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   Ortonville Television is a community-based broadcast station, located on the dial at Charter Communication's Channel 189. The cable-access television station is owned and operated by Brandon Township and the Village of Ortonville. The OTV staff aims to provide a wide range of local programming and is dedicated to servicing our community with integrity, honesty and innovation. We look forward to watching us grow.

OTV Contact Greg Normand

OTV Contact Greg Normand

OTV 189 - Station Coordinator

Phone: 248-425-2849

RCOC LOOKING TO HIRE 32 SEASONAL SUMMER LABORERS

   Beverly Hills — The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is looking to hire 32 seasonal summer laborers. The position pay rate is $11.25 per hour, and it will be fulltime. The start dates for this position are June 3 and June 17. The position will last approximately 10 to 12 weeks depending on need.

   Applicants must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED by the first day, have a valid driver’s license, be legally eligible to work in the United States and be available to work Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position entails working outside and standing for most of the work shift. The job requires the applicant be able to lift 15 pounds.

   “This seasonal workforce is a great asset to the Road Commission,” RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar said. “This gives the Road Commission an opportunity to expand our workforce and maximize productivity during the road-construction season.”

   Those interested should go to www.rcocweb.org and click on the “Careers” button. On the “Current Job Openings” page, find the posting for Seasonal Summer Laborer. The posting provides additional job information as well as the option to apply for the position. Those with questions can also contact the RCOC Human Resources Department at 248-645-2000 ext. 2220.

HEALTH DIVISION CELEBRATES AMERICAN HEART MONTH

     PONTIAC — February is American Heart Month and a great reminder to focus on heart health by staying active, eating healthy, and living tobacco-free. 

     According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), knowing your risk for heart disease and stroke is important for your health. Take action to reduce your risk by starting with the ABCS of heart health:

  • Aspirin: Aspirin may help reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke. Since it thins the blood, before taking aspirin talk to your doctor. Do not take aspirin if you think you are having a stroke. It can make some types of stroke worse.

  • Blood pressure: Control your blood pressure by losing extra body weight, exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, reducing sodium intake, limiting alcohol, and reducing stress.

  • Cholesterol: Manage your cholesterol by eating heart healthy foods, increasing your physical activity, losing extra weight, and limiting your alcohol intake.

  • Smoking: Quit smoking or don’t start.

    " We want to remind people that there are tools available to help reduce heart disease risks like quitting smoking,” stated Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for the Oakland County Health Division. “Talk to your health care provider or call the Michigan Tobacco Quitline today. Quitting tobacco use is the single best thing you can do for your health.” 

    Smoking cigarettes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke, causing 1 out of every 3 deaths from cardiovascular disease. Non-smokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke increase their risk of developing heart disease by 25-30%. The Michigan Tobacco Quitline is an evidence-based service that provides free telephone coaching for the uninsured, pregnant women, residents enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare, veterans, cancer patients, and American Indians. Free nicotine replacement therapy is available to those who qualify. Anyone on Medicaid who wants to quit can visit their health care provider and get a prescription to help them quit smoking. New this year is an online, interactive coaching program option. The same program that is available on the phone can now be accessed online with the Quitline’s specially trained web coaches.

    For more information about the Michigan Tobacco Quitline, visit https://michigan.quitlogix.org/ or call 1-800-784-8669.