Moss is Patterson’s pick for RTA

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has appointed former state Rep. and House Appropriations Committee Chair Chuck Moss to the Regional Transit Authority Governing Board effective immediately. He will serve the remainder of Jean Chamberlain’s term which ends March 12, 2016. Chamberlain has resigned from the RTA. According to the press release, Moss has an extensive background in transportation. “Oakland County residents deserve to have the most qualified individuals representing … [Read more...]

Yalamanchi Announces his Candidacy for Rochester Hills Mayor

With the dust still settling form the midterm elections held two weeks ago, former Rochester Hills City Councilman Ravi Yalamanchi announced on Monday, November 17 that he'll run for Rochester Hills mayor. Normally term limits would prohibit the city's current mayor Bryan K. Barnett from running again, but there is a possibility that he could appear on the ballot as a write-in candidate, although no formal announcement has been made from his camp. And aside from Yalamanchi, no other … [Read more...]

Breaking News: Body of missing Rochester Hills man is discovered

Rochester Media has learned that the body of Matthew David Lyzen has been reportedly found in downtown Rochester. Mr. Lyzen went missing on January 24, 2014 after the Rochester Fire & Ice Festival. First responders to the scene said a gun had been found with the body. It is unclear what day the body was found and when the time of death was. Neither the Rochester Police Department nor the Oakland County Sheriff's Department has released any formal statements at this time. Pixley Funeral Home … [Read more...]

Cleaned-up corner in Rochester Hills to welcome new retail development

According to a recent article in The Oakland Press, starting this fall the corner of Auburn and Rochester Roads will have a new look. Twelve tenants, including McDonalds, Starbucks, and Qdoba, will occupy the corner, which has recently been cleaned of any environmental hazards possibly left by the Citgo gas station that was there before. Read more about the development plans here. … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Remembered: Photographs by Ed Noble

Edward Noble worked as a photojournalist and a news, features and automotive writer for The Oakland Press for nearly 50 years. During that time, he won more than 100 awards for his work, including a United Press Writing Award, a National Football Hall of Fame Award for photography and many National Press Photographers awards. He also taught photojournalism at Oakland University. According to the Oakland Township Historical Society, “From the 1960s on, Oakland Press photojournalist Edward … [Read more...]

Rochester Regional Chamber Seeks Award Nominations

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce (RRCC) is currently accepting nominations for one of the most encompassing and prestigious awards ceremonies in the metro Detroit area – the Sunrise Pinnacle Awards. RRCC developed the Sunrise Pinnacle Awards event to give the community the opportunity to nominate and honor the greater Rochester area’s most successful and philanthropic individuals, nonprofit organizations and businesses. Chamber membership is not necessary to nominate or win an … [Read more...]

Happy 1st Anniversary to The Community Edge by Rochester Media

It's hard to believe that it has already been one year since we first sat down to create The Community Edge! Our initial thought was to create a simple e-mail that would reach members of our community of all different ages, backgrounds, and walks in life in order to share local news and events. Upon completing our first year, we have been astounded with where this simple idea has taken us, and we want to thank you for taking part in the journey! We have received feedback that there have been … [Read more...]

Rochester’s Burgeoning New Media Environment

It’s been a year and a half since the Rochester Eccentric closed its doors. But it didn’t take long for new ventures to begin filling the void. There are now three online news sources covering the greater Rochester community, each with a unique style. That’s in addition to two local weekly newspapers, Community Lifestyles and the Rochester Post. First to open, one year ago, was The Rochester Citizen, owned and operated by Rochester Hills resident Bruce Fealk. Six months later Tom Gendich, … [Read more...]

Keep Up With Paul Kampe and the OU Grizzlie’s Den

Paul Kampe is a copy editor and page designer for The Oakland Press, responsible for laying out the paper, hunting down spelling and grammatical errors and occasionally covering high school sports in Oakland County. He also covers Oakland University men's and women's basketball. He earned bachelor of arts degrees in journalism and communications from Oakland University in 2006 and joined The Oakland Press in Pontiac, Mich. in 2007. … [Read more...]