Friday, August 23, 2019
64-year-old Philip Colmer was a former Navy pilot who went on to fly the Boeing 767 with Northwest and Delta Airlines.
The building was purchased by Alan Ostlund of Ostlund Service Company who is turning it into a multi-tenant building.
Prosecutor's requested that Nichols’ bond be revoked, which was declined Thursday by Judge Hatty. He did order that he remain at least one mile from victims in both cases.
Lisa Leonard has 25 years of early childhood experience; 23 of which she served as the director of the Salvation Army Beginnings child care and pre-school programs.
The Livingston County Department of Planning's upcoming luncheon will help municipalities with ordinances to regulate this popular alternative to a traditional wedding venue.
51-year-old Karen Morris of Fenton is charged with one count of embezzling more than $50,000 but less than $100,000 from Lake Fenton Community Schools.
The Board of Trustees is working out details on an ordinance that would penalize offenders between $50 and $500 for creating a nuisance to the community.
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming event that entertains local families and car enthusiasts while raising funds for the Salvation Army of Livingston County.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
The resolution by Commissioner Wes Nakagiri seeks to eliminate coverage for non-union employees and direct those bargaining for the county with unionized employee groups to negotiate for elimination of such coverage.
Up to four months of relief for Livingston County veterans seeking ancillary help to mental health policy is available.
K9 Ike worked with the Transportation Security Administration and local law enforcement for several years until his retirement. He passed away in March.
"The 2020 Census: Count Every Person. Once. In the Right Place" will feature Margaret Leary, the Librarian Emerita from the Michigan Law School, who will cover what the 2020 Census is, and why it matters.
The owners of the property at 401 East Grand River failed to pick up issued permits so they have since been revoked by the City.
State Rep. Ann Bollin of Brighton Township hosted the event to receive input from constituents and discuss proposed amendments to the House’s transportation budget plan.
Property owners and residents in Northfield Township are being reminded about clean-up and sidewalk maintenance following strong storms that hit the area.
The Livingston County United Way will receive just under $15,000 to help emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The two men, one from Webberville and the other from Chelsea, were killed after their single engine four-passenger Aero Commander 200D crashed at approximately 11:20 Tuesday morning.
The city stresses that at this time it is merely seeking property appraisals and not negotiating with any party regarding the potential purchase of downtown property.
U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin visited four local organizations that support individuals with intellectual and developmental challenges, listening to their needs and sharing her plans for bringing further assistance.
The musical storytelling program on September 4th features Mike Fornes and focuses on the loss of the Great Lakes ship, its crew, and the song that told its haunting tale.
Both men remain lodged at the Livingston County Jail on a $750,000 cash/surety bond pending a hearing on Friday.
Police have said the child involved in the incident was pushed down on the floor three times, causing him to strike his head, and then shaken feverishly by his mother’s live-in boyfriend.
Vocal opposition from the community has the Fowlerville's Board of Education reconsidering a proposal to layoff Kim Sergent, the director for the Alverson Center of Performing Arts.
The popular playscape in the City of Linden will be re-stained this weekend and volunteers are needed.
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy has confirmed that two people were killed when a single engine four-passenger Aero Commander 200D crashed at the Spencer J. Hardy Airport.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Steven Beyer has been named CSA District Superintendent, the first ever to hold that position.
A needed rezoning has been approved for the proposed Tandale Nature Barn development off Old US- 23 in Brighton Township.
The deal includes annual step increases, along with a 2% wage increase in the first year of the deal, with a 1% increase in the second year.
Livingston County motorists are being encouraged to celebrate the end of summer safely and make smart driving decisions.
The golf outing is held annually in memory of the police officer from Livingston County who lost his life in the line of duty. Funds raised go toward tuition for those aspiring to enter the law enforcement field.
Dexter-Pinckney Road between Tiplady and Darwin Roads will be closed starting at 8am Thursday.
Road funding and transportation will be the featured topics during a town hall meeting hosted by State Representative Ann Bollin of Brighton Township.
Monday, August 19, 2019
Nakagiri’s resolution alleges abortion coverage provided by Livingston County is contrary to federal policy prohibiting taxpayer funded abortions, although that policy only applies to federal employees, not those at the state or county level.
On Sunday, Hamburg Township Fire & Police along with Livingston County EMS and the Livingston County Dive Team were dispatched to a reported drowning on Zukey Lake.
The project involves both installation of a new sanitary sewer line and replacement of the old pavement, which is bumpy and has a number of potholes.
Republican State Representative Mike Mueller of Linden says Michigan agriculture faces challenges from weeks of heavy rain, cyclical factors and even health concerns.
The winner will be honored at the State of the Township Address on October 7th, at the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner, and will appear in the 2020 Memorial Day Parade.
A Facebook post from Hartland Consolidated Schools states that the district’s transportation department has been making arrangements to minimize the potential delays to bus routes.
Local residents over the age of 60 may receive a phone call this week from Mitchell Research requesting that they participate in the survey, which is being led by the Area Agency on Aging 1-B.
The Howell farm re-homes, rescues, and rehabilitates horses and offers several community outreach programs.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Stephen Deshon was sentenced to four to eight years for possession of child pornography and seven to 14 years for using a computer to commit a crime.
The Hartland Cromaine District Library has been closed since August 5th, and will reopen on August 21st, with needed improvements to the interior and exterior of the building.
The Brighton Area Schools' kindergarten registrations are up this year, portending probable enrollment gains in the school district.
The city of Brighton spent over $50,000 out of its budget to deal with damage caused by severe, back-to-back thunderstorms that struck the area in July.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Police say 18-year-old Adam Bozich of Brighton crashed his own car before breaking into a home, stealing a vehicle at that residence, crashing that vehicle, attempting to break into another home and then lying to police about his name.
A local business reported that they received a robo call from a source that identified themselves as DTE Energy with a message that a crew was on their way to shut off power due to an outstanding balance, and provided a call back number for payment.
Officials say the idea of possibly creating a Planned Unit Development (PUD) district is driven by how Fowlerville’s downtown area could grow over time.
The new fundraiser aims to send off summer and look ahead at the holiday season with a backyard barbecue for the entire community.
The event will be held Saturday, September 14th from 10am to 3pm, with a grand opening of the new police station at 9400 Whitmore Lake Road at 9:45am.
Friday, August 16, 2019
20-year-old Bradley Nowak of Gregory was sentenced in Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday to 30 months to 15 years.
Brighton city clerical employees are the second city union to come under terms of a new contract with the city.
The contest, which recognizes those that care for a family member that is 60 or older, will honor a nominee from each of the counties that the Agency serves with a $500 prize and appreciation luncheon.
A five month project is underway, updating the library into a more patron-friendly, aesthetically pleasing, better functioning facility.
Parties wishing to end their marriage who can settle related issues on their own can now file a mutual petition, avoiding costly trial preparation fees and attorney costs.
A garbage truck struck a motorcyclist in the Village of Pinckney Wednesday morning.
Current director Ceci Marlow is retiring after 11 years with the library.
The $32,500 fine was issued by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which completed an investigation following the death of 54-year-old Daniel Hill who fell into a vat of sulfuric acid.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Bond was originally set at $900,000 for 33-year-old Marcus Wayne Nichols, but he was released after it was lowered by Circuit Judge Michael Hatty. Nichols is again free on bond even though police say he attacked the mother of the alleged victim while he was free.
A formal investiture ceremony was held Wednesday for 44th Circuit Court Judge Matthew McGivney, who was sworn-in by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack.
24-year-old Brandon Lee Morfitt had been charged with one count of attempted murder and three weapons counts in the January 4th shooting of a 22-year-old man.
Several classic eras of cars, many with hoods popped, will be on display and line Grand River during the Howell Area Historical Society’s annual Melonfest Car Show.
A reward is being offered for information about the person or persons responsible for toppling headstones and other vandalism at the South Lyon Cemetery.
Prosecutors allege that Dr. April Tyler wrote prescriptions to office employees and others so she could take the drugs herself.
Wolverine and Spartan fans will battle it out to see who is most charitable during the VINA Dental Clinic's largest fundraiser of the year.
A representative from The Rock Church said it needs an address it doesn't have to get permit reviews, but that it can't get the address without a review.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Two Rosie the Riveter Floribunda rosebushes were dedicated, this morning, in recognition of a pair of honorees and the millions of "Rosies" who filled critical manufacturing roles during WWII.
40-year-old Johnathan Dunn was charged last month with six counts of criminal sexual conduct involving two victims under the age of 13.
Republican State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville and AARP of Michigan will host a community conversation on the issue, Monday, August 26th at Crystal Gardens.
Plans are moving forward to construct a 28,256 sq. ft. addition to an existing industrial facility located at 195 National Park Drive.
Multiple police agencies responded to a home in the Pine Creek subdivision on Saturday night in search of 33-year-old Marcus Wayne Nichols, who was wanted for violating bond.
The Howell Area Fire Department was called out to the residence in the 3700 block of Eager Road at about 11:45am.
New signage will be on display during this weekend’s Howell Melon Festival detailing the construction project and how it was funded.
Work appears to be underway to take down a bridge installed without any permits on Lobdell Lake in Argentine Township.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Officials say a utility contractor hit an unmarked, abandoned former gas line, which created what smelled like a gas leak.
Members of township staff and its Planning Commission called the plans as presented "insufficient", and the Planning Commission ultimately voted to make a recommendation that the Board of Trustees deny the proposal.
A needed rezoning has been approved for the proposed Italian restaurant with indoor bocce ball courts at 316 East Grand River downtown.
The driver, a 29-year-old Jackson man, as well as a rider, a 33-year-old Chelsea woman, were both wearing a helmet but still suffered severe injuries.
The Brighton Area Schools Board of Education has agreed to hire 12 new teachers for the 2019-20 school year, which starts Aug. 26th.
Livingston County’s representative in Congress Elissa Slotkin is inviting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to visit Michigan to see and hear directly from people impacted by PFAS contamination.
The Brighton High School Auto Tech teacher and TechnoDogs Robotics team coach has resigned to accept a position at a nearby community college.
All donated supplies will be distributed thru LESA to all Livingston-area schools. In addition, participants will be entered into a drawing to be held on Sunday for a $250 Art Van Gift Card.
The 2nd Annual Hamburg Township Clean-up Event will run from 9am until 4pm at Manly Bennett Park West, the disc golf entrance near township offices.
Monday, August 12, 2019
When CPR-trained individuals receive an alert from the PulsePoint Respond app, it tells them not only where a cardiac arrest event is happening, but also where they can find the nearest AED.
Superintendent Wayne Roedel reports that almost all of the buildings are ready to open except for Smith Elementary.
The 2nd Annual Gatsby Gala will be held this Thursday, August 15th, raising funds for the Brighton Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 5th.
A number of facilities in Byron Area Schools will see upgrades thanks to recent voter approval of a sinking fund renewal.
A dedication ceremony for the two new rosebushes, each honoring an individual World War II “Rosie,” will take place at 10am this Wednesday, August 14th.
Jen Brady was significantly injured and the couple's home was basically destroyed during severe storms that struck in July but they are counting themselves lucky today.
Sheriff Mike Murphy just barely beat out Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth at Corrigan Oil Speedway in Mason on Friday night.
Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty recently granted General Motors’ motion for a stay of trial, or temporarily halting judicial proceedings, pending a Court of Appeals order.
105 projects were completed as part of Livingston County United Way's Day of Caring, which is the largest one-day community service event in the entire county.
Ginopolis, which has served food and drink to the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Elizabeth Taylor, will open in the former Downtown Main Martini Bar and Grille in the near future.
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Cooper & Binkley Jewelers in downtown Brighton has been celebrating 70 years in business this summer with special activities and gifts to customers.
Commissioner Wes Nakagiri says he’ll be attending meetings designed for county commissioners and municipal officials, which includes briefings on shared federal-state-local priorities pertinent to Michigan and Livingston County.
The Birghton City Council recently approved new police body armour and purchase of a truck with snow plow attachment.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
At a recent City Council meeting, councilmembers voted to schedule a special closed session on October 3rd at 5pm for the City Manager executive search.
State Senator Lana Theis will be at libraries in Chelsea and Manchester next week, encouraging kids to read and promoting her "Be a Senator for a Day" competition.
Various road construction projects will be kicking off in the next few weeks in the Village of Milford.
The district is looking to add a dozen or more new bus drivers as well as attendants to its transportation department before school begins this fall. Bus mechanics are also needed.
The event originally was set to take place this past May; however due to unforeseen circumstances, the event has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 28th at Mt. Brighton.
Friday, August 9, 2019
The Charyl Stockwell Academy’s Board of Directors, Thursday afternoon, approved the opening of a new middle school on Karl Greimel Drive, across the street from the Preparatory Academy building where middle school and high school students currently both attend.
In June, State Rep. Ann Bollin (R) - Brighton Twp,. proposed an amendment to the House’s transportation budget plan to explore the feasibility of implementing tolls on Michigan roads.
A 24-year-old man was hired July 25th to mow a lawn at a residence in the 800 block of Ten Mile Road. But neighbors say he flashed a gun and pointed it at them, including a two-year-old child.
“SportPort” provides grants to help communities set up programs to loan out sports equipment to local youth and families at no cost and give children more opportunities to play.
EMS Operations Manager Tom Green has seen the department grow and mature in his 36 years of service.
Team Purple, which consisted of Chefs Eirik Kauserud, Steve Pilon, and Patrick Srock, took home the win, defeating Team Green by a total of 22 points.
The collection is made possible through a grant from Chem-Trend Inc. in cooperation with the Livingston County Drain Commissioner-Solid Waste Program.
Alexandra Paige entered a no contest plea last week to three charges filed following her February 23rd arrest when she was pulled over near Martindale Road and Ten Mile Road for speeding.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Police are looking for the person or persons responsible for toppling headstones and other vandalism at the South Lyon Cemetery.
With similarities to the Flex Route on US-23, the I-96 project will add a temporary 4th lane during busy times, and ramp meters to ease vehicles merging onto the 12-mile stretch between Kent Lake Road and Novi.
18-year old Abdurrahman Ahmed Akl is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brady Morris.
The Rock Run & Roll Fundraiser will benefit the renovations to their new headquarters in Fowlerville, from which they will train disabled individuals for careers in food service.
People's Express will be compensated $7,500 annually by the township for its services, which is to provide transportation from between Green Oak and the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area.
City Council is exploring options for needed upgrades to the fire station, sheriff's substation, and city offices.
Originally opened in 1949 by Marshall Cooper as Cooper’s Jewelry, Cooper and Binkley Jewelers on Main Street plans a public party on Saturday at their store from 10am to 5pm.
Officials in the Whitmore Lake Public Schools district say the recently approved recreation millage will have a big impact on the small town.
21-year-old Robert Taylor pleaded guilty as charged last month to three counts of passing counterfeit $100 bills at various businesses in Fenton in April.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Planning Commission Vice Chairman Kurt Schulze was selected from a final pool of 3 candidates interviewed, Tuesday night.
Handmade in Howell owner Brandy Springborn says the cut-out was found propped up against the store building, wearing a Hawaiian shirt and a lei.
Crain’s Detroit Business, in partnership with Best Companies Group, recognized Work Skills for building an enviable workplace that includes flexibility, empowerment and effective relationships.
23-year-old Luis Santana is facing charges of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct with a person age 13 to 15, 4th degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim also age 13 to 15, and child sexually abusive activity.
The Fowlerville Community Schools Board of Education has tabled a resolution to layoff Kim Sergent, Manager of the Alverson Center for Performing Arts.
57-year-old Jacquelyne Tyson was sentenced to two life prison terms in the fatal shootings of the two women who worked in the leasing office of the apartment complex where she lived.
The two phase project involves resurfacing North Road and then construction of a roundabout at North and Torrey Roads.
The road project in Brighton Township is continuing for the final phase next week and long delays are expected.
In addition to ensuring an accurate and complete population count, the committee will also be responsible for planning and conducting local educational initiatives and materials.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
79-year-old Kenneth Bernard Moilanen, who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, was found safe and is now with family.
Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Richard Yuille last week dismissed perjury counts against 42-year-old Shalimar Howard, who was assigned to work in Livingston County.
Funeral services are set this weekend for 52-year-old Todd Allen Aurand of Howell.
Polls are open today in select Livingston County locations for a variety of ballot proposals effecting residents in the Byron, Fenton and Whitmore Lake public school districts as well as the Washtenaw County ISD.
The grant will fund the Howell Tails Trail, which is a project designed to encourage creating more opportunities for kids and families to play in everyday spaces in the area.
LETS is interested in contracting with Indian Trails to provide bus service to the airport with a stop located at the Meijer Park and Ride lot in Brighton, for 14 round-trips between Brighton and DTW per day.
The presentation for the check will be held at Pinckney Village Hall this Thursday at 6:45pm. The Village plans to use the $40,000 to award mini grants to 20 owner-occupied single-family homes in the Portage Dells neighborhood.
The owners of Handmade in Howell are asking the public to keep an eye out for the distinctive figure and urge anyone with information as to its whereabouts to contact the Howell Police Department.
The Michigan Big Tree Hunt contest aims to foster an enthusiasm and love of trees in the next generation, remind residents of the importance of trees, and track the biggest trees in the state.
Michael J. Hiller is appointed to succeed Jennifer Dietrich, whose term expired June 30th, to represent professionals for a term expiring June 30th of 2023.
Monday, August 5, 2019
Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Sura from the Brighton Post says the incident began earlier Sunday when a car was reported stolen in Washtenaw County.
The Livingston County Sheriff's Office is investigating a car-motorcycle crash that claimed the life of a Howell resident.
The worker was hit at the intersection of Grand River and North Street by a vehicle that had apparently run a red light.
The work involves public areas that were not part of the 2017 renovation, including replacing carpet and repainting some of the walls.
All Brighton Area Schools would see improvements if the proposal passes, and Superintendent Greg Gray stresses that the bond issue will not result in an increase in property taxes.
The Howell Area Historical Society will again host the show and visitors will have the opportunity stroll through the finished results of assembly lines from the past.
Even if the prohibition on marijuana businesses in Howell were lifted, such facilities wouldn't appear for two and a half years because the first round of licenses are only going to those that have previously gone through the full vetting process for the medical license.
The Livingston County Health Department says breastfeeding is a low-cost way of feeding babies and contributing to poverty reduction, while also preventing malnutrition and ensuring food security.
Hamburg residents interested in honoring a loved one may purchase a bench to be placed at the park or on the Lakeland Trail.
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Canton Twp. Police responded to the scene after receiving a call that there was an owl caught in the soccer net and it was “unable to get free.”
Brighton city officials are giving kudos to the city Department of Public Works for its timely response to the storms of two weeks ago that cast a large swath of Brighton into prolonged darkness.
The Southeast Michigan Council of Government's latest report makes recommendations and suggests actions for developing a talented workforce that will support the region.
The Brighton City Council has approved a million dollar project that will result in a new roadway and new sewer main on nearly a thousand feet of Rickett Road, north of the railroad tracks.
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Lawrence Sefa of Fenton is said to have stolen tens of thousands of dollars from Michigan residents facing mortgage foreclosures in a scam he operated through his company.
The paving project along Milford Road should be done within the next couple of weeks.
State Rep. Ann Bollin was among 37 select lawmakers chosen to participate in a training program that annually identifies and assists promising state leaders in the Midwest.
With more and more people attending events at Bennett Park, officials are considering a structure for charging event organizers for additional, needed public safety.
Their concert, “Singing the Good Old Songs Again,” will feature classic and original folk songs, interspersed with humor and personal stories.
Friday, August 2, 2019
Michael Phinn, who worked as a medical resident in the MSU Neurology Clinic, pleaded guilty this week to charges connected to allegations that he sexually assaulted two women and forced them to watch lewd videos he made of himself.
M-DOT has scheduled a public meeting next Wednesday to discuss the future I-96 Flex Route project on the busy, congested section of freeway.
Church Street from Grand River to the curve at Rickett Road will be closed from Saturday morning, August 3rd, through
Sunday evening, August 4th.
The Coach Minock Varsity Club Foundation helps underprivileged youth with athletic education and training through camps, programs and scholarships.
The new event aims to promote healthy living through physical activity while promoting trails and other resources for individuals of all abilities in and around Livingston County.
The Brighton City Council has ratified a new, 4-year contract with unionized employees in the Department of Public Services.
Developers of a proposal that would create a mixed use community around the orchard, but was rejected earlier this year, are back with an adjusted one.
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B has assessed the needs of older county residents and developed a plan to provide assistance that addresses those identified needs.
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy will participate in a sheriffs-only race at Corrigan Oil Speedway against his peers from Ingham, Clinton, and Eaton counties.
Public comment is being sought on the document which includes four projects set to take place within Livingston County.
Brandon Scott Peer pleaded guilty as charged to one count of 3rd degree fleeing a police officer in Livingston County Circuit Court Tuesday.
With supplies of all blood types critically low, the Red Cross is offering Amazon gift cards to anyone who donates.
A judge dismissed the case against Brian Dewayne Ali Jr. in Livingston County Circuit Court so charges can be pursued in federal court.
Livingston County Prosecutor Bill Vailliencourt says his office will be reviewing the court’s decision and consulting with the victim to determine whether they should appeal or if there is additional evidence that would merit re-filing the charges.
New signs warning drivers of children at play are coming, along with another request for a speed study, addressing the 55mph speed limit on Merill Road.
North Territorial Road will be closed between US-23 and Spencer Road in Northfield Township for preventative maintenance during the day.