Law & Order

Middle of the road At 8:20 p.m. on September 23, Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies observed a black 2003 Audi A4 traveling 54 miles per hour in a construction zone on S. Lapeer Road, where the current speed limit is 30 MPH. Initiating a traffic stop, the driver, identified as a 39-year-old Leonard man, stopped in […]

Law & Order

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer “Washing dishes” At 6:07 p.m. on September 17, a fight broke out between two juveniles, both aged 14, at Crossroads for Youth, located on E. Drahner Road. The victim in the incident stated he was washing dishes in the kitchen and the other juvenile was sitting at a table […]

Wildcats Return To The Gridiron

Wildcats Return To The Gridiron

Oxford’s varsity football team was without a team to play last Friday when scheduled opponent Lake Orion dropped out because of COVID-19 issues. Then the adminstrations of Oxford and L’Anse Creuse North, whose opponent also dropped out, agreed to play each other. Here, Wildcat head coach Zach Line leading his team during the pregame playing […]

Weekly COVID Update

In our 24th week of reporting local COVID numbers, our area saw a decrease in recent cases, but an uptick in total cases and deaths. According to numbers provided by Oakland County, last we reported there were a total of 188 cases from Leonard, west to Oxford. This week, 191. Recent cases dropped from 50 […]

M-24 finishes traffic shift

M-24 finishes traffic shift

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Southbound traffic on M-24 was shifted onto the new northbound pavement between Broadway St. and Gateway Dr. Saturday, Sept. 19. The traffic shift will allow crews to continue construction of the southbound lanes. This completes an earlier traffic shift that began a few weeks ago, just north of Drahner […]

Gas line break on M-24

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer A sewer crew working on the M-24 construction project hit a 4-inch gas line in front of Oxford Plumbing and Heating across from Oxford Marketplace at approximately 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Oxford Fire Department and Consumers Energy were immediately dispatched to the scene to assess the damage. The […]

State revenue sharing better than expected

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Village Manager Joe Madore shared some good news about the village budget. For fiscal year 2019-2020, which ended June 30, the village budgeted $296,000 in state revenue sharing and ended up with $296,589. This was welcome news, since there had been concerns the funds would be a lot […]

Townships ballot drop boxes ready

Townships ballot drop boxes ready

A new drive-up drop box will collect absentee voter ballots in front of Oxford Township Hall at 300 Dunlap Rd. The drop box will make it easier for voters to return their ballots since it will be available 24-7. The box is locked and in view of a security camera. Absentee voter ballots can still […]

Youth Assistance continues support through the pandemic

Youth Assistance continues support through the pandemic

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Leader Many of Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance (OAYA) programs have been suspended. Caseworker Karen Wonsowicz works remotely, as directed by the non-profit’s sponsor, Oakland County Circuit Court. But she is still readily available, making frequent contact with her clients over Zoom or phone calls. She shares resources and support for parents, […]