It’s Time For Change in Leadership – The Best is Yet to Come!

By Ravi Yalamanchi, Candidate for Mayor – Rochester Hills Like many families, my wife Anitha and I chose to make Rochester Hills our home. This is where we chose to raise our daughter. With God’s blessings, and through hard work and perseverance we have had the fortune of living the American Dream and doing our best to give back to the community. Over the years, I have had the privilege of being actively engaged with Avondale Youth Assistance, Paint Creek Trailways, Green Space, … [Read more...]

ICYMI: Rochester Hills Home Raided; Over 900 Grams of Heroin Seized

On August 18, after a month-long investigation, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office raided a Rochester Hills home where they seized 939 grams of heroin worth up to $400,000. As a result of the investigation, Rochester Hills resident Christopher Dukes, 32, was arrested and charged one count of delivery/manufacture of a controlled substance and one count of felony firearm possession. According to The Detroit News, Dukes has no prior criminal record. Read more here. … [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...]

Hazardous Spill in Clinton River Under Investigation by the EPA

On Monday afternoon, something covered the waters of the Clinton River near Oakland County's River Bend Park in Rochester Hills. What is this unidentified substance? That's what's the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is trying to figure out, along with how it got into the Clinton River. Read the full story on MLive. … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s Office: Woman in Single-Car Crash in Rochester Hills

On late Thursday night, deputies responded to a call of an accident in the area of M-59 near Rochester Road. A 37-year-old Sterling Heights woman rolled her 2009 Dodge Avenger over. Rochester Hills emergency responders took her to McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, where she was last listed in critical condition. Read the full story on the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What’s So Great About Michigan?

Dear Crabby with a Laptop Computer

Dear Crabby, I’m planning my summer vacation and want to visit some new places. A friend suggested I look at Michigan, but I recently heard Madonna badmouth her former home state. Is visiting Michigan worth spending my hard-earned money and vacation time? Thanks, Wendy Wanderer Dear Wendy Wanderer, Yep. It’s true. Madonna probably won’t be starring in any Pure Michigan ads in the near future… or ever… but that’s her loss because Michigan is definitely worth visiting. Our … [Read more...]

Hazardous Weather Alert for Rochester-Rochester Hills


By Beth Dalbey (Patch Staff) A hazardous weather outlook is in effect for Southeast Michigan – including the counties of Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw and Livingston – through Thursday night, the National Weather Service said. Precipitation chances are 80 percent today. Storms aren’t expected to be severe, but are capable of heavy downpours and wind gusts near 40 mph as the storm moves from west to east. Southwest winds will bring warm, moist air into the region through early … [Read more...]

Tienken Road Closure Begins Monday in Rochester Hills


After a week’s delay, the closure of Tienken Road in Rochester Hills begins Monday, March 30. The work is needed to complete a Road Commission for Oakland County project which began last summer and included the addition of a roundabout at the intersection of Tienken and Livernois roads. The resurfacing project will close Tienken Road from Canyon Creek Road to Rochester Road. Tienken Road is expected to reopen Sept. 3. A second, concurrent project further west on Tienken Road is … [Read more...]

O Christmas Tree, Let’s Recycle Your Branches

Christmas is right around the corner, and if you've had your tree up since Thanksgiving and can't wait to take it down, there's good news. The City of Rochester Hills is offering free Christmas tree recycling for residents. Only real trees will be accepted and they must be free of lights, ornaments, and other decorations. Residents can drop off trees from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 27 and Saturday, January 3, 2015; as well as noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 28 and  Sunday, … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Buys Itself a Little Something ‘Green’ for Christmas

Earlier this week, Rochester Hills City Council unanimously approved the single-largest purchase of green space property in the city’s history. The city will be spending just over $1 million for a more than 48-acre parcel on the north side of Riverbend Park, near Hamlin Road, on the city’s south side. The deal was approved Dec. 15 after negotiations. “This purchase is the crown jewel of open spaces in Rochester Hills,” Parks and Forestry director Mike Hartner said in a statement. … [Read more...]