Orion community honors Van Tassel with Paint Creek bridge dedication

Orion community honors Van Tassel with Paint Creek bridge dedication

By Jim Newell Review Editor When Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett first ran for supervisor eight years ago, he ran against JoAnn Van Tassel. While they may have started off as opponents, Van Tassel made sure that if Barnett was going to be the next person to lead Orion Township, he was included in meetings […]

The Orion Township Municipal Complex is on schedule

The Orion Township Municipal Complex is on schedule

By Jim Newell Review Editor Construction on the Orion Township Municipal Complex is on schedule and township officials, the architect and construction managers are cautiously optimistic with the progress. Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett and Public Works Director Jeff Stout meet every week with Scott Reynolds, project architect with Auger Klein Aller, and Cunningham-Limp construction […]

Village council members sworn in, officers elected at Nov. 9 mtg.

Village Clerk Susan Galeczka administered the Oath of Office to Ken Van Portfliet, Jerry Narsh, Sarah Luchsinger and Michael Lamb prior to the Lake Orion Village Council meeting on Nov. 9. Narsh and Van Portfliet were re-elected in Nov. 3 general election and Luchsinger and Lamb are new to the council, which also includes Councilmembers […]

Orion Twp. Library receives new bronze statue from anonymous donor

Orion Twp. Library receives new bronze statue from anonymous donor

By Megan Kelley Review Writer The Orion Township Public Library has anonymously received a third donation of a life-size, one-of-a-kind bronze sculpture of two little boys, each holding a book and pointing toward the library’s front doors. The Sculpture, “Books, Most Wonderful Friend in the World,” was created by local sculptor Suzanne Young with the […]

Annual DDA informational presentation delivered at council, DDA mtgs.

Priorities shift since the start of COVID-19 By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Molly LaLone gave the annual DDA’s informational presentation to both the village council and DDA board on Monday and Tuesday of last week, respectively. The presentation consisted of an overview of what the DDA has accomplished […]

DDA board reorganizes, welcomes new member

The Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority swore in Joan Sheridan as a new official member of the DDA board. Sheridan, owner of Heritage Spinning and Weaving in downtown Lake Orioin, is replacing former Vice Chairperson Anthony Reighard, owner of M&B Graphics. Sheridan received a warm welcome from the rest of the DDA board members, who […]

Public Safety — Nov. 18, 2020

The LOPD responded to 89 calls from Nov. 9-15, 2020 • Felony Arrests: 0 • Misdemeanor Arrests: 1 • Traffic Accidents: 6 Yeah, this doesn’t seem random A resident on Algene Street reported at 8:45 a.m. Nov. 9 that his truck was vandalized overnight. The truck was covered in food and three tires were slashed. […]

Police investigate death of Orion Twp. woman, 79

Woman’s death was not reported for more than three weeks On Nov. 7, Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on the 800 block of N. Conklin Road after receiving a phone call from a third party of suspicious circumstances that required the police to conduct a welfare check on a 79-year-old Orion Township […]

LOHS Senior of the Week — Tara Koncelik — Nov. 18, 2020

Parents: Jeff & Jenny Koncelik Grade: 12 GPA: 4.01 Favorite subject(s): All of the Social Studies and Yearbook Extracurricular activities: Cheerleading, Yearbook, Leadership, Rho Kappa and National Honor Society Hobbies/Interests: I love to hang out with my friends. I currently work at a daycare, and I really enjoy working with the little kids. Plans after graduation: […]

Key Fob Faux Pas — A feel good holiday story

Here’s one to hopefully brighten your day! Just this week my wife, Mary, and I went to Costco for gas. We pulled into the gas pump area and there was a car just like ours already in the pump area – a white Chevy Malibu. As the elder gentleman got out of his car I […]

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