UK teen arrested for threats against area schools

Teen threatened to ‘shoot up’ Oxford, Lake Orion, Brandon Cranbrook high schools By Jim Newell Review Editor A 16-year-old boy from the United Kingdom has been arrested for making threats of violence against Lake Orion, Oxford, Brandon and Cranbrook high schools, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said. The teen also allegedly made threats against 37 […]

LOCS approves bid awards for transportation and technology

By Megan Kelley Review Writer The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education met on April 13 for their regularly scheduled meeting and the board unanimously approved three bid awards for technology and transportation projects. Some of the awards are part of the district’s three series $160 million facilities renovation and new construction projects. Voters […]

LOHS Presents: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

LOHS Presents: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion High School’s theater department is back for their annual spring musical. After months of rehearsal and countless hours dedicated to the show, the LOHS students are presenting: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The show takes place at LOHS next week May 5, 6 and 7 at […]

Volunteers build new playscape in Green’s Park

Volunteers build new playscape in Green’s Park

Help needed for Children’s Park build day on May 14 By Jim Newell Review Editor They slid down the slide, weaved their way through the rope bridge and climbed all over the new playscape at Green’s Park. And that’s just the adults. The Village of Lake Orion Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee called on volunteers […]

Main Street of Oakland County rep presents phone tracking market data to Lake Orion DDA board

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion’s Downtown Development Authority board met for their regularly scheduled meeting last week where the board received a presentation from Erick Phillips from Main Street of Oakland County on current market data. According to Phillips, the data, called Placer.ai, is available at the county level. Using apps downloaded on […]

Lake Orion DDA, Orion Historical Society partner on downtown historical markers

Lake Orion DDA, Orion Historical Society partner on downtown historical markers

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion’s Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors met on April 12 and received a presentation from Jimmy Johnson from the Orion Historical Society about placing potential historical signage throughout the downtown. What Johnson calls “A Moment in Time” is something that the Historical Society has brought to the DDA […]

Lake Orion school district breaks ground on historic $26 million Blanche Sims Elementary rebuild

Lake Orion school district breaks ground on historic $26 million Blanche Sims Elementary rebuild

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion Community Schools broke ground on their highly anticipated and long-awaited Blanche Sims Elementary school construction project last week. District administration, school board members and representatives from GMB Architects and Frank Rewold and Sons joined Blanche Sims staff and students in the current Blanche Sims cafeteria for the ceremony. […]

DDA board approves publication of RFP for parking deck at Children’s Park lot

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion’s Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors approved the publication of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a potential parking deck during their regularly scheduled meeting on April 12. As parking has consistently been a point of issue in the downtown, the DDA has listed a parking deck as […]