Collision ‘looked horrific’ but nobody hurt

Collision ‘looked horrific’ but nobody hurt

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Three cars were involved in a crash around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20. According to the Oxford Fire Department and a report from the Oxford Village Police Department, a car pulling off of Ensley St. hit a car going south on M-24 and a car going north. “It […]

‘Cats ride victory into Clarkston playoff rematch

‘Cats ride victory into Clarkston playoff rematch

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Varsity Wildcats triumphed 29-28 over the Chippewa Valley Big Reds last Friday, securing Oxford’s place in the MHSAA District 1 playoffs. “I think (the win) proved how much fight this team has,” Zach Line, Oxford head coach, said. “Sometimes it can be eerie when you go up […]

Scarecrow Festival returns to Oxford

Scarecrow Festival returns to Oxford

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Scarecrow Festival returned to downtown Oxford Sunday, packed with autumn and Halloween-themed activities and events organized by the Downtown Development Authority. Ghosts, super heroes, astronauts and princesses joined Paws the Wildcat trick-or-treating downtown businesses. The chili cook-off judge’s choice was a tie between Sweet Amy’s Eating House in […]

Schools seek AG opinion on mask mandate

Schools seek  AG opinion on mask mandate

‘We are in a constitutional crisis’ By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Oxford School Board heard more comments opposing masks Oct. 12, echoing last month’s meeting when nearly 30 members of the public spoke out until midnight. This time some folks brought up the state budget signed into law Sept. 29 which includes language […]

Library capital improvement bond discussed

Library capital improvement bond discussed

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Oxford Public Library officials presented details of and took questions about the proposed facility expansion last Thursday, Sept. 14. Library Director Bryan Clouiter and architect Seth Penchansky of Daniels and Zermack presented details of the expansion, reasons behind why and how the proposal is the way it is and […]

Throne announces retirement after 21 years with district

Throne announces retirement after 21 years with district

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Tim Throne announced at the Oct. 12 school board meeting his intent to retire. In a statement, Throne said his retirement will take place after the beginning of 2022. “As I am sure many of you have felt, the past couple of years have seemed […]

OCTV manager resigns after on-air comments

OCTV manager resigns after on-air comments

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Just before the homecoming football game against Clarkston Sept. 24, Oxford Community Television Station Manager Bill Service made some “inappropriate comments” caught by a hot mic on a livestream video. Service was serving as a commentator in the press box alongside announcer Rod Wright. “Oxford Community Schools in no […]

Council Bans ‘Jake Brakes,’ Discusses ARPA Funds

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Village Council of Oxford had its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13. With all council members in attendance, topics of discussion included water main upgrades, separating the charter from the ordinances and banning “Jake Brakes” in the Village. Removing the Charter from Code of Ordinances The meeting began […]

GoFundMe set up for student

GoFundMe set up for student

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer A GoFundMe has been set up to help Oxford High School student Shane VandenBerghe recover from a motorcycle accident. According to the GoFundMe page, VandenBerghe was involved in the wreck while coming home from a marching band competition on Saturday, Oct. 9. “He was talking to the EMTs, but […]

Wildcats on a roll, getting close to playoff berth

Wildcats on a roll, getting close to playoff berth

Will host Chippewa Valley this Friday By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Oxford High School Wildcats pulled off their third win in a row — their first home win of the season against the Rochester High School Falcons last Friday. The win pushes Oxford’s record to 4-4 overall, and 3-2 in the Oakland Athletic […]