Lake Orion drawdown allows for inspection and repair

Drawdown of the water level on Lake Orion is proposed to begin on Sept. 12. Lowering the water level allows for inspection of the dam, shoreline stabilization and for property owners to repair or reconstruct existing seawalls. Permits are necessary for work on the seawalls.Inspection and preservation of the shoreline is necessary as erosion is […]

Charter Township of Orion

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor For the past 30 years, volunteers have worked together to raise funds and organize SCAMP for kids with special needs, each summer starting with a picnic at Independence Oaks County Park, July 25. This year’s picnic at the Twin Chimneys pavilion is led by John Spokaeski, who has volunteered […]

$5M Rehabilitation Project begins this month

$5M Rehabilitation Project begins this month

By Jim Newell Review Editor The Brown Road Redevelopment Project officially kicked off on Thursday, and with the street reconstruction about to get underway, residents can also expect to see new business investment in the area. “This is a major milestone in an important community initiative to reposition and repurpose the long vacant and underutilized […]

Orion Twp. Fire Chief Bob Smith to retire in August after 31 years

By Jim Newell Review Editor After nearly 31 years with the Orion Township Fire Department, Chief Bob Smith is stepping down, officially retiring on Aug. 2. Smith decided a few months ago to retire and the township Board of Trustees accepted his retirement resignation in June. “It’s just time to step down. The time was […]

House, garage fire caused by fireworks

By Jim Newell Review Editor Improperly disposed of fireworks caused a house and garage fire at 394 Newton Court near Atwater Street shortly after midnight July 5. The Orion Township Fire Department responded to the call about 12:30 a.m. for an attached garage fire. The fire also burned the side of the house. Fire Chief […]

DDA Summer Gazebo Concert series kicks off

DDA Summer Gazebo Concert series kicks off

The Lake Orion Summer Concert series kicked off on Sunday with a performance by Lake Orion musician Steve Taylor. More than 100 people attended the first performance in the series. The concerts are held at Children’s Park from 2-4 p.m. every Sunday through September. “I think it went great, actually. I think we attracted a […]

Twp. officials share accounts of the Coats Road fire

Twp. officials share accounts of the Coats Road fire

Fire was ‘Organized Chaos’ ‘It was an absolute inferno…it was just like a ball of fire.’ — Chris Barnett, Orion Twp. supervisor By Jim Newell Review Editor Orion Township officials have described the fire at a Coats Road home as “organized chaos” and are now trying to piece together what led to the explosion and […]

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