LOHS Senior of the Week — Charlie Mervak

Parents: Jennifer & Matthew Mervak Grade: 12 GPA: 4.193 Favorite subject(s): Math and Science Extracurricular activities: Drumline Hobbies/Interests: Golfing, skateboarding, playing the guitar and working at Panera Bread. Plans after graduation: I plan to go to college and pursue a degree in human biology with aspirations of becoming an ophthalmologist. Charlie is proudest of: I am […]

Van Tassel thanks Orion Twp., community for bridge dedication

Thank you to Chris Barnett, Supervisor, and the Orion Township Board of Trustees for dedicating in my honor the bridge that links the Paint Creek Trail and the Polly Ann Trail. It was an unexpected honor, and I truly appreciate it. It has been my pleasure to serve the people of Orion as a Township […]

Make Thanksgiving the best it can be!

OMG, it’s the end of November, where has the time gone? My Wikipedia search found in October 1621, the new colonists to America, the Pilgrims celebrated what became known as the “First Thanksgiving.” Before coming to America they had regularly celebrated their “thanksgivings” — it was not a new practice. Days of prayer to thank […]

Peter Kalohn, Lake Orion restaurateur and businessman, passes away at 94

Peter Kalohn, Lake Orion restaurateur and businessman, passes away at 94

By Jim Newell Review Editor For those who knew Peter Kalohn personally, he was fun-loving man with a great sense of humor who liked to spend time with family and friends and cook. Others who knew Kalohn knew him as a longtime Lake Orion resident and businessman, owner of Pete’s Roadhaus, famous for its house […]

GLWA board approves changes to water affordability and conservation program

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) Board of Directors recently approved an exception to its Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP) that will assist participants financially impacted by COVID-19. This change allows those enrolled in WRAP who are unable to make monthly payments on time due to issues related to COVID-19 to remain in the program […]

Oakland County Parks 2021 vehicle permits now available

Oakland County Parks and Recreation annual vehicle permits are now available for 2021. Annual vehicle permits cost $30 for residents and $48 regular rate. In addition to receiving access to eight county parks, vehicle permit holders will receive free entry to the Fourth of July fireworks and Groveland Oaks, as well as free parking at […]

Lake Orion Schools returns to remote learning after one week of in-person classroom attendance

District confirms 62 staff, 310 students and 14 full classrooms currently quarantining By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion Community Schools (LOCS) announced early Monday morning that the district would be returning to a fully remote format for in-person students beginning on Tuesday of this week until at least Dec. 8. The decision comes on […]

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 […]