Township board oks November library election

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Township Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, July 14. Here’s what they discussed. 2020 Audited Financial Report Rana Emmons, a partner with accounting firm PSLZ, presented their audit of the township’s 2020 financial report. The township’s report was given an “unmodified opinion” by the firm, meaning there […]

Family night brings magic to the park

Family night brings magic to the park

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Instead of the usual concert, it was a family night with children’s activities and a magic show in Centennial Park last Thursday night, July 8. Long lines of kids eagerly waiting for a folded balloon or for their face to be painted, stretched across the park. Several downtown businesses […]

Not taught in Oxford

Administrator says 1619 Project, Critical Race Theory isn’t in curriculum By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community Schools does not use “critical race theory” or The New York Times’ 1619 Project in its curriculum, said Ken Weaver, Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for the district. A Michigan Senate bill that was introduced in […]

Library Board to send bond election proposal to Township

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Public Library will request Oxford Township hold a special election for a $9.1 million, 20-year capital improvement bond. Set to be proposed at tonight’s (July 14) Township Board meeting, the bond will pay for expansions and renovations to the library and be subject to voter approval on […]

BOL for OBF

BOL for OBF

Oxford family looking for their missing Bigfoot By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer “Attention all Oxford readers. Attention all Oxford readers. Be on the lookout for Bigfoot.” The legendary Bigfoot is impossible to find. Maybe the seven-foot plywood cutout of the creature which went missing from an Oxford Township home will be easier to locate. […]

Oxford native co-stars in new TV series ‘Tale of Tails’

Oxford native co-stars in new TV series ‘Tale of Tails’

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer A new TV series filmed on locations in Oxford, Lake Orion and around Metro Detroit also uses local talent. “Tale of Tails” is about a divey gentlemen’s club named Tails, and how Nick, the owner, attempts to keep it afloat after one of the dancers goes missing, triggering a […]

Culver’s now open in Oxford Twp.

Culver’s now open in Oxford Twp.

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Bring on the ButterBurgers and crack out the custard — Culver’s has come to Oxford. A new Culver’s restaurant along M-24 north of Oxford Village opened for business on July 6. Serving guests both in its dining room and drive-through, it is the third of the Wisconsin-born and bred […]

Electrical woes strike July 5

Electrical woes strike July 5

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer While many people hoped to relax on the observed Independence Day holiday of July 5, a pair of electrical issues put a damper on festivities for a couple of thousand area residents. Line down Residents reported a downed power line at the intersection of Lakeville Rd. and Bay Pointe […]

Vaglia joins Leader editorial staff

Vaglia joins Leader editorial staff

Dean Vaglia is our new reporter for the Oxford Leader. He joined our community newspaper last Tuesday, July 6. He studied journalism and political science at Oakland University, where he graduated in April 2021. For The Leader, his primary beat will be Oxford and Addison townships — however, he will get his feet wet writing […]

Oxford Village Police month end report

Well, by the numbers this past June, drivers in and through Oxford Village are driving better. According to Chief Mike Solwold’s June 2021 report, Oxford police issued 420 tickets or warnings this past June — 62 less than in June of 2020. Most of the tickets or warnings were for speeding — 176 of the […]