Saturday, March 23, 2019
Green Oak Township and the Livingston County Road Commission are working together on two separate projects; one for road improvement work and one that will create a non-motorized pathway.
The fundraising showcase will highlight the Kittyhawk Academy, a youth mentorship program that encourages Michigan youth to consider skilled trades as a career and to prepare them for accredited trades school and certification.
Livingston County residents have an opportunity to get involved at the Earth Day clean-up event on April 28th.
Mott Community College Workforce and Career Development will host a multi-employer Career Fair on March 28th.
"Project Sticker Shock" allows students to go into area businesses and place brightly-colored stickers on alcohol products with a message reminding customers that it is illegal to purchase and provide alcohol to minors.
Friday, March 22, 2019
The Brighton City Council has approved a contract for design and engineering work to replace a collapsed sewer line on Rickett Road and do related work.
Overlay districts include special requirements and restrictions that are applied to land uses and activities to eliminate or minimize contamination of the aquifers supplying the Township’s municipal water wells.
82-year-old Maria Louisa Mason was sentenced in Ingham County Circuit Court earlier this week to five years of probation.
Livingston County Clerk Elizabeth Hundley and Election Coordinator Joe Bridgman will discuss the roles and responsibilities of the County Clerk's office and election-related issues.
Suspended 53rd District Judge Theresa Brennan appeared in court for a hearing on charges alleging she perjured herself and destroyed evidence in her divorce case.
The 8th District Congresswoman tackled questions on everything from health care, to gun control, to border security, to student debt.
The new Bridge Conditions Dashboard will give users detailed and up to date information on more of the state's bridges than ever before.
Littlite LLC is among seven traveling to Brazil and Colombia to expand export opportunities through Michigan Economic Development Corporation program.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Severe Weather Awareness Week is approaching next week but the season got off to an early start following last week’s tornadoes.
The committee is considering whether or not there should be a time limit on how long they will provide assistance for veterans-returning-to-school with child care relief.
Local gardeners that may want to rent a plot this summer from the Growing Greens Milford Community Garden are asked to attend an upcoming meeting.
State Senator Lana Theis is encouraging students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate-level academic programs with an interest in the Legislature to apply for an internship through her office.
20-year-old Eric Andrews is facing 16 counts after police say he recorded coworkers in the employee bathroom at the Tim Horton's on Silver Lake Road in Fenton.
Three miles of Chilson Road and .7-mile of Hall Road will soon be improved upon thanks to millage dollars, which is causing officials to consider asking residents to renew when it comes due.
A local woman was jailed after a brazen attempt in which she stole 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat from the driveway of an event in Highland Township.
A company is working with a landowner in tracking a plume and a proposed agreement would extend the period of time they have access to monitoring wells.
The business in downtown Howell is threatening legal action due to negative reviews being posted online.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Attorney Mark Gatesman, who is representing 72-year-old Jerome Kowalski, filed a motion to petition Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel for a special prosecutor.
Howell Nature Center officials say while the cat is doing well, their goal is to offer the best possible outcome for animals brought to the center’s Wildlife Clinic.
An 80’s Adult Prom will be held on Saturday, April 6th at Fowlerville High School to benefit Torch 180 as it works to remodel the old Fowlerville Library building into a culinary kitchen and coffee shop.
A drug abuse prevention event made a powerful impact with its depiction of the harsh realities surrounding addiction.
Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist took a tour of the 555-acre Operating Engineers 324 training site, Tuesday, in Howell Township.
Neither Verizon nor AT&T has said what was the cause of the outage or when it will be completely resolved.
The heavy duty machines better wash contaminants from fire fighting gear, lowering the risk of cancer from long-term smoke and toxin exposure.
Republican State Representatives Hank Vaupel and Ann Bollin applauded the bi-partisan plan that would make Michigan's lawmakers and governor subject to public-records requests.
Students at Three Fires Elementary used project-based learning to create public service announcements and entered them in the film festival. Public voting will determine winners.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Police say a truck hauling ice ran a red light, causing a crash that shut down M-59 and Byron Road intersection in Howell.
23-year-old Clifford Fouts and 32-year-old Stephen Deshon were both arraigned on charges Friday following an investigation by Michigan State Police from the Brighton Post.
The 2019 County Health Rankings show that for the 4th straight year Livingston County ranked 3rd out of Michigan’s 83 counties, behind only Leelanau and Ottawa.
The lynx, which is classified as a threatened species in Michigan, was trapped in Harbor Beach on Sunday.
The new Woodwind water treatment plant got up and running Monday.
The event helps the dental clinic which serves the uninsured oral health needs of Livingston County Residents.
One of Slotkin’s key campaign promises was to host at least one town hall every three months while in office.
A contract between the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and Tyrone Township is closer to being finalized.
The Board of Trustees is seeking thoughts and recommendations from the Planning Commission before deciding whether to regulate such facilities or prohibit them entirely.
Among those being recognized during Women’s History Month in March are three pioneers for women’s voting rights.
Monday, March 18, 2019
City officials say they were notified by the contractor that they have delayed the start date of the work and all lanes of Grand River will be open to traffic. Officials say they will let everyone know when they learn of the new start date.
A fundraiser in Brighton will again be held in memory of a Sarah Grundy and benefit children who have suffered serious burn injuries.
Township officials recently adopted an ordinance prohibiting recreational marijuana establishments within the community.
The course allows teens to operate a vehicle under the direct supervision of sheriff and police personnel in several distracted driving scenarios, which include texting while driving and the use of fatal vision drunk driving goggles.
The Pinwheels for Prevention campaign aims to bring awareness to child abuse, in addition to inspiring conversations about prevention.
Rape charges were dismissed in 2017 against 63-year-old Ningan Hu. The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld that ruling Friday.
The proposed ordinance would allow activities like cider mills, "u-pick" orchards, haunted forests, and more on properties 20 acres or larger with a special land use approval.
A vigil was being held Friday at the Cleveland City Hall when Rob Cortis, the owner of the now-closed Barnstormers Entertainment complex in Green Oak Township, drove his “BUILD THE WALL” float past the memorial blaring music.
State Rep. Hank Vaupel has introduced separate proposals to protect healthcare workers from assault and update court reporter fees.
Sunday, March 17, 2019
A psychologist presented strategies parents can take if their child has Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) at the BECC building in Brighton Thursday night.
The Brighton Area Schools are being aided in their effort to provide the best education possible with a large number of donations by private companies and non-profit organizations.
The Honorable Miriam Cavanaugh will be the special guest speaker at the event this Monday, March 18th from 6:30 to 8pm at the Howell Carnegie District Library.
Livingston County Spartans have named the recipients of 15 $1,000 scholarships for local high school students who will be continuing their education at Michigan State University this fall.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Communities whose PPC improves may get lower insurance prices, depending on a property insurance carrier’s use of the Insurance Services Office rating system in setting insurance premiums.
Jobless rates held steady in Livingston County in January but inched up elsewhere across the state.
It’s the sweetest time of year at local Metroparks.
Friday, March 15, 2019
The memorial luncheon for Charles John Musson, who passed away last month, will be held Sunday from 1 to 3pm at Marion Township Hall in Howell.
State police say that roughly 70 homes and businesses were damaged, but no injuries were immediately reported.
Resident Stephen Emsley filed the suit February 5th in Oakland County Circuit Court contending various violations, including that the board has been discussing matters in closed session that should be discussed in open meetings.
Attendees can ask questions and give feed back on education matters like finance & funding and school safety at the March 27 event.
The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down at 7:03 p.m. Thursday in Vernon, about 21 miles southwest of Flint. Officials say the same tornado touched down in nearby Durand at about 7:05 p.m. Patricia Rothney shared this photo on Facebook.
Outgoing Board President Steve Williams emceed the program, which was themed to walk through “Mr. William’s Neighborhood”, demonstrating the work of Livingston County United Way through character skits.
Nominations are accepted from teachers or counselors for students who live in the Brighton Area Schools district, are graduating from high school in 2019, and will be attending a accredited Michigan school, program or institute that provides education and/or training in a traditional trade field.
Police and Fire units, who have assisted the woman several dozen times, found her allegedly drunk and blocking traffic on Washington Street on February 27.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
The district is seeking the trial judge to issue decisions on its motions to dismiss the lawsuit and impose sanctions on former administrator Tracey Sahouri for her “failure to timely provide discovery of audio recordings” and her, “destruction of text messages.”
At its meeting Monday the Brighton Board of Education recognized the Brighton Unified program, its coaches and team members, for winning national and state honors.
A commemorative resolution paying tribute to the 100th anniversary of the American Legion has been authored by State Representative Ann Bollin.
Silverstone Jewelers has been named the first recipient of an all new program that offers rental subsidy assistance to small businesses in Downtown Howell.
Jill Chapman was appointed and officially sworn in during Monday night’s Village Council meeting.
17-year-old Ethan James Smith admitted bringing the knife to school and hiding it in a classroom to protect himself from another student.
A new interactive display highlights the blue heron and other native wildlife and plants.
34 Hartland DECA students earned State Championships at the DECA Career Development Conference last weekend and two Hartland DECA students were named state officers.
A community garage sale and memorial fundraiser in Fowlerville this weekend aims to replenish funds for a scholarship created in honor of Maison Wilkinson who was killed in a tragic accident.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Central Dispatch became the 1st in Michigan and only 15th in the world to receive Triple-Accreditation in all three disciplines of police, fire, and medical dispatch.
The Woodwind Treatment Plant, located on Ten Mile Road, will soon be online and providing clean water to the system’s customers.
The 15th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at noon Saturday from the Pinckney Historical cemetery and travels east down Main Street to the Township Square.
The Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes issued cease and desist orders on March 4th against Mid-Michigan Glass Works, LLC in Williamston and its owner, Gary L. Turner.
State Representative Hank Vaupel's bill to add language to signage in alcohol-selling establishments highlighting that "pregnancy and alcohol do not mix" has passed through the House.
Fenton Area Public Schools went into secure mode Tuesday but officials say it was for precautionary reasons.
State Rep. Mike Mueller,a former Livingston County sheriff's deputy, has introduced a bipartisan plan to increase the penalty for criminals who disarm – or attempt to disarm – a police officer.
Art created by elementary school students is being showcased this week in downtown Howell.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
An insufficiency of classroom time in the Brighton Area Schools caused by too many snow days will be made up at the end of the school year.
The training was limited to 40 students, and FlexTech students had to complete a short essay for acceptance into the program.
The Reality Tour, which combines the elements of prevention and intervention, is a national Drug Prevention Program project created to combat the opiate crisis.
The South Lyon Fire Department reported last week that they had received two grants; one for smoke detectors and Carbon Monoxide alarms and the second for a thermal imaging camera.
Councilman Carl Richards admitted to making statements while at a local business about Councilwoman Mary Parisien’s body and sexuality, in addition to bragging about peeping into the windows of her home.
Daniel Sinko reportedly fled from Livingston County Sheriff's deputies, rammed a patrol car and took off on foot before breaking into an occupied apartment in the City of Howell.
In the lawsuit, filed last November in U.S. District Court in Detroit, Avertest LLC is seeking more than $112,000 in damages, plus costs and attorney fees.
The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation is accepting nominations for scholarships that aim to help dedicated, working students.
Monday, March 11, 2019
The closure is due to water and sewer line installation for the new Single Barrel Social, to be located in the former Border Cantina on West Grand River.
40-year-old Gerri Ann Kuck was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle accident Saturday night on Golf Club Road near Hughes Road in Oceola Township.
"Cheerful Heart for Giving" will take place Thursday at Crystal Gardens featuring a love comedy show and interactive, life size games including Jenga.
The Salvation Army of Livingston County's Annual Meeting will take place Thursday, March 21st and highlight community partnerships and volunteers.
A public hearing is set tonight at 7pm in front of the Brighton Township Planning Commission for a special land use permit to operate the medical facility in a business district.
Superintendent Rick Todd feels Governor Gretchen Whitmer is recognizing the additional costs that are tied to students with special needs or districts, like Pinckney, that offer specialized programs.
The latest round of scam callers are claiming to be with local health departments.
The current compensation has not been increased since it was established on December 1st of 1986.
Sunday, March 10, 2019
The cost to the city of Brighton would be nearly $200,000 to install paid parking in its downtown, which a survey indicated would be very unpopular with users.
The Livingston County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accident which took the life of a 40-year-old Howell woman last evening on Golf Club Road.
City Finance Director Gretchen Gomolka says the city will be better off financially by paying off the bond and dissolving its LDFA, and the City Council agrees.
This month's meeting will focus on workplace ergonomics, mental health and self care in the workplace, and how to beat stress.
A candidate for State House is already announcing an endorsement even though the primary election is almost a year-and-a-half away.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
The Livingston County Health Department is encouraging residents to eat better so that they may live longer, healthier lives.
Brighton Utilities Director Tim Krugh, a city employee for the last 32 years, is set to retire on March 22nd.
The City of Howell is beginning a meter replacement program in homes and businesses throughout the City.
The county-wide family-friendly event that engages children to learn in a fun way is planned next weekend.
Island Lake Recreation Area and Friends of Island Lake State Recreation Area are hosting their first monthly clean-up day.
Friday, March 8, 2019
The “For the People Act” passed on a straight party-line vote but is expected to be dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate.
They allege that the county uses an “inflated, artificial number of hours instead of using actual hours worked” with the result being that the EMTs are denied overtime compensation of time-and-a-half.
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B spends $2.3 million annually on programs and services targeted at older Livingston County residents.
State Rep. Hank Vaupel says the proposal will help the agricultural industry and increase revenue by keeping money made on wagering in Michigan.
Parenting 2.0: Surviving the Teen Years is an 8 week class that will help the parents of children 11 to 17 better navigate those years.
A study has revealed that parking in downtown Brighton is not difficult during the daytime but can be problematic during the evening, and that people don't want to have to pay for parking.
"Glockcoma" was written by Robert Rotay of Hartland, using the themes and essences of original songs written by his daughter Rachel, a Hartland High School junior.
The BASE Foundation - which stands for Brighton Area Schools Educational Foundation - was formed in 1985 to provide scholarships for deserving students, hold speaker programs with experts on various topics and award grants.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
The Northfield Township Planning Commission seemed pleased with the proposed ordinance that would set the number of permits allowed for the different types of marijuana-related facilities, if passed by the Board of Trustees.
Phone scammers identified themselves as "Lieutenant David Miller" and "Chief Deputy David Aungst," both of which are not employees of the Livingston County Sheriff's Office.
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is seeking input on a proposal to make improvements to the West Boat Launch facility at Kensington Metropark.
The expanded recycling option for bulky cardboard boxes is now being offered to residents in Genoa Township.
Barry Cadden, the co-founder of New England Compounding Center and Glenn Chin, who worked there as a pharmacist, are charged in connection with 11 deaths in Livingston County.
The questioning came during a Homeland Security Committee hearing on border security.
Township officials have yet to decide what will become of the old police station, which is located on Fieldcrest Drive.
The Great Start Collaborative and LACASA Center’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council are partnering to choose a champion for children, who will be announced at the annual Plant a Pinwheel Celebration on April 3rd.
Livingston County District 9 Commissioner Gary Childs was among those named to the Task Force.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Floyd Galloway Jr. appeared via a video feed at the hearing today in Farmington Hills District Court, where the judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.
The 10th annual Hockey Night will take place Saturday at 2pm at the Hartland Sports Arena featuring Red Berenson, Darren McCarty, Drew Miller, Mickey Redmond and honorary Red Wing, comedian Dave Coulier of Full House fame.
23-year-old Brandon Lee Morfitt is charged with one count of assault with intent to murder and three weapons counts in the January 4th shooting of a 22-year-old man.
The township is expecting to once again be working with a surplus, which has allowed them over the past decade to save up money for various road improvements.
Five businesses located between 250 S. Fenway and 555 South Fenway are impacted.
The 21st Annual Got Art student art exhibit is going on now at the Howell Opera House.
The Livingston County Democratic Party says the governor’s budget puts money where it is most needed to get the big jobs done, while Republicans say a proposed gas tax hike is a non-starter.
Tracey Sahouri sued the district in 2012, alleging it violated the Whistleblower Protection Act when it removed her as principal from Creekside Elementary School.
56-year-old Jacquelyn Tyson had been set to stand trial February 27th on two counts of premeditated 1st degree murder, but that date was adjourned after court records show a notice of an insanity defense was filed.
Construction on the building is expected to begin in spring, with Panda Express opening in late summer or early fall.
Matching grants for up to $250,000 may become available for cities and villages with under 10,000 residents.
The Improvement Plan’s vision is zero preventable deaths and zero health disparities, and promotes health equity as a priority throughout its initiatives.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel spoke to reporters today after her office filed a murder charge against Floyd Galloway Jr. He is accused of killing Danielle Stislicki, whose parents live in Fowlerville.
22-year-old Floyd Bryon Blalock Jr. was ordered to serve between 6 and 15 years in prison in the September 22nd incident that authorities say took place in an apartment on Seymour Road in Argentine Township.
Work is expected to begin later this month on installing water and sewer lines for the new Single Barrel Social, to be located in the former Border Cantina on West Grand River in Brighton.
Officials have voiced concerns over issues like the project's housing density, lack of parking and ownership; suggesting that developers reconsider their plans before moving forward.
Dennis Kolenda downplayed the findings of a misconduct report by the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission, saying there is no proof Judge Theresa Brennan and former State Police Detective Sean Furlong were engaged in a personal relationship until after a 2013 murder trial.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will hold a news conference at 1:45pm this afternoon with members of the family and law enforcement to announce the latest in the case. Danielle’s parents currently live in Fowlerville.
A special committee is being convened to investigate recording meetings of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners.
Authorities have arrested a suspect for spray-painting racist graffiti on two buildings at St. John Catholic Church in Oceola Township.
Participants in the Reality Tour Parent/Child Drug Prevention Experience follow the fate of a fictitious teen addicted to drugs.
Monday, March 4, 2019
Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s were dispatched at about 1:30am Sunday to I-96 and Pleasant Valley Road on the report of a two-vehicle crash at the partial interchange, located in Brighton Township.
Rape charges were dismissed in 2017 against 63-year-old Ningan Hu by Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty after the prosecution was unable to arrange for the alleged victim to testify.
Police said Matthea Spicer assisted in the plan and was arrested after dropping off a pickup truck meant to serve as a partial payment for the killing.
A hearing is being held this morning in Detroit for the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission to hear suspended Judge Theresa Brennan's objections to a report recommending her permanent removal from the bench.
Pothole season seems to have popped up earlier than usual this year - and Livingston County motorists and others across the state are likely all too familiar with the phenomenon.
The development proposes a mix of independent living, assisted living and memory care units to be located on a site within the Village Center area.
The League of Women Voters of Brighton/Howell Area Unit is hosting an event later this month centered on the Livingston County court system.
A permanent, decorative light pole is finally going in at the Rounds Drive and Shiawassee Avenue intersection where a suspected drunk driver destroyed the original last summer.
Sunday, March 3, 2019
A home on Kern Road in Iosco Twp. has been pronounced a total loss after a fire Friday afternoon.
Two people were fatally injured in a head-on, wrong-way crash on I-96 at the Pleasant Valley Road interchange this morning.
The Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA) has selected Anna Devitt of Hartland High school as the Administrative Assistant of the Year.
The current/old system was installed in 2011 and is basically obsolete.
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Crystan Medina was recently sentenced to 90 days in jail for breaking into a home after fleeing from Livingston County Sheriff's deputies.
A joint meeting was held for the township's Board of Trustees, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Parks and Recreation Committee.
AAA Michigan says gas prices will start to rise as refineries get ready for the spring to make the changeover from winter to the summer blends.
A public hearing on medical and recreational marijuana zoning ordinance amendments will be held by the Planning Commission March 20th.
The event serves as a benefit for the 4th of July Fireworks show enjoyed by thousands every year.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Richard Cheaney recently received approval to convert his building into a new seafood and barbecue restaurant but he claims the village council’s approval of a Class C liquor license for Fowlerville Farms Family Restaurant made his plans untenable.
The Hartland Township Planning Commission approved the site plan for a new expansion that will allow for permanent locker rooms for Cleary University's men's and women's hockey programs.
LACASA Center’s Teen Advisory Council has launched this year’s campaign “Relationships Flourish in a Healthy Environment” designed to help teens understand the components of healthy relationships.
The March 13th event will include a celebration of the community partnerships and successes from the past year and recognition of exceptional leadership and volunteers.
Rochelle Riley and "Rocky" Raczkowski shared thoughts and answered questions on race related topics during Cleary University's "A Conversation on Race" event.
23-year-old James William Bonam of Brighton was ordered to serve a term of 7 to 25 years in prison on Thursday for his no contest plea to witness intimidation, solicitation to commit larceny over $20,000 and other charges.
The public’s help is being sought to locate a breaking and entering suspect at the Great Lakes Restaurant last Sunday.
Bill Bryson chronicles his journeys up and down the Appalachian Trail in this selection for the 15th annual Livingston Reads community event.