Public forum set to discuss school closing

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor The Lake Orion Community School District must shrink. For the past several months district administrators and school board members have researched possible ideas for resizing the district, including closing one or more schools. They invite the public to explore options and ask questions at a public meeting Monday, April 25. The […]

Man loses at the Lake Orion police lottery

By Dan Shriner Review Editor A Pontiac man, who posed at a state lottery official to steal lottery tickets and told police after his arrest that he “can’t stop stealing,” was stopped by Lake Orion police and others last week. The man’s alleged crime spree came to the attention of Lake Orion police after they […]

130 cannabis plants seized from Lake Orion caregiver operation

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor A Lake Orion resident turned himself in to the Lake Orion Police Department after officers found 130 medical marijuana plants, 94 more than he was legally permitted, at his home on Lake Shore Drive. The plants were found after LOPD officers entered the house with a search warrant on March […]

Orion thefts solved

Oakland County Sheriff’s Department deputies and detectives believe they have solved a string of at least 18 thefts in Orion Township with the recovery of a stash of area residents’ stolen property in Jackson. According to police reports in recent weeks, there have been numerous reports of property stolen from vehicles and homes, many on […]

LGBTQ group now offered to Orion residents

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor A group of local residents has formed to support and empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals (LGBTQ) in Orion Township. Friends, family and everyone who wants to be involved may attend their first social event, the LGBTQ Social, on May 4 in the Gaelic Room of the Clansman […]

Villalonga wins People’s Choice Award with seascape paintings

Villalonga wins People’s Choice Award with seascape paintings

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor When Harry Villalonga paints, he remembers the ocean. “Every time I see the water it takes me back to that time when my dad saved me from drowning. And I love the water so much now,” he said. Many of his paintings are centered on the ocean, its wild waves, […]

Sewer maintenance relief program could hit taxpayers under new ordinance

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor In a 4-3 vote Lake Orion Village council moved forward with establishing an ordinance that would place the responsibility of sewer line maintenance and repair on property owners. The introduction and first reading of the Sewer Lead Reasonability Ordinance was passed at the council meeting Monday night with possible adoption […]

18-year-old stops Craigslist scammers’ counterfeit enterprise

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor A string of Craigslist scams around metro Detroit was halted at the front door of one Orion Township resident’s house when the 18- year-old man realized he had been paid with counterfeit money. The victim, Casen Jorgensen, who just moved from Waterford, was selling his MacBook computer on Craigslist for […]

If re-elected Thurber promises values, integrity and legacy

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer Orion Township Treasurer Mark Thurber wants to keep his seat and announced this week that he is seeking re-election in November. He will be going up against current township Trustee Donni Steele who’s also running for the same position. Thurber is running his campaign slogan around three simple words […]

Township resident to run for Oakland County Prosecutor

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer An Orion Township man is hoping to be the next prosecutor in Oakland County. As the year moves on you might see more signs with the name “Mike Goetz for Prosecutor” staked in lawns and peppered around the county. Goetz is a nine-year Orion Township resident whose experience as […]