More power! More power!

Oxford Township is now more than ready for the next power outage that comes its way. Last week, a three-phase, 250-kilowatt, industrial generator, fueled by natural gas, was installed at the township hall located at 300 Dunlap Rd., just north of Seymour Lake Rd. Purchased from the Oxford-based J&T Electrical Supply, located at 3606 Thomas […]

Scouts light the way to peace

Scouts light the way to peace

Brownie Girl Scout Elly Vezzetti says a prayer while bathed in the glow of the Peace Light, a flame that traveled all the way from Bethlehem, Israel. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. A flame that originated in the city of Bethlehem, Israel made its way to Addison Township Dec. 20 as part of an annual journey […]

Say hello to Manager Madore

Last week, Oxford Village received the Christmas gift that keeps on giving the whole year – and no, Eddie, it’s not the Jelly of the Month club. After months of searching, the municipality finally has a manager without the word “interim” in his title. Joseph Madore started his new job as the village’s top administrator […]

Supt. provides overview of capital improvement schedule

Ever since Oxford school district voters approved a $28.28 million bond proposal and a five-year, 0.75-mill sinking fund in November, Superintendent Tim Throne said many members of the community have been eagerly awaiting the start of improvement projects. Throne gave a Dec. 19 presentation to the board of education, which provided an overview on the […]

Addison FD to start charging for repeated lift-assist calls

Addison Township residents who have been calling the fire department for help getting up will begin paying a $75 fee for this service after eight repeat visits, following a unanimous vote by the Addison Township Board Dec. 18. The board approved the township’s schedule of cost, which included the fee and goes into effect Jan. […]

Helping hands, feet and elbows

Helping hands, feet and elbows

Oxford Middle School sixth-grader Maddie Hernandez, 11, breaks four boards at once during the break-a-thon held last week at PKSA Karate Oxford. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. Folks are usually discouraged from breaking things. Not at PKSA Karate Oxford. Last week, students at the martial arts school, owned by Rod and Melissa Price, were encouraged to […]

Township rescinds Legacy liquor license approval

More than four centuries ago, the great English playwright William Shakespeare posed the question, “What’s in a name?” Apparently, the answer is ‘a lot’ if you’re seeking a liquor licence. In a 7-0 vote, the Oxford Township Board last week passed a resolution rescinding the approval it granted Nov. 8 for a new Class C […]

Remembering them with wreaths

OXFORD VILLAGE – During this season of warmth, joy and giving, a group of community members gathered together Saturday at Ridgelawn Memorial Cemetery to remember all the veterans who served and sacrificed, but are no longer here to celebrate the holidays. “Today, we show (a) united front . . . all across the United States […]

Lions Club makes Christmas merry for 50 households

Santa’s elves aren’t the only ones busy this time of year. Members of the Oxford Lions Club gathered at the Oxford United Methodist Church Dec. 14 to spread some holiday cheer to the less fortunate. They put together Christmas packages filled with delicious food, new clothes, new toys and household items. This year, the Lions […]

New machines to give firefighters’ muscles a rest

In an effort to reduce the number of injuries and amount of lost work time among its personnel, the Oxford Fire Department is purchasing some new equipment that will have machines, not muscles, lifting patients. Last week, the township board voted 7-0 to approve the $138,989 purchase of four powered-ambulance cots and the corresponding power-loading […]

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