Friday, May 3, 2013
36-year-old Orion Township resident arrested in connection with felonious assault.
The following information was provided by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. Arrests do not indicate a conviction. Oakland County Sheriff's Deputies responded May 2 to the 500 block of Joslyn Road in Orion Township for a report of a home invasion, according to an incident report. When deputies arrived, they located three people in the front yard of the home and determined a home invasion had not taken place, but deputies received a report of a felonious assault in which a victim had reportedly been struck in the head with a hammer, the report indicated. Deputies arrested a 36-year-old Orion Township resident in connection with the incident. They remain in custody at Oakland County Jail pending a warrant.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The voter guide for Orion Township is provided by the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization.
Orion Township voters will have some decisions to make at the ballot box on Nov. 6. There are elections for township supervisor, township clerk, township treasurer, township trustee and township library board. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League never supports or opposes a candidate or political party. It influences public policy through education and advocacy, according to its website. To become a member of the League of Women Voters, click here. To contribute to the League of Women Voters, click here.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Kids can campaign and vote for their most beloved books during the Orion Township library's Vote for a Book campaign.
The Orion Township Public Library is giving kids the chance to celebrate the right to vote with a “Vote for a Book” campaign. The youth librarians have nominated 15 books in the election. Children can come in on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 from 2-4 to campaign—make a poster or film a video with ONTV— for their book choice. Posters will be hung throughout the library and videos will be aired on ONTV. Then, they can vote Nov. 5-6. Children can drop in to vote, or cast their vote on the library website. "It is our hope that children will learn that their vote and opinion is important, ” said Deb Refior, Youth Services Department Head, in a recent press release. The Orion Township Public Library is located at 825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48362. …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
One Orion neighborhood is fighting hard to keep a 145-foot monopole away.
John and Renata Capuzzoli kept their young sons up late Monday to bring them to the Orion Township Board of Trustees meeting. Michelle Parker brought her kids too. They and their neighbors were continuing their fight against a 145-foot Verizon Wireless cell tower that has been proposed for the northwest corner of Baldwin and Waldon roads. “We feel like we’re being forced out of our home,” said an emotional Parker. “For 12 years we’ve lived in this home. And every day my kids look out in their backyard and say, ‘Mommy I don’t want to move.’ And you’re giving us no choice. … I’m asking you please to not vote yes on this.” Parker and her neighbors have been making the case against the tower for months. They feel it will hurt their property …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
After one Keatington resident was flagged for violating the zoning ordinance, he pointed out that many of his neighbors were doing the same thing.
In September, after Orion Township resident Dan Myslakowski received a warning about a boat trailer parked in his driveway in violation of the zoning ordinance, he complained to the board of trustees about similar violations being committed by other residents of his Keatington neighborhood. The complaint prompted an ordinance officer to visit the neighborhood, and at the Monday, Oct. 15 board meeting, the board will learn that quite a few violations were found. In a letter to the board, Supervisor JoAnn Van Tassel says the building department toured the neighborhood Oct. 3-5 and found 30 violations in 76 locations checked. The violations included jet skis, pontoons, boat trailers, campers, commercial vehicles and the like, all parked in …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Interested in becoming an election inspector for the Nov. 6 general election? Here's how you can in Oakland Township and Orion Township.
Local clerks are looking for helpers on Nov. 6. Orion Township Election inspectors are needed full and part of the day. Inspectors must be a registered voter in Oakland County and willing to declare a political party preference. The positions are paid, and a mandatory training is provided. Applications are available in the Township Clerk’s office, 2525 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, Michigan, 48360. For more information, contact the Clerk, Penny Shults, at (248) 391-0304, ext. 104 or at email@example.com. Or click here for application. Oakland Township Election inspectors work at their assigned precinct from 6 a.m. to completion on Nov. 6. Duties include setting up the precinct, guide voters through the voting process, administrate State…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Friends of the Library organization historically generates around $20,000 per year from these three used book sales events for the library.
It’s time again for the Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Orion Township Public Library. The Friends are a non-profit organization that was started to promote public support of the Orion Township Library, the library in the community, to promote reading, literacy and lifelong learning, and to maintain an association of persons interested in the library. The organization acts in cooperation with the library board and staff, serving as a liaison between the community and library. Since 1985, the Friends have provided in excess of $260,000 to the library in the way of program funding, equipment/material purchases and monetary contributions. “There is a great deal of work that is done during all the months leading up to the sale by …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Friendship park in Orion Township was filled with residents happily celebrating Barn Daze.
Residents from within and around Orion Township enjoyed the annual Barn Daze festivities on Saturday. The daylong event lasted from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The event included everything from a 4H petting farm to hay wagon rides and carnival games. Please post any pictures you had from the event, too!
Friday, September 7, 2012
Barn Daze will be this Saturday, Sep 8 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Friendship Park, Orion Township.
It's time for a petting farm, pony rides and a hay maze in Orion Township! Barn Daze will be Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Friendship Park in Orion Township. The annual Lake Orion event will feature apetting farm, pony rides, a hay maze, hay wagon rides, kids’ games, and inflatables. Admission will be $5 per vehicle and $15 per bus. Barn Daze will offer a chance to visit Porritt Barn. It is a gothic structure built in the 1920s and is of great architectural and historical interest as demonstrated in the barn's elaborate hay hood. The Porritt family, farmers and cattle breeders and among the founding families of Orion Township, built the barn on what is now the corner of M-24 and Silverbell Roads. Through the joint effort of the…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
A 5k walk/run this weekend in Lake Orion will raise funds to send two Michigan first responder heroes to NYC for National Tunnel to Towers Run.
The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund is hosting the second annual Tunnel to Towers Detroit 5k walk/run on Sept. 8 in Lake Orion. Proceeds will be used to send Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Trevor Sanford and Dispatch Specialist Eric Snyder to New York City for the national Tunnel to Towers 5k. Staff and equipment from the U.S. Army, the Orion Township Fire Department, and the Oakland County SWAT team will be available for children and families to interact with after the run. Also, there will be a special guest—New York City firefighter Mike Cooney. “We are looking forward to sending Trevor and Eric to New York, and welcoming firefighter Cooney to Michigan,” said Scott Watkins, co-found of the Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund. “We encourage …