Top Baby Names in Michigan and Across the County Released
Aug 6  Ballot – Pontiac City Charter
Aug 6 Ballot – Rochester Hills Library Millage
Aug 6 Ballot – Walled Lake Library Millage Renewal
Aug 6 Ballot – Wixom Operating Millage Renewal
Aug 6 Ballot – Addison Township Proposals for Fire, Ambulance, and Library
Aug 6 Ballot – Bloomfield Township Public Safety Renewal
Aug 6 Ballot – Commerce Township Park Improvements and Acquisition of Open Space Millage Renewal
Aug 6 – Groveland Township Fire Millage Renewal
Aug 6 Ballot – Highland Township Police Services Millage
Top Baby Names in Michigan and Across the County Released
Aug 6  Ballot – Pontiac City Charter
Aug 6 Ballot – Rochester Hills Library Millage
Aug 6 Ballot – Walled Lake Library Millage Renewal
Aug 6 Ballot – Wixom Operating Millage Renewal
Aug 6 Ballot – Addison Township Proposals for Fire, Ambulance, and Library
Aug 6 Ballot – Bloomfield Township Public Safety Renewal
Aug 6 Ballot – Commerce Township Park Improvements and Acquisition of Open Space Millage Renewal
Aug 6 – Groveland Township Fire Millage Renewal
Aug 6 Ballot – Highland Township Police Services Millage

Latest Articles

Top Baby Names in Michigan and Across the County Released

It’s the fifth year in a row that the names took the top slot together

Aug 6 Ballot – Pontiac City Charter

Pontiac Ballot Question Shall the 2024 City Charter proposed by the Pontiac Charter Revision Commission be adopted?

Aug 6 Ballot – Rochester Hills Library Millage

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property within the City of Rochester Hills, County of Oakland, Michigan, be increased…

Aug 6 Ballot – Walled Lake Library Millage Renewal

This millage will enable the continued operations of the Walled Lake City Library.

Aug 6 Ballot – Wixom Operating Millage Renewal

Shall the previously approved additional operating millage in Section 9.2 of the Wixom City Charter of up to 3.5 mills…

Aug 6 Ballot – Addison Township Proposals for Fire, Ambulance, and Library

Shall the previous voted and approved millage increase in the tax limitation…

Aug 6 Ballot – Bloomfield Township Public Safety Renewal

This renewal public safety millage will be subject to applicable statutory and constitutional tax limitation provisions…

Aug 6 Ballot – Commerce Township Park Improvements and Acquisition of Open Space Millage Renewal

Shall this voted millage be renewed at up to .3662 mill (0.3662 cents per $1000 of taxable property value) and levied for an additional 10 years…

Aug 6 – Groveland Township Fire Millage Renewal

Shall the Township of Groveland, Oakland County, Michigan, for the purpose of providing fire, rescue and related services…

Aug 6 Ballot – Highland Township Police Services Millage

The proposed millage is a renewal of a previously authorized millage.

Aug 6 Ballot – Independence Township Fire and Emergency Services Operating Millage

Approval of the above proposal would replace the current fire millage expiring in December 2024 and allow the Township to levy a new additional millage of 3.8716 mills for purposes of…

Aug 6 Ballot – Lyon Township Fire Department and Police Millage Renewals

Shall the Charter Township of Lyon, Oakland County, Michigan, renew the 2022 voter-approved levy of 2.3985 mills that expired in 2023…

Aug 6 Ballot – Oxford Township Police Operating Millage

For purposes of continuing to provide police services in the Township, shall the Charter Township of Oxford impose an increase on the lax limitation on taxable property of up to 4.25 mills…

Aug 6 Ballot – Royal Oak Township General Operating Capital Purchases Millage Renewal

This Proposal will allow the Charter Township of Royal Oak to renew the millage levied for general operating capital purchase funds

Aug 6 Ballot – Springfield Township Parks and Rec Renewal

Shall the previously voted .75 mill ($0.75 per $1,000 of taxable value) increase in the constitutional tax limitation…

Aug 6 Ballot – Waterford Township Proposals

This millage is to renew the millage that will expire and to restore millage lost as a result of the Headlee amendment

Aug 6 Ballot – West Bloomfield Bond Proposal for Parks and Rec

Shall the Charter Township of West Bloomfield, Oakland County, Michigan, borrow a sum not to exceed Twenty-Five Million Dollars ($25,000,000), and issue its unlimited tax general obligation bonds…

Aug 6 Ballot – White Lake Township Park and Recreation Millage Renewal

Shall the previously authorized increase in the tax limitations on all taxable property within the Charter Township of White Lake, established at 0.30 mills…

Aug 6 Ballot – Almont Community Schools Bond Proposal

Shall Almont Community Schools, Lapeer, St. Clair, Macomb and Oakland Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Twenty- Two Million Six Hundred Eighty Thousand Dollars…

Aug 6 Ballot – Avondale School District Bond Proposition

Shall the Avondale School District, County of Oakland, State of Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed One Hundred Fifty Million Dollars…

Aug 6 Ballot – Bloomfield Hills Schools Operating Millage Renewal

This proposal would renew the authority of the School District, which expires with the 2025 tax levy, to levy up to 18.00 mills for general school district operating purposes…

Aug 6 Ballot – Madison District Public Schools Operating Millage Proposal

This proposal will allow the school district to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law

39 Years Ago Cindy Louise Moore Disappeared. Oakland County Sheriff Asks Public Again for Answers

“Sometimes, after years have passed, people that had information or knowledge are more willing to share and come forward,” Bouchard said.

Families Decorate Trees with Yarn in Memory of Former Ferndale Student

FUEL would love to shout out our amazing families for the first-ever FUEL Yarn Blast

Candidate Interview: Tyler Fox for State Rep District 57

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

EVENTS in Oakland County

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

Memorial Day Events Across Oakland County

Many Oakland County cities, villages and townships host Memorial Day events to remember our fallen heroes and honor America’s armed forces.

OC Restaurant Quest: Paris Banh Mi in Troy

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

Construction Alert: Lane Closures on M-59 to Begin May 29

Learn more about this and other projects at the MDOT MI Drive Map.

Looking for Farmers Markets? Oakland County Has an Interactive Map

Use our list of farmers markets or interactive map to find a market near you.

Man at Hospital with Gun and Extra Clips Arrested, As Was Man Looking for Girlfriend at a Troy Hotel

Man at Hospital with Gun and Extra Clips Arrested, As Was Man Looking for Girlfriend at a Troy Hotel (Oakland County Times, May 23, 2024) Troy, MI – Troy Police arrested men with with guns in two separate incidents this past week. Here are the reports: Troy Beaumont Hospital (Corewell), 44201 Dequindre Road, 05/15/2024 at…

Video: Orion Township Adds Chevy Silverado EV to Fleet as GM Prepares for Local Production

Barnett touted the energy efficiency, and cost benefits, stating…

Northville Seeks Volunteers for Boards and Commissions

The City of Northville is accepting applications for qualified volunteers interested in serving on one of several boards

29 States, Including Michigan, Join Antitrust Lawsuit Against Ticketmaster

The lawsuit asks the court to restore competition in the live entertainment industry by prohibiting Live Nation from engaging in its anticompetitive practices and ordering the company to divest Ticketmaster. 

June 8 – Farmington SAFE Hosting Community Conversation on Human Trafficking

Farmington SAFE (Suicide Awareness For Everyone) partners with CARES in Farmington Hills to present a Community Conversation on human trafficking and protecting our community.

MSU Extension Offering Native Plant Kits, Registration Required

Research shows that native species are more adept at fostering biodiversity, protecting local habitat and attracting wildlife – including ever-important pollinators.

Detroit Zoo’s New Branding – Including Water Tower Wrap – Revealed

The Detroit Zoo has a new look – with a logo designed for versatility and showcasing the animals that are stars of the park.

OC Restaurant Quest: Mochi Sushi in Waterford

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

Permits Across Oakland County Show How Much New Housing is Being Built, by City

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) released their annual look at new construction across their seven-county service area, and Oakland County Times has decided to take a look at the data.

Two Separate Pit Bull Attacks in Oakland County, One Child & Grandparent Injured, One Man Dead

Two families have been impacted by pit bull attacks over the past week.

Julia Music on Ferndale Pride, a Life of Activism, and Setting Butterflies Free

Five years ago, Music became full-time chair of Ferndale Pride following a decision made with the three other founders.

Baby Raccoon Rescues in Highland Twp and White Lake

People love animal stories, and there were two last week in Western Oakland County

April Beaton Appointed to Hazel Park School Board

April Beaton was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Hazel Park Schools Board of Education

Downtown Auburn Hills Announces Reels by the Riverside Movie Lineup

Join us for this free, family-friendly event series on the riverside for movies under the stars in Downtown Auburn Hills.

Agents of Discovery: App Has Interactive Missions at Red Oaks & Independence Oaks

This free, educational app is designed to ignite curiosity and encourage people of all ages to discover unique outdoor experiences close to home.

Several Injured in Outdoor Heater Explosion in Downtown Rochester

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

Birmingham Announces Concert Schedule for Shain Park

The free concert series offers an opportunity to sit among the trees while enjoying beautiful music on warm summer evenings.

OC Restaurant Quest: Crackersnacks BBQ in Holly

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

Candidate Interview: Kevin Scramlin for Groveland Township Supervisor

For more interviews visit our Candidate Interview Page.

New Playground in Highland Closed After Vandalism

Plans are in the works to install cameras at Highland’s Chill at the Mill Playground after a recently installed playscape was vandalized.

Ferndale Youth Assistance Helps Students Set Goals, Share Visions

Andrea Williams said, “The kids were so excited, and their vision boards helped me to see how much talent and promise lives inside of these students.”

Saturday is First Air Quality Advisory for the Year

May 18 is the first Air Quality Advisory of the year for Southeast Michigan

Grant Means Free Transit for Veterans in Oakland County this Summer

Oakland County is home to more than 50,000 veterans.

No Place Like Home: Ferndale Mayor Leaks-May Shares State of the City Address

City of Ferndale Mayor Raylon Leaks-May shared the State of the City on May 14 at Affirmations.

Census Estimates Show Gains and Losses in Population for Oakland County Communities

The following three charts show the results for communities across Oakland County – separated into cities, townships, and villages…

2024 Candidate Interview: Trevis Harrold for State Rep District 55

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Elizabeth Lake Road in White Lake to Close Through Summer for Reconstruction

The closure is necessary for the reconstruction of Elizabeth Lake Road, a project that will also bring significant safety improvements.

OC Times Restaurant Quest: Capri Pizza in Southfield

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

Orion Township Launches CivicPlus System for Community Notifications

Orion Township is inviting people to sign up for relevant community alerts. 

Hiring: Clawson Chamber of Commerce Seeks New Director

The Director will be responsible for the daily operations of the Chamber including completing monthly board and financial reports, membership recruitment, retention, fiscal responsibilities, and collaborative relationships.

Downtown Ferndale Seeks Bands for 9 on 9 Concert Series

Calling all bands and musicians! Downtown Ferndale needs YOU!

Domestic Dispute Ends in Murder-Suicide

A caller to 911 reported that two people were deceased in the residence.

Seven SE Oakland Cities Collaborating on Safe Streets Plan

Officials and residents from each city were on hand to learn the background of crashes in the community, and to share their experiences.

Downtown Highland Announces Sounds Like Summer Tuesday Night Concerts

All shows begin at 7:00 PM in Veterans Park. Free to attend!

After Fighting Closes Berkley Days Second Year in a Row, City Issues Statement

No decision about 2025’s event will be announced at this time.

OC Restaurant Quest: Betty Ross II in Madison Heights

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

What’s New in Novi? Mayor Shares State of City Address

Fischer’s talk highlighted the city’s budget, development, transit, parks, roads and even public safety.

Independence Oaks Offering Archery Classes and Range Time

Don’t forget that the archery range is open from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday.

Ferndale Upper Fills the Halls with Affirmations for Mental Health Awareness Month

This week-long celebration focused on promoting positivity, resilience, and self-care among students and staff.

National League of Cities Visits Farmington Hills on Cross-Country Visit to 100 Cities

The City of Farmington Hills was honored to serve as an official stop on the National League of Cities (NLC) Centennial Roadshow: 100 Years, 100 Cities.

Sheriff Hosting Town Hall on Organized Theft Groups

Organized groups of trained and well-equipped thieves have broken into multiple homes in affluent neighborhoods in many Oakland County communities…

Oakland County Partners with United Way on Water Affordability Program

“Our partnership expands access to water assistance for families who typically are not eligible for other assistance programs.”

Plans in the Works for I-696 Rebuilding, Public Meetings Scheduled

The project will occur in 2025 – 2027.

Oak Park Police Seek Driver Who Harassed Women by Synagogue

Oak Park Investigations Bureau is actively investigating and seeking any information in identifying the vehicle and/or the driver in this incident.

Pontiac Lake Road Bridge in Waterford Closed Due to Hole, Bridge Slated for Replacement This Year

The detour is Crescent Lake Road to Highland Road (M-59) to Airport Road, back to Pontiac Lake Road and vice versa.

Video Shows Driver Take Out Light Pole in Keego Harbor, Police Seek Suspect

The vehicle was most likely a Volkswagen sedan.

Novi, Southfield, and Troy Get Transportation Alternatives Program Grants

“Creating a transportation system that provides access for everyone begins with safety,” said Amy O’Leary, Executive Director of SEMCOG.

No More Non-Competes, FTC Bans Restrictive Clauses in Most Circumstances

In a move to promote competition and worker freedom, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final rule banning non-compete agreements in most circumstances nationwide.

Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run on South Blvd, Police Seek Suspect

The suspect vehicle was described as dark in color, possibly a crossover or small SUV.       

With Low Voter Turnout, Two Districts Pass Bonds and One Does Not

Once again, an almost guaranteed low turnout May election was held on bond proposals in three Oakland County school districts – Hazel Park, Huron Valley and Walled Lake.

Rochester High’s Kelley Cusmano Named Michigan Teacher of the Year

As Michigan Teacher of the Year, Kelley represents what is best about being an educator.

Huron Valley Council for the Arts and Milford DDA Announce Lineup for Friday Night Live Concert Series

All shows take place at the Downtown Milford Center Street Park Gazebo from 7-9pm.

Clawson’s Summer Park Market Announces 2024 Dates and Events

The Clawson Summer Park Market is a farmers market and much more.

Oil Spread on Residential Streets in West Bloomfield, Police Want to Know Why

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the West Bloomfield Township Police Department at 248-975-9200.

Seven Lakes State Park in Holly to Close Weekdays for Construction Projects

Three large projects are kicking off very soon:

The Ups, and Mostly Downs, of School District Enrollment Across Oakland County

But what about the districts that bucked the general trend? 

May 8 – Workshop for SE Oakland Communities on Safe Streets

The discussion will focus on “what would make the Southeast Oakland County streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and drivers? “

OC Restaurant Quest: K Blocks BBQ in Oxford and Washington Twp

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

Who Will Be Michigan’s Next Poet Laureate?  Nominations Being Accepted

Nominees must submit a list or provide links to three work samples and a statement of why they should be considered for the position of Michigan poet laureate

Construction Alert: Davisburg Road and Broadway Street to Close in Springfield Twp

The closure is necessary to complete paving work that is part of the Mill Pond dam removal project that began in late 2023.

Winners Announced in Oakland County Treasurer’s Financial Literacy Art Contest

“Each piece of art showcases creativity and skill and an understanding of financial empowerment that is essential for our youth”

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.

2024 Election Info.

Candidates interested in doing an interview can reach out to editor@oc115.com for more info.

Man Accused of Murder in Pontiac Arrested in Texas, Extradition Anticipated

He must first appear before a judge in Dallas for an extradition hearing at a future date.

14 Garden Clubs Across SE Michigan Gather in Pleasant Ridge to Learn and Grow Together

Among the Clubs in attendance were those from Farmington, Ferndale, Livonia, Dearborn and others.

Sheriff Sheds Light on Fentanyl Crisis with Town Hall Discussion

The panel included experts on the topic, some that became experts “not by a path that they chose, but because they were tragically impacted by the impact of the loss of a loved one or friend,” Sheriff Bouchard described.

OC Restaurant Quest: Ardiana’s Restaurant in Novi

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

Orion Supervisor Shares State of the Township w/Cinematic Flair

From Dodgeball to developments, Back to the Future to budgets, and references to The Sandlot, Orion Supervisor Chris Barnett’s State of the Township speech gave traditionally un-entertaining municipal governance topics a bit of Hollywood glow.

Publisher Crystal Proxmire Honored as Finalist for Intern Supervisor of the Year Award

Schanz wrote an exceptionally kind recommendation letter for Proxmire’s nomination, telling the Grand Valley judges…

Latest Articles

Top Baby Names in Michigan and Across the County Released

It’s the fifth year in a row that the names took the top slot together

Aug 6 Ballot – Pontiac City Charter

Pontiac Ballot Question Shall the 2024 City Charter proposed by the Pontiac Charter Revision Commission be adopted?

Aug 6 Ballot – Rochester Hills Library Millage

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property within the City of Rochester Hills, County of Oakland, Michigan, be increased…

Aug 6 Ballot – Walled Lake Library Millage Renewal

This millage will enable the continued operations of the Walled Lake City Library.

Aug 6 Ballot – Wixom Operating Millage Renewal

Shall the previously approved additional operating millage in Section 9.2 of the Wixom City Charter of up to 3.5 mills…

Aug 6 Ballot – Addison Township Proposals for Fire, Ambulance, and Library

Shall the previous voted and approved millage increase in the tax limitation…

Aug 6 Ballot – Bloomfield Township Public Safety Renewal

This renewal public safety millage will be subject to applicable statutory and constitutional tax limitation provisions…

Aug 6 Ballot – Commerce Township Park Improvements and Acquisition of Open Space Millage Renewal

Shall this voted millage be renewed at up to .3662 mill (0.3662 cents per $1000 of taxable property value) and levied for an additional 10 years…

Aug 6 – Groveland Township Fire Millage Renewal

Shall the Township of Groveland, Oakland County, Michigan, for the purpose of providing fire, rescue and related services…

Aug 6 Ballot – Highland Township Police Services Millage

The proposed millage is a renewal of a previously authorized millage.

Aug 6 Ballot – Independence Township Fire and Emergency Services Operating Millage

Approval of the above proposal would replace the current fire millage expiring in December 2024 and allow the Township to levy a new additional millage of 3.8716 mills for purposes of…

Aug 6 Ballot – Lyon Township Fire Department and Police Millage Renewals

Shall the Charter Township of Lyon, Oakland County, Michigan, renew the 2022 voter-approved levy of 2.3985 mills that expired in 2023…

Aug 6 Ballot – Oxford Township Police Operating Millage

For purposes of continuing to provide police services in the Township, shall the Charter Township of Oxford impose an increase on the lax limitation on taxable property of up to 4.25 mills…

Aug 6 Ballot – Royal Oak Township General Operating Capital Purchases Millage Renewal

This Proposal will allow the Charter Township of Royal Oak to renew the millage levied for general operating capital purchase funds

Aug 6 Ballot – Springfield Township Parks and Rec Renewal

Shall the previously voted .75 mill ($0.75 per $1,000 of taxable value) increase in the constitutional tax limitation…

Aug 6 Ballot – Waterford Township Proposals

This millage is to renew the millage that will expire and to restore millage lost as a result of the Headlee amendment

Aug 6 Ballot – West Bloomfield Bond Proposal for Parks and Rec

Shall the Charter Township of West Bloomfield, Oakland County, Michigan, borrow a sum not to exceed Twenty-Five Million Dollars ($25,000,000), and issue its unlimited tax general obligation bonds…

Aug 6 Ballot – White Lake Township Park and Recreation Millage Renewal

Shall the previously authorized increase in the tax limitations on all taxable property within the Charter Township of White Lake, established at 0.30 mills…

Aug 6 Ballot – Almont Community Schools Bond Proposal

Shall Almont Community Schools, Lapeer, St. Clair, Macomb and Oakland Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Twenty- Two Million Six Hundred Eighty Thousand Dollars…

Aug 6 Ballot – Avondale School District Bond Proposition

Shall the Avondale School District, County of Oakland, State of Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed One Hundred Fifty Million Dollars…

Aug 6 Ballot – Bloomfield Hills Schools Operating Millage Renewal

This proposal would renew the authority of the School District, which expires with the 2025 tax levy, to levy up to 18.00 mills for general school district operating purposes…

Aug 6 Ballot – Madison District Public Schools Operating Millage Proposal

This proposal will allow the school district to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law

39 Years Ago Cindy Louise Moore Disappeared. Oakland County Sheriff Asks Public Again for Answers

“Sometimes, after years have passed, people that had information or knowledge are more willing to share and come forward,” Bouchard said.

Families Decorate Trees with Yarn in Memory of Former Ferndale Student

FUEL would love to shout out our amazing families for the first-ever FUEL Yarn Blast

Candidate Interview: Tyler Fox for State Rep District 57

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

EVENTS in Oakland County

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

Memorial Day Events Across Oakland County

Many Oakland County cities, villages and townships host Memorial Day events to remember our fallen heroes and honor America’s armed forces.

OC Restaurant Quest: Paris Banh Mi in Troy

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

Construction Alert: Lane Closures on M-59 to Begin May 29

Learn more about this and other projects at the MDOT MI Drive Map.

Looking for Farmers Markets? Oakland County Has an Interactive Map

Use our list of farmers markets or interactive map to find a market near you.

Man at Hospital with Gun and Extra Clips Arrested, As Was Man Looking for Girlfriend at a Troy Hotel

Man at Hospital with Gun and Extra Clips Arrested, As Was Man Looking for Girlfriend at a Troy Hotel (Oakland County Times, May 23, 2024) Troy, MI – Troy Police arrested men with with guns in two separate incidents this past week. Here are the reports: Troy Beaumont Hospital (Corewell), 44201 Dequindre Road, 05/15/2024 at…

Video: Orion Township Adds Chevy Silverado EV to Fleet as GM Prepares for Local Production

Barnett touted the energy efficiency, and cost benefits, stating…

Northville Seeks Volunteers for Boards and Commissions

The City of Northville is accepting applications for qualified volunteers interested in serving on one of several boards

29 States, Including Michigan, Join Antitrust Lawsuit Against Ticketmaster

The lawsuit asks the court to restore competition in the live entertainment industry by prohibiting Live Nation from engaging in its anticompetitive practices and ordering the company to divest Ticketmaster. 

June 8 – Farmington SAFE Hosting Community Conversation on Human Trafficking

Farmington SAFE (Suicide Awareness For Everyone) partners with CARES in Farmington Hills to present a Community Conversation on human trafficking and protecting our community.

MSU Extension Offering Native Plant Kits, Registration Required

Research shows that native species are more adept at fostering biodiversity, protecting local habitat and attracting wildlife – including ever-important pollinators.

Detroit Zoo’s New Branding – Including Water Tower Wrap – Revealed

The Detroit Zoo has a new look – with a logo designed for versatility and showcasing the animals that are stars of the park.

OC Restaurant Quest: Mochi Sushi in Waterford

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

Permits Across Oakland County Show How Much New Housing is Being Built, by City

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) released their annual look at new construction across their seven-county service area, and Oakland County Times has decided to take a look at the data.

Two Separate Pit Bull Attacks in Oakland County, One Child & Grandparent Injured, One Man Dead

Two families have been impacted by pit bull attacks over the past week.

Julia Music on Ferndale Pride, a Life of Activism, and Setting Butterflies Free

Five years ago, Music became full-time chair of Ferndale Pride following a decision made with the three other founders.

Baby Raccoon Rescues in Highland Twp and White Lake

People love animal stories, and there were two last week in Western Oakland County

April Beaton Appointed to Hazel Park School Board

April Beaton was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Hazel Park Schools Board of Education

Downtown Auburn Hills Announces Reels by the Riverside Movie Lineup

Join us for this free, family-friendly event series on the riverside for movies under the stars in Downtown Auburn Hills.

Agents of Discovery: App Has Interactive Missions at Red Oaks & Independence Oaks

This free, educational app is designed to ignite curiosity and encourage people of all ages to discover unique outdoor experiences close to home.

Several Injured in Outdoor Heater Explosion in Downtown Rochester

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

Birmingham Announces Concert Schedule for Shain Park

The free concert series offers an opportunity to sit among the trees while enjoying beautiful music on warm summer evenings.

OC Restaurant Quest: Crackersnacks BBQ in Holly

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

Candidate Interview: Kevin Scramlin for Groveland Township Supervisor

For more interviews visit our Candidate Interview Page.

New Playground in Highland Closed After Vandalism

Plans are in the works to install cameras at Highland’s Chill at the Mill Playground after a recently installed playscape was vandalized.

Ferndale Youth Assistance Helps Students Set Goals, Share Visions

Andrea Williams said, “The kids were so excited, and their vision boards helped me to see how much talent and promise lives inside of these students.”

Saturday is First Air Quality Advisory for the Year

May 18 is the first Air Quality Advisory of the year for Southeast Michigan

Grant Means Free Transit for Veterans in Oakland County this Summer

Oakland County is home to more than 50,000 veterans.

No Place Like Home: Ferndale Mayor Leaks-May Shares State of the City Address

City of Ferndale Mayor Raylon Leaks-May shared the State of the City on May 14 at Affirmations.

Census Estimates Show Gains and Losses in Population for Oakland County Communities

The following three charts show the results for communities across Oakland County – separated into cities, townships, and villages…

2024 Candidate Interview: Trevis Harrold for State Rep District 55

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Elizabeth Lake Road in White Lake to Close Through Summer for Reconstruction

The closure is necessary for the reconstruction of Elizabeth Lake Road, a project that will also bring significant safety improvements.

OC Times Restaurant Quest: Capri Pizza in Southfield

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

Orion Township Launches CivicPlus System for Community Notifications

Orion Township is inviting people to sign up for relevant community alerts. 

Hiring: Clawson Chamber of Commerce Seeks New Director

The Director will be responsible for the daily operations of the Chamber including completing monthly board and financial reports, membership recruitment, retention, fiscal responsibilities, and collaborative relationships.

Downtown Ferndale Seeks Bands for 9 on 9 Concert Series

Calling all bands and musicians! Downtown Ferndale needs YOU!

Domestic Dispute Ends in Murder-Suicide

A caller to 911 reported that two people were deceased in the residence.

Seven SE Oakland Cities Collaborating on Safe Streets Plan

Officials and residents from each city were on hand to learn the background of crashes in the community, and to share their experiences.

Downtown Highland Announces Sounds Like Summer Tuesday Night Concerts

All shows begin at 7:00 PM in Veterans Park. Free to attend!

After Fighting Closes Berkley Days Second Year in a Row, City Issues Statement

No decision about 2025’s event will be announced at this time.

OC Restaurant Quest: Betty Ross II in Madison Heights

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

What’s New in Novi? Mayor Shares State of City Address

Fischer’s talk highlighted the city’s budget, development, transit, parks, roads and even public safety.

Independence Oaks Offering Archery Classes and Range Time

Don’t forget that the archery range is open from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday.

Ferndale Upper Fills the Halls with Affirmations for Mental Health Awareness Month

This week-long celebration focused on promoting positivity, resilience, and self-care among students and staff.

National League of Cities Visits Farmington Hills on Cross-Country Visit to 100 Cities

The City of Farmington Hills was honored to serve as an official stop on the National League of Cities (NLC) Centennial Roadshow: 100 Years, 100 Cities.

Sheriff Hosting Town Hall on Organized Theft Groups

Organized groups of trained and well-equipped thieves have broken into multiple homes in affluent neighborhoods in many Oakland County communities…

Oakland County Partners with United Way on Water Affordability Program

“Our partnership expands access to water assistance for families who typically are not eligible for other assistance programs.”

Plans in the Works for I-696 Rebuilding, Public Meetings Scheduled

The project will occur in 2025 – 2027.

Oak Park Police Seek Driver Who Harassed Women by Synagogue

Oak Park Investigations Bureau is actively investigating and seeking any information in identifying the vehicle and/or the driver in this incident.

Pontiac Lake Road Bridge in Waterford Closed Due to Hole, Bridge Slated for Replacement This Year

The detour is Crescent Lake Road to Highland Road (M-59) to Airport Road, back to Pontiac Lake Road and vice versa.

Video Shows Driver Take Out Light Pole in Keego Harbor, Police Seek Suspect

The vehicle was most likely a Volkswagen sedan.

Novi, Southfield, and Troy Get Transportation Alternatives Program Grants

“Creating a transportation system that provides access for everyone begins with safety,” said Amy O’Leary, Executive Director of SEMCOG.

No More Non-Competes, FTC Bans Restrictive Clauses in Most Circumstances

In a move to promote competition and worker freedom, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final rule banning non-compete agreements in most circumstances nationwide.

Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run on South Blvd, Police Seek Suspect

The suspect vehicle was described as dark in color, possibly a crossover or small SUV.       

With Low Voter Turnout, Two Districts Pass Bonds and One Does Not

Once again, an almost guaranteed low turnout May election was held on bond proposals in three Oakland County school districts – Hazel Park, Huron Valley and Walled Lake.

Rochester High’s Kelley Cusmano Named Michigan Teacher of the Year

As Michigan Teacher of the Year, Kelley represents what is best about being an educator.

Huron Valley Council for the Arts and Milford DDA Announce Lineup for Friday Night Live Concert Series

All shows take place at the Downtown Milford Center Street Park Gazebo from 7-9pm.

Clawson’s Summer Park Market Announces 2024 Dates and Events

The Clawson Summer Park Market is a farmers market and much more.

Oil Spread on Residential Streets in West Bloomfield, Police Want to Know Why

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the West Bloomfield Township Police Department at 248-975-9200.

Seven Lakes State Park in Holly to Close Weekdays for Construction Projects

Three large projects are kicking off very soon:

The Ups, and Mostly Downs, of School District Enrollment Across Oakland County

But what about the districts that bucked the general trend? 

May 8 – Workshop for SE Oakland Communities on Safe Streets

The discussion will focus on “what would make the Southeast Oakland County streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and drivers? “

OC Restaurant Quest: K Blocks BBQ in Oxford and Washington Twp

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

Who Will Be Michigan’s Next Poet Laureate?  Nominations Being Accepted

Nominees must submit a list or provide links to three work samples and a statement of why they should be considered for the position of Michigan poet laureate

Construction Alert: Davisburg Road and Broadway Street to Close in Springfield Twp

The closure is necessary to complete paving work that is part of the Mill Pond dam removal project that began in late 2023.

Winners Announced in Oakland County Treasurer’s Financial Literacy Art Contest

“Each piece of art showcases creativity and skill and an understanding of financial empowerment that is essential for our youth”

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.

2024 Election Info.

Candidates interested in doing an interview can reach out to editor@oc115.com for more info.

Man Accused of Murder in Pontiac Arrested in Texas, Extradition Anticipated

He must first appear before a judge in Dallas for an extradition hearing at a future date.

14 Garden Clubs Across SE Michigan Gather in Pleasant Ridge to Learn and Grow Together

Among the Clubs in attendance were those from Farmington, Ferndale, Livonia, Dearborn and others.

Sheriff Sheds Light on Fentanyl Crisis with Town Hall Discussion

The panel included experts on the topic, some that became experts “not by a path that they chose, but because they were tragically impacted by the impact of the loss of a loved one or friend,” Sheriff Bouchard described.

OC Restaurant Quest: Ardiana’s Restaurant in Novi

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

Orion Supervisor Shares State of the Township w/Cinematic Flair

From Dodgeball to developments, Back to the Future to budgets, and references to The Sandlot, Orion Supervisor Chris Barnett’s State of the Township speech gave traditionally un-entertaining municipal governance topics a bit of Hollywood glow.

Publisher Crystal Proxmire Honored as Finalist for Intern Supervisor of the Year Award

Schanz wrote an exceptionally kind recommendation letter for Proxmire’s nomination, telling the Grand Valley judges…