Help Orion Twp. help residents by donating items at the Orion Center

The Orion Township Parks and Recreation Department needs donations to distribute to Orion residents in need of assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Items needed are: non-perishable food, toiletries, personal hygiene products, water (especially distilled water for breathing machines), personal protective equipment (face masks, hand sanitizers, cleaning products), laundry and dishwasher detergents. All items must be […]

LOCS admin. reviews three-year budget forecast at March 11 school board meeting

By Megan Kelley Review Writer During the March 11 Lake Orion Community Schools school board meeting, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance John Fitzgerald went over the district’s budget development timeline, assumptions and three-year forecast. The three-year forecast covers the fiscal years of the 2020-21 school year through the 2022-23 school year. “The value of […]

Public Safety – March 23-29, 2020

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation responded to 396 calls from March 23-29, 2020   • Felony Arrests: 0 • Misdemeanor Arrests: 3   • Accidents: 3 Locking car doors works wonders Deputies were dispatched to the 1400 block of Miller Road at 2:10 p.m. March 23 for a larceny from an automobile complaint. The homeowner, […]

Sisters share positivity with their neighbors

Sisters share positivity with their neighbors

Other people do matter. Madeline and Brooke Tietze, ages 7 and 6, were inspired by the Positivity Project rolled out at their school, Webber Elementary, this year. They wanted to do something to help keep their Keatington neighbors’ spirits high during this time and decided making colorful inspirational posters would be great way to do […]

Orion area websites, numbers for reliable information during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cdc.gov/coronavirus • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), michigan.gov/Coronavirus • Oakland County Health Division, oakgov.com/health • Orion Township government, oriontownship.org. • Lake Orion Community Schools, lakeorionschools.org, for school-related updates. • Township Supervisor Chris Barnett has said he will also post regular video updates on his […]

Governor issues ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ order

By Jim Newell Review Editor Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order on Monday, calling for most of the state’s nearly 10 million residents to stay at home and avoid all contact with others. Executive Order 2020-21 temporarily suspends activities “that are not necessary to sustain or protect life.” The order […]

Community leaders are working to meet residents’ needs during pandemic

By Jim Newell Review Editor With Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issuing a stay-at-home order on Monday, Orion Township officials are continuing to find ways to help Orion residents. Supervisor Chris Barnett started the Orion COVID-19 Response Team – comprised of area government, school, church, charitable, service and community organization leaders – for that purpose, to meet […]

NOCC works to provide support to students and residents during shutdowns

By Megan Kelley Review Writer As schools and businesses face statewide shutdowns and residents are forced to socially distance and self-quarantine to help flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19, many are scrambling to maintain healthy habits and strong mental health. The North Oakland Community Coalition is working to provide resources to local […]

Lake Orion Community Schools superintendent search suspended

Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education President Jim Weidman announced on the district’s website that the search process for a new superintendent is suspended indefinitely. In a letter to the community, Weidman said the search was suspended because of the COVID-19 outbreak, which would prevent the board from conducting the process as it had […]

Make yourself count by filling out the 2020 Census

This month, residents will be asked to fill out the 2020 Census in order to count the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands) Households will have the ability to fill out […]