Errors postpone tree service scam case

Accused of embezzling money from a vulnerable adult, Lonnie Wade Jenkins was summoned to a preliminary hearing in 52-3 District Court. But soon after the arrival of the alleged victim, a 86 year-old Lake Orion woman, on Wednesday, Feb. 3, the charge was dropped and Jenkins released. According to Chief Assistant Prosecutor for Oakland County, […]

One arrested, one fleeing in Lake Orion drug bust

By Gabriel Ouzounian Review staff writer Someone was allegedly producing marijuana in Lake Orion’s downtown area. On Thursday, Jan. 27, Lake Orion Police with search warrant in hand, entered a home on Central Drive and discovered 84 marijuana plants and plant growing equipment. There was no evidence to suggest that anyone was living at the […]

Canterbury Ice Festival provides outdoor fun, raises money for charity

Utilizing the final months of winter, Olde World Canterbury Village celebrated in the chilly weather with ice sculptures and a number of other activities to raise money for a chosen charity. While being warmed by a number of barrel fires placed around the event’s staging grounds, visitors enjoyed displays from seven-time world champion ice sculptor […]

DDA may sell downtown offices

By Gabriel Ouzounian Review staff writer Lake Orion beer tasters may have something new to try. The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) may be moving out of their current offices to make way for a new business. At the Feb. 14 Lake Orion Village Council Meeting, DDA Executive Director Suzanne Perreault detailed the intended plans to […]

Wagon Wheel’s walls wobble

Steps are being taken to ensure the Wagon Wheel is ready for new business ventures. Although first the building must be able to stand. According to Del Kanka, a demolition worker from Marler, Harlow construction in Leonard, the north facing wall of the building has become unsafe. ‘The owner wanted to remodel the place and […]

Two organizations certify DDA’s quality

The Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has impressed two more organizations. As of Wednesday, Feb. 16, Main Street Oakland County, and the National Trust Main Street Center have declared Lake Orion’s DDA a nationally accredited 2010 Main Street Program. ‘It’s an honor because only around 50 percent of main street programs are accredited every […]

Chris Bell honored by Detroit Lions

Commuters driving on northbound M24 past Silverbell may have noticed a familiar face staring down at them. As part of winning The Detroit Lions 2010 High School Coach of the year, two bill boards – one near Ford Field and one in Lake Orion – have been decorated with Bell’s face. ‘It’s a little overkill […]

‘We should have caught this beforehand’

Officials in Orion Township recently discovered they were paying for something, but getting nothing. During the Orion Township Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 23, Supervisor Matthew Gibb brought this discrepancy to the public’s attention. ‘Sometimes I guess it takes two years and new operations director to notice this stuff, but (Operations Director Allan […]

‘He’s one of those guys you really root for’

One former Lake Orion student reported back to his hometown, and it appears his aptitude for athletics hasn’t faded. Christopher Lum, who graduated from Lake Orion High School in 2007, has earned the starting quarterback position for Lehigh University’s football team. Lum is currently attending the Pennsylvanian college on a full scholarship for his achievements […]

Dragons fall to Highlanders

The Lake Orion Dragon Boys? Basketball team battled against the Highlanders of Rochester-Adams on Friday, Feb. 25, and while they fought hard to keep the game on the offensive, the uphill battle only got steeper. The game started quickly with the Highlanders getting first possession, scoring at the seven minute mark and drawing first blood. […]