Who’s Who of Life Science in Michigan to Attend Medical Main Street Event Sponsored by Oakland University

A virtual who’s who of major players in life science and health care are among those scheduled to attend Medical Main Street’s annual networking event on Sept. 16 in Troy. DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, DPro Healthcare, Farmaceutix, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Infection Prevention Technologies, JEMS Technology, NSF Health Sciences, Orchid, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, and the University of Michigan – Dearborn are among those registered for the … [Read more...]

Tickets on sale for Q2 Awards

Tickets are now available for the 23rd Annual Quality People/Quality County (Q2) Awards breakfast hosted by County Executive L. Brooks Patterson on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint. This year’s honorees include Terence E. “Terry” Adderley, executive chairman of Kelly Services; Stephanie W. Bergeron, president and chief executive officer of Walsh College; and prominent attorney Elbert Hatchett and his wife Laurestine. Established by Patterson in … [Read more...]

AT&T Scheduled to Work on Manhole Structure in Rochester Hills

According to the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the northbound outer lane of Crooks Road just north of South Blvd. in Rochester Hills will close to traffic Friday, August 28 around 8 a.m. for repair work that will be done on a manhole structure by AT&T. One lane of traffic will remain open in the closure area, motorists can expect some delays. The road is expected to fully re-open by noon on Monday or when the repair work is complete. … [Read more...]

Milestone: No Tobacco Products Sold to Minors in Undercover Inspections


For the first time ever, Oakland County retailers did not sell any tobacco products to youth during recent undercover inspections, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The Oakland County Health Division conducted the annual inspection in collaboration with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and local substance abuse coalitions to ensure that tobacco products are not sold to underage youth. “Our prevention efforts are keeping tobacco out of the hands of our children,” … [Read more...]

Tienken Rd./Canyon Creek to Rochester Rd. Paving Scheduled for Next Week

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will be paving Tienken Road from Canyon Creek to Rochester Road on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25, in the community of Rochester Hills. The Tienken/Livernois roundabout will remain mostly open to traffic; however, the eastbound portion of the Tienken Road roundabout will close intermittently to traffic during paving. Local traffic should access the closure area by using Rochester Road. Please be advised that ‘local traffic’ is … [Read more...]

Oakland County Uses Facial Recognition Technology to ‘Find Rover’

Download the app to find rover in a snap!
Photo credit: www.FindingRover.com

Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center is the first shelter in Michigan to utilize a new, high tech tool to help return dogs to their owners, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The Finding Rover app (compatible with iPhone and Android) and website uses facial recognition technology to identify lost dogs with 98 percent accuracy. “Oakland County is nationally recognized as a leader in implementing technology to improve how we operate,” Patterson said. … [Read more...]

Michigan Legislature to Tackle Road Funding this Week – Citizens Urged to Call Legislators

The Michigan Legislature is back in session this week to tackle road funding following a statewide landslide ballot initiative loss to increase transportation revenue back in May. Dennis Kolar, Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Managing Director urges citizens to call their members of the House and Senate to express opinions on the road funding dilemma. Key House Bills 4612, 4613, and 4615 are currently being debated in Lansing.   Information on the legislation being debated can be … [Read more...]

Oakland County International Airport Open House & Air Show turns 30

The Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) Open House & Air Show soars to new heights as it marks its 30th year Sunday, Aug. 23. This family-friendly event, which runs 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., will coincide with the grand opening of the World Heritage Air Museum (WHAM) at the airport. The museum will display several rare Cold War-era jets at the open house. “Whether you’re an aviation buff or just a kid deep down inside, the Open House & Air Show has something for everyone,” … [Read more...]

Wet, Wild Weather on the Radar for Wednesday

It looks like some stormy weather could be heading our way today between the hours of 3 p.m. and midnight. According to a hazardous weather statement issued by the we're in for The National Weather Service, thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon could become severe in Metro Detroit with damaging wind in excess of 60 mph and locally heavy rain. Tune in to your local newscast for further updates and take cover if necessary. … [Read more...]

RCOC Invites Public to their 2016 Budget Hearing on Aug. 20

2016 Budget Advisory

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board of Road Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on its proposed fiscal year 2016 budget Thursday night, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium, 1200 N. Telegraph in Pontiac. The proposed 2016 budget, at just over $104.7 million, includes plans for just under $20 million worth of road improvement projects such as road widening, reconstruction, resurfacing or gravel road paving or work toward future … [Read more...]