Trail council moves ahead with signage to educate users

Who yields to whom? That’s the question the Polly Ann Trail Management Council (PATMC) is hoping to answer for trail users via some new signage. Last week, the council voted unanimously to proceed with the development and installation of signs along the 16.9-mile recreational trail that inform users who has the right of way in […]

Leader editorial: Parks bond deserves YES vote

When it comes to millage proposals, we’re all about reasonable requests and community needs. To us, that’s what the Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Department’s 10-year, $2 million bond proposal represents. We strongly encourage Oxford residents to vote YES. This bond would allow the department to repair, replace and improve things in all four of […]

Oxford Board of Education candidate profiles

Nine people are vying for three open seats on the board. All board members have four-year terms. Many of the school board candidates are active members of the community and school district. They include: Stacey Beane, Dan D’Alessandro, Tom Donnelly, Katherine East, Jennifer W. Guthrie, Bruce Meyers, Kallie Roesner, Heather Shafer, and Rick Vandecar. For […]

Town hall meeting on Venture proposal

Residents are invited to attend a Thursday, Oct. 27 town hall meeting regarding a proposal to transform the existing Oxford Village municipal complex on W. Burdick St. into a mixed-use development that includes affordable apartments for senior citizens. The 6 p.m. meeting will take place at Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ, located at the […]

Post 108 welcomes 450-plus Vietnam-era vets

More than 450 Vietnam-era veterans received a long overdue “welcome home” from The Oxford American Legion Post 108 at a ceremony October 23. Veterans were treated to a warm meal, vintage jazz and swing music, and were each given a federally-sanctioned lapel pin to thank them for their service. More than 50 years after their […]

Welcome to Lakeville’s haunted house

Things got strange at Lakeville Elementary on Friday and Saturday night as the school’s Parent School Council hosted its annual haunted house. It gave kids and parents alike quite a fright as they discovered people being sawed in half and kids being turned into giant blobs of cotton candy. The whole event was creepy, kooky, […]

Crash leaves two parents dead

Two Oxford Township residents, Larry Parraghi and Julie Wilde, are dead following a two-vehicle crash Monday night on Ray Rd. between M-24 and N. Oxford Rd. by the high school. Parraghi, 43, was the father of one student at Lakeville Elementary, a developmental kindergartner who was in the vehicle at the time of the accident, […]

And the beat goes on…

And the beat goes on…

  Having a blast doing some drumming at the Scarecrow Festival in downtown Oxford Saturday are (from left) twin sisters Regan and Rylee Neisler, Annabelle Meldrum and McKayla Sedlock. For more festival photos, please see “Lots to crow about.” Photo by CJC.

Park cell tower OKed despite public opposition

With the exception of two public safety officers, there were no residents at the Oct. 13 Oxford Township Planning Commission meeting who spoke in favor of placing a cell tower in Seymour Lake Park. “I don’t need that ugly thing in my backyard,” said Joe Strzelecki, a 25-year Oxford resident. “This tower placement is inconsistent […]