Carpenter Elementary floods

Carpenter Elementary floods

Students and staff at Carpenter Elemetary were surprised to hear that they have more additional time off of school on Monday and Tuesday this week after several pipes were found to have burst. Lake Orion Community School’s Operations crew and Carpenter staff flocked to the building to find water-soaked carpet, a flooded library and large […]

Orion Twp. approves new Budget & Procurement Director job description

By Jim Newell Review Editor The Orion Twp. Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the job description and post a position availability for a Budget & Procurement Director during its meeting on Monday. The newly created, director-level position would have a salary range of $75,000-$80,000, which would be negotiable based on experience and skill, […]

MI will regret its decision to legalize recreational marijuana

Dear Editor: Last November a majority of voters voted “yes” on Proposal 1, making recreational marijuana legal in Michigan. Each person over the age of 21 will be able to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and each house will be able to grow up to 12 plants thanks to this ill-advised measure. Now […]

Orion Twp. gets land on Baldwin Roads for pocket parks for $2

By Jim Newell Review Editor For the township “Where Living is a Vacation” Orion Township is sure getting its money’s worth in park land. The Orion Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously to spend $2 on two new parks – $1 on each “pocket park” – along Baldwin Road. During the Jan. 22 meeting, board […]

Online Review subscriptions now available

The days of online readers enjoying the Lake Orion Review for free are over. Starting now, folks who want unlimited access to our internet content at must pay $35 annually for a subscription. That fee includes having a print edition mailed to their home on a weekly basis. “Good journalism isn’t free,” said Publisher […]

Village officials to hold public parking meeting

By Jim Newell Review Editor Lake Orion administrators, council members and representatives from the Downtown Development Authority and the parking ad-hoc committee will host a meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 at Lockhart’s to discuss parking developments in the village. Village Manager Joe Young said Lake Orion government wants public input on the new […]

Arctic Blast hits Lake Orion

By Jim Newell Review Editor The winter weather was the woe of the Orion area – but the delight of Lake Orion Dragons who got another snow day off from school – on Monday, with 4-6 inches of snow, sub-zero temperatures and dangerous roads plaguing drivers. Lt. Dan Toth, commander of the Oakland County Sheriff’s […]

Verwood Apartments up for sale; village negotiates on parking lane, lot easement

By Jim Newell Review Editor The Verwood Apartments could be under new ownership soon, but one caveat of the deal hinges on the Village of Lake Orion granting a long-term parking lot easement lease to the prospective owners. Legacy Equities LLC, a Farmington Hills-based real estate investment company, is the prospective purchaser. Ari Zartarian, chief […]