Open alcohol allowed downtown?

DDA drafting ‘social district’ application By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Downtown Development Authority is working on an application that would allow for the open consumption of alcohol in public places downtown. This summer, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Michigan House Bill 5781, which allows municipalities to apply for “social district” designations from the […]

Emergency ordinance to help business

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Existing Oxford businesses negatively impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have a new option that may provide some relief. During their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 9, the Oxford Township Board of Trustees approved a temporary emergency ordinance allowing for temporary uses, including, per Township Communications and Grants Manager […]

Weekly COVID Update

The Oxford area saw an increase of nine in the total number of COVID-19 cases, but a decline in recent cases, according to numbers provided by Oakland County. Last week we reported there were a total of 179 cases from Leonard, west to Oxford. This week, 188. Recent cases dropped from 61 to 50. Locally, […]

Deceased woman found in Addison

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer At approximately 8:25 a.m. on Thursday, September 3, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 1800 block of Rochester Road to perform a welfare check. The homeowner, an 81-year-old man, contacted a neighbor, seeking medical attention for himself. While there, deputies discovered the deceased body […]

Village to fill vacancy, discuss marijuana at workshop

Village to fill vacancy, discuss marijuana at workshop

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Village Council will hold a special workshop meeting Sept. 29 to discuss the latest marijuana ordinance draft and to fill a council seat vacated by Village President Joe Frost. Depending on what the executive order is at the time, the meeting will either be virtual or in-person at […]

Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

Officials from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. On that list is Oxford High School Senior, Seth Palmer. According to a press release from the organization, “These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition […]

Wildcats take to the gridiron starting Friday

Wildcats take to the gridiron starting Friday

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Instead of its typical nine games, the 2020 Oxford Wildcats football season will consist of six regular season contests. Oxford is a member of the Oakland Activities Association (OAA) Red Division, one of the top leagues in the Lower Peninsula. Here is how their abbreviated season lays out: Sept. […]

Law & Order

Heard it, didn’t see it At 7:42 p.m. on September 9, deputies were dispatched to a residence on Lake Drive in Oxford Towship after a neighbor reported hearing three gunshots. The caller had also observed the couple at the house arguing earlier in the day. Upon arrival, deputies saw a man, identified as the 36-year-old […]

Sunrise in Oxford

Sunrise in Oxford

Good Monday morning, Oxford!  Today’s sunrise, heading east on W. Drahner Road, between Chirco and Pontiac. 

New sidewalks downtown, M-24 project behind schedule

New sidewalks downtown, M-24 project behind schedule

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Four and a half months in, the M-24 construction project is slipping behind schedule as the Nov. 15 deadline approaches. With the east side of M-24 now paved, crews have begun work on the west side of the highway after southbound traffic was shifted over to the east side […]