School board to consider ‘asset planning’ at workshop today

By Jim Newell Review Editor Pine Tree Elementary may have closed in June but its fate remains uncertain. The Lake Orion Board of Education and the board’s Asset Planning Committee tabled any discussion about selling or repurposing Pine Tree until after the school year ended. Now, the district is revisiting what it should do with […]

Veterans Memorial War Dog Monument dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Aug. 12

Veterans Memorial  War Dog Monument dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Aug. 12

By Susan Carroll Review Writer The War Dog Monument portrays two military German Shepherds cast in bronze, atop a base of sand bags memorializing the heroic canines that served alongside soldiers during times of war and peace. German Shepherds are still commonly used in the American military for their agility, strength and courage. The monument […]

Perry St. sewer project begins; road closed until Sept.

By Susan Carroll Review Writer The Perry Street sanitary sewer pipe replacement project began on Aug. 7. VIL Construction of Sterling Heights was awarded the job at a cost of $223,315. “We have been watching the pipe for a while and it is now time to replace it,” said Village Manager Joe Young. The construction […]

BIG Rig Gig

BIG Rig Gig

By Jim Newell Review Editor Fire trucks, police cars, a cement mixer, road commission construction vehicles, bulldozers and backhoes. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office sent a SWAT vehicle and motorcycle. Oh, and a helicopter from Life Flight of Michigan. A big hit with the kids. These were just some of the vehicles at this year’s […]

Lake Orion schools sinking fund projects underway at several bldgs.

Lake Orion schools sinking fund projects underway at several bldgs.

By Jim Newell Review Editor Construction and renovation projects are currently underway at the Lake Orion schools. The projects are the first in a line of repairs and renovations being paid for by the district’s sinking fund. Last August, Orion residents passed the building and site sinking fund, with 57 percent of voters supporting the […]

Charities & volunteers connect with smart-phone app in Orion Twp.

Just Serve is a smart-phone app that connects volunteers with charities and civic organizations. Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett wants residents and organizations to download the free, faith-based service. “No community has more civic pride and volunteer spirit than Orion,” said Barnett. “The Just Serve app is a perfect way to build on that. I […]

Fire Chief Bob Smith named Orion Twp. Citizen of the Month

Fire Chief Bob Smith named Orion Twp. Citizen of the Month

By Jim Newell Review Editor After 31 years with the Orion Township Fire Department, Chief Bob Smith has another accolade to his list of credentials – Citizen of the Month. Supervisor Chris Barnett presented Smith with a certificate recognizing him as the August Citizen of the Month at Monday’s board of trustees meeting. The recognition […]

Man gets more than 100 years in prison for fatal crash in Orion Twp.

By Jim Newell Review Editor A Pontiac man was sentenced July 24 to 100-150 years in prison for the death of an Independence Township man after a high-speed police chase in Orion Township last year. Rashed Brown, 31, received the sentence on a second-degree murder charge. He also received a 19-60 year sentence for fleeing […]

Missing teen is safe, back at Children’s Village,

By Jim Newell Review Editor A 16-year-old Orion Township teen who had most of Southeast Michigan looking for him has been found and is back in Children’s Village in Pontiac awaiting a court date. Lt. Wendy Reyes of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on July 25 that Nathan Charles Greiwe had been apprehended by […]