Oxford’s Alex Nuss among art scholarship winners

The late Orion Art Center co-founder Joan Brace would have been proud of the 13 high school pieces submitted, including those entitled “Fading Out,” “Skateboard Workshop” and “Around the Bend.” After all, years after the art center became established so too was the Joan Brace Scholarship, an annual contest that awards $500 scholarships to help […]

Baseball team gives back to show gratitude to sponsors

Members of a local youth baseball team traded their bats for rakes and their leather mitts for work gloves as they spent Sunday afternoon doing volunteer yardwork for two ladies in need of some assistance. Eleven players from the 11U Blue Wildcats, a federation baseball team, and a handful of coaches raked leaves, swept porches, […]

That’s not grass

That’s not grass

This is why you don’t get too close to baby goats – they will eat your hair. But Oxford resident Kira Corrigan, 9, didn’t seem to mind a bit when Luigi, a baby Nigerian Dwarf goat from Upland Hills Farm in Addison Township, began nibbling on her blonde locks Saturday morning during a program at […]

Suspect arraigned in fatal hit-and-run

A 19-year-old Macomb Township man accused of a Feb. 29 fatal hit-and-run in Oxford Township was arrested Monday morning. Noah William Johnson turned himself in at the Rochester Hills 52-3 District Court and was arraigned on the charge of failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment or death. The […]

Site condo project clears first hurdle

A 26-unit site condominium development proposed to be built in the southeast corner of Oxford Township cleared its first hurdle in the approval process last week. Planning commissioners voted 6-1, with a list of conditions, to recommend to the township board that preliminary site plan approval be granted for the North Oakland Woods project. The […]

Vandals strike village property

All the signs of spring are here. Flowers are blooming. Days are becoming sunnier and warmer. Local vandals are running amok. This time, the victim was Oxford Village. Vandals spray-painted graffiti all over the Scripter Park beach house, the Department of Public Works (DPW) garage, the vacant industrial property at 98 S. Glaspie St., and […]

From blueliner to Father

Some folks may remember Paul Graney from the three years he spent as a defenseman – or blueliner – for Oxford High School’s first-ever varsity hockey team. He still hits the ice for the occasional game, but these days, the 2003 OHS graduate is more interested in saving souls than preventing goals. On Saturday, Graney, […]

District to beef up security

Plans to update security measures across the Oxford school district in 2016-17 – including at the high school press box, which was recently vandalized twice – were announced at a board of education meeting last week. The district will work in conjunction with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and insurance providers for the updates to […]

Nothing but good news in township’s audit report

It was wall-to-wall good news last week as Rana Emmons, a partner with the Plymouth-based PSLZ LLP Certified Public Accountants, presented the Oxford Township Board with the audit report for the 2015 fiscal year, which ended Dec. 31. Emmons was pleased to report the property tax revenue that feeds the township’s general fund – the […]

Village brings in pros to market, sell 98 S. Glaspie St.

Oxford Village is going to give selling 98 S. Glaspie St. another shot, but this time, it’s going to have some assistance from real estate professionals. Last week, council voted 4-0 to approve a marketing and sales services proposal from Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty for the former industrial property that the village purchased for $700,000 […]