Detroit Free Press pays littering fines

Federal case against Orion Twp. continues   By Jim Newell Review Staff Writer The attorney for the Detroit Free Press paid two $800 littering fines in district court on Thursday, but that does not end the fight, and the federal case and the $5 million lawsuit against Orion Twp. will continue. Herschel Fink, attorney for the […]

Lake Orion Village votes 4-3 in favor of passing LGBTQ Ordinance

By Georgia Thelen Review Staff Writer The Village of Lake Orion met September 26 to vote on a Human Rights Ordinance regarding basic protected rights for the LGBTQ community. The village council passed a first reading of the ordinance in August. The ordinance would provide basic human rights such as the rights included in the […]

Setting the record straight on the ‘consequences’ of the Human Rights Ordinance and the LGBT community

As a retired reporter, columnist and newspaper editor, I was alarmed when The Lake Orion Review not only printed Gregory Weddle’s blatant untruths in his letter to the editor “Consider the consequences of Human Rights Ordinance” but then also directed readers to the hyperbolic letter in a page 3 tease on the village council considering […]

Resident lends support to some Township candidates

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 we, the registered voters of the Charter Township of Orion, will be exercising our constitutional right to vote in the General Election. When the polls close at 8:00PM the voters will have decided (by majority vote) their respective candidates to lead the township for the next four years. A new […]

Book sale is a success

Another successful used book sale, held by the Friends of the Orion Township Library, brought in much needed funds for the Library, specifically their programming budget. A big thank you goes to Book Sale Chair Linda Jezuit, Sally Pelletier and Tom Reuter and the back room book sorters, library staff, everyone who donated books, and […]

Resident disturbed by ‘harmful’ letter previously published

I am deeply disturbed that The Lake Orion Review permitted Gregory Weddle’s commentary to be printed regarding the Human Rights Ordinance the Village has been considering. As someone who is privileged to have friends that are gay right here in Lake Orion, I was outraged by Mr. Weddle’s hurtful and harmful comments that were not […]

Sippin’ a cuppa joe just got creative

Coffee drinkers might forget about their fresh brew while instead focusing on the artwork – of their table. That’s probably not what ABeanToGo owner Kirk Walker had in mind when he asked local artists to help him refurbish and decorate an old coffee table at the downtown Lake Orion coffee house on Flint Street. Seven […]

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl honors LOHS marching band members

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl presented by American Family Insurance Selection Tour visited Lake Orion High School on Sept. 26 and inducted students Emily Granzow, Sean DePalma and Gina Tress into the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Only 125 high school marching band members among millions in the United States. These students were chosen […]

LOHS Romeo & Juliet throwback performance was all that

By Georgia Thelen Review Staff Writer The Lake Orion High School Thespian Troupe 2898 donned the Wildwood Amphitheater stage Sept. 15-18 with fanny packs, flannels and Converse during their 90’s rendition of William Shakespeare’s, ‘Romeo and Juliet’. With the original manuscript, no sound assistance and even a few raindrops, the Thespian Troupe filled the amphitheater […]

Dragons upset Warriors in physical football battle

By Joe St. Henry Review Contributing Writer Lake Orion’s varsity football team exemplified what the mantra “Orion Tough” means on both sides of the ball last Friday in an impressive victory over Southfield A&T, 21-14. The upset win improved the Dragons’ record to 3-2 (3-1 OAA Red) and, more importantly, improved the team’s path to […]

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