Village Council votes to extend contract with Orion Twp. for police services

Extension good for 60 days; to cost $45,000 per month By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Village Council approved extending its current contract with Orion Township for law enforcement services for another 60 days. The previous contract was set to expire March 3. The request from Lake Orion Police Chief […]

Lake Orion DDA board hires new executive director

DDA board creates, fills assistant executive director position By Jim Newell Managing Editor LAKE ORION — Lake Orion has a new Downtown Development Authority executive director, and a new assistant executive director, who will lead the DDA through a challenging period of growth and development, DDA board members said The Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority […]

LOCS poised to approve new elementary math programming

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — During its meeting on Feb. 14, the Lake Orion Community School’s Board of Education received a presentation and recommendation from members of the district’s math pilot committee regarding findings of a now completed trial of two elementary math pilot programs. District math specialist and instructional coach Emilie […]

Voters head to the polls on Tuesday

LOCS millages on the ballot By Jim Newell Managing Editor ORION TWP. — The Presidential Primary Election in Michigan is Tuesday and voters in Orion Township will head to polls to cast ballots for president and two Lake Orion Community Schools proposed millages. Polls open at 7 a.m. Feb. 27 and close at 8 p.m. […]

Lake Orion NHS students support the WAVE Project

NHS students ask for donations to help homeless population in Metro Detroit By Jim Newell Managing Editor ORION TWP. — Lake Orion High School students care about the world around them and are asking the Orion community to support their efforts to provide some essential items for the homeless population in the Metro Detroit area. […]

Pickup truck crashes through Eva’s Dairy Café

Pickup truck crashes through Eva’s Dairy Café

A pickup crashed through the front of Eva’s Dairy Cafe on Monday morning. No one was injured in the crash and no one was inside of the building, police said. Photo by Sherman Rogers By Jim Newell Managing Editor LAKE ORION — A Lake Orion landmark received substantial damage after a pickup truck crashed through […]

DPW Director Wesley Sanchez to serve as village manager during McClary’s vacation

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — During its meeting on Monday, the Lake Orion Village Council approved a request from Manager Darwin McClary to appoint DPW Director Wesley Sanchez as acting village manager from Feb. 17-24 while McClary is away on vacation. Village charter states that the village manager may, with the approval […]

Lake Orion planning commissioners request that they no longer receive compensation

Commissioners to receive printed materials despite the village going paperless for meeting documents By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Village Council approved two requests from the planning commission on Monday, including no longer paying planning commissioners for attending meetings The council adopted a resolution, as requested, that members serve on […]

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