LOCS Supt. Ben Kirby provides list of goals for performance evaluation

By Megan Kelley Review Writer During the Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education meeting on Dec. 16, Superintendent Ben Kirby provided board members with his list of goals, the first step in the district’s superintendent evaluation. The district’s superintendent evaluation process is done in a series of steps that take place throughout the school […]

Oxford Township woman is arrested after attacking her ex-boyfriend on Christmas Eve

By Jim Newell Review Editor An Oxford Township woman was arrested after allegedly attempting to choke her ex-boyfriend, and for damaging his home and his new girlfriend’s car on Christmas Eve. The 22-year-old woman has also been arraigned in district court on domestic violence and home invasion charges, reports from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office […]

LOCS announces Think Link partnership with Orion Twp. Library

During the Dec. 16 meeting of Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Heidi Mercer announced the district’s partnership with the Orion Twp. Public Library: Think Link. This partnership has been a longstanding one that is typically brought to the board each year. This year, however, due to current […]

LOCS Board of Education approves new courses

The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education approved two new course requests during their Dec. 16 regular meeting. The two courses brought to the board by Lake Orion High School Television Production Workshop teacher Roger Smith were Sports Broadcasting 1 and 2. “We have the athletic games already, we have the equipment, we have […]

Village of Lake Orion wants feedback on Master Plan survey results

What is the Village of Lake Orion missing? How should village land be zoned and developed in the future? Village officials and their planners hope to get feedback on these questions, and more, after publishing the results of their 2020 Master Plan survey online. Village officials want to hear from village and township residents, the […]

School board Trustees Butki and Burchart attend final board meeting

The Dec. 16 regular meeting of the Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education saw the final meeting for Trustees Nate Butki and Mary Jo Burchart. Butki was elected to the board in 2016 and Burchart was brought in to replace previous board Secretary Dana Mermell in early August of this year. Newly-elected members Susan […]

Compete in the Orion Snowcation Duct Tape Sled Challenge

Orion Twp. is continuing with its 12 weeks of Snowcation with the Duct Tape Sled Challenge during week 4, beginning on Jan. 4. Once a sled is complete, submit pictures to jhayes@oriontownship.org for judging. Judging will take place the week of Jan. 4. Prizes will be awarded to the sled that is the most creative. […]

COVID-19 Update — Dec. 30, 2020

According to Oakland County government, in the last 30 days, there were 126 recent cases in the 48359 ZIP code, 131 new cases in the 48360 ZIP code and 153 new cases in the 48362 area. Total numbers by ZIP code: 48359: 424 total cases, eight deaths. (Population of 9,634) 48360: 483 total cases, six […]

Public Safety — Dec. 30, 2020

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation responded to 342 calls from Dec. 21-27, 2020 • Felony Arrests: 2 • Misdemeanor Arrests: 1 • Traffic Accidents: 4 Secret Santa tops The Grinch An Orion Township woman was the victim of a break-in but then got a secret Santa for Christmas. Deputies were dispatched to the 1100 block […]

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