Sheriff’s Department cites area businesses for selling to minors during liquor license inspections

By Jim Newell Review Editor Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) deputies began conducting routine liquor license inspections at several businesses in Orion Township last week, citing three for selling to minors after employees failed to adequately check the identification of a police decoy. “The first seventeen inspections consisted of investigators conducting alcohol sales compliance checks […]

Orion Twp. Sheriff’s Office seeks information on cash register bandit

Orion Twp. Sheriff’s Office seeks information on cash register bandit

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) is looking for a suspect who broke into the PX2 Automotive on April 7 and made off with a cash register. Now, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Orion Twp. substation is asking for residents’ help in identifying the man. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at 1:58 a.m. Friday […]

Boys varsity lacrosse determined to defend the OAA Red title

Boys varsity lacrosse determined to defend the OAA Red title

By Susan Carroll Review Writer Boys varsity lacrosse coach Brad Thomas has succesfully gotten his team off to a strong lead with a 3-0 record. With 3 games down, Coach Thomas feels that the boys have performed well on defense and have been efficient offensively. “This team is a hard-working group of young men and […]

Grazing the trail: goats munch along Polly Ann Trail

Grazing the trail: goats munch along Polly Ann Trail

By Elise Shire Oxford Leader Staff Writer A herd of 12 goats took to the Polly Ann Trail Saturday, April 8 to help nibble away at excess brush and invasive plant species. Many trail users paused to watch as the goats grazed away at brush between Burdick St. and Drahner Rd. “It feels fabulous to […]

Lake Orion Robotics Team 302 qualifies for state tournament

Lake Orion Robotics Team 302 qualifies for state tournament

Team 302 won the First Robotics competition in Howell last weekend, earning a trip to the state finals for the victory. And extra infusion of oil to the ego: the Dragons defeated archrival Team Rush of Clarkston in the finals. Now, Team 302 will compete in the state championships April 12-15 at the Ryder Center […]

Orion Township firefighters take to the stairs in Fight For Air Climb

Orion Township firefighters take to the stairs in Fight For Air Climb

By Jim Newell Review Editor Clad in full gear and helmets, carrying an extra 30-40 pounds, the weight becoming ever-more apparent with each step, legs aching, winded from the weight and exertion, seven of Orion’s finest took to the stairs in a grueling 71 story climb for the American Lung Association (ALA). Orion Township firefighters […]

Orion native honored as ‘Firefighter of the Year’ by peers, VFW

Orion native honored as ‘Firefighter of the Year’ by peers, VFW

By Jim Newell Review Editor Lt. Chris Hagan of the Orion Twp. Fire Dept. was selected as Firefighter of the Year in March. Hagan, a 2006 Lake Orion High School graduate, joined the fire department in 2007. This May he will mark his tenth year with the department. The Firefighter of the Year recognition is […]

Orion Twp. Supervisor Chris Barnett delivers 5th State of the Township address

State of the Township on March 29, 2017 By Jim Newell Review Editor Orion Twp. Supervisor Chris Barnett gave his annual State of the Township address on Wednesday, highlighting business and housing development, low crime rates, township amenities and revealed new projects planned for 2017. In the address – A Celebration of Success: The People […]

Lake Orion middle school robotics teams compete in Super-Regional tournament

Lake Orion middle school robotics teams compete in Super-Regional tournament

Students from Lake Orion’s Scripps and Oakview Middle Schools traveled to Cedar Rapids, Iowa in late March to participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge North Super-Regional robotics tournament, where they competed against 70 other teams from 14 states. Scripps and Oakview teams qualified for the regional event by successfully competing in local robotics tournaments held […]

Chris Barnett named SEMCOG 2017 Taubman Fellow, will attend Harvard

Chris Barnett, Supervisor of the Charter Township of Orion, was named Taubman Fellow and will attend the prestigious program for senior executives in state and local government at Harvard University this summer. Brandon Kritzman, Livonia City Council Vice President was also named a Taubman Fellow. SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, announced the fellowships […]