Lake Orion boys fall to Dexter, Dragons now 3-2 overall

LO defeats Seaholm, 38-29 The Lake Orion Dragons boys’ varsity basketball team won a defensive battle in the OAA Blue on Feb. 19, defeating Birmingham Seaholm 38-29. Both teams had a slow start, but several buckets in the second half by LO junior Malachi Grandberry and three three-pointers from senior Andrew Bryant sparked an offensive […]

Authorities seek information, identity of teens after Friendship Park restroom is vandalized

Authorities seek information, identity of teens after Friendship Park restroom is vandalized

Authorities are investigating a vandalism case that allegedly involves three females, all apparently teenagers. Deputies were notified at 9:41 a.m. Feb. 12 by the Orion Parks & Recreation manager that the women’s bathroom at Friendship Park was vandalized with a permanent marker “by three unknown, young teenage girls who had walked into the building,” the […]

Orion Twp. to update Master Plan in 2021

Residents, others, can now take an online survey to give input By Jim Newell Review Editor Orion Township government officials are beginning the process of updating the township’s Master Plan and want input on a new online survey to help with the decision process. Township Supervisor Chris Barnett says he is looking forward to hearing […]

Lake Orion schools present winter student achievement data

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education met on Feb. 10 with a packed agenda. One of the main focuses of the night was expected to be the district’s student achievement presentation. Much like the student achievement presentation delivered in October of last year, the board was joined by district […]

Oakland County FBI task force arrests ‘serial armed robber’

Robberies include Orion Twp., Lake Orion Walgreens By Jim Newell Review Editor A suspected serial armed robber, whose crime spree included robbing two Walgreens stores in the Orion area, has been arrested and is facing multiple charges. Marcel Marquaveon Hinkle is accused of robbing nine businesses between Jan. 19 and Jan. 31, targeting Walgreens and […]

Orion Art Center takes over annual Flower & Art Fair indefinitely

The Flower & Art Fair has been facilitated by the DDA since 2000 By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion’s Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors voted unanimously to turn the annual Flower & Art Fair over to the Orion Art Center during their regular meeting on Feb. 9. Amy Cole, president of the Orion […]

Supt. Ben Kirby provides district COVID-19 update

During the school board’s Feb. 10 meeting, Lake Orion Community Schools Superintendent Ben Kirby gave the board an update on where the district is regarding COVID-19. At the time of the meeting, the district had 15 total positive cases (both students and staff), with 15 staff quarantining, four of which received positive COVID results. Additionally, […]

LOCS school board votes McQuiston for MASB Board of Directors

Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education unanimously cast their Region eight vote for LOCS Vice-President Birgit McQuiston to be a representative on the MASB Board of Directors. The Michigan Association of School Boards sent out the ballot to elect members of the MASB Board of Directors last month. School boards across Michigan were asked […]

Public Safety — Feb. 17, 2021

The LOPD responded to 114 calls from Feb. 8-14, 2021 • Felony Arrests: 0 • Misdemeanor Arrests: 0 • Traffic Accidents: 2 Driver slides on slick roads, hits a parked car, gets cited Lake Orion police responded to a traffic crash at Northshore and Flint Street at 9:13 a.m. Feb. 9 after a vehicle slid […]

COVID-19 Update — Feb. 17, 2021

According to Oakland County government, in the last 30 days there were 47 recent cases in the 48359 ZIP code, 39 new cases in the 48360 ZIP code and 68 new cases in the 48362 area. Total numbers by ZIP code: 48359: 501 total cases, eight deaths. (Population of 9,634) 48360: 580 total cases, six […]