DNR says a virus may be killing the carp in Lake Orion

DNR says a virus may be killing the carp in Lake Orion

By Jim Newell Review Editor Something’s rotten in Lake Orion. Literally hundreds of dead carp have washed up ashore, float in the shallows near residents’ homes and litter the lake. And the smell of dead, rotting carp has left many on Lake Orion wondering what has caused the mass deaths and what can be done […]

Big Rig Gig is a gigantic hit with kids – of all ages

Big Rig Gig is a gigantic hit with kids – of all ages

By Jim Newell Review Editor Fire trucks, police cars, bulldozers, tractors and backhoes. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office usually sends a SWAT vehicle. And then there’s the helicopter. Always one of the kids’ favorites. These are just some of the vehicles expected at this year’s Big Rig Gig, giving kids the chance to climb on […]

FISH holds annual backpack, school supplies drive

By Dean Vaglia Oxford Leader Staff Writer When money is tight, school supplies can be an extra expense too great to afford. That’s why Oxford/Orion FISH is holding their annual backpack and school supplies drive. Running until Aug. 21, the drive gives local families the chance to get the goods they need to start the […]

‘A Night of Blues’ concert benefits the Lions Club’s programs

‘A Night of Blues’ concert benefits the Lions Club’s programs

It’s a night of great music and laughs as the Lake Orion Lions Club hosts “A Night of Blues” concert on Aug. 13. “The headliner is legendary hall of fame blues guitarist John Watkins and the John Watkins Band. Opening the night of music is mid-Michigan favorite Papa Kiska and the Vortex Jazz & Blues […]

Orion Library honors former director Linda Sickles

Orion Library honors former director Linda Sickles

The Orion Township Public Library held a dedication ceremony in July to honor the former Director Linda Sickles, who passed away in 2019. Sickles was hired as director in 1980, when the library was still located on Lapeer Road. In 1986, Sickles played a role in the passing of both bond and millage campaigns that […]

Lake Orion Kids & Kops classic car show raises $4,000 for LOPA

Lake Orion Kids & Kops classic car show raises $4,000 for LOPA

By Jim Newell Review Editor Downtown Lake Orion, warm summer weather and classic cars aligned, creating a perfect day for the Golling Buick GMC annual Kids & Kops classic car show on Saturday. Golling Buick GMC and the Lake Orion Police Association co-host the car show, which included classic vehicles – trucks, hot rods, muscle […]

Orion Hawks wrap up season with definitive win over Clarkston Blue

Orion Hawks wrap up season with definitive win over Clarkston Blue

The Orion Hawks adaptive softball team had their final game of the season last Thursday taking on the Clarkston Wolves Blue team. The Hawks came out hungry for a win early on bringing in run after run and making several exeptional fielding plays to find themselves up 16-8 before the game was called due to […]

MDOT to close sections of M-24 on Saturday

MDOT to close sections of M-24 on Saturday

The Michigan Department of Transportation will briefly close two sections of M-24 on Saturday morning, MDOT announced today. Northbound and southbound M-24 from Clarkston Road to Golden Gate Road in Orion Township will be closed intermittently from 7 – 7:15 a.m. Northbound and southbound M-24 at Indianwood Road will be closed intermittently from 8 – […]

Legal fees continue to mount in the Barnett vs. Village public hearing debacle

Lake Orion Review files Freedom of Information Act requests for attorney bills By Jim Newell Review Editor The legal fees for the public hearing that never happened continue to mount, with the Village of Lake Orion incurring thousands of dollars in attorney bills. Orion Township has spent more than $1,000 on legal fees. And taxpayers […]

LOCS prepares to move forward with strategic planning process

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education is getting ready to begin the strategic planning process. To kick-start the process, the board was visited by Debbie Stair, Assistant Director of Leadership Development at the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) during their meeting on July 21. Strategic planning had been […]

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