‘I just want it back’: Father seeks child’s stolen memorial

By C.J. Carnacchio Oxford Leader Editor A wooden monument created by a local chainsaw carver as a touching memorial for a father’s deceased daughter was stolen in broad daylight in Brandon Township July 6. A cash reward is being offered by police for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons […]

Oxford was crowing!

Oxford Scarecrow Festival 2003 has come and gone, but all accounts indicate a good time was had by all. “For an event that was put together so quickly, it was great success,” said John Thomas, festival committee member and owner of Parkside Catering and Dairy. “I give the OCDA (the event’s chief sponsor) a lot […]

It was murder!

By The Late C.J. Carnacchio (1976-2003) Deceased Leader Editor For once the butler didn’t do it ? it was the newspaper publisher. ‘Mystery and Mayhem? was the theme as the ‘usual suspects? gathered for the Oxford Public Library Friends? 7th Annual Storybook Gala held May 9 at Devil’s Ridge Golf Club. An old-fashioned murder mystery […]

Oxford Preparedness Task-force forms committees

Before they can prepare Oxford for the next big disaster or emergency situation, officials are busy organizing themselves in one large group. The newly-formed Oxford Preparedness Task-force (or OPT for short) held it’s first formal meeting Friday, May 9. The 20-member task force consists of representatives from the township board, village council, village administration, school […]

OHS students prepare to become future leaders

To prepare today’s young people to be tomorrow’s civic leaders, a group of Oxford High School students have been selected to participate in three summer programs designed to educate them about public service and promote good citizenship. Juniors Kate Hubbard, Holly Marshall, Emily Jacobsen and Joelle O’Steen were chosen to attend the 62nd session of […]

Oxford teen admits responsibility in arson

PONTIAC ? An Oxford teen admitted responsibility in Oakland County Circuit Court Thursday for the Jan. 15 arson of a construction bus parked at the middle school. Before Judge Elizabeth Pezzetti, 16-year-old Brandon Bartley admitted responsibility to a felony arson charge. Because he pleaded as a juvenile, an admission of responsibility is the same as […]

Inventing to help others

Someday the annals of history may place young inventor Chandler Macocha’s name along side that of giants such as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison. The Oxford Middle School seventh-grader was recently named one of six national finalists in the sixth-through-eighth-grade category of the 2003 Sears Craftsman/National Science Teachers Association Young Inventors Awards Program. ‘I was […]

Public views plans for new Addison library

Preliminary plans for a proposed new 13,000-square-foot Addison Township Public Library were unveiled to the public last Wednesday night. About 30 township residents and officials turned out to see what the Ann Arbor-based David W. Osler Associates & Architects designed to meet Addison’s growing library needs. Architect David Osler showed the audience a three-dimensional model […]

Remembering Jeremy Curtis

I never knew Jeremy Curtis, but after speaking with his mother and friends, I wish I had. Sadly, Jeremy, a 1998 Oxford High School graduate, passed away Wednesday, May 7 at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital, surrounded by family and friends, singing and praying. He was 23. ‘It was really horribly wrong that he should be […]

Celebrate Oxford ‘a big success story’ for all

“A big success story.” That’s how Oxford Village Manager Mark Slown characterized the 5th Annual Celebrate Oxford, which took place downtown Saturday. Slown was not alone in his positive assessment and praise of the community’s largest annual event, which drew thousands of visitors to partake in local foods, fun and entertainment. “I’ve been coming here […]

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