Forgotten Harvest volunteers in Orion Twp. distribute food to neighbors

Forgotten Harvest volunteers in Orion Twp. distribute food to neighbors

65 weeks…and counting By Jim Newell Review Editor For 65 weeks – and counting – the volunteers of the Forgotten Harvest mobile food pantry in Orion Township have been serving up supplies to those who need extra help with groceries. Orion Township Trustee Julia Dalrymple leads the Forgotten Harvest cadre of volunteers each Monday, forming […]

Lake Orion honors LOHS Athletes of the Year

Lake Orion honors LOHS Athletes of the Year

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Four Lake Orion High Schools senior student-athletes were named LOHS Athletes of the Year during a small ceremony at the high school last week. Kade Manzo, Dane Herrick, Sophie Novak and Sydney Myszenski were all given medals to be worn at graduation, as well as a trophy for their accomplishments. […]

DDA discusses marketing contract at June 8 mtg.

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion’s Downtown Development Authority met virtually last week with several items on the docket for discussion, including the review of the 16 marketing bids and the intent to approve the hiring of Hudson Collective, per the recommendation of DDA Executive Director Molly LaLone. While most of the board was […]

LOCS names Sarah Perry as new principal of Oakview Middle School

Lake Orion Community Schools announced on Thursday that Sarah Perry would be taking over as the new principal of Oakview Middle School for the 2021-22 school year. Perry succeeds former Oakview principal Sarah Manzo who retired this year. Perry’s previous experience in LOCS includes working as the assistant principal at Oakview and Waldon middle schools […]

Village of Lake Orion boards to begin meeting in-person in July

The Village of Lake Orion will begin holding in-person meetings in July, said Village Council President Ken Van Portfliet. The village council previously voted to declare a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That state of Michigan allowed government meetings to be held remotely during pandemic gathering restrictions. The Village of Lake Orion […]

Orion Twp. Fire Dept. transitions to Advanced Life Support service

Orion Twp. Fire Dept. transitions to Advanced Life Support service

The Orion Township Fire Department is now an Advanced Life Support (ALS) service fire department. The fire department began Advanced Life Support service effective at 8 a.m. June 12, according to information from Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett’s office. The fire department’s transition from Basic Life Support (BLS) to Advanced Life Support took years of […]

Public Safety — June 16, 2021

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation responded to 378 calls from June 7-13, 2021 • Felony Arrests: 0 • Misdemeanor Arrests: 3 • Traffic Accidents: 12 Gun comes up missing A 56-year-old resident on Holiday Drive contacted authorities after a family member who had been living at the home since January 2021 moved out and a […]

COVID-19 Update — June 16, 2021

According to Oakland County government, in the last 30 days there were 22 recent cases in the 48359 ZIP code, 16 new cases in the 48360 ZIP code and 25 new cases in the 48362 area. Total numbers by ZIP code: 48359: 897 total cases, 12 deaths. (Population of 9,634) 48360: 1,042 total cases, 14 […]

Rebuttal to ‘The filibuster is racist and needs to go’

I am responding to the June 9 letter to the editor captioned, “The filibuster is racist and needs to go,” (Lake Orion Review, June 9, 2021, page 6) Saying that the filibuster is “racist” and a “Jim Crow Relic” is absurd. The filibuster goes all the way back to Roman times and was not created […]

Good arguments for and against filibuster, but not race

Dear Editor, Julia Cornacchia’s June 9th letter (‘The filibuster is racist and needs to go’) about the filibuster being racist contains some inaccuracies, as well as some valid points. First, it is not “a Jim Crow relic” since it was first used in 1837, some sixty-odd years before the advent of Jim Crow legislation. Secondly, […]

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