The OHS Press

Students left unaffected by extra snow day

Liz Mack, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2014

Filed under Campus News, Local News

The Okemos School District has missed a total of seven days of school due to harsh weather conditions this winter;  Bennett Woods Elementary School missed eight due to an electrical outage. “At first I was excited that we h...

Hagadorn Road closed due to effects of extreme weather

Jessica Petersen-Jones, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2014

Filed under Local News

For about two to three weeks on and off, Hagadorn Road has been closed between Bennett and Jolly Road. According to Rahman Shareef the Public Relations Coordinator for Ingham County Road Commissions Hagadorn has been closed due ...

Police say recent area robberies may be connected

Rachel Sternik, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2014

Filed under Local News

On March 3, police were called out to PNC Bank on West Grand River Ave. Starting at 2:15 in the afternoon, the bank robbery turned speed chase ended at 11:00 p.m. with a standoff. Later, the body of the robber, Michael Willin...

Obama visits East Lansing to sign farm bill

Parker Owens, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2014

Filed under Local News

Feb. 7 at around noon Air Force One landed at the Lansing airport to transport President Barack Obama to East Lansing. The president’s purpose in going to East Lansing is both to to explain the importance of, and to sign the ...

Holt High School students stage a sit-in

Elizabeth Hossink

January 17, 2014

Filed under Local News

Starting in the fall, the Holt Public Schools Board of Education would like to move their senior students to a separate building. The new senior building would be created with more of a college atmosphere and is referenced to a lot as ...

Potter Park Zoo holds holiday event

Zeke Polken, Staff Repoter

December 16, 2013

Filed under Local News

The Potter Park Zoo, a prime destination for checking out varieties of wild animal species as well as its events, has been getting into the holiday spirit. One event, the Wonderland of Lights, began on the evening of Nov. 29. ...

Local Williams-Sonoma raises thousands for St. Judes

Lydia Whitbeck, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2013

Filed under Local News

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is located in Memphis, Tenn.  With a team of world renowned doctors and scientists, the staff at St. Jude fights childrens cancer and other diseases. Along with treatment, St. Jude sup...

Thousands of residents lose power in storm

Bella Isaacs, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2013

Filed under Local News

A severe storm swept through Okemos Nov. 17, leaving many fallen trees and downed power lines in its wake. High winds and rain began around 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, which led to highly dangerous driving conditions for much o...

Meridian Townships commissions artist for downtown project

Draga Sabotic, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2013

Filed under Local News

Meridian Township recently chose artist Tim Higgins to create an art sculpture to be placed in downtown Okemos. Higgins, while not a full time artist has been sculpting for many years. “I spent about 10 years doing optics and I owned ...

Harris Nature Center makes plans for expansion

Lydia Whitbeck, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2013

Filed under Local News

 A 6 foot tall and 8 foot wide turtle will soon arrive in Meridian Township. Harris Nature Center, located off of Van Atta Road, has created an addition to its nature park.  The new Nature Exploration Area will be complete with pl...

Grand Rapids hosts 5th annual ArtPrize

Jason Greene, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2013

Filed under Local News

ArtPrize, an annual art contest held by the city of Grand Rapids, hosts artists from all over the nation. The pot? 560,000 dollars.  The show was kicked off on Sept. 18 by GR's own Rick DeVoss, and will continue through Oc...

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