LOCS unveils future plans for Dragon Virtual at Feb. 10 mtg.

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion Community Schools presented Dragon Virtual plans for the fall 2021-22 school year at their regularly scheduled board meeting Feb. 10. There to deliver the presentations were Dragon Virtual Coordinator Nick Coccia and Director of Curriculum Kerri Anderson. LOCS began working on a virtual learning program in March 2020 […]

Village Council finally votes on sidewalk snow removal plan

By Jim Newell Review Editor The Lake Orion Village Council finally approved an agreement to have the Department of Public Works employees clear the sidewalks in the business district, but it likely will not matter unless the village sees another two inches of snow in March. The council voted 5-0 to enter into a one-year […]

Rep. Elissa Slotkin visits 20 Front Street

Rep. Elissa Slotkin visits 20 Front Street

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Michigan’s 8th congressional district representative Elissa Slotkin visited downtown Lake Orion on Monday to talk with constituents about the re-opening of music venues as well as grant programs. A handful of people joined Slotkin and her team at 20 Front Street to provide updates and give some helpful advice for […]

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 […]

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