Jazz, swing concert at library

Next Wednesday (April 14) the Oxford Public Library plays host to the Paxton/Spangler Band. The group will present one hour of classic jazz and swing, songs from the Great American Songbook, some New Orleans funk and more. Drummer RJ Spangler has been on the Detroit music scene for many years. In fact, he earned his […]

More calls for Oxford Village PD

The Oxford Village Police Department was called into action 640 times in the month of March. According to a report from Police Chief Mike Solwold, officers issued 365 citations or warnings and responded to six accidents. From January through March the department was called 2,027 times; issuing 1,246 citations or warning and responded to 16 […]

Two injured in motorcycle accident

Last Saturday afternoon (April 3) Oakland County Sheriff deputies and the Oxford Township Fire Department (OTFD) responded to a personal injury accident involving a motorcycle. According to reports, the motorcycle was east bound on Ray Road and struck a pickup truck. The pickup truck was west bound on Ray Road and made a left turn […]

Trick or treat?

Trick or treat?

Easter came early this year to Seymour Lake Park. Families drove down the bunny trail the evening of March 25, stopping at 13 egg stations along the way to net Easter goodies. 200 children participated in the socially distanced event put on by Oxford Township Parks and Recreation. Photo by J. Hanlon.

Oxford Police host bottle drive for Polly Ann and Youth Assistance

Oxford Police host bottle drive for Polly Ann and Youth Assistance

Still have returnables left? The Oxford Village Police Department is helping two important local causes raise money. The Polly Ann Trail wants to match money for grants to pave two parking lots and install two vault toilets along the trail. Oxford/Addison Youth Assistance wants to raise money to purchase signs and gift cards for local […]

Weekly COVID Update

Weekly COVID Update

In our 51st week of reporting local COVID numbers, our area saw an increase in recent and total cases, over last week. According to numbers provided by the county, last week we reported there were a total of 1,552 cases from Leonard, west to Oxford; this week, 1,674 cases. Recent cases — “ . . […]

House OKs bill to keep extend bar closures until 4 a.m.

House OKs bill to keep extend bar closures until 4 a.m.

By David Fleet Special to The Leader Patrons of bars and restaurants statewide could toss a few more back until 4 a.m. with a bill that passed the State House the other week.. On March 18, a third and final vote was held regarding State Rep. Ryan Berman’s (R- 39th District Commerce Township) House Bill […]

Wellness Wednesday at Leonard Elementary

Wellness Wednesday at Leonard Elementary

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Students and teachers at Leonard Elementary school found some special treats March 17 – and no, they weren’t from a leprechaun. “The past year has been a rough one, but it has been especially rough on students and staff in our schools. Our staff has been asked to do […]

Michigan Supreme Court to consider local case

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer A lawsuit against Independence Village of Oxford has joined the list of cases awaiting argument before the Michigan Supreme Court. The case concerns an 89-year-old resident of Independence Village senior living facility who died a few weeks after she was found standing outside the facility wearing only a nightgown, […]

Girls’ season comes to an end

Girls’ season comes to an end

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer On the heels of a 9-4 (7-3 Oakland Activities Association Blue Division) regular season, the Oxford Wildcats girls’ basketball team traveled to Grand Blanc High School to face the host Bobcats in a Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) District No. 4 semifinal on March 24. With Grand Blanc […]