Missing Coonhound McKenzie

Just South of Rochester Hills, mostly in the Troy Area, posters for a lost dog named McKenzie are still up and sightings are still coming in. The wandering Treeing Walker Coonhound went missing June 22, 2016 from a residence in Ferndale. She was spooked by fireworks being set off and jumped a fence. She ran in a blind panic and has been lost ever since. A vigilant campaign was launched to keep the word out that she is still being seen. Throughout the past year McKenzie’s owner, Cindy Booth, has … [Read more...]

DTE to Send a Financial Infrastructure Jolt to the Rochester Area

Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer Announces DTE Will Invest $1.4M in Rochester Area’s Electricity Infrastructure Oakland County Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer recently announced that DTE Energy Company (DTE) has committed to invest over $1.4M in the Rochester area’s electricity distribution network over the course of 8-12 months. The investment consists of several major projects intended to lower the number of power outages experienced by residents and strengthen the resiliency of the … [Read more...]

Update to Fatal Rochester Hills Hit and Run

This is an UPDATE to the Original Story The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Rochester Hills Substation along with the Crash Reconstruction Unit are conducting a death investigation regarding a 22 year old male found in the ditch alongside Avon Road in Rochester Hills on Sunday morning around 11:30 a.m. The victim was discovered by family members who were looking for him when he did not return home from the previous evening. Deputies were dispatched to the area of Avon Road and Crooks where … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Man Found Dead Along Avon Road Near Adams Road

Investigators are looking into the death of a 22-year-old man who was found dead on the side of a Rochester Hills road on Sunday Morning. Deputies responded along with the Rochester Hills Fire Department to the area of Avon and Glouchester on an unresponsive male, not breathing and without a pulse. It was reported the subject may have been struck by a vehicle during the overnight hours. The subject was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Rochester Hills Fire Department (RHFD) and had … [Read more...]

Looking for 1967 Crittenton Babies

Were you or someone you know born at Crittenton Hospital in 1967? Rochester Media and the Community Edge are gathering information to run a story on "Where are they today." To celebrate Crittenton turning 50 years old next month, we would like to hear from as many of those born in 1967 at Crittenton as possible. Email us at editor@RochesterMedia.com with your date of birth and we'll be in touch soon. … [Read more...]

Remembering Rochester Art Teacher, Jo-Ed Spitzer

Jo-Ed Spitzer inspired people – students, family, and friends – to be creative and to enjoy making art. Many will remember Jo-Ed from Rochester Adams High or West Junior High. He was an art teacher with the Rochester Community Schools from September 1970 until June 2006. He passed away on his birthday at the age of 76 from complications with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Art Teacher Jo-Ed was born in Detroit on June 28, 1941, and served as a Private in the U.S. Army … [Read more...]

Rochester Restaurant Closes Due to Salmonella Concerns

The Oakland County Health Division is investigating 15 cases of Salmonella saintpaul, a specific strain of salmonella. Cases have also been identified in other Michigan counties, as well as Ohio and Illinois. In Downtown Rochester, Rojo Mexican Bistro has closed voluntarily due to several guests being diagnosed with this rare strain of salmonella. While there is not a direct tie to the restaurant and the illness, extreme caution has been implemented. No other Rojo locations have been linked to … [Read more...]

Montessori School Rochester Relocates and Grows Footprint by Five Times

Enrollment Increase and Additional Middle School Students for Fall 2018 Drive Expansion The Montessori School Rochester (Spirit of the Child LLC) today announced that it has relocated to allow for increasing enrollment and expanded educational programming. The school is now located at 3976 S. Livernois Rd. at W. South Blvd. in Rochester Hills on the site of the former Oakland Steiner School. The school was the brainchild of Rochester Hills’ residents Ron and Joanne Shango.  Joanne … [Read more...]

First Woman to Serve as the United States Attorney in Michigan’s Eastern District to be Honored

Former United States Attorney Barbara McQuade to be Honored for Public Service and Historic Appointment as the First Woman to Serve as the United States Attorney in Michigan’s Eastern District Oakland County Commissioner Bill Dwyer will honor former United States Attorney of the Eastern District of Michigan, Barbara L. McQuade, for her years of outstanding public service. On Thursday, March 30, 2017, he will present a proclamation that will also recognize her place in history as the first … [Read more...]

Warming Center in Opens in Oxford to Help those without Power

Due to the severity of the power outages in our area, Oxford Community Schools is providing a temporary warming center to residents who are without power. To provide relief from cold temperatures, Oxford High School will be open from 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017 until 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 11. A warm dinner will be provided tonight from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and breakfast will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Use of the facilities and drinking water … [Read more...]