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Orion Township Election Results

Orion residents went to the polls in force with more than 19,000 out of 26,000 registered voters casting ballots in Orion Township. Seventy three percent of registered voters, slightly under the 2008 turnout of more than 77 percent....more >>


Police, fire millages pass in Oxford, Addison

Village receives permission to sell properties

Voters in Oxford and Addison were definitely in a 'yes' mood in the Nov. 6 general election. In Oxford Township, voters approved a two-year, 1-mill tax increase for police services by a margin of 4,191 to 4,044....more >>
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Spending time with Snyder

Governor Rick Snyder visits Lake Orion manufacturer

Michigan's gubernatorial leaders paid a visit last week to a Lake Orion business and witnessed local innovation. Governor Rick Snyder and Lt. Governor Brian Calley stopped by while on his ballot proposal information tour to meet with the men and women who work at Molds, Patterns, and Dies (MPD)....more >>
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Election Day creates special milestones

For two Oxford residents, Election Day was more than just an opportunity to make their voices heard in the democratic process. For Angela Ball and Dominic Spezia, the Nov. 6 general election represented milestones in each of their lives....more >>

Fire station sold

New building will cost about $1.5 million

Orion Township residents may be in line for a new fire station. Estimated to cost less than $1.5 million, the new fire station will replace Fire Station #2 on Silverbell Road. This development came about when Orion Township Fire Chief Robert Smith requested renovations or an expansion to the current building....more >>
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More bars downtown

Free wireless internet available

The long wait is finally over and downtown Oxford now has free wireless internet access thanks to a public-private partnership between Oakland County and Air Advantage. "This is the very first downtown that we're going to light up with free wireless (service) here in the county," said Deputy County Executive and Chief Information Officer Phil Bertolini during a Nov....more >>

Orion teen released days before slaying

The 16-year-old Lake Orion teen charged with the Pontiac homicide on Oct. 23 was recommended for detainment on other charges less than a week before the killing. Allegedly, the teen, Donald James of Orion, invaded a Pontiac home with the intent to steal drugs, guns and money, according to Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe....more >>

Going up!

New housing on the rise in Oxford

It's not all economic doom and gloom out there as evidenced by some encouraging housing figures from the Oxford Township Building Department. The number of Certificates of Occupancy (CO) issued for new residential construction this year has almost doubled compared to last year....more >>

More than three Rs taught in Lake Orion schools

You've heard of the three R's, but here are two other ways Lake Orion School District helps to build your children into strong and productive citizens. Twice a week, Webber Elementary Principal Sarah Manzo and Kindergarten teacher Dawn Burks coach girls from grades three through five in a program called Girls on the Run....more >>
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And the award goes to...

It was a night of ties and fancy dresses at the Second Annual Oxford Community Awards on Nov. 3 held at Oxford High School's Fine Arts Center. The Oxford Community Awards are designed to honor members of the community, public servants, investors, volunteers and nonprofit organizations whose efforts contribute to the growth and development of Oxford....more >>
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Lions raise over $20,000 for X-mas

Puppies, ducks, and hedgehogs. You'd be forgiven if you thought the "Christmas for Everyone Christmas" Auction took place at a petting zoo this year. Put on by the Lake Orion Lions Club and held at Milosch's Palace Chrysler Jeep and Dodge, this year's dinner and auction was another roaring success....more >>
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High school uses local playwright's work

By Olivia Shumaker Review Staff Writer Lake Orion has a wealth of creative minds, including Nina Wright, a local playwright and novelist whose play On My Boyfriends' Bicycles is currently being brought to life by the Lake Orion High School Thespians....more >>
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Lambertsons enjoy a slice of Turkey

Oxford residents Darryl and Carla Lambertson thought they'd be taking a trip back in time when they visited Turkey from Oct. 4-16, but instead they found a very modern country with everything from high-rise buildings to top-notch infrastructure to grocery stores "that look just like ours....more >>

Twp. medical benefits change aims to reduce legacy costs

Brandon Twp.- On Oct. 29, during what was their second to last meeting, the current township board discussed legacy costs and how they could reduce the bill that the township will bear in the future for employees' healthcare benefits....more >>

Group seeks job-seekers

Finding a job isn't easy these days, but it's even tougher when a person feels as if they're all alone in their search. Fortunately, Oxford has a group to support the needs of the unemployed, both professionally and emotionally....more >>


Brandon Twp. Board OKs new OCSO contract

Brandon Twp.- Police services here will be provided by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office through at least 2015. The township board unanimously approved at their Oct. 29 meeting a 3-year law enforcement contract with the OCSO....more >>


Consumers Energy pushes forward

Brandon Twp.- In their efforts to extend natural gas mains in the township, Consumers Energy has met a few roadblocks— namely, rocks. "Once we got out there and started working, we found the terrain extremely rocky and it slowed us down in boring the services," said Consumers Energy Representative Debra Dodd....more >>
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Cemetery gravestones going to cyberspace

Gravestones tell a story of the deceased. Birth and death dates, prayers and pictures are often etched in stone as a lasting tribute to the departed's life. Grand Rapids based MonuMark is trying to make memorials more meaningful for a younger generation that embraces technology and a growing number of family members that are often scattered geographically....more >>
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Joining the family practice

The practice of joining the family business is hardly over. Andrew DeHaan has joined his aunt, Deborah, at DeHaan Orthodontics on Baldwin Road just south of Waldon and so far he seems to be a perfect fit....more >>
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Atlas Township voter turnout high

Atlas Twp.-Despite a two page ballot and plenty to vote on—78 percent of township registered voters turned out to have their say on Tuesday, the second highest turnout since 2000. "In precinct 3 the lines were long— about a half hour wait to start," she said....more >>
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Leading OCEF into holidays

Heading into the busy holiday season, the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund has a new food pantry director, but her face will be familiar to OCEF clients and volunteers. Karyn Milligan has been named the new St....more >>


Decisions made

On Monday, Oaktree Student Council, along with the assistance of school staff, selected their choice for the President of the United States using electronic voting equipment. Similar to the national media, the results were announced over the school via closed circuit television as the results were counted....more >>


Millage renewal passes, but omitted from ballot in Hadley

A handful of voters in Hadley Township may feel a little left out after Tuesday's election. Brandon School District residents that reside in Hadley Township should have had the opportunity to vote on a proposal to renew the operating millage proposal for the district....more >>


Man arraigned in Brandon sexual assault

A 24-year-old Warren man is facing up to 15 years in prison after sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at a Brandon Township home. Willie James Marshall was arraigned Oct. 12 on one count of criminal sexual assault, third degree (person 13-15-years-old) by 52-2 District Court Magistrate Thomas Raguso....more >>
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After Sandy, local braces for nor'easter

Emma Lieber may have been cold, but she considers herself lucky. Lieber was one of millions on the East Coast that felt the impact of Hurricane Sandy when the storm ripped up the Atlantic earlier this month....more >>
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Bizarre, magical—'Alice in Wonderland' at BHS

Brandon Twp.- Fun. That's what Jeff Malicke and Brandon High School student actors were looking for when choosing the fall play and that is what they have found with the selection of "Alice in Wonderland....more >>
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'Whose Life Is It Anyway?'

Goodrich-After more than 13 years at the helm of the high school theatrics department, Steve Mitchell has, on occasion, nudged the outer edges of controversial plays. Audiences seeking to escape the mundane should check out the high school performance of "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" "I like to pick some shows that make people think," said Mitchell....more >>
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Lady Blackhawks tops at Metro

The Brandon High School girls swim team, coached by Todd Duncan and Dane Westphall, dominated the Flint Metro League swim meet on Nov. 2-3. The girls swam to victory in the league meet with a winning score of 460 points over the Fenton team, which had a score of 444 points....more >>


Detachment flops, supporter vows to continue battle

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-The detachment will have to wait. Nearly eight out of every ten voters that cast ballots on Tuesday said no way to a detachment proposal that spawned debate, speculations and heated meetings since it was first introduced last summer....more >>
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'Ready to move forward'

Despite a lengthy ballot with six statewide proposals, local clerks reported voting in the Nov. 6 general election went well, with good turnout and relatively short lines....more >>


Tag Days fund-raiser for Marching Band The Oxford High School Marching Band annual Tag Days fund-raiser will take place on Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10 at various locations around town....more >>

Brief--Flasher arraigned

On October 21, 2012 Oakland County Sheriff's Office Deputies identified an Orion Township resident as the individual two Kroger shoppers and one Kroger employee reported to be walking throughout the store exposing himself....more >>

Brief - Orion Art Center fundraiser

The Orion Art Center is filling the house with flowers, selling poinsettias this season to help raise money for the OAC. Director Lauren Dinneweth says the event brings back memories from her childhood....more >>


Reid Elementary named Reward School by MDE

Goodrich-Reid Elementary students and staff have been working around ongoing construction as an extensive bond project is completed. Despite the inconveniences of the project, Principal Beth Zito is still smiling....more >>


Riding out the storm: 'It was quite an excursion'

Jacob Seelbach's daily New York City commute from his apartment on 147th Street in Harlem to his job at New York University on 8th Street in Manhattan normally is about a 45-minute bicycle ride....more >>
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Hurricane felt locally; former local residents impacted on East Coast

Donald Lennox, has lived on Green Road in Hadley Township for about 12 years and power outages are fairly routine. "If it looks like the wind is going to blow, we get ready to be without power," said Lennox, who on Tuesday was in Goodrich getting gasoline for his new generator he purchased....more >>
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Brandon Twp. OKs legal action against Enbridge

On Thursday, Nov. 1, at about 7:30 a.m. in Groveland Township at the corner of Oak Hill Road and Bird road, contractors for Enbridge were preparing to lay a replacement oil pipeline in the ground....more >>
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Front page

Youth vote

Andersonville Elementary student Justin Scott decides on a presidential candidate in the school's mock election on Monday....more >>

Election results

Here are the unofficial election results: Independence Township Board, four seats *Andrea K. Schroeder (REP), 18.05%, 10,631 *Ronald A. Ritchie (REP), 17.84%, 10,508 *David A. Lohmeier (REP), 17....more >>

World conference at Clarkston High

Educators from around the world filled Clarkston High School their mission, to learn the latest in teaching techniques. "More independent learning, new techniques to increase depth of understanding," said Laura Lawson, Bloomfield Hills Middle School teacher....more >>

9% Less for township budget

But budget still has surplus

Despite continued dropping property values, Independence Township's general fund is projected to have a surplus to add to its fund balance in 2013. The budget disclosed at a public hearing on Oct....more >>

Neiman's Family Market coming to Clarkston

It is official. On Monday it was announced that a new grocer is coming to Clarkston. Neiman's Family Market plans to have it's fourth store up and running in the White Lake Plaza (at the corner of Dixie and White Lake Road) by this coming spring....more >>

Board cuts $10,600 in longevity pay

Four Independence Township non-union employees will not receive annual longevity payments after 2012 since the board voted unanimously to eliminate longevity on Oct. 20. Longevity pay rewarded senior non-union employees after they worked for over five years....more >>
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Ghost-napping in downtown

Instead of treats, the downtown was tricked when two of the 25 ghosts decorating Main Street were stolen. According to the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club, one ghost is missing from a planter in front of the Woodshop while another was taken near the Washington and Main Street parking lot....more >>
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Comedy and tragedy in 43 scenes

"It's an unconventional comedy," said Director Dale Dobson of The Clarkston Village Players' latest production Not Waving. With witty and often hilarious lines, the cast of Not Waving delivers a comedic look at the struggle of unconventional individuals to understand their place and purpose....more >>
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Make way for Monarchs

Picnickers and playful youngsters aren't the only visitors to Depot Park these days. It is also a favored location for nectar-loving butterflies. In particular, it's a preferred spot for the Monarch butterfly, especially now that the park and Rain Garden will be maintained as a "Monarch Depot....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Young voters cast ballots for president in school elections

It was a tough decision to make but one by one Andersonville Elementary students went into the voting booth and chose a presidential candidtate on Monday. Fourth and fifth graders in the school's Video Reporting Team prepared information about voting and aired it last week in their morning "Broadcast News....more >>
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Sponge law

Cub Scout Pack 126 of Clarkston Elementary learned about the court system with a mock civil trial, complete with judge, attorneys, and courthouse. The officials stayed after hours, Nov....more >>

News Briefs

Wine Tasting

Easter Seals Michigan and Rudy's Market host Cheers for the Holidays wine tasting, 6-9 p.m., Nov. 27, at Clarkston Mills. Tickets are $75 each, two for $125, for strolling gourmet dinner, beverages, silent auction, and music by singer/songwriter Jason Wagner....more >>

Veterans Day dinner at American Legion

American Legion Post 63 hosts a Veterans Day Program and Dinner, 6 p.m, Nov. 11, at the post hall, 8047 Clarkston Road. Featured speaker is Gary Tanner, chairman of Reconnect Committee, Department of Michigan....more >>

Poinsettia Sale

Clarkston Community Women's Club is having their annual Poinsettia/Greens sale thru Nov. 21, delivery Dec 6. They have an assortment of colors in different sizes of poinsettia's, several sizes of wreaths, kissing balls that hang on your tree, two sizes of graves blankets, porch pots of greens decorated with bows and other items....more >>

Operation Homefront

Clarkston Junior High School's Operation Homefront Food Drive is collecting donations this week. Items needed include canned and boxed rice, noodles, pasta, milk, cereal, cookies, soups, and other food items, personal care items, and monetary donations....more >>

Holiday Shopping

The 3rd Annual SugarPlum Chic Holiday Boutique benefiting A Space 2 Dream is this Sunday, 1-4 p.m. The holiday shopping is in downtown Clarkston in the Clarkston Mills. There is a $3 entry fee....more >>

Call for Coats

Sigma Beta Sorority, PSI chapter, is collecting new or gently used coats of all sizes, age groups, men, women, children, and infants for people in need. Drop off coats at the Clarkston Self-Storage Office, 4550 White Lake Road, near Andersonville Road....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1997 "Show me the hardware; kickers take district title" Clarkston was behind a goal at halftime for their second straight game. This time it was against West Bloomfield in the district finals at a score 1-0....more >>
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