Bresett appointed school board president

LOCS Board of Education reorganizational meeting, gives committee assignments By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — At its meeting on Jan. 10, the Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education held its annual organizational meeting where the board selected new officers for the positions of president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. The board voted […]

Village of Lake Orion receives high marks in annual audit report

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Village Council received a presentation on the village’s annual audit report for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2023, getting an unmodified opinion, the highest form of assurance for an audit. Joining the council to present the report was Greg Soule from […]

Former LOCS Superintendent Marion Ginopolis dies at age 80

Former LOCS Superintendent Marion Ginopolis dies at age 80

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer Role model, educator, leader, mentor, community supporter and friend are just some of the things Marion Ginopolis will be remembered as. The former superintendent of Lake Orion Community Schools, passed away last week after a brief illness, said Mark Snyder, marketing and communications director for Lake Orion Community Schools. She […]

Section of Indianwood Road to be closed starting Jan. 16

Scheduled to reopen on March 11 A section of Indianwood Road will be closed between Joslyn Road and Lapeer Road (M-24) in Orion Township from Jan. 16 through March 11 for private utility relocation (gas main, communications), said the Oakland County Road Commission in a press release. The road commission had originally scheduled the work […]

Lake Orion Schools receives “highest level opinion” in annual audit

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education received an “unmodified opinion” for the district’s annual audit, the highest form of assurance the district could receive. Joining the board to present the audit were Donna Hanson and Jenny Kolbow from Plante Moran. Hanson provided a summary overview […]

Orion Twp. rated a 5-star community in iLabs study

By Jim Newell Managing Editor ORION TWP. — Orion Township has been recognized, along with 89 other communities across the state, as a 5-star community by the University of Michigan-Dearborn. This is the sixth year in a row that Orion Township has been recognized in the eCities study as a five-star community. In the annual […]

Village council approves clerk/treasurer appointment

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Village Council approved the job posting of the municipality’s clerk/treasurer positions, as well as the appointment of Finance Director Sonja Stout to the new clerk/treasurer position on Dec. 13. The council approved the combination of the clerk and treasurer positions and created a deputy […]

Village Council approves PUD contract for West Village project

Village Council approves PUD contract for West Village project

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer  LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Village Council unanimously approved the Planned Unit Development contract with West Construction for the construction of West Village at 55 W. Elizabeth St., known as the Ehman Center. The approval came during the council’s Dec. 11 meeting with the condition that the developer provides […]

LOCS reviews strategic plan progress

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer  LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education heard about the district’s progress and further objectives for year two of its strategic plan during the board meeting on Nov. 29. In April 2022, the school board approved the new strategic plan to guide the district through 2027. […]

Todd Stanfield named chief of the LOPD

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — After months of negotiations, Todd Stanfield is officially chief of the Lake Orion Police Department after the village Council voted unanimously to approve the contract agreed upon by both Stanfield and village Manager Darwin McClary. Stanfield was named interim police chief in July after the retirement of […]