Agents of Discovery: App Has Interactive Missions at Red Oaks & Independence Oaks
Several Injured in Outdoor Heater Explosion in Downtown Rochester
Birmingham Announces Concert Schedule for Shain Park
OC Restaurant Quest: Crackersnacks BBQ in Holly
Candidate Interview: Kevin Scramlin for Groveland Township Supervisor
New Playground in Highland Closed After Vandalism
Saturday is First Air Quality Advisory for the Year
Grant Means Free Transit for Veterans in Oakland County this Summer
No Place Like Home: Ferndale Mayor Leaks-May Shares State of the City Address
Census Estimates Show Gains and Losses in Population for Oakland County Communities
Agents of Discovery: App Has Interactive Missions at Red Oaks & Independence Oaks
Several Injured in Outdoor Heater Explosion in Downtown Rochester
Birmingham Announces Concert Schedule for Shain Park
OC Restaurant Quest: Crackersnacks BBQ in Holly
Candidate Interview: Kevin Scramlin for Groveland Township Supervisor
New Playground in Highland Closed After Vandalism
Saturday is First Air Quality Advisory for the Year
Grant Means Free Transit for Veterans in Oakland County this Summer
No Place Like Home: Ferndale Mayor Leaks-May Shares State of the City Address
Census Estimates Show Gains and Losses in Population for Oakland County Communities

Latest Articles

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.

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…

Events in Oakland County

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

Birmingham Shopping District Welcomes New Director Erika Bassett

Bassett has experience in administration, public relations and downtown marketing and advertising, and business attraction and retention, all of which will help her serve the Birmingham Shopping District.

EB I-696 to Close Saturday May 4 in Southfield

Always check Michigan.gov/drive for construction information.

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Lapeer Road in Oxford Twp

The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Volunteers Needed to Pull Invasive Garlic Mustard at Locations Across Oakland County

These events seek to reduce this common invasive species, which can prevent native plants from thriving.

County Offering Reduced Fees for Dog and Cat Adoptions Through May 15

The adoption fee for this event will be $25.00 for dog adoptions and $15.00 for cat adoptions.

Brian Calley Shares Small Business Outlook at Royal Oak Chamber Luncheon

SBAM President and CEO Brian Calley was the keynote speaker for the event.

Volunteers Remove Invasive Species from Highland’s Hickory Ridge Pines Park

The crew found an abundance of Bittersweet, as well as some Autumn Olive, Bush Honey Suckle, and Garlic Mustard.

Ferndale Fifth Graders Visit DIA, Make Art

Learn more about Ferndale Schools at https://www.ferndaleschools.org/

Auburn Hills Gets Grant for Creation of a Public Square

Construction is expected to begin this July and be completed by November. 

OC Restaurant Quest:  Atam’s Pizza and Wings in Rochester Hills

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

Berkley State Rep. Introduces Bill to Deter Excessive Noise From Custom Car Exhausts

Constituents have consistently cited noise on Woodward Ave. as a significant concern.

OC Restaurant Quest: Yori Sushi, Japanese, and Korean in Novi

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

Police Seek Help Finding Missing Woman, Vehicle Found at Waterford Oaks – UPDATED

Anyone who may have seen Santia within the past 24 hours or may know where she is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 248-858-4950.

New Chief Jeremy Watson Isn’t The Only News at Village of Holly Fire Dept.

There are a number of things new at the Village of Holly Fire Department…

Oakland County Residents Invited to Take Food Landscape Community Survey

Community partners in Oakland County are conducting a food landscape study & are seeking input via this community survey.

Listening Sessions Being Held to Discuss Experiences with Ferndale Police, Participants Needed

Your responses will be recorded and kept confidential in accordance with NEW’s privacy standards.

Sheriff Cautions Against Jury Duty Scam after Huntington Woods Woman Loses $18,000

The latest victim is a Huntington Woods woman who was scammed earlier this week out of $18,000.

Explore: Parks, Trails, Downtowns, and Other Destinations in Oakland County (and Beyond)

Oakland County Times has a growing list of parks, trails, family-friendly destinations and more in our area and beyond.

Events in Oakland County

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

OC Restaurant Quest: Hippies Pizza in Royal Oak

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

Oakland Thrive Hosts Workshops and Events for Small Business Success

Check out their trainings and events happening this spring

Garages R Us Owner Sentenced for Ripping Off Customers

“Sessions ripped off unsuspecting customers for tens of thousands of dollars, and today’s sentence will put an end to his criminal scheming.”

Saturday is Full of Deals for Ladies Day Out in Downtown Highland

From exclusive sales to tempting promotions and tantalizing refreshments, each participating business has something special in store just for you.

Ridgedale Players Present “It Shoulda Been You” May 3-19 in Troy

Will they live “happily ever after?” 

Man Accused of Shooting that Left 20 Year Old Paralyzed Arraigned

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of shots fired in an apartment on Fireside Lane in the North Hill Farms Apartment Complex in Pontiac.

Innovation Hills to Get New Restrooms Thanks to County Grant

The city plans to begin construction in summer or fall of 2024.

Highland Township Offices Has Mosquito Repellent Free for Residents

West Nile virus (WNV) is primarily spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes.

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.

Latest Articles

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.

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…

Events in Oakland County

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

Birmingham Shopping District Welcomes New Director Erika Bassett

Bassett has experience in administration, public relations and downtown marketing and advertising, and business attraction and retention, all of which will help her serve the Birmingham Shopping District.

EB I-696 to Close Saturday May 4 in Southfield

Always check Michigan.gov/drive for construction information.

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Lapeer Road in Oxford Twp

The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Volunteers Needed to Pull Invasive Garlic Mustard at Locations Across Oakland County

These events seek to reduce this common invasive species, which can prevent native plants from thriving.

County Offering Reduced Fees for Dog and Cat Adoptions Through May 15

The adoption fee for this event will be $25.00 for dog adoptions and $15.00 for cat adoptions.

Brian Calley Shares Small Business Outlook at Royal Oak Chamber Luncheon

SBAM President and CEO Brian Calley was the keynote speaker for the event.

Volunteers Remove Invasive Species from Highland’s Hickory Ridge Pines Park

The crew found an abundance of Bittersweet, as well as some Autumn Olive, Bush Honey Suckle, and Garlic Mustard.

Ferndale Fifth Graders Visit DIA, Make Art

Learn more about Ferndale Schools at https://www.ferndaleschools.org/

Auburn Hills Gets Grant for Creation of a Public Square

Construction is expected to begin this July and be completed by November. 

OC Restaurant Quest:  Atam’s Pizza and Wings in Rochester Hills

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

Berkley State Rep. Introduces Bill to Deter Excessive Noise From Custom Car Exhausts

Constituents have consistently cited noise on Woodward Ave. as a significant concern.

OC Restaurant Quest: Yori Sushi, Japanese, and Korean in Novi

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

Police Seek Help Finding Missing Woman, Vehicle Found at Waterford Oaks – UPDATED

Anyone who may have seen Santia within the past 24 hours or may know where she is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 248-858-4950.

New Chief Jeremy Watson Isn’t The Only News at Village of Holly Fire Dept.

There are a number of things new at the Village of Holly Fire Department…

Oakland County Residents Invited to Take Food Landscape Community Survey

Community partners in Oakland County are conducting a food landscape study & are seeking input via this community survey.

Listening Sessions Being Held to Discuss Experiences with Ferndale Police, Participants Needed

Your responses will be recorded and kept confidential in accordance with NEW’s privacy standards.

Sheriff Cautions Against Jury Duty Scam after Huntington Woods Woman Loses $18,000

The latest victim is a Huntington Woods woman who was scammed earlier this week out of $18,000.

Explore: Parks, Trails, Downtowns, and Other Destinations in Oakland County (and Beyond)

Oakland County Times has a growing list of parks, trails, family-friendly destinations and more in our area and beyond.

Events in Oakland County

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

OC Restaurant Quest: Hippies Pizza in Royal Oak

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

Oakland Thrive Hosts Workshops and Events for Small Business Success

Check out their trainings and events happening this spring

Garages R Us Owner Sentenced for Ripping Off Customers

“Sessions ripped off unsuspecting customers for tens of thousands of dollars, and today’s sentence will put an end to his criminal scheming.”

Saturday is Full of Deals for Ladies Day Out in Downtown Highland

From exclusive sales to tempting promotions and tantalizing refreshments, each participating business has something special in store just for you.

Ridgedale Players Present “It Shoulda Been You” May 3-19 in Troy

Will they live “happily ever after?” 

Man Accused of Shooting that Left 20 Year Old Paralyzed Arraigned

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of shots fired in an apartment on Fireside Lane in the North Hill Farms Apartment Complex in Pontiac.

Innovation Hills to Get New Restrooms Thanks to County Grant

The city plans to begin construction in summer or fall of 2024.

Highland Township Offices Has Mosquito Repellent Free for Residents

West Nile virus (WNV) is primarily spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes.

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.