John W. Smith of Lake Orion

John W. Smith of Lake Orion passed away October 21, 2020. John is survived by his beloved wife Jeanne of 48 years; children Robert (Lenka) Smith, Christina Smith and Michael Smith; and grandson Trent. He is also survived by his siblings, Mary Lou Skop, Bob Ewald, Don Ewald Sr. and Jim Smith; nieces and nephews, […]

Voters should now hand-deliver ballots, Sec. of State says

Orion Twp. has a ballot drop box curbside, Saturday date for voter registration, voting By Jim Newell Review Editor The Nov. 3 general election is just under two weeks away and the Michigan secretary of state is now telling voters they should take their absentee ballots to their clerk’s office instead of putting them in […]

What’s in the proposed Lake Orion marijuana ordinance?

Ordinance proposal to go before voters on the Nov. 3 ballot By Jim Newell Review Editor In the upcoming Nov. 3 general election, Village of Lake Orion residents will decide on a proposed ordinance that would allow for the creation and governance of medical and adult recreational marijuana facilities in Lake Orion. The Lake Orion […]

LOCS reports positive COVID-19 case two weeks before in-person learning set to begin

On Oct. 12, a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Executive order requiring school districts to issue public notification for confirmed and probable positive COVID-19 cases went into effect. That same day, Lake Orion Community Schools announced that a positive case of COVID-19 was identified in a morning session of an Early Childhood Special […]

Prescription drug take back day Oct. 24

The North Oakland Community Coalition is sponsoring prescription drug take back day on Oct. 24. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can bring your expired or unused medications to one of two drop off locations for safe disposal. The two drop off locations are: the Lake Orion Police Department, located at 21 East Church […]

Michigan Supreme Court ruling prevents LOCS from holding scheduled meeting

Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education canceled its regularly scheduled meeting for Oct. 14. The cancelation came on the heels of the Oct. 2 Michigan Supreme Court ruling that Governor Gretchen Whitmer lacked the authority in her State of Emergency and Executive Orders surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, boards could have been […]

Kruse & Muer Roadhouse, Big Wave Sushi announce closings this month

As fall hits Lake Orion, residents are finally starting to see the dust settle around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While some local businesses find that they are no longer financially viable, some are simply finding their passions elsewhere. Two local restaurants announced that they either already have, or are planning to, close their doors for […]

Public Safety — Oct. 21, 2020

The LOPD responded to 92 calls from Oct. 12-18, 2020 • Felony Arrests: 0 • Misdemeanor Arrests: 3 • Traffic Accidents: 2 Clarkston man arrested on Lake Orion Police Dept. warrant Lake Orion police were notified by the Troy Police Department at 1:05 p.m. Oct. 12 that Troy police were holding a 36-year-old Clarkston man […]

Scott Taylor for LOCS school board

As a 20 year resident of Lake Orion, I am encouraging you to re-elect Scott Taylor. He is extremely passionate about our schools and the kids at all levels. His integrity is off the charts, and reliability unquestioned. If there is a Lake Orion event, you will see Scott at the forefront. His energy and […]

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