD awarded grant

Disinfecting emergency vehicles and equipment should soon be a little easier in Addison Township. Last week the fire department received word they were awarded a $4,020 First Responder Grant from the Gary Sinise Foundation to purchase a Clorox Total 360 electrostatic sprayer. “Hopefully we will have it (the sprayer) within a couple of weeks,” Addison […]

Oxford kicks off mask drive

Oxford kicks off mask drive

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Let’s dust off those sewing machines. Oxford Village President Joe Frost is encouraging folks to donate homemade surgical masks. With a national shortage of masks, folks are taking action by crafting homemade masks and donating spare N95 respirator masks. “These homemade masks could be used for other situations that […]

Oakland County to offer financial hand to small businesses

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Jointly announced by Executive David Coulter and Board of Commissioners Chairman Dave Woodward on March 26, Oakland County has established plans to create a $3M small business stabilization fund to help combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “We believe this is the first phase of support for our businesses,” Coulter […]

Village holds first-ever telemeeting, Ordinance moratoriums, marijuana comments

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer At its first ever teleconference meeting March 24, the Oxford Village Council voted to suspend enforcement of a 30 day time limit for temporary signage for the remainder of the M-24 construction project. The council also passed a 90 day moratorium on a zoning ordinance banning commercial vehicles from […]

COVID-19 updates: Oxford in lock-down

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer In response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s March 23 “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Oxford Township Office at 300 Dunlap Rd. will remain closed. Elected officials and employees will continue to work and perform their duties, as needed, from home. If there […]

COVID-19 cases by zip code

Oakland County released an interactive map Monday, showing positive cases of COVID-19 by zip code. As of March 30, the map showed there are three positive cases in the 48371 zip code, which contains most of Oxford Township, Oxford Village and part of Brandon Township. There are two positive cases in 48370, in Addison Township […]

Oxford Bank robber sentenced

Shane Murray Cummings, of Orion Township, has been sentenced five to 20 years in prison for robbing Oxford Bank last summer. Cummings, 38, pleaded no contest Feb. 21 to felony charges of bank robbery and armed robbery. A trial had been scheduled for Feb. 24. Cummings was accused of stealing $5,110 from the main branch […]

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