For First Time Ever, Every Retailer Passed Tobacco Sales Tests

For First Time Ever, Every Retailer Passed Tobacco Sales Tests (Oakland County Health Division Press Release, Aug. 24, 2015) For the first time ever, Oakland County retailers did not sell any tobacco products to youth during recent undercover inspections, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The Oakland County Health Division conducted the annual inspection…

Suspected Window Peeper Arrested in Rochester Hills

Suspected Window Peeper Arrested in Rochester Hills (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Aug. 23, 2015 INCIDENT:  22:40 hrs. – City of Rochester Hills – Prowler / Window Peeping #15-13491 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Woodview Ct. in reference to a Window Peeping complaint.  The complainant reported seeing a subject wearing dark clothing…

Rochester Rotary Gives Service Dog to Veteran with PTSD

Rochester Rotary Gives Service Dog to Veteran with PTSD (Rochester Rotary, Aug. 12, 2015) Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, is pleased to announce it has matched an Oakland County veteran with a…

Actress Melissa Gilbert Announces Congressional Run

Actress Melissa Gilbert Announces Congressional Run (C. Proxmire, Aug. 10, 2015) Actress Melissa Gilbert, best known for the TV series Little House on the Prairie, has announced that she is running for Congress in Michigan’s 8th District. The District includes Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Lake Orion and Oxford in Oakland County as well as parts of…

Rochester’s Paint a Miracle… Reception Aug. 21

Rochester’s Paint a Miracle to Exhibit in Ferndale’s Level One Gallery, Reception Aug. 21 (event listing) Three years ago, Carol Cameron was asked to be a visiting artist at Paint a Miracle, a local art studio uniquely designed for individuals living with disabilities. After spending a few months working with Paint a Miracle artists, Carol…

Rochester: School Board VP Resigns, Applicants Sought

Rochester: School Board VP Resigns, Applicants Sought (Rochester Community School District Press Release, July 29,2015) The Rochester Community School District’s Board of Education Vice President Jane Pierobon has submitted her resignation, effective July 25, 2015. The Board of Education accepted Pierobon’s resignation at the July 27 Board meeting. Pierobon has served on the BOE since…

Happy’s Pizza Founder & Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison

Happy’s Pizza Founder and Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison (FBI Press Release, July 20, 2015)   A Detroit-area businessman and other co-conspirators were sentenced to prison this week for income and employment tax fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice…

Oakland University Passes State Cap, Raises Tuition 8.48%

Oakland University Passes State Cap, Raises Tuition 8.48% (compiled, July 7, 2015) Grizzlies will be paying more for college come fall, as the Board of Trustees for Oakand University has approved a 8.48% tuition increase. According to a report by David Jesse in the Detroit Free Press, OU will give up $1.2 million in state…

Cities Competing for MML Awards, Public Asked to Vote

Cities Competing for MML Awards, Public Asked to Vote (MML Press Release, July 4, 2015)   Sixteen projects, programs, and initiatives involving more than 20 Michigan communities are vying for the statewide Community Excellence Award (CEA)—the most prestigious Michigan Municipal League honor. The communities involved in this year’s competition are Allegan, Auburn Hills, Battle Creek,…

Princess & Pirate Ball in Rochester Aug. 2

Princess & Pirate Ball in Rochester Aug. 2 (event listing) Sunday, August 2 4:00 – 7:00 pm Royal Park Hotel – 600 E. University Calling all pirates and princesses! Grab your tiaras and treasure and join us for great food, dancing, magical kids’ crafts, silent auction and more! Strolling dinner, silent auction, kid’s activities, entertainment…

Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills Damaged by Vandalism

Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills Damaged by Vandalism (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 5, 2015) Vandals damaged walls and windows of Stoney Creek High School in the Rochester Community School District, painting them with graffiti-made obscenities. They also toilet-papered trees and spread paper all over the lawn. According to Rochester Community School District, the…

Hazardous Material Found in Clinton River, Pontiac to Rochester Hills

Hazardous Material Found in Clinton River from Pontiac to Rochester Hills (Auburn Hills Fire Dept., June 2, 2015) The Auburn Hills Fire Dept. is assisting with the investigation of a hazardous materials spill in the Clinton River. At 3:04pm June 1, fire units responded to the Clinton River in the area of auburn Ct. and…