2018 Candidate Interview: Bethany Blackburn for Pontiac School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: Bethany Blackburn for Pontiac School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 4, 2018) Pontiac, MI- Behtany Blackburn is running for Pontiac School Board. On the ballot are Bethany Blackburn, Kenyada Bowman, Eisha Branner, William A. Carrington, ShaQuana Davis-Smith, Peter Durham, Albert Hodge, Suave LaVallis, Dubrae L. Newman, George Rogers and Caroll Y. Turpin.…

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…

Woodward Ave to Close at Railroad Tracks in Pontiac through October

Woodward Ave to Close at Railroad Tracks in Pontiac through October (MDOT, Aug. 31, 2018) Pontiac, MI- HIGHWAY: I-75 Business Loop (BL) (US-24 Business Route (BR)/Woodward Avenue) COUNTY: Oakland CLOSURE START DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2018 CLOSURE END DATE: Late October 2018 PROJECT DETAILS:  The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $690,000 to replace the…

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…