Khadija Walker-Fobbs Making Strides in Housing Across Oakland County
Auburn Hills Reminds Residents: Feeding Ducks Does More Harm than Good
Hazel Park Celebrates Opening of New Playground at Green Acres Park
Going PRO Talent Fund Has Grant Funding Available for Small Businesses
Teen Leads Cops on Chase in Royal Oak and Birmingham
Holly Chamber Adds North Oakland Name, Partners with Ortonville to Grow
Odds & Ins in Highland to Get Facelift Thanks to Facade Grant
Lake Orion Mourns Loss of Student Who Died on Robotics Team Trip to Houston
OC Restaurant Quest: Brunch at Public House in Downtown Ferndale
May 7 Ballot – Hazel Park School District Bond Proposal
Khadija Walker-Fobbs Making Strides in Housing Across Oakland County
Auburn Hills Reminds Residents: Feeding Ducks Does More Harm than Good
Hazel Park Celebrates Opening of New Playground at Green Acres Park
Going PRO Talent Fund Has Grant Funding Available for Small Businesses
Teen Leads Cops on Chase in Royal Oak and Birmingham
Holly Chamber Adds North Oakland Name, Partners with Ortonville to Grow
Odds & Ins in Highland to Get Facelift Thanks to Facade Grant
Lake Orion Mourns Loss of Student Who Died on Robotics Team Trip to Houston
OC Restaurant Quest: Brunch at Public House in Downtown Ferndale
May 7 Ballot – Hazel Park School District Bond Proposal

Latest Articles

Khadija Walker-Fobbs Making Strides in Housing Across Oakland County

“It’’s not a secret. There’s been so many articles about the housing shortage nationally and in the state.”

Auburn Hills Reminds Residents: Feeding Ducks Does More Harm than Good

“Riverside Park, with its access to the Clinton River, may seem like a picturesque spot to feed the ducks, but before you reach for that bag of breadcrumbs, consider the detrimental effects of feeding waterfowl.”

Hazel Park Celebrates Opening of New Playground at Green Acres Park

The new playground is four times bigger than the jungle gym it replaced, with lots of fun to be had on the various features to crawl through, climb on, and slide down. 

Going PRO Talent Fund Has Grant Funding Available for Small Businesses

Applications close 5 p.m. Friday, May 10.

Teen Leads Cops on Chase in Royal Oak and Birmingham

The juvenile driver is charged with 3rd Degree Fleeing and Eluding Police, a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison

Holly Chamber Adds North Oakland Name, Partners with Ortonville to Grow

A new website and a logo for the Ortonville Chamber are still in progress, but those wanting more information can check out the Holly Area Chamber of Commerce website at https://hollyareachamber.com/index.html.

Odds & Ins in Highland to Get Facelift Thanks to Facade Grant

“I think it will help our business, and I also think it’s good for the community,” Mika said.

Lake Orion Mourns Loss of Student Who Died on Robotics Team Trip to Houston

This story is a work in progress and may be updated as more information is available.

OC Restaurant Quest: Brunch at Public House in Downtown Ferndale

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.

May 7 Ballot – Hazel Park School District Bond Proposal

Voters in the Hazel Park School District, which includes part of Ferndale, have a bond proposal on the May 7, 2024 ballot.

May 7 Ballot – Huron Valley Schools Bond Proposal

Voters in the Huron Valley School District have a bond proposal on the May 7, 2024 ballot.

Teens Learn Makeup Magic in Movie Making Class at Ferndale High School

Students learned about the role of makeup and effects artists on movies sets.

Affirmations Seeking Board Members and Volunteers for Committees

This call is open to all, but the board is specifically interested in applicants with expertise in human resources, legal, facilities, and communications

Royal Oak Third Grader Presents Dogman with a Key to the City

Dogman has more places to see, more children to visit, and may just receive another key to a city from another kid someday. But Eleanor Smylie will always the be first kid to do so.

SMART Expands Transit in Rochester, Oakland University Area

“As we look forward to the launch of Route 492, we anticipate a positive ripple effect on the local economy,” SMART General Manager Dwight Ferrell said.

Public Tracking of Salamanders, Snakes, and Such Can Help Save Michigan Species

When you happen upon a slithering snake or a happily croaking wood frog, or if you’re a dedicated salamander seeker, tracking your finds in the Michigan Herp Atlas can make a huge difference for Michigan’s amphibian and reptile population.

Baker College Offering 9 Week Cannabis Certificate Programs

With the addition of these cannabis certificates, we aim to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in this sector.

Food Drive in Auburn Hills Has Several Drop Off Locations

Help those in need in the community by donating canned and dry, non-perishable, non-expired food items.

Events in Oakland County

To submit Event Information, please email editor@oc115.com.

Holly Area Veterans Resource Center Finds Home

And finally they are excited to announce their new location – inside The Holly Church of the Nazarene.

Downtown Farmington Launches Online Fundraiser for Masonic Plaza Redesign

The Masonic Plaza redesign will accentuate the history of this original town hall corner by modernizing it with welcoming amenities and accessibility.

High Winds Cause Havoc in Ferndale

This story is a work in progress and is being updated throughout the day.  If you have pictures or incidents to add, please message editor@oc115.com. 

OC Restaurant Quest: Orion Grill

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.

Don Loomis Selected for Royal Oak High School Principal

Mr. Loomis is excited about this opportunity to lead Royal Oak High School and join the district administrative team.  

Holly Police Stop Theft in Progress

Evidence recovered revealed several people were involved and they possessed sophisticated auto theft equipment that would indicate an organized vehicle theft operation.

Residents Across Michigan Could Receive MDOT Travel Survey in Mail

Randomly selected households will receive an invitation to participate in the survey via U.S. Mail.

Advice from “Women Who Thrive”

The Women Who Thrive event not only provided inspiration, but resources as well.

Pontiac Program Helps Young Authors Get Published

This event was organized by Pontiac Youth Recreation and Enrichment Division to celebrate and discuss two books written by several youngsters last Summer.

Neighborhood House in Rochester Hills Invites Teens to Apply for Youth Ambassador Program

Ambassadors will have the chance to participate in various service projects, leadership workshops, and community events throughout the year.

VIDEO: New Downtown Lake Orion Director Shares Vision

On Wednesday, April 3 the DDA held a meet and greet at 313 Pizza Bar to welcome the new director and hear about his vision for Downtown Lake Orion.

Square Lake Road to Close for Construction

Beginning 7 a.m. Monday, April 15, westbound I-75 BL will be closed at Opdyke Road.

Police Seek Help Finding 13 Year Old Missing from Rose Twp

Michigan State Police are searching for 13-year-old Skye-Lynn Juhala who reportedly walked away from her home in Rose Township.

OC Restaurant Quest: Bucharest Grill in Detroit, Grosse Pointe Woods, Royal Oak, and Southfield

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. 

When Danger Happens, Franklin-Bingham Fire Department is Ready!

Chief Tony Averbauch of Franklin has been in the fire protection and prevention profession for 31 years.

Waterford Township Library Welcomes New Director Julie Schaefer

“I truly believe the library is the hub of each community and it is a valuable resource for every resident and business in the community we serve.”

Affirmations Prom ReDeux Offers Grown Ups the Chance to Dance

Attendees can expect deejays, photobooths, a tarot reader, and spiked punch amongst other quintessential prom activities.

Garden is Growing at Ferndale Upper Elementary

Our school garden program and harvest has been celebrated since 2018, and we have been steadily restoring our plots with new soil.

April Lennox Honored as Teacher of the Year by Waterford Foundation for Public Education

She believes that building relationships and making connections with students is the secret to getting students to learn.

Caretaker Marivelis Serrano Charged with Embezzling from Elderly Client

The charges included one count of Embezzlement $100,000 or more, twelve counts of Uttering and Publishing, and five counts of Identity Theft.

Construction to Begin on Brown, Giddings, and Silverbell in Auburn Hills and Orion Twp

For more information on the project, visit the Brown, Giddings, Silver Bell Roads page in the “Road Projects” section of the RCOC website

I-696 Closed Due to Crash Involving Semi Truck in Oak Park

A more recent update says the freeway will remain closed for several hours and urges drivers to seek alternative routes during rush hour.

See Which Cities Have Art This Year Through DIA’s Inside Out Program

From now through October, residents of Macomb, Wayne, and Oakland counties will be able to enjoy a piece of the DIA outside in their own community.

One Dead, Two Injured in Shooting at North Hill Farms Apartments in Pontiac

If you, or anyone you know, has any information regarding this incident you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP for a reward of up to $2,000. You will remain anonymous.

Moment of Shared Curiosity and Joy as Michiganders Enjoy Solar Eclipse

For a few moments, people were focused on something bigger than themselves

A Tale of Ten Cities – Chronicling Royal Oak Twp – Available for Screenings and Discussion

Organizers hope to engage all ten of the cities featured in the film in learning and discussion, including Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, and Royal Oak. 

“Chapel” Under Renovations for Oxford School District Damaged in Fire

The chapel sustained significant damage from fire, smoke, and water.

Understanding and Experience Drive Therapist Mark McMillian’s Practice

Mark McMillan is a behavioral health and addiction therapist and the owner of MBHS.

OC Restaurant Quest: Hibachi House in Downtown Rochester

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.

Holly Main Street Facade Grants Bring New Signs to Historic Downtown

This year’s grant awards went to five businesses in town.

Growing Minds and Gardens: Berkley Seed Library

Ellen Brisson loves gardening.  She loves it so much that she…

Highlights from Executive Dave Coulter’s State of the County Address

Kicking off the speech, Coulter took time to reflect on wins from the past year and provide updates on other programs that were introduced during the 2023 State of the County Address.

MARC #1 – Nature Lovers Across State Unite for Michigan Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy

Educational resources.  Training and outreach.  Stewardship.  And research.  All of those pieces must work together if Michigan is going to be

State Offers Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program to Help Retain Service Providers

The program is available to behavioral health providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, therapists, case managers and certified behavioral analysts.

Solar Eclipse Happens Monday – Here’s What to Know

A solar eclipse will take place Monday across parts of North America

Signs of Progress: Hazel Park Spruces Up with New Signage

Signs of the times, the new signs in Hazel Park are here to welcome and inform all those who visit the “Friendly City.”

Ferndale and Madison Schools Among Districts Receiving MDE Grants

“Children win when adults work together to improve schools,” said State Board of Education President Dr. Pamela Pugh.

Springfield Township Welcomes New Fire Chief Matt Covey

Former Waterford Fire Chief Matt Covey has accepted the position of Fire Chief in Springfield Township

Student Charged with Domestic Terrorism for Threat Against Clarkston Junior High School

The incident happened Thursday shortly before 11 a.m.

Events in Oakland County

To submit Event Information, please email editor@oc115.com.

MML #4 – Officials Learn Lessons of Michigan’s 4,800 Railroad Crossings

There are 4,800 railroad crossings across the state of Michigan, each one inspected and maintained with the care of MDOT’s Office of Rail Safety.

Hazel Park School Board Seeks Applicants Following Dawn Rice Resignation

The Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill the vacancy. 

Rochester School Board Selects Nicholas Russo As Next Superintendent

Following the split vote, members then voted unanimously to put their full support behind Russo. 

Young Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for Table at Highland Founders Day Festival

Young people are invited to experience entrepreneurship with a booth at the Downtown Highland Founders’ Day Festival

FernCare Continues Mission of Free Medical Care, Prepares for April 11 Annual Dinner

Martin said FernCare has over 70 volunteers who are the organization’s “doctors, pharmacists, phlebotomists, nurses, medical assistants” and treat the clinic’s patients. 

OC Restaurant Quest – Pie Sci in Detroit and Oak Park

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. 

Berkley Selects Nate Geinzer as Interim City Manager, Begins National Search

Berkley City Council voted Monday to appoint Nate Geinzer to the Interim City Manager position following the resignation of Matt Baumgarten.

I-96 Construction Causes Closure and Shifts in Coming Weekends

Following the traffic shift, there will be numerous ramp closures through early fall on westbound I-96 from I-275 to Kent Lake Road

Presidential Elections Past Show Trends in Oakland County

I wanted to take a look at Oakland County voter performance in Presidential contests over time, and then take a quick look at who voted in the recently completed 2024 primary.

Oakland County Implements P25 Radio System

Oakland County first responders can now directly connect with 2,231 public safety agencies and 126 dispatch centers around the state also operating on MPSCS.

Birmingham Seeks Input on Senior/Recreation Center with Online Survey and Open House

“We hope the community will take advantage of public engagement opportunities and share their ideas and vision regarding what should be included at this new facility.”

Main Streets Across Oakland County Share Successes and Challenges at Annual Summit

Whether they’re urban or rural, bustling or quaint, traditional or eclectic – the Main Streets of America are places that people want to be.

OC Restaurant Quest: Real Taco Express

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. 

Qualifying Veterans Can Receive Free Legal Services Thanks to Partnership in Southfield

This service is funded by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

A Little Guidance Goes A Long Way with Oak Park Youth Assistance

A little guidance can go a long way, although Weiss expressed that there is a desperate need for mentors.

Auburn Hills Chamber Announces Tomorrow’s 20 Honorees

Recipients are selected based on their passion, innovation, charity, community, inclusion, business forward-thinking, and downright incredible ways they have made an impact shaping the lives of others!

MML#3 – Petitioners Seek to End Property Tax in Michigan, and What That Would Mean for Residents

If the proposal passes, Michigan would be the only state in the nation not to have a property tax. 

City of Troy Hosting Blood Drives in April and May

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative.

Webinar to Help People Build and Restore Finances After Leaving Jail or Prison, April 4

The program is for Michiganders who may have been incarcerated and need advice on how to build and restore their finances.

Hops and Cops: Royal Oak Police Offering Pics with Easter Bunny on March 30

Bring a camera and be sure to grab a photo or two with the Easter Bunny and members of the Royal Oak Police Department.

New Village of Holly Offices Nearing Completion

The Village of Holly is in the process of building new municipal offices

Ferndale Police Arrest Robbery Suspect, Tout Flock’s Help in Identifying Vehicle

Ferndale Police have announced the arrest of a suspect in a recent robbery attempt at 7 Eleven.

Forever Pride Continues to Grow, Uniting LGBTQ Community in Rochester and Beyond

The response to Forever Pride, Forever Pride Action and their initiatives has been largely positive, says Guo.

Ortonville Council Denies Permit for Abigail’s Pride for Second Time

Rowe and the organizers of Abigail’s Pride are not giving up yet.

SWAT Team Fills Royal Oak / Madison Heights Neighborhood for Police Situation

“The incident has been brought to a safe and successful conclusion. More information concerning this incident will be released at a later time.”

Entrepreneurs Across Oakland County Honored at Business Spotlight Event

Business owners from across Oakland County gathered at Royal Oak Farmers Market on March 20 for a celebration of entrepreneurship…

OC Restaurant Quest – Grand Tavern in Rochester Hills, and Troy

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.

Resident Finance Committee Recommends Headlee Override in Ferndale

Without a Headlee override or other funding source, $4 million will need to be cut from the city’s $26 million general operating fund. 

Thomas Lindberg Appointed Interim Lake Orion Police Chief

Lindberg said  “I am truly honored that the Village of Lake Orion has the confidence and trust in me to lead this police department as we move forward together.

Madison Heights Mayor Gives State of the City Address

Here’s the speech that Grafstein presented…

April 20 Out of the Darkness Walk in Holly in Memory of Student Lost to Suicide

The Out of the Darkness walk is one of many efforts Holly Area Schools has made to address mental health and suicide prevention over the past several months.

Waterford Foundation for Public Education Recognizes Outstanding High School Seniors

The Waterford Foundation for Public Education recognizes outstanding graduating high school seniors, 25 each from Waterford Kettering and Mott High Schools through its Select Fifty Program

Attorney General Warns of Scammers Using Online Obituaries

“It is almost beyond belief that there are people who are so unethical that they would exploit another’s loss for profit,” Nessel said.

MML #2 – As Population Declines, State Works on “Growing Michigan Together”

Michigan’s population continues to decline, and the state is working to reverse the trend.

South Oakland Cities Collaborating to Study Deer Herd Issues

In an effort to establish a regional strategy for addressing safety concerns related to the urban deer herd, the City of Farmington Hills convened a meeting of local and county leaders Wednesday…

Orion Township State of the Township “A Night at the Movies” is April 18

The theme is “A Night at the Movies.”

Southfield Mayor to Present State of the City on March 28

The 2024 State of the City address theme will be Touchdown to Success…

Construction Alert – I-94 to Close Over Weekend in Detroit

All ramps throughout this area will also be closed. 

Kai Lisa Anderson, Vital Anne, & Rosa Randolph Honored with Women’s History Month Awards

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners honored three local women with Women’s History Month Awards

OC Restaurant Quest: Anna’s House in Milford and Other Locations

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. 

Hazel Park Mayor Gives State of the City Address

On March 8, Hazel Park Mayor Mike Webb touted Hazel Park’s successes.

Latest Articles

Khadija Walker-Fobbs Making Strides in Housing Across Oakland County

“It’’s not a secret. There’s been so many articles about the housing shortage nationally and in the state.”

Auburn Hills Reminds Residents: Feeding Ducks Does More Harm than Good

“Riverside Park, with its access to the Clinton River, may seem like a picturesque spot to feed the ducks, but before you reach for that bag of breadcrumbs, consider the detrimental effects of feeding waterfowl.”

Hazel Park Celebrates Opening of New Playground at Green Acres Park

The new playground is four times bigger than the jungle gym it replaced, with lots of fun to be had on the various features to crawl through, climb on, and slide down. 

Going PRO Talent Fund Has Grant Funding Available for Small Businesses

Applications close 5 p.m. Friday, May 10.

Teen Leads Cops on Chase in Royal Oak and Birmingham

The juvenile driver is charged with 3rd Degree Fleeing and Eluding Police, a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison

Holly Chamber Adds North Oakland Name, Partners with Ortonville to Grow

A new website and a logo for the Ortonville Chamber are still in progress, but those wanting more information can check out the Holly Area Chamber of Commerce website at https://hollyareachamber.com/index.html.

Odds & Ins in Highland to Get Facelift Thanks to Facade Grant

“I think it will help our business, and I also think it’s good for the community,” Mika said.

Lake Orion Mourns Loss of Student Who Died on Robotics Team Trip to Houston

This story is a work in progress and may be updated as more information is available.

OC Restaurant Quest: Brunch at Public House in Downtown Ferndale

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.

May 7 Ballot – Hazel Park School District Bond Proposal

Voters in the Hazel Park School District, which includes part of Ferndale, have a bond proposal on the May 7, 2024 ballot.

May 7 Ballot – Huron Valley Schools Bond Proposal

Voters in the Huron Valley School District have a bond proposal on the May 7, 2024 ballot.

Teens Learn Makeup Magic in Movie Making Class at Ferndale High School

Students learned about the role of makeup and effects artists on movies sets.

Affirmations Seeking Board Members and Volunteers for Committees

This call is open to all, but the board is specifically interested in applicants with expertise in human resources, legal, facilities, and communications

Royal Oak Third Grader Presents Dogman with a Key to the City

Dogman has more places to see, more children to visit, and may just receive another key to a city from another kid someday. But Eleanor Smylie will always the be first kid to do so.

SMART Expands Transit in Rochester, Oakland University Area

“As we look forward to the launch of Route 492, we anticipate a positive ripple effect on the local economy,” SMART General Manager Dwight Ferrell said.

Public Tracking of Salamanders, Snakes, and Such Can Help Save Michigan Species

When you happen upon a slithering snake or a happily croaking wood frog, or if you’re a dedicated salamander seeker, tracking your finds in the Michigan Herp Atlas can make a huge difference for Michigan’s amphibian and reptile population.

Baker College Offering 9 Week Cannabis Certificate Programs

With the addition of these cannabis certificates, we aim to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in this sector.

Food Drive in Auburn Hills Has Several Drop Off Locations

Help those in need in the community by donating canned and dry, non-perishable, non-expired food items.

Events in Oakland County

To submit Event Information, please email editor@oc115.com.

Holly Area Veterans Resource Center Finds Home

And finally they are excited to announce their new location – inside The Holly Church of the Nazarene.

Downtown Farmington Launches Online Fundraiser for Masonic Plaza Redesign

The Masonic Plaza redesign will accentuate the history of this original town hall corner by modernizing it with welcoming amenities and accessibility.

High Winds Cause Havoc in Ferndale

This story is a work in progress and is being updated throughout the day.  If you have pictures or incidents to add, please message editor@oc115.com. 

OC Restaurant Quest: Orion Grill

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.

Don Loomis Selected for Royal Oak High School Principal

Mr. Loomis is excited about this opportunity to lead Royal Oak High School and join the district administrative team.  

Holly Police Stop Theft in Progress

Evidence recovered revealed several people were involved and they possessed sophisticated auto theft equipment that would indicate an organized vehicle theft operation.

Residents Across Michigan Could Receive MDOT Travel Survey in Mail

Randomly selected households will receive an invitation to participate in the survey via U.S. Mail.

Advice from “Women Who Thrive”

The Women Who Thrive event not only provided inspiration, but resources as well.

Pontiac Program Helps Young Authors Get Published

This event was organized by Pontiac Youth Recreation and Enrichment Division to celebrate and discuss two books written by several youngsters last Summer.

Neighborhood House in Rochester Hills Invites Teens to Apply for Youth Ambassador Program

Ambassadors will have the chance to participate in various service projects, leadership workshops, and community events throughout the year.

VIDEO: New Downtown Lake Orion Director Shares Vision

On Wednesday, April 3 the DDA held a meet and greet at 313 Pizza Bar to welcome the new director and hear about his vision for Downtown Lake Orion.

Square Lake Road to Close for Construction

Beginning 7 a.m. Monday, April 15, westbound I-75 BL will be closed at Opdyke Road.

Police Seek Help Finding 13 Year Old Missing from Rose Twp

Michigan State Police are searching for 13-year-old Skye-Lynn Juhala who reportedly walked away from her home in Rose Township.

OC Restaurant Quest: Bucharest Grill in Detroit, Grosse Pointe Woods, Royal Oak, and Southfield

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. 

When Danger Happens, Franklin-Bingham Fire Department is Ready!

Chief Tony Averbauch of Franklin has been in the fire protection and prevention profession for 31 years.

Waterford Township Library Welcomes New Director Julie Schaefer

“I truly believe the library is the hub of each community and it is a valuable resource for every resident and business in the community we serve.”

Affirmations Prom ReDeux Offers Grown Ups the Chance to Dance

Attendees can expect deejays, photobooths, a tarot reader, and spiked punch amongst other quintessential prom activities.

Garden is Growing at Ferndale Upper Elementary

Our school garden program and harvest has been celebrated since 2018, and we have been steadily restoring our plots with new soil.

April Lennox Honored as Teacher of the Year by Waterford Foundation for Public Education

She believes that building relationships and making connections with students is the secret to getting students to learn.

Caretaker Marivelis Serrano Charged with Embezzling from Elderly Client

The charges included one count of Embezzlement $100,000 or more, twelve counts of Uttering and Publishing, and five counts of Identity Theft.

Construction to Begin on Brown, Giddings, and Silverbell in Auburn Hills and Orion Twp

For more information on the project, visit the Brown, Giddings, Silver Bell Roads page in the “Road Projects” section of the RCOC website

I-696 Closed Due to Crash Involving Semi Truck in Oak Park

A more recent update says the freeway will remain closed for several hours and urges drivers to seek alternative routes during rush hour.

See Which Cities Have Art This Year Through DIA’s Inside Out Program

From now through October, residents of Macomb, Wayne, and Oakland counties will be able to enjoy a piece of the DIA outside in their own community.

One Dead, Two Injured in Shooting at North Hill Farms Apartments in Pontiac

If you, or anyone you know, has any information regarding this incident you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP for a reward of up to $2,000. You will remain anonymous.

Moment of Shared Curiosity and Joy as Michiganders Enjoy Solar Eclipse

For a few moments, people were focused on something bigger than themselves

A Tale of Ten Cities – Chronicling Royal Oak Twp – Available for Screenings and Discussion

Organizers hope to engage all ten of the cities featured in the film in learning and discussion, including Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, and Royal Oak. 

“Chapel” Under Renovations for Oxford School District Damaged in Fire

The chapel sustained significant damage from fire, smoke, and water.

Understanding and Experience Drive Therapist Mark McMillian’s Practice

Mark McMillan is a behavioral health and addiction therapist and the owner of MBHS.

OC Restaurant Quest: Hibachi House in Downtown Rochester

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.

Holly Main Street Facade Grants Bring New Signs to Historic Downtown

This year’s grant awards went to five businesses in town.

Growing Minds and Gardens: Berkley Seed Library

Ellen Brisson loves gardening.  She loves it so much that she…

Highlights from Executive Dave Coulter’s State of the County Address

Kicking off the speech, Coulter took time to reflect on wins from the past year and provide updates on other programs that were introduced during the 2023 State of the County Address.

MARC #1 – Nature Lovers Across State Unite for Michigan Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy

Educational resources.  Training and outreach.  Stewardship.  And research.  All of those pieces must work together if Michigan is going to be

State Offers Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program to Help Retain Service Providers

The program is available to behavioral health providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, therapists, case managers and certified behavioral analysts.

Solar Eclipse Happens Monday – Here’s What to Know

A solar eclipse will take place Monday across parts of North America

Signs of Progress: Hazel Park Spruces Up with New Signage

Signs of the times, the new signs in Hazel Park are here to welcome and inform all those who visit the “Friendly City.”

Ferndale and Madison Schools Among Districts Receiving MDE Grants

“Children win when adults work together to improve schools,” said State Board of Education President Dr. Pamela Pugh.

Springfield Township Welcomes New Fire Chief Matt Covey

Former Waterford Fire Chief Matt Covey has accepted the position of Fire Chief in Springfield Township

Student Charged with Domestic Terrorism for Threat Against Clarkston Junior High School

The incident happened Thursday shortly before 11 a.m.

Events in Oakland County

To submit Event Information, please email editor@oc115.com.

MML #4 – Officials Learn Lessons of Michigan’s 4,800 Railroad Crossings

There are 4,800 railroad crossings across the state of Michigan, each one inspected and maintained with the care of MDOT’s Office of Rail Safety.

Hazel Park School Board Seeks Applicants Following Dawn Rice Resignation

The Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill the vacancy. 

Rochester School Board Selects Nicholas Russo As Next Superintendent

Following the split vote, members then voted unanimously to put their full support behind Russo. 

Young Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for Table at Highland Founders Day Festival

Young people are invited to experience entrepreneurship with a booth at the Downtown Highland Founders’ Day Festival

FernCare Continues Mission of Free Medical Care, Prepares for April 11 Annual Dinner

Martin said FernCare has over 70 volunteers who are the organization’s “doctors, pharmacists, phlebotomists, nurses, medical assistants” and treat the clinic’s patients. 

OC Restaurant Quest – Pie Sci in Detroit and Oak Park

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. 

Berkley Selects Nate Geinzer as Interim City Manager, Begins National Search

Berkley City Council voted Monday to appoint Nate Geinzer to the Interim City Manager position following the resignation of Matt Baumgarten.

I-96 Construction Causes Closure and Shifts in Coming Weekends

Following the traffic shift, there will be numerous ramp closures through early fall on westbound I-96 from I-275 to Kent Lake Road

Presidential Elections Past Show Trends in Oakland County

I wanted to take a look at Oakland County voter performance in Presidential contests over time, and then take a quick look at who voted in the recently completed 2024 primary.

Oakland County Implements P25 Radio System

Oakland County first responders can now directly connect with 2,231 public safety agencies and 126 dispatch centers around the state also operating on MPSCS.

Birmingham Seeks Input on Senior/Recreation Center with Online Survey and Open House

“We hope the community will take advantage of public engagement opportunities and share their ideas and vision regarding what should be included at this new facility.”

Main Streets Across Oakland County Share Successes and Challenges at Annual Summit

Whether they’re urban or rural, bustling or quaint, traditional or eclectic – the Main Streets of America are places that people want to be.

OC Restaurant Quest: Real Taco Express

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. 

Qualifying Veterans Can Receive Free Legal Services Thanks to Partnership in Southfield

This service is funded by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

A Little Guidance Goes A Long Way with Oak Park Youth Assistance

A little guidance can go a long way, although Weiss expressed that there is a desperate need for mentors.

Auburn Hills Chamber Announces Tomorrow’s 20 Honorees

Recipients are selected based on their passion, innovation, charity, community, inclusion, business forward-thinking, and downright incredible ways they have made an impact shaping the lives of others!

MML#3 – Petitioners Seek to End Property Tax in Michigan, and What That Would Mean for Residents

If the proposal passes, Michigan would be the only state in the nation not to have a property tax. 

City of Troy Hosting Blood Drives in April and May

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative.

Webinar to Help People Build and Restore Finances After Leaving Jail or Prison, April 4

The program is for Michiganders who may have been incarcerated and need advice on how to build and restore their finances.

Hops and Cops: Royal Oak Police Offering Pics with Easter Bunny on March 30

Bring a camera and be sure to grab a photo or two with the Easter Bunny and members of the Royal Oak Police Department.

New Village of Holly Offices Nearing Completion

The Village of Holly is in the process of building new municipal offices

Ferndale Police Arrest Robbery Suspect, Tout Flock’s Help in Identifying Vehicle

Ferndale Police have announced the arrest of a suspect in a recent robbery attempt at 7 Eleven.

Forever Pride Continues to Grow, Uniting LGBTQ Community in Rochester and Beyond

The response to Forever Pride, Forever Pride Action and their initiatives has been largely positive, says Guo.

Ortonville Council Denies Permit for Abigail’s Pride for Second Time

Rowe and the organizers of Abigail’s Pride are not giving up yet.

SWAT Team Fills Royal Oak / Madison Heights Neighborhood for Police Situation

“The incident has been brought to a safe and successful conclusion. More information concerning this incident will be released at a later time.”

Entrepreneurs Across Oakland County Honored at Business Spotlight Event

Business owners from across Oakland County gathered at Royal Oak Farmers Market on March 20 for a celebration of entrepreneurship…

OC Restaurant Quest – Grand Tavern in Rochester Hills, and Troy

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.

Resident Finance Committee Recommends Headlee Override in Ferndale

Without a Headlee override or other funding source, $4 million will need to be cut from the city’s $26 million general operating fund. 

Thomas Lindberg Appointed Interim Lake Orion Police Chief

Lindberg said  “I am truly honored that the Village of Lake Orion has the confidence and trust in me to lead this police department as we move forward together.

Madison Heights Mayor Gives State of the City Address

Here’s the speech that Grafstein presented…

April 20 Out of the Darkness Walk in Holly in Memory of Student Lost to Suicide

The Out of the Darkness walk is one of many efforts Holly Area Schools has made to address mental health and suicide prevention over the past several months.

Waterford Foundation for Public Education Recognizes Outstanding High School Seniors

The Waterford Foundation for Public Education recognizes outstanding graduating high school seniors, 25 each from Waterford Kettering and Mott High Schools through its Select Fifty Program

Attorney General Warns of Scammers Using Online Obituaries

“It is almost beyond belief that there are people who are so unethical that they would exploit another’s loss for profit,” Nessel said.

MML #2 – As Population Declines, State Works on “Growing Michigan Together”

Michigan’s population continues to decline, and the state is working to reverse the trend.

South Oakland Cities Collaborating to Study Deer Herd Issues

In an effort to establish a regional strategy for addressing safety concerns related to the urban deer herd, the City of Farmington Hills convened a meeting of local and county leaders Wednesday…

Orion Township State of the Township “A Night at the Movies” is April 18

The theme is “A Night at the Movies.”

Southfield Mayor to Present State of the City on March 28

The 2024 State of the City address theme will be Touchdown to Success…

Construction Alert – I-94 to Close Over Weekend in Detroit

All ramps throughout this area will also be closed. 

Kai Lisa Anderson, Vital Anne, & Rosa Randolph Honored with Women’s History Month Awards

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners honored three local women with Women’s History Month Awards

OC Restaurant Quest: Anna’s House in Milford and Other Locations

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. 

Hazel Park Mayor Gives State of the City Address

On March 8, Hazel Park Mayor Mike Webb touted Hazel Park’s successes.