Lake Orion/Orion Twp

Federal Judge Blocks Michigan Ban on Straight-Ticket Voting

July 21st 2016

Federal Judge Blocks Michigan Ban on Straight-Ticket Voting (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 21, 2016) Detroit, MI – US District Court Judge Gershwin A. Drain placed four preliminary injunctions to prohibit Michigan from enforcing a new law that bans straight-ticket voting. According the The Detroit News, “the real question the court must answer, Drain wrote, is […]

Patterson Presents Proposed Budget, Announces New 911 System

July 21st 2016

Patterson Presents Proposed Budget, Announces New 911 System (Office of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, July 21, 2016) There is a major public safety enhancement in County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s recommended three-year budget covering fiscal years 2017-2019. Oakland County provides for replacement of its 911 copper network which has reached the end of […]

Renew for the Zoo Offering Free Animal Themed Signs to Promote Detroit Zoo Millage

July 20th 2016

Renew for the Zoo Offering Free Animal Themed Signs to Promote Detroit Zoo Millage (Renew for the Zoo, July 20, 2016) ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Penguins, frogs and tigers are staking out their territory on lawns across Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties to encourage support of the Detroit Zoo millage renewal.  The signs read, “Renew […]

Orion Twp. Library Hosting Series of Conversations about Community 8/11, 9/10, 9/13

July 20th 2016

Orion Twp. Library Hosting Series of Conversations about Community 8/11, 9/10, 9/13 (Event Page) Lake Orion, MI – As a core community service provider in the Orion community, the Orion Township Public Library plays a role in bringing the community together and making it better.  In August and September, the library will be hosting three […]

2016 Candidate Interviews & Ballot Issues (Frequently Updated)

July 18th 2016

2016 Candidate Interviews & Ballot Issues (Frequently Updated) The oc115 believes in giving all political candidates a voice and a chance for readers to meet the people who want to represent them. So here is a series of video interviews. Not all races are listed, only those where we have an interview or story. “*” […]

Photos from the 2016 Oakland County Fair

July 16th 2016

Photos from the 2016 Oakland County Fair (C. Proxmire, July 16, 2016) Davisburg, MI – The Oakland County Fair is not just a day of rides, shows and animals.  It’s actually a 9 day fair with many people camping at the fair itself for the whole experience.  Kids from all over Oakland County come to […]

Lake Orion Couple Playing Pokemon Go Saves Royal Oak Home from Fire

July 16th 2016

Lake Orion Couple Playing Pokemon Go Saves Royal Oak Home from Fire (City of Royal Oak, July 16, 2016) A couple playing Pokemon Go is credited with saving a Royal Oak home. Patrick Awdish, 24, of Lake Orion, and Katelyn Zack, 21, of Ray Township were in Royal Oak looking at wedding venues and — […]

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees

July 15th 2016

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees (Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, ASLA, July 15, 2016) Trees are an indispensable component of good neighborhoods. When the right species are planted in the right place and cared for properly, many benefits are realized. Street trees soften hardscapes, buffer pedestrians from moving vehicles, and create “outdoor rooms” that […]

2016 Candidate Interview Michelle Bryant for Oakland County Commission Dist. 1

July 14th 2016

2016 Candidate Interview Michelle Bryant for Oakland County Commission Dist. 1 (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 14, 2016) Lake Orion, MI – Democrat Michelle Bryant is the only Democratic candidate on the ballot for Oakland County’s District 1.  She is running against incumbent Republican Michael Gingell on Nov. 8, 2016. Lake Orion, Orion Township, Auburn […]

FOIA Turns 50. Here is Why That Matters.

July 4th 2016

FOIA Turns 50.  Here is Why That Matters. (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 4, 2016) Washington DC – The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the law that requires the Federal Government to operate with transparency and to disclose information that is requested by the public (including the media). There are exemptions to what information can […]

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