Four Stories of Service from the 2018 WONder Woman Awards

Four Stories of Service from the 2018 WONder Woman Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 27, 2018) Troy, MI- The first column Rochelle Riley ever wrote was for the Courier-Journal newspaper in Louisville, KY.  In it she called out city leaders for failing to honor hometown icon Muhammad Ali by letting his boyhood home deteriorate and…

Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana Named Michigan Municipal League Board President

Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana Named Michigan Municipal League Board President (MML, Sept. 27, 2018) Grand Rapids, Ferndale, Pontiac, MI – Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana was selected as the 2018-19 president of the Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees. Piana was named board president by the 18-member board during the Michigan Municipal League’s 2018 Convention that…

Kikki Challenge Moves & Healthy Messages from Kids across the County (video)

Kikki Challenge Moves & Healthy Messages from Kids across the County (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 24, 2018) Pontiac, Lake Orion, Southfield, Ferndale, MI- Groups in four Oakland County communities have taken the “Kiki Challenge” to a new level – harnessing the power of this social media trend to spread messages of positive mental health.…

Reporter Food: White Castle’s New Vegetarian Impossible Burger Sliders

Reporter Food: White Castle’s New Vegetarian Impossible Burger Sliders (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 13, 2018) Ferndale, Troy, Pontiac, Southfield, Royal Oak, Oak Park, Farmington Hills, MI – Yesterday White Castle rolled out their newest, and much-anticipated, creation – the Impossible Burger slider.  This plant-based burger has a similar texture and taste to real beef, but…

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network Expanding Substance Use Disorders Services

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network Expanding Substance Use Disorders Services (OIHN, Aug. 29, 2018) Pontiac, MI- Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network (OIHN), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Oakland County, is expanding its practice to include substance use disorder treatment by offering Medication Assisted Treatment. OIHN service expansion comes after its operational site visit from…

Commercial Vehicles and Trailers Banned on Woodward During Dream Cruise

Commercial Vehicles and Trailers Banned on Woodward During Dream Cruise (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Aug. 13, 2018) Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods, Royal Oak, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Twp, Pontiac, MI – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is advising local residents and those attending the Woodward Dream Cruise of a temporary traffic control order, which will…

What Caused the Oakland County Ballot Shortage, What to Expect in November

What Caused the Oakland County Ballot Shortage, What to Expect in November (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 10, 2018) Pontiac, MI- Several communities in Oakland County fell short of ballots during Tuesday’s Primary Election, leaving many to wonder what happened and what could be done to avoid this in the future. Clerks at the municipal level…

Crash on Woodward in Pontiac Overturns Vehicle, Damages Sheriff Cruiser

Crash on Woodward in Pontiac Overturns Vehicle, Damages Sheriff Cruiser (Aug. 3, 2018, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office) Pontiac, MI – At approximately 10:43 am today a Sheriff’s Office Detective was traveling north bound on Woodward Ave. in Pontiac.  The Detective was being followed by another Sheriff’s Office Detective.  Both were stopped for a red light…

2018 Candidate Interview: Kristina Karamo for County Commissioner Dist. 10

2018 Candidate Interview: Kristina Karamo for County Commissioner Dist. 10 (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 14, 2018) Pontiac, and Auburn Hills, MI- Kristina Karamo is running for County Commission for the 10th District in the Republican Primary Aug. 7, 2018.  David. B. Foster is also on the Republican Primary ballot. On the Democratic Primary ballot are incumbent…

2018 Candidate Interview: Jeff Pittel for State Senate Dist. 12

2018 Candidate Interview: Jeff Pittel for State Senate Dist. 12 (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 4, 2018) Addison Township, Auburn Hills, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Township, Franklin, Independence Township, Keego Harbor Oakland Township, Orion, Oxford, Pontiac, Southfield Township, Sylvan Lake and Clarkston, MI – Jeff Pittel is running unopposed in Libertarian Primary for State Senate…