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Editorial: Vote yes for police and fire, vote no on DIA

On Aug 7 voters of Orion Township and Village are being asked to support a fire millage renewal of .9916 mills for four years, a police renewal of 1.9832 for a period of four years and an additional police millage of 1....more >>

Letter to the Editor: Supervisor on ordinance accusations

In his letter in last week's Lake Orion Review, Mr Hart complains that I and the Township have done nothing for the past 13 months about what he contends is a commercial landscape business in a residential area....more >>

Letter to the Editor: Disappointed in coverage

I'm wondering what qualifies as Lake Orion news! I noticed that you finally ran an article and a picture of the LO track team that won the state meet this year. That's a major accomplishment-by the way....more >>


Our picks for office

Our pick for Oakland County Commissioner is Republican Michael Spisz. Over the last four years as a trustee on the Oxford Township Board, Spisz has proven himself to be a true fiscal conservative and distinguished himself as a genuine champion of economic development....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Our 'deteriorating electrical distribution system'

or . . . The Rise of Ion Rush

Last week I surmised I may have been transmuted into some sort of electrical super-freak -- in eight days I lost two computers, a TV and a car battery. The only thing in common with these electrical devices, as far as I could tell, was they all were touched by me....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Renewing Detroit Tiger thoughts and dreams

Oxford Parks and Recreation transported a bus load of folks to the Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox game Sunday, July 22. Friends booked me for that game. Other than my concern for descending steps, I looked forward to going to what Hall of Fame baseball announcer Ernie Harwell called "The Old Ballpark....more >>


Vote NO on DIA tax

It's simply not the job of taxpayers to support art museums end of story. That's why we're urging everyone reading this to vote NO on the proposed 10-year, 0.2 mill tax to help support the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)....more >>

News Briefs

Vote NO on library tax

There's absolutely no way this newspaper can in good conscience endorse the 0.4518-mill tax increase being proposed by the Oxford Public Library. In fact, we are strenuously urging township and village residents to vote NO when they head to the polls on Tuesday, Aug....more >>


Head to polls on Tuesday and vote

For Independence and Springfield townships, primary elections are key, so be sure to vote. As in previous elections, most candidates running for seats on the Independence and Springfield township boards are Republicans....more >>

Cooper's Comments A column by Krysten Cooper

Lifelong learning

This summer in addition to interning at The Clarkston News I am taking a couple classes. No matter how many semesters of school I complete, it seems like there are still a few of those general education credits lurking in the background, trying to keep me from graduating on time....more >>


Letter to the Editor

Support for Wallace

Dear Editor, I support Neil Wallace for Independence Township Supervisor. He has the experience and leadership ability to do an outstanding job. Neil has served on the Township Board for eight years, without missing a meeting, served on the Planning Commission for six years (chairman for five), and served the Township in many other volunteer capacities....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Research issues then vote

Dear Editor, It has been said that money can buy elections. I hope that won't be the case in November. Please join me in vowing to carefully research the issues and candidates (using unbiased news sources and avoiding propaganda) and to make compassionate and informed decisions when voting....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for festival help

Dear Editor, Thanks to everyone for making our Veterans Celebration during the Festival of Fun on July 4th a success. Our very generous sponsors this year made our event extra special....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Singer's very talented

Dear Editor, On July 13, we visited the Concert in the Park. The local talent was T.J. Craven, a 16-year-old entertainer. He was so talented and everyone in the audience was amazed by his dancing, singing and interacting with the crowd....more >>
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in history
1870: French Minister of the Interior Leon Gambetta escapes besieged Paris by balloon, reaching the French provisional government in Tours.
1913: In attempting to find ways to lower the cost of the automobile and make it more affordable to ordinary Americans, Henry Ford took note of the work of efficiency experts like Frederick Taylor, the father of scientific management. The result was the assembly line that reduced the time it took to manufacture a car, from 12 hours to 93 minutes. Visiting the Past: Automotive History.
1949: Iva Toguri D'Aquino, better known as Tokyo Rose, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason. American-Born Axis Sally.
1957: A fire in the Windscale plutonium production reactor (later called Sellafield) north of Liverpool, England, spreads radioactive iodine and polonium through the countryside and into the Irish Sea. Livestock in the immediate area were destroyed, along with 500,000 gallons of milk. At least 30, and possibly as many as 1,000, cancer deaths were subsequently linked to the accident.
1985: Four Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) hijackers seize the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and demand the release of 50 Palestinians held by Israel.