35 years for OCSD’s Lt. Naile

Oakland County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Bruce Naile, commander of the Orion Township Substation, was recently recognized for 35 years of service with the OCSD. On June 9, Naile was surprised with a special tribute from state representative James Marleau, presented at Orion Township Hall by Thadd Gormas of Marleau’s office. The tribute presentation was kept […]

December trial date for GCC tax dispute

The Gingellville Community Center and Orion Township will face off in court this year over a property tax dispute. Over a year ago, township assessor John Attwell levied property taxes against the center, located on Waldon Road in Orion Township, who says its a non-profit organization and are exempt from paying those taxes. The two […]

OHS gets financial help from township for village historic district

The Orion Township Board has agreed to contribute up to $11,650 to help the Orion Historical Society (OHS) to identify qualifying historic district properties in Lake Orion, and get them approved for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The properties the township board was asked to help with are located in the Village […]

Busy dad works to make one-on-one time with 8 kids

Brandon Township resident Tim Thome drives to Southfield daily for work, but he somehow still always manages to make time to spend with his eight children, and his wife of 20 years, Judy. The Thome family has attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Orion for the past five years, and Tim said raising his […]

OAYA caseworker always wanted to be a counselor

Orion Area Youth Assistance caseworker Tom Swieboda is new to Lake Orion, but he’s no stranger to the Youth Assistance program. Swieboda, who started work in the CERC on April 11, spent nearly eight years working for Youth Assistance in Ferndale, where his office was in the high school. Before that, he worked for Oakland […]

CERC custodian receives Distinguished Service Award

Joanie Curtis grew up in Lake Orion, and she’s proud of the work she’s done for the Lake Orion School District for the past 18 years. Curtis was honored for her service as head custodian at the Community Education Resource Center (CERC) on May 12, with the Distinguished Service Award from Oakland County Community and […]

Varsity kickers fall to Grand Blanc in regional final game

They lost to Grand Blanc in the final game of the Division I Regional competition, but the Lake Orion High School varsity girls soccer team can still be proud of their 16-8-2 season this year. The team defeated Traverse City Central on June 7, 3-1, in regional semifinal play. Jessica Boyle had two goals for […]

LOBOS is commited to honing young soccer players? skills

They began with just one team, the Orion Lancers, in 1988, but they became Lake Orion, Brandon, Oxford Select Soccer Club (LOBOS) in 1989, and have since grown to 20 teams. The club offers teams ranging in age 9-18, and is a community-based, non-profit organization. LOBOS former director of communications Patti Carpenter said they are […]

LOHS graduate goes to L.A. Angels in MLB draft

It’s only been several weeks since Neil Medchill graduated from Lake Orion High School, but he’s already well on his way to achieving his dream of playing Major League baseball. Medchill, an Oxford resident, was drafted by the L.A. Angels in round 30 of the MLB draft on June 8. The draft began on June […]

Oxford woman may have hung herself at park

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department is investigating what appears to be the suicide of a 19-year-old Oxford woman in Friendship Park, located in Orion Township at the corner of Clarkston and Baldwin Roads. According to an OCSD report, deputies were called to the scene on June 26, after the woman’s parents said they found her […]

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