DDA to purchase Lake Orion United Methodist Church parking lot

By Jim Newell Review Editor Parking is the problem on everyone’s minds in downtown Lake Orion lately – as are the possibilities of resolving the problem. To that end, the Downtown Development Authority has entered into an agreement to purchase two lots from the Lake Orion United Methodist Church. The DDA Board of Directors voted […]

Lake Orion’s 2019 Honored Veteran: Ernest W. Baker

Lake Orion’s 2019 Honored Veteran: Ernest W. Baker

By Jerry Narsh Lake Orion Review Guest Writer Since 2006, the Lake Orion Police Department has partnered with the Lake Orion American Legion Post #233 to annually select and honor a local Veteran for their service to their country on Memorial Day. This year, we have expanded our veteran partnership to include the North Oakland […]

Court is in session: ‘Critical Life Choices’ program exposes students to court proceedings, the necessity for making good decisions

By Jim Newell Review Editor It’s not only “bad” people who make mistakes; “good” people do, too. And there’s consequences for making poor decisions, a lesson that Judge Julie Nicholson and the attorneys in her school courts try to impart to young people. “When I was elected in 1997, one of the initiatives I had […]

Lake Orion Memorial Day Events

• Prayer and Memorial: 9 a.m. at Eastlawn Cemetery on Orion Road, just south of Atwater Street on the west side of Orion Road. • 3rd annual Orion Veterans Memorial Day 5k Run/Walk: The race begins at 9 a.m. and will start/finish on Anderson Street adjacent to the Children’s Park parking lot. Day of check […]

Orion Twp. Fire Dept. responds to 143 calls over two weeks

The Orion Township Fire Department responded to 143 calls for service from May 1-14, according to Fire Chief Robert Duke’s bi-weekly report to the township board of trustees. Of those calls, 110 were medical runs, four were personal injury accidents, six were for fires (outdoor, structure or vehicle in nature), there was one burn complaint, […]

Public Safety

The OCSO Orion substation responded to 319 calls from May 13-19, 2019 • Felony Arrests: 1 • Misdemeanor Arrests: 1 • Accidents: 15 Parole absconder’s hide no more Deputies received information at 9:35 p.m. May 16 that two subjects with felony warrants were located in the 10 block of Canary Hill Drive in Orion Township. […]

Tortoise and the Hare — age is the great equalizer

Everyone, I suspect, is familiar with the story of the tortoise and the hare. The hare was critical of the tortoise because of his slow manner. The tortoise responded by challenging the hare to a race. As such, the hare figured that it would be no contest, so along the route he stopped to take […]

On the Other Side…

A recent Facebook post featured a picture of a statue created by Jerry Anderson titled “Come unto me.” The statue features an aged woman knocking on death’s door. On the other side of death’s door, you see her as a younger woman entering the freedom of heaven. She appears happy, willing and ready as she […]