Local businessman killed in tree accident

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Clarkston resident Ronald Ohlinger was tragically killed Monday, August 31, when a massive tree fell on his minivan on Williams Lake Road near Vanden Drive in White Lake Township near the Waterford border. His 18-year-old stepdaughter, Autumn, suffered a broken collarbone after it took 45 minutes to remove her […]

Bank leader retires

Waterford Bank announced last week that Robert Grant, the bank’s executive vice president, retired at the end of June, with Guy Rau hired as the new executive vice president for the bank. The retirement and transition had been planned for the past year. Rau joins the bank with more than 30 years of lending experience […]

Honcho changes outdoor configuration

Honcho changes outdoor configuration

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor After getting city council approval earlier this summer to close East Church Street and provide outdoor seating, Honcho has placed barriers near Main Street and taken away two handicap parking spots. According to Clarkston City Manager Jonathan Smith in an email obtained by The Clarkston News, the change was […]

Business transaction

Langdon Capital Management of Clarkston and partner firm Baldwin Capital Management of Northville have joined LPL Financial, one of the nation’s leading retail investment advisory firms. Advisors Bill Langdon of Langdon Capital Management and Scott Baldwin of Baldwin Capital Management have been business partners for nearly 30 years. Their team includes Todd Sander, president of Baldwin […]

Business owners seeking grants

Business owners seeking grants

BY BRIANNA HAYES Clarkston News Intern Thanks to the flattening of the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses in Michigan have been able to open up and pick up where they left off prior to the shutdown in mid-March. Unfortunately, some businesses are still struggling to get back on their feet. Back in May, […]

Local charity grants

The David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation, located in Clarkston, recently provided grants to two local entities – $2,000 to Clarkston SCAMP for summer activities and $5,000 to the First Congressional Church of Clarkston for its food bank. In addition, the foundation will be providing $10,000 to Gleaners Food Bank in Detroit since the food bank […]

Library open, ready to serve local readers

Library open, ready to serve local readers

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Once the Clarkston Independence District Library closed March 16 due to the coronavirus crisis and being deemed a “place of accommodation,” library staff met two days over Zoom to discuss options moving forward with the new restrictions in place. Recently, the library has started to reopen in phases, with […]

Clarkston resident assisting downtown businesses

BY BRIANNA HAYES Clarkston News Intern Driving through Clarkston’s Downtown Historic District, it is easy for the eyes to spot the large businesses of the area. Yet, what most people don’t know and isn’t as apparent by just one glance, is that in the historic district alone, Clarkston is home to over 65 different independent […]

Turner Sanitation Services in demand coming out of COVID-19

As Michigan envisions a day soon when coming out of the COVID-19 crisis means seeking normal in a climate that is anything but, there will be a number of services and businesses in very high demand. But the crisis has thrust to the forefront some companies, like Turner Sanitation, whose role in our communities have […]