Lake Orion/Orion Twp

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign

April 10th 2014

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign Sign up now to get your own custom ad! Conditions are growing worse in the corporate news landscape. Cutbacks in journalism jobs including the shutdown of traditional publications and the de-staffing of AOL’s Patch chain have left news deserts, places where citizens are thirsty for a local, […]

President Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Min. Wage Increase

April 2nd 2014

President Obama Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Minimum Wage Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2014) The move is on in Michigan and across the country to raise the minimum wage, and to help promote the effort President Barack Obama came to Ann Arbor for a speech at the University of Michigan. Stepping off Air […]

Purse Snatching and Possible Heroin Possession in Orion Twp

April 1st 2014

Purse Snatching and Possible Heroin Possession in Orion Twp. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, April 1, 2014) INCIDENT:  19:00 hrs. March 31, 2014 – Orion Township Purse Snatching / Narcotics Enforcement Team Assist   #14-046567 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the Kroger Store in the 400 block of N. Lapeer Rd for a purse snatching complainant. No injury […]

Orion Township Hit and Run Driver Sought by Sheriffs

March 6th 2014

Orion Township Hit and Run Driver Sought by Sheriffs (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, March 6, 2014) THURSDAY MARCH 6, 2014 TOWNSHIP OF ORION UPDATED INFORMATION AS OF 12:30 PM TODAY: Car parts were found at the scene which indicate they may have come off a 2000 Ford Focus. The vehicle being sought will have damage […]

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated

February 28th 2014

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Feb. 28, 2014) Reading test scores for Michigan fourth graders improved for the fourth consecutive year, the Michigan Department of Education reported today. Results from the Fall 2013 Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) are reflective of what children had learned the previous […]

Nearly 200 Attend Lake Orion Suicide Prevention Forum (video)

February 26th 2014

Nearly 200 Attend Lake Orion Suicide Prevention Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 25, 2014) The Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Taskforce revealed its new Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Parents at a forum with nearly 200 attendees at Lake Orion High School on Sunday evening. When the taskforce’s scheduled guest speaker ran into a […]

Vendor Applications Accepted for Lake Orion Flower Fair, May 9-10

February 21st 2014

Vendor Applications Accepted for Lake Orion Flower Fair, May 9-10 (Lake Orion DDA Press Release, Feb. 21, 2014) In its 14th year, downtown Lake Orion’s annual Flower Fair event will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Why should you […]

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts

February 9th 2014

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts (Crystal Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Bridge Magazine looked at public school districts and public charters and compared them based on performance weighted by economics to determine how schools are performing compared to expectations.  The publication used three years’ worth of data and ranked the schools.  A score of 100 […]

Mode Shift’s Road Map To Understanding SEMCOG

February 2nd 2014

Mode Shift’s Road Map To Understanding SEMCOG (David Sands, Mode Shift, Feb. 2, 2014, orig. wearemodeshift.org/mode-shifts-road-map-understanding-semcog) It was a noteworthy 2013 for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. The organization not only helped jumpstart the new Regional Transit Authority, but it’s been busy developing a regional non-motorized transportation plan and conducting an analysis of rapid transit […]

Man Wanted in Kansas City Arrested in Oakland County…

January 31st 2014

Man Wanted in Kansas City Arrested in Oakland County After Intoxicated Incidents with Minors, Including Hit and Run Accident (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Jan. 31, 2014) On 1/28/2014 at 10:49 PM Oakland County Sheriff Deputies responded to a hit and run accident on Northbound Lapeer Road at Scripps Road. The driver and victim is a […]

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