27 individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 attended the outdoor concert held in a Conway Township farmer’s field on Saturday, September 18th. According to a press release, during the case investigations conducted by LCHD and other local health departments, it was determined that other attendees may also have been exposed.
Sue Ellen Ikens filed a statement with the Brighton Police Department on Tuesday about the incident involving Trustee Bill Trombley, which occurred as she was addressing the board on the issue of student quarantine.
Marieanna Bair passed away Wednesday at the age of 95. Bair was an active member of the Brighton Area Historical Society from its founding in 1981, a board of directors member for 38 years and the society’s president for 15 of those years.
The partially clothed body of 20-year-old Anne Marie Doroghazi was found by a young boy on the morning of September 29th, 1981 in a ditch near Camp Dearborn in Milford Township. An autopsy ruled the cause of death as strangulation.
Several parents addressed the board, stating that because so few students who were quarantined actually got COVID, the policy makes quarantining punitive and puts those students behind their peers in the classroom unnecessarily.
The Livingston County Health Department (LCHD) reports that COVID-19 vaccinations are available through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Mobile COVID Vaccination Program. They will include Pfizer booster shots for residents who meet the criteria.
Lee Ann Blazejewski, a nurse who is also currently running for Howell City Council, was appointed to serve on Livingston County’s Department of Health and Human Services Board even though members are “appointed from persons residing within the county and not holding an elective office.”
Lee Ann Blazejewski, who has publicly opposed masks in schools and the COVID vaccines, while also recommending the use of a controversial livestock de-wormer as a COVID treatment, was approved to sit on the county's Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Board.
Fire Chief Michael O’Brian has been accorded the prestigious Robert W. Gain Fire Prevention Leadership Award by the International Code Council. The award was presented last Tuesday at the ICC Gala in Pittsburgh during its annual conference.
The recently-passed 2022 budget dedicates $1.4 billion dollars to child care at the state level, to make it more affordable, support childcare providers and the industry as a whole, and strengthen the workforce.
49-year-old Dennis Michael Maynarich was charged with four counts of armed robbery and seven weapons charges for a variety of incidents culminating in the robbery last year at the Rottermond Jewelers on North Main Street.
Meghan Reckling, chair of the Livingston County Republican Party, says she is "discussing what a race would take right now" to try and unseat incumbent Democrat Jocelyn Benson in 2022 as Michigan’s Secretary of State.
26-year-old Clay Garner had been charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, aggravated domestic violence, and assaulting, resisting, or obstructing a police officer for the February 18th incident.
The Finance Committee, which consists of the full board, held a lengthy meeting Wednesday and voted down a resolution 6-3 that would have accepted a state contract for $1.5 (m) million in funding for COVID response in 2022.
With the success of the district and the overwhelming support heard from some business owners, staff recommended expanding the operations to every day of the week. All other guidelines and boundaries remain in effect.
Genoa Township Clerk Polly Skolarus was charged in March with a single, misdemeanor charge of Election Law - Failure to Perform Duty after an MSP report that concluded she was responsible for using unapproved bags to store absentee ballots.
The Michigan Department of Transportation started construction Monday on a portion of the Williamston Road bridge over I-96 following an incident in March in which a truck crash into the bridge's support beam.
The August 20th, 2019 crash of the Aero Commander 200D occurred as it attempted to take off from the Spencer J. Hardy Livingston County Airport. Killed were 64-year-old Philip Colmer, who was piloting the single-engine plane, and 68-year-old James Tafralian, who was a passenger.
The investigation began after troopers from the Brighton Post were called to an apparent suicide in the area near the post. That investigation led them to an address in Inkster, where a woman's body was discovered.
Some videos of Livingston County Board of Commissioners meetings were earlier removed for violating YouTube’s Medical Misinformation Policy, which was believed to be tied to the Call to the Public section of the meeting.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that plans are underway to build a one-mile stretch of state roadway in nearby Oakland, Wayne, or Macomb Counties to allow public transportation and private vehicles to charge while traveling.
Following nearly three and a half hours of public comment, the Livingston County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee again rejected a resolution that would bring $1.5-million in COVID-19 support and response funds to the county health department.
A public meeting is expected to be held in regard to a state plan to temporarily mine a portion of land in Genoa Township as part of a larger plan to convert it into a seed orchard. The proposal, however, has drawn opposition from residents.
The three juveniles were charged as adults with Assault with Intent to Commit Great Bodily Harm, a felony punishable by 10 years in prison, for the August 31st assault, which authorities say was unprovoked and premeditated.
Exotic Automation & Supply, a Premier Parker Hannifin Distributor based in New Hudson, announced on Monday that their World’s Largest Hydraulic Power Unit has advanced to the Top 10 finalist in the Coolest Things Made in Michigan contest.
21-year-old Carson Zeug was charged last week with armed robbery and jailed on a $150,000 bond after the incident in which a Northville man reported that he had been robbed while in the Kroger parking lot at Eight Mile and Pontiac Trail the evening of September 15th.
Pinckney Community Schools (PCS) Superintendent Rick Todd said that due to a “variety of factors” he was not comfortable with the Livingston County Health Department’s alternative quarantine program, prompting him to put a "pause" on it.
The Brighton Area Schools has hired a new Director of Pupil Accounting. Superintendent Matt Outlaw announced the hiring of Annie Kruger at the Board of Education meeting Monday night. She replaces Teresa Hapsburg, who retired this summer.
The attorney for Democratic State Rep. Jewell Jones of Inkster has withdrawn from the case, citing a "breakdown in the attorney/client privilege." Jones is facing multiple felony charges, including two new ones filed this week after authorities say he tried to smuggle a handcuff key into the Livingston County Jail.
Mady Kelsoe of Alabama thought she was in Michigan just for a charity golf outing, but got the surprise opportunity to be an honorary member of the Howell JV Cheer team for their game against Plymouth.
An online hearing was held Tuesday by the Michigan Court of Appeals on whether an expert in coerced confessions can testify as a witness for Jerome Kowalski, who is facing a second trial in the 2008 murders of his brother and sister-in-law in their Oceola Township home.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were dispatched at 11:56 Wednesday night to the South Lyon Police Department, where a man reported that he had been robbed while in the Kroger parking lot at Eight Mile and Pontiac Trail.
Trustee Bill Trombley said the program has been going, in effect, on a wing and a prayer and needs more stable funding than to merely rely on donations, as it does currently. In response, Supt. Matt Outlaw will put the program on the agenda for the October workshop.
Approved on a 5-0-1 vote were contract renewals with building level administrators and department heads, represented by the Brighton Area Schools Administrators Association (BASAA). BASAA represents 16 principals, assistant or grade level principals, and department directors.
State Rep. Jewell Jones was jailed by Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty for violating bond by consuming alcohol and tampering with his monitoring tether over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Brock Meader “rang the bell” to end his three-and-a-half years cancer treatment journey with leukemia on June 14th. The celebration was said to be short-lived though as just a few weeks later, Brock was diagnosed with MDS - a rare blood disorder that’s also referred to as cancer.
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions will continue to provide the service that was mandated by the state following a violation that occurred near the old treatment plant around the turn of the century.
Each year the First Presbyterian Church in Brighton sponsors two, and sometimes three, trips to a mission house called the House of Healing in the small town of San Lucas Toliman, which is about 90 miles from the nation’s capital of Guatemala City.
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson, and Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole are again coming together to help raise money for three different children’s charities.
Saturday’s ceremony by the Brighton Area Fire Authority marked the 20th anniversary of the deadly attacks of September 11th, 2001, as first responders, public officials and others gathered to honor the memory of lost lives and sacrifices made that day.
John O'Malley, the President of the St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital & Brighton Health Center, and Dr. David Miller, the President of the University of Michigan Health System, say they were "extremely disappointed in the Board's failure to approve" the more than $1.5 million on COVID funding from the state.
Friday was the last day the company officially handled the Putnam routes, although officials say they began to have issues in June when GFL stopped picking up garbage. That eventually forced them to switch services. It was estimated that at least half of Putnam residents were GFL customers
After last year’s disappointing cancellation of the Fantasy of Lights parade through Downtown Howell, the chamber is gearing up for its return with the announcement that the Grand Marshal of this year’s event will be Howell Public Schools Superintendent Erin MacGregor.
Livingston County Commissioner Mitchell Zajac put forth a resolution to declare that Livingston County will not comply with what he called an “unconstitutional OSHA mandate” following President Biden’s announcement that all employers with more than 100 workers must require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly.
A recent poll of about 600 Michigan voters finds neatly 80% agree the amount they pay for health care seems to be going up every year. More than a quarter said they had overdue or unpaid medical bills they were struggling to pay off at the time of the survey.
The Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office filed an emergency motion requesting that bond be revoked for State Rep. Jewell Jones - alleging he tested positive for alcohol three times on September 3rd and tried to tamper with his tether on Labor Day.
While the Center has seen continuing revenue shortfalls due to the pandemic, thanks to a generous anonymous donor, all donations made through October 1st will be matched up to $25,000. The goal is to raise $50,000.
Joining together, the Brighton Area Schools and Hartland Consolidated Schools will shine their Friday Night Lights by asking fans to bring canned goods to fill the Bountiful Harvest “Brighton Blessings” van.
Following more than 6 hours of public comment, the General Government and Health and Human Services Committee approved the resolution to accept the $1.5-million in COVID-19 support and response funds with limited uses.
Many of the outages are centered in an area across Brighton Township that spans from US-23 to Pleasant Valley Road and Grand River to Spencer Road. So far, the utility is not offering an estimate on when power will be restored
The Oceola Township Board met Tuesday night and heard a presentation about the two-phased project geared toward seniors on the property totaling 23.6-acres about a quarter mile west of Latson Road on the north side of M-59.
Court records show that 20-year-old Brandon McClure entered a guilty plea last week in U.S. District Court in Detroit. In exchange, prosecutors will recommend his term be at the lower end of the guidelines which call for a maximum of five years in prison.
The Brighton Area Fire Authority responded to a fire at a residence on Baywood Circle Friday afternoon. Upon arrival, Chief Mike O’Brian says crews found a well advanced fire in the garage spreading into the house.
The Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) delivers training programs for Michiganders with disabilities, helping to provide them with the credentials they need to access employment and enhance their independence.
The protestors, carrying signs that said “Science in not an opinion” and “Do your job. Protect our community”, turned up at 4:45pm and held a peaceful demonstration in front of the agency they say has the power to protect their kids from the current surge of COVID-19, but has declined to do so.
Two in three respondents to an A-A-R-P Michigan poll support a "Work and Save" approach, a public-private payroll-deduction retirement program as an option for those who don't have retirement-savings plans through an employer.
Amesite Inc. provides advanced A.I. powered online learning ecosystems for business and higher education. It announced that it has been selected by Michigan Works! Southeast to provide state-of-the-art workforce training to team members.
The letter was facilitated by Dr. Raymond Smith of Brighton, who tells WHMI that it was disseminated via Google Docs and electronically signed by a total of 64 medical professionals, including 45 doctors and 9 nurses.
Guest speakers shared stories of remembrance and recovery during the annual event which seeks to end overdosing, eliminate the stigma attached, and support those who have lost and those who are in recovery.
8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin discussed the situation in Afghanistan, a need for accountability, and continued work to get people out while also highlighting the COVID-19 pandemic, continued uncertainty about the Delta variant, and the importance of vaccination.
Michigan Trails Week runs from September 19th through the 26th and both veterans and newcomers are invited to team up to collectively travel 100,000 miles on trails across the state during the eight days devoted to trails.