Taking it to the ice!

Taking it to the ice!

The skating rink at Seymour Lake Township Park is up and running for the season. Located next to the sledding hill behind the Rick Laidler Pavilion, the ice is open daily for hockey from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and for family skating from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring your own skates and the […]

Last wounded survivor leaves hospital

Last wounded survivor leaves hospital

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Kylie Ossege walked down the crowded hallway to claps and cheers from nurses and staff as she was discharged from inpatient rehabilitation at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Jan. 7. Kylie, 17, suffered gunshot wounds to the chest during the Nov. 30 shooting at Oxford High school. The […]

Weekly COVID Update

Weekly COVID Update

This is our 93rd week of reporting local COVID numbers. Our area saw increases in recent cases and total cases; the number of COVID-related deaths remained the same, 46. According to numbers provided by the county, last week we reported there were a total of 4,991 cases from Leonard, west to Oxford. This week, 5,282. […]

Blankets bring comfort to Oxford students

Blankets bring comfort to Oxford students

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Hundreds of handmade blankets were sent to Oxford Community Schools so Oxford High School students can have a blanket of their own. Chapters of Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides new handmade blankets to children in need, donated more than 1,000 blankets. Named for the beloved “Peanuts” character […]

Township Board meets for January

Township Board meets for January

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Township Board of Trustees had its first meeting of 2022 on Wednesday, Jan. 12. Topics discussed included renewing contracts, upgrading sewer lines and filling committee vacancies. Zoning ordinance first reading The board voted to approve the first reading of zoning ordinance 67A.027-Section 3.8, moving it to a […]

Village receives audit, ponders meeting day change

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Village Council met for its first 2022 meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Topics discussed included an audit presentation, confirming appointments and a rental registry. Council members Lori Bourgeau and Allison Kemp were absent. Changes to the agenda Bourgeau and Kemp’s absences caused the board to postpone a […]

Oxford Township Parks & Rec. website gets redesign

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Oxford Township Parks and Recreation’s website was redesigned late last year. “Basically it is all of the same information, just a little nicer looking,” Lauren Smith, recreation supervisor for enrichment and special events, said. The move comes as the original site hosts I.T. Right moved away from website hosting, […]

Shots fired in Lake Villa

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) deputies rushed to the Lake Villa community around midnight on Jan. 8 responding to calls of gunshots being fired. Two calls from Lake Villa sent four deputies to the community on the knowledge that a 21-year old Oxford resident fired a gun about 10 […]

Oxford Lions hold free eye screening

Oxford Lions hold free eye screening

By Dean Vaglia Lerader Staff Writer The Oxford Lions Club hosted two KidSight eye-screening sessions at the Oxford Public Library last Tuesday and Saturday. Held from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., Lions Club members used a device to take a picture of a child’s eyes which scans for six conditions: anisometropia (difference in eye strength), astigmatism […]

Shooting suspect pleads ‘not guilty’ in circuit court

Parents return to court in Feb. By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The primary suspect in the Nov. 30 Oxford High School shooting pleaded “not guilty” when arraigned in the Oakland County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Jan. 12. The arraignment marks a new phase in the case against 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley as it moves into […]

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