Political signs disappear amidst school bond clash

By Jim Newell Review Editor With the Nov. 6 general election a mere two weeks away, campaign signs are sprouting up all over the Orion landscape. And the rivalry between those who support the Lake Orion Community Schools proposed $160 million bond and those who are opposed to it seems to be taking a turn […]

Proposed school bond would keep tax rate at 7.491 mills but would cost more than $160 million

By Jim Newell Review Editor In the Nov. 6 general election, voters will decide on Lake Orion Community School’s $160 million bond proposal that would be used to renovate, and, in some cases, rebuild schools and improve technology and safety/security throughout the district. The Lake Orion Review sat down with Assistant Superintendent of Business and […]

Dragons rip Black Hawks for Homecoming victory

By Joe St. Henry Review Sports Contributor Lake Orion’s football team gave its Homecoming crowd plenty to cheer about during a convincing 42-14 victory over Bloomfield Hills last Friday. The win improved the Dragons’ record to 4-3 (4-2 OAA Red), the first time they have posted a record above .500 since John Blackstock became head […]

Vote ‘No’ on the LOCS Bond

Let me assure Superintendent Marion Ginopolis that as a chemist and businessman, my mathematics skills are advanced and exceptional. She is entitled to have her opinion about the value of the Bond projects. Likewise, I am entitled to my opinion and it is that the $51.5 million planned for a new elementary school, tearing down […]

Vote for Mindy Denninger for state representative

I urge voters in the Michigan 46th House district to vote for Mindy Denninger. Mindy lives in Oxford and is an engineer. As an engineer she uses facts, science and data to develop solutions to problems. With all the issues that the State of Michigan will face in the near future, we need a representative […]

Resident opposes medical marijuana facility

What the hell is going on in Lake Orion? So, we now have a (marijuana) grow operation that’s going to start breaking ground in LO? The article says supported by Orion township’s and specifically (Orion Twp. Supervisor) Chris Barnett. What does this township stand for? I’ve been a resident for over 50 years and (my) […]

Vote ‘No’ on the new school board debt proposal

The Lake Orion school board has proposed adding $160,000,000 in new debt over the next ten years. Most residents received a slick flyer in the mail telling them this will not increase our tax rate, which is misleading at best. The flyer is designed to make us think we are getting something for nothing. No […]

The school bond debt is high & citizens will pay higher taxes over time

The school bond debt is high and citizens will pay higher taxes over time. I’ve considered this bond debt from many different perspectives: mother of LO students, previous business owner, LOHS graduate, property owner and community advocate. I’ve asked many questions about this bond proposal so that I was able to understand the language. It […]

LOCS sinking fund projects underway

By Megan Kelley Review Writer In August 2016 Lake Orion Community Schools passed a sinking fund to help with repairs that were needed throughout the district. This sinking fund generates approximately $3.5 million annually for the 10 years following its passage to assist in the “more than $40 million in facility projects proposed for Lake […]

LOCS middle schools bond breakdown

By Megan Kelley Review Writer In last week’s issue of The Lake Orion Review we started to break down the numbers of the LOCS bond proposal, specifically for the elementary schools. Upon the passage of the bond, the elementary schools would receive $66.6 million of the proposed $160 million bond total. Combined, the three middle […]