Brandon Twp / Ortonville

New Law Reduces Number of Days for Fireworks

January 3rd 2019

New Law Reduces Number of Days for Fireworks Lansing, MI – The number of days one can set off fireworks in Michigan has been reduced from 30 to about a dozen since Public Acts 633, 634, and 635 were signed into law at the end of 2018. Bills were introduced by Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Park […]

Brandon Township Woman Fatally Struck While Crossing Ortonville Road

January 2nd 2019

Brandon Township Woman Fatally Struck While Crossing Ortonville Road (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Jan. 2, 2019) Brandon Township – Deputies and the Brandon Township Fire Department responded to the area of M-15 and Seymour Lake Rd. A subject, operating a 2011 GMC Sierra, was southbound on Ortonville Rd. south of Seymour Lake Road when a […]

New Data Shows Education Levels, Income, & More by City

December 23rd 2018

New Data Shows Education Levels, Income, & More by City (Kurt Metzger, Dec. 23, 2018) Oakland County, MI- Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau clearly demonstrate the wide social and economic diversity that exists across communities in Oakland County. Utilizing data collected by the American Community Survey over the 2013-2017 period, I have […]

Genisys Grants Help Downtown Ortonville Facade and Startup Programs

December 15th 2018

Genisys Grants Help Downtown Ortonville Facade and Startup Programs (Ortonville, DDA, Dec. 15, 2018) Ortonville, MI- Ortonville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has received two grants that will support two current projects in the planning stage. These projects are – Powered Locally Retail Challenge and Ortonville Farmers Market. These grants are made possible by Main Street […]

Oakland County Creates Interactive Holiday Light Map

December 13th 2018

Oakland County Creates Interactive Holiday Light Map (Oakland County Blog, Dec. 13, 2018) Celebrate the season with a tour of holiday light displays in and around Oakland County! Show off your decorated property or visit one of the many holiday light displays using the 2nd annual Oakland County Holiday Lights Map. Use the map below to […]

Andrew Scott Charged with Deaths of Petting Farm Animals in Brandon Township

December 13th 2018

Andrew Scott Charged with Deaths of Petting Farm Animals in Brandon Township (Oakland County Animal Control, Dec. 13, 2018) Brandon Twp., MI. – A 32-year-old Brandon Township man was arraigned today on a charge of cruelty and neglect of 10 or more animals in 52-2 District Court in Independence Township. Andrew Elroy Scott faces up […]

Teens and Young Adults Learn Police Work in Sheriff Dept. Cadet Program

December 5th 2018

  Teens and Young Adults Learn Police Work in Sheriff Dept. Cadet Program (Lara Mossa, Dec. 5, 2018) PONTIAC – When Ryan Tottingham goes into the U.S. Navy next year, he will already understand the discipline and structure it takes to be a good sailor. Tottingham, 20, of Lapeer is one of 20 young adults […]

Former Chief Shares Why Youth Assistance Matters as Org. Celebrates 65 years

December 2nd 2018

Former Chief Shares Why Youth Assistance Matters as Org. Celebrates 65 years (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 2, 2018) Oakland County, MI – Recently-retired Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko has seen firsthand what happens when kids are exposed to violence, poverty, or neglect.  Often when young people find themselves in trouble with the law, it […]

Introducing: Reporter Food Index, City by City

November 29th 2018

  Introducing: Reporter Food Index, City by City (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 29, 2018) Oakland County, MI – Oakland County Times has been on a mission to try as many restaurants throughout our great county as possible. These “Reporter Food” columns have evolved over time to become one of our most popular ongoing features. Scroll […]

Lack of Affordable Housing Impacts throughout Oakland County

November 27th 2018

  Lack of Affordable Housing Impacts throughout Oakland County (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 27, 2018) Troy, MI- As rental prices continue to increase throughout Oakland County, so too are the problems associated with homelessness and housing instability.  A panel of leaders from various organizations met Nov. 14 in Troy to look at the scope of […]