Pantry is Low: Lighthouse of Oakland County seeks Donations

Pantry is Low: Lighthouse of Oakland County seeks Donations (compiled, Feb. 23, 2016) Clarkston, MI – Did you know… Lighthouse’s Food Pantry is the only food pantry in Oakland County that is open 5 days a week and services all of Oakland County? Each month – an average of 850 families, more than 1,400 individuals,…

OU Students Help Independence Township with Money-Saving Lean Principles

OU Students Help Independence Township with Money-Saving Lean Principles (Oakland University Press Release, Feb. 22, 2016) Independence Township, MI – Master’s students from Oakland University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department worked with Independence Township officials to help improve the township’s rental facilities reservations process. The project was part of the ISE Department’s Lean Principles…

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2016) Waterford, MI – Wind storms with some lightning blew though Oakland County Friday night, sometimes reaching in the 30-40 mph range. Pockets of power outages happened through the area according to the DTE website. As of 11pm, Waterford, Clarkston and Ortonville had the…

Bomb Threat Puts Clarkston High on Lock-down

Bomb Threat Puts Clarkston High on Lock-down (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 13, 2016) Clarkston, MI – FROM DAY SHIFT: 01-12-2016, 07:00 hrs. THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT: 01-13-2016, 07:00 hrs. INCIDENT:  08:10 hrs. – Independence Township – Bomb Threat  #16-6318 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the Clarkston High School located on the 6000 block of Flemings Lake…

Clarkston/Brandon Credit Union CFO Admits to $20 Million Embezzlement

Clarkston/Brandon Credit Union CFO Admits to $20 Million Embezzlement (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 9, 2016) Clarkston, MI – On January 6th, 2016 Michael Anthony LaJoice (DOB: 02/01/1979) walked into the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Pontiac and made a statement to Detectives that he committed an embezzlement of approximately $20 million dollars over…

Men Escape Sinking Vehicle After Accident on Pine Knob Rd.

Men Escape Sinking Vehicle After Accident on Pine Knob Rd. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Dec. 29, 2015) FROM DAY SHIFT: 12-25-2015, 07:00 hrs. THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT: 12-26-2015, 07:00 hrs. INCIDENT:  09:29 hrs. – Independence Township – Submerged Vehicle – #15-209617 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to Pine Knob Rd and Waldon Road for a full size van…

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video)

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 8, 2015) Ann Arbor, MI – In Michigan it is illegal to discriminate against people based on factors such as race, religion, age and disability. However, discrimination continues against people in the LGBT community because it is legal to do so. In Michigan people…

Tree Farms in Oakland County

Tree Farms in Oakland County (Oakland County Blog, Nov. 24, 2015) The Holiday season just isn’t complete without a big tree to decorate with ornaments collected throughout the years, blinking lights, and shining ribbon. If you’re on the hunt for that perfect Christmas pine, check out the farms in Oakland County offering fresh pre-cut and “u-cut”…

Clerk Launches Alert System for Property Owners to Help Prevent Fraud

Clerk Launches Alert System for Property Owners to Help Prevent Fraud (Oakland County Clerk Press Release, Nov. 7, 2015) Oakland County has launched its new Property Record Notification system to enhance its Super Index, simplifying property record searches and allowing activity notifications for residents, professionals and law enforcement. “We’ve taken our Super Index, a property…