Village Council approves GFL contract transfer to Priority Waste

Sanitary sewer project, police chief contract updates given By Joseph Goral Staff Writer LAKE ORION —On Monday Lake Orion’s village council agreed to the transfer of the residential waste, curbside recycling and yard waste collection contract from Green for Life Environmental (GFL) to Priority Waste. All four council members present at the meeting voted […]

Oakland County’s sheriff’s office offers free trigger locks to promote gun safety

OAKLAND COUNTY — The Oakland County’s Sheriff’s Office is offering residents free trigger locks for their firearms to prevent unwanted access to a gun. Locks are available at all sheriff’s office substations, the sheriff’s office headquarters located at 1200 N. Telegraph Rd. on the Oakland-County government complex and most local law enforcement agencies, according to […]

LOCS assistant superintendent confirms tentative order-of-priority for bond projects

Plans are currently $3 million over budget due to COVID-19 pandemic By Joseph Goral Staff Writer LAKE ORION —  Lake Orion Community Schools (LOCS) Assistant Superintendent Heidi Mercer provided a tentative order-of-priority for the district’s bond projects to the Board of Education during a meeting on May 22. The board told Mercer, assistant superintendent […]

McLaren Ally Challenge to take place Aug. 22 to 25

Veterans and members of US Armed Forces offered complimentary admission GRAND BLANC — Tournament officials announced today that complimentary admission to The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren is available to members of the United States Armed Forces (Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve, and Retirees) and veterans courtesy of Dow. The Ally Challenge will take place […]

LOCS Board of Education accepting applications for open trustee seat

Deadline is July 1, at 4 p.m. By Joseph Goral Staff Writer LAKE ORION – The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education announced on June 19, that it is accepting applications for its open trustee seat. According to a press release, the position would be a partial-year board appointment running from July 2024 […]

Grads from 1974 to 2024 can use these steps to build a strong personal brand

For the last couple of weeks the pages of our newspapers across the state have been filled with photos of 2024 graduates from area high schools as they’ve enjoyed honors nights, lock-ins, commencement ceremonies and a number of other end-of-school traditions. In one community, our reporters shared about a local “adulting-day,” hosted at the school […]

Lake Orion Township inks new waste hauling contract

GFL drops 73 area contracts By David Fleet The Citizen Editor On Monday night the Lake Orion Township Board of Trustees voted 7-0 consenting to the agreement transfer of the solid waste, recycling, and yard waste collection from Green for Life Environmental (GFL) to Priority Waste. On June 4, 2024 Ontario-based GFL, the current […]

Lake Orion Rotarians help beautify the Polly Ann Trail

Lake Orion Rotarians help beautify the Polly Ann Trail

ORION TWP. — Who wants to pull weeds? Twelve volunteers from the Lake Orion Sunrise Rotary Club made it their job this spring to volunteer along the Polly Ann Trail to do just that — pull weeds — just one of the club’s service projects to the community. Last year, the club began a Pollination […]

Lions Club donates AED to LOPD

The Lake Orion Lions Club donated a new automatic external defibrillator (AED) to the Lake Orion Police Department. It is the second AED donation to the department since the Lake Orion American Legion Post 233 made their donation in April. The club’s governing body voted to approve purchasing the $1,599 AED shortly after the LOPD […]