Police millage contract to include Lake Orion for one more year

By Dan Shriner Review Editor After several weeks of obviously contentious negotiations between Lake Orion and Orion Township, the township board on Monday night voted to include language to allow village residents to vote for a police millage, perhaps in November. For the past 24 years, Orion Township and Lake Orion residents voted on police […]

‘Save big money’ soon

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor The home improvement retail chain store, Menards, submitted the paperwork for an approximate 207,000 sq. ft. development in Orion Township’s Brown Road Innovation Zone (BIZ district) last Wednesday. The development would span 32 acres of the near-262 acres within the district, with 5.5 acres reserved as additional out-lots for possible […]

OAYA standouts awarded in annual ceremony

OAYA standouts awarded in annual ceremony

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer The Orion Area Youth Assistance celebrated 23 years of honoring students at their annual Youth Recognition Award ceremony. Nearly 50 students were accompanied by family, friends and educators as they were awarded and recognized April 28 for their efforts in making the community a better place. The evening celebrated […]

Meridian Commons gets the boot

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor After a lengthy discussion centered on Redwood Acquisition not meeting all conditional requirements for a zoning change, Orion Township trustees voted down the applicant’s conceptual plan to rezone almost 33 acres to PUD for 160 “empty-nester” apartment homes. Meridian Commons, which would be located at 3667 S. Lapeer Rd., would […]

DECA Club brings fresh ideas to Business Expo

DECA Club brings fresh ideas to Business Expo

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor For the past nine years one instrumental group from Lake Orion High School has helped organize and stylize the annual Shop Local Expo, and this year they are sharing some of their secrets. The 2016 Grow Community, Shop Local business expo is Tuesday, May 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 […]

Nighttime baseball coming to Friendship Park

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer Pretty soon little league outfielders, pitchers, and catchers will get to play under the lights at Friendship Park. At Monday’s Orion Township board meeting, trustees approved a project that would put ballfield lighting at two of the four baseball fields. McNulty Electric Inc. was awarded the contract to install […]

Orion educator and coach runs for township trustee

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer Ten-year Orion Township resident Ron Sliwinski has spent the better part of that time learning the community and its residents. He’s been an educator at Lake Orion High School since 2006 and now he’s making a run for township trustee in November. Sliwinski, who teaches special education, is looking […]

School(s) to close in 2017, public questions process

School(s) to close in 2017, public questions process

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor The last time Lake Orion Community Schools re-districted was in 2002 after the opening of Paint Creek Elementary and Oakview Middle School. According to administrators, it is high time for another. On Monday night the public had a chance to address the newest discussions on redistricting, but for the very […]

Special needs prom gives the red carpet treatment

Special needs prom gives the red carpet treatment

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer Proms are full of glamour, limo rides, music and dancing. It’s what many cherish in the moment and revel in as a memory when the music stops and tuxes have to be returned. Although what’s often forgotten is that a large group of people with special needs are often […]

One-year contract ok’d, now off to the township

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor The conclusions of a closed session were clear: The Village of Lake Orion is in agreement with Orion Township to proceed with a one-year police millage contract. Council members directed village attorney Jennifer Hill to make some minor changes to an agreement devised by township attorney Dan Kelly which the […]