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Therapy dog dies in crash

He spent most of his life helping others feel better. It certainly doesn't seem fair that he should meet such a tragic end. A violent crash in front of The Golden Nugget restaurant (1055 S....more >>
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Friday football theme takes flight

By Maddie Stroin Special Review Writer Lake Orion High School loves traditions. The band plays music in the commons on the days of home football games. Seniors have the privilege of standing along the rail above the main staircase in between classes....more >>

Local businesses board the 747

Through 1,000 tote bags, local business owner Tonino Zaccagnini will spread the knowledge of his company to incoming residents of Orion Township. Since the Chamber of Commerce started using the slogan "747 New homes are landing in Orion," five new businesses have become members, including Zaccagnini's....more >>

Councilman's comments criticized

Oxford Village President Pro-Tem Dave Bailey was in the hot seat last week for comments he made at the Aug. 27 council meeting regarding the Oakland County Sheriff's Department dispatch center and its performance....more >>


Board OKs fireworks hours

Early morning booms banned at ten holidays

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- Getting a good night's sleep may be a little easier around holidays for residents following the board of trustees meeting on Monday night. The township board voted 5-0 to OK an ordinance which regulates the usage of consumer fireworks between the overnight hours of 1-8 a....more >>

Proud deputies welcome building enhancements with old story

Over the summer several enhancements were made to the Oakland county Sheriff's Office Orion Substation at township hall in order to make the substation more user friendly for both patrons and patrolers....more >>

Paad 'person of interest' in missing $21K

A total of $20,684 in Oxford Village property tax funds from 2010 is definitely missing and former Deputy Clerk Marion Patricia Paad is "a person of interest" in connection with its disappearance....more >>

LOHS grad wipes out, twice

By Ana Cordera Special Review Writer Lake Orion High School graduate Allie Hock recently appeared on the ABC hit show Wipeout. The 23-year-old participated in the episode "Blind date: Even Blinder" which originally aired on Sep....more >>
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Vandals destroy 16 trail signs at Oakwood Lake Park

"If it was up to me, I'd fence it off and close it because obviously, somebody doesn't appreciate it and it's sad." That's how frustrated and upset Jeff Kinasz, park superintendent for the Oxford Twp....more >>

HealthQuest provides healing inside Scripps Mansion

The ornate, Oscar Bach designed doors of Scripps Mansion opened last Thursday, September 12, for Phil Krause and Dan Cady, owners of HealthQuest Physical Therapy in Lake Orion. They carried a huge $7,000 check written out to Guest House, an addiction rehabilitation facility located on the Scripps Estate that has been providing treatment to Catholic clergy since 1956....more >>
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Tent-dweller questioned about thefts

Oakland County Sheriff's investigators are looking into whether a 28-year-old homeless man who was living in a tent behind the Parkhurst mobile home park is connected to a string of robberies in Oxford Township....more >>

Bald Mountain rustic cabin is accessorized with accessibility

Enthusiasts of rustic camping can have a new rouse to rent Morel Cabin at Bald Mountain State Park. Volunteers from the United Auto Workers (UAW)-Ford and Ford Motor Company built a universally accessible deck for the rentable cabin over the summer, making it accessible for people with disabilities....more >>

Twp. considers curfew ord.

It's 10 o'clock. Do you know where your children are? That's a question Oxford Township parents might have to answer should a proposed curfew ordinance be approved by the township board....more >>

Learning Options take over the CERC

The Learning Options Program of Lake Orion Schools has officially moved into the CERC building. Eight years ago was the last time the program saw the CERC, as the past seven years they had a wing in the high school....more >>

Library director now a councilman

Oxford Village's new councilman isn't new to the inner workings of local government. Last week, council voted 4-0 to appoint Byran Cloutier to the seat vacated last month when Tony Albensi resigned....more >>

Lake Orion scores early and often to remain undefeated

By Joe St. Henry Special to The Review Lake Orion's offense took control of the football game early with four touchdowns in the first quarter en route to a convincing 49-12 victory over West Bloomfield last Friday night....more >>
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Biz owners speak, council listens, proposed sign ord. changes

A room full of local business owners upset about the proposed changes to Oxford Village's sign ordinance was enough to convince council to make some changes of its own. Last week, council spent two hours dealing with the proposed sign ordinance....more >>

Dragons' and Wolves' soccer rivalry continues to thrive

By Riley Holder Review Special Writer When Clarkston and Lake Orion line up against each other in any sporting event, everyone knows that the rivalry is always intense. Usually, not much extra motivation is needed to pump up the players for the game....more >>

Council chooses to remain president-less for now

It appears that Oxford Village will continue to function without a council president at least for the foreseeable future. Last week, council voted 3-1 to not elect a president at this time and have Councilman Dave Bailey continue to serve as president pro-tem....more >>

Women's Club fashion show

The Oxford Women's Club annual fashion show will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Boulder Pointe Golf and Conference Center. The evening will be begin at 5 p.m. with shopping provided by local artists and vendors....more >>

Twp. could get cell towers by water treatment plant, in park

Oxford Township's water fund could get a financial boost if a cellular tower is constructed near one of the municipality's treatment plants. Last week, the township board voted 6-0 to continue discussions regarding a request to lease 2,500 square feet of space on the water treatment plant property at Dunlap and Seymour Lake roads, so AT&T could construct a monopole tower and ground facilities to increase its wireless coverage....more >>
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A few minutes with Shane's parents

Shane Hrischuk should have celebrated his 16th birthday over the weekend. But instead of having balloons hanging outside his house, he had them floating beside his grave. Next to them sat his mother, Michelle Hrischuk, as she took a moment to pause during the Second Annual Tour de Shane Bike-a-thon held Saturday along the Polly Ann Trail....more >>
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'Labor of Love'

Local woman's memoir tells of giving birth to daughter's twins

As a new author, Crystal Sirignano knows that writing a book is difficult. It took her two years to pen her memoir, aptly titled "Labor of Love." But while fitting, the title refers not to the work of producing the book, but to the effort she put forth more than five years ago in helping her daughter become a mother and herself become a grandmother....more >>


The day that changed America

On Sept. 11, students define what is a hero

Brandon Twp.- Lacey Culvey doesn't remember the day two planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane crashed into the Pentagon, and a fourth plane crashed in a Pennsylvania field....more >>
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Julie Graveldinger: 2013 Citizen of the Year

Julie Graveldinger believes everyone must have a purpose in life. Her purpose is to bring joy to the lives of others and she is succeeding, through volunteer work with Relay for Life of Brandon/Ortonville, the St....more >>
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Teal town

Goodrich turns teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Goodrich- Karl Halterman isn't sure how many lightposts are in the village, but as of Monday he had decorated about 20 of them with ribbons and he'd love to do all of them— turning the town teal....more >>


Slow down eyed for Oakland County unpaved roads

Lawmaker considers 45 mph gravel road speed legislation

Rep. Brad Jacobsen (Oxford R-46th District, which includes Brandon Township) is working on a bill as part of a package that would decrease the legal speed limit on gravel roads to 45 mph unless otherwise marked....more >>


Township company to expand

Board OKs sale of 40 acres for recycling facility

Groveland Twp.-At 17-years-old Barry Bass was troubled when he watched trash leaving the recycling facility, headed to a landfill. "My first job was with SOCCRA (Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority), said Bass, a Waterford native....more >>


Local marches to the beat of a different drum in Scotland

Even when struck in the head by a fish and chips sign, the band will play on. Cameron Bolley, an 18-year-old Brandon Township resident, was playing his snare drum next to the bandmates who were hit by the sign in a gust of wind....more >>


NOAH still feeding hungry pets at new location in village

Ortonville- While they no longer have their own building in the village, North Oakland Animal Help (NOAH) is definitely maintaining a presence here. More than ever, low-income families are seeking the assistance of the non-profit organization in feeding their animals....more >>


CROP Walk 2013: Help end hunger locally, worldwide

Ortonville- By walking a few miles in your community, you can help you can help feed the hungry here, across the country, and around the world. This area's 33rd annual CROP Walk is planned for 1 p....more >>


Consumers—Groveland Service Center opens

Groveland Twp.- On Sept. 13, local and state officials, along with Consumers Energy President and CEO John Russell, celebrated the completion of the new Groveland Township Service Center....more >>


Local hunter injured in township after falling from tree stand

At about 10:30 p.m., Sept. 6, Brandon firefighters/medics and Oakland County Sheriff deputies responded to a wooded area near Sashabaw Road in Brandon Township following a report that a man had fallen from a tree stand....more >>


Geek Brandon Library at Septemberfest

Ortonville- Get your geek on. During Septemberfest Sept. 28 in the village, the Brandon Township Library will officially join in a national campaign to "Geek the Library." Julie Fikes, chairman of the local Geek Committee, explains that the campaign is one of advocacy for libraries, encouraging people to share their hobbies and passions and to come find what the library has to offer for what you are interested in....more >>


Brandon School District: Littlest learners move to elementary buildings

Brandon Twp.- The youngest students in Harvey Swanson Elementary this past week were not, as in years past, kindergarteners. Instead, on Tuesday, a room full of busy 3- and 4-year-olds played with blocks, books, and even with sand in a box elevated to the perfect height for preschoolers....more >>


Drain commissioner responds to village sewer concerns

Goodrich-During an Aug.12 village council meeting Jeff Wright, Genesee County Drain Commissioner, made comments suggesting a rash of sewage was allegedly discharged into the Kearsley Creek via the village drains....more >>


EMS now using automated chest compression system

Groveland Twp.- Last month the township EMS became the first in Oakland County to put into service the LUCAS II Chest Compression System. The new system will provide uninterrupted compressions at a regular rate and depth for resuscitation....more >>


New athletic after-school program at BFIS

Brandon Twp.- A new after-school program at the intermediate school may be seen as latchkey by some, but will still benefit kids athletically and may work to channel them into sports at a higher level in the district....more >>
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Clarkston was tasty!

BY ANDREA BEAUDOIN Clarkston News Staff Writer A rainy day didn't stop visitors from filling the streets of downtown Clarkston during the 16th Annual Taste of Clarkston. "What a fun Taste of Clarkston," said City of Clarkston Manager Carol Eberhardt....more >>
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Downtown heritage attracts conference

Community leaders from throughout Oakland County converged on Clarkston, Sept. 13, to learn from the city's downtown success. "Downtown Clarkston is a great place," said Bret Rasegan, Oakland County planning supervisor....more >>

'Keyhole' lawsuit dismissed

A water-use "keyholing" lawsuit has been dismissed for now. According to a public statement issued by Independence Township, 52-2 District Court dismissed the case without prejudice, but can be reinitiated if the township chooses....more >>
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Phragmites fight continues

A new sign with information about, and the fight against, phragmites, an invasive species, was installed on White lake Road across from Deer Lake Beach on Aug. 29. Groups Oakland phragmites and Invasive Species Task Force (OPIS) and Wild Ones are working to fight phragmites, an invasive plant species that chokes out wildlife and native plants and lowers property values....more >>

Art fest in Depot Park

Art and antiques will fill Depot Park in downtown Clarkston for the 40th annual Art in the Village, Sept. 21 and 22. Hours for the juried show, hosted by the Clarkston Community Historical Society, are 10 a....more >>
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Summer study of monarch migration

Clarkston resident John Meyland has spent his summer looking for the monarch butterfly so he can catch it and place a sticker on its wing. He is participating in the 2013 22nd fall season of the Monarch Watch tagging study conducted by the University of Kansas....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Volunteers trade tech gear for gardening gloves

It was a beautiful day for 25 employees from the General Motors (GM) Warren plant who visited the Clarkston Community Garden to get their hands dirty and help the community. The 1....more >>
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Clarkston's court for homecoming

Nominees for the Clarkston High School Homecoming Court were named on Monday as the festivities for Homecoming week began. The sophomores are represented by Nicole Hanson, Gabbie Bright, Eric Smith and Nate Gipe....more >>
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Game on!

Homecoming week at Clarkston High School kicked off with school spirit of Jersey day on Monday. But the festivities truly began the week with the traditional Powderpuff game with the seniors against juniors....more >>

News Briefs

News in Brief

School discussion Clarkston Board of Education's discussion on goals and priorities continues, 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, at the school administration offices, 6389 Clarkston Road....more >>

Heritage Fest in Davisburg

Springfield Township hosts a full weekend of events and activities at the Davisburg Heritage Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22. The festival begins with a pancake breakfast at 8 a....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1998 "Deer Lake Athletic Club marks 25 years" Over 500 members, patrons and visitors celebrated Deer Lake Athletic Club's 25th anniversary and contributed to a good cause at the same time....more >>
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Born October 4th
1879: Edward Murray East, botanist whose research led to the development of hybrid corn.
1884: Damon Runyon, journalist and short story writer.
1895: Buster (Joseph F.) Keaton, star of silent film comedies including Sherlock, Jr. and The General.
1919: Rene Marques, Puerto Rican playwright and short story writer.
1923: Charlton Heston, American film actor.
October 4th
in history
1795: General Napoleon Bonaparte leads the rout of counterrevolutionaries in the streets of Paris, beginning his rise to power. Napoleon takes charge.
1861: The Union ship USS South Carolina captures two Confederate blockade runners outside of New Orleans, La. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1874: Kiowa leader Satanta, known as the Orator of the Plains, surrenders in Darlington, Texas. He is later sent to the state penitentiary, where he commits suicide October 11, 1878. The life of Satanta.
1905: Orville Wright pilots the first flight longer than 30 minutes. The flight lasted 33 minutes, 17 seconds and covered 21 miles. The Virginia Air and Space Center is home to the Great Aerodrome, which almost beat the Wrights into the air.
1914: The first German Zeppelin raids London. The J.V. Martin Kitten failed at intercepting Zeppelins.