Monday, February 28, 2022
A mixed use development at Erwin's Orchards would save the cider mill.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel shares insight on normal gas price fluctuation and gouging.
Work along Grand River will take place this year, with the major streetscape project starting downtown next year.
Local Attorney Sarah Cross has resubmitted petition language seeking the recall of Brighton Area Schools' Board of Education members John Conely and Bill Trombley, with a hearing set for March 4th.
The LACASA Center's prom boutique will be a student's one-stop shop for formalwear and accessories at prices that won't break the bank.
The Board of Trustees approved a contract with MiSignal, contingent upon the use of County ARPA funds for their portion.
A first reading was performed that will amend the township's sign ordinance to allow businesses greater flexibility in their visibility.
March is Maple Sugaring Month and the Metroparks are celebrating the season by offering outdoor programs to take visitors into the sugar bush and learn the history of maple sugaring and how maple syrup is made.
Saturday, February 26, 2022
8th District Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin said it was her honor to share the stories of George Jewett of Howell, Lulu Childers of Howell, and Thelma Lett of Brighton to ensure the memory and legacy of those leaders and other groups live on.
The Marion Township Board of Trustees reduced a local business-owner's, who is on a flat rate, water fee by 75%.
Brighton Area Schools will offer unlimited Schools of Choice for junior kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 5-11, and limited Schools of Choice for grades 1-4 and 12.
Friday, February 25, 2022
The "Put Your Town On The Map Challenge" is being made available to small Michigan towns with big ideas for attracting visitors and new residents, focused on housing, education, employment or community pride.
Red light cameras are used to photograph vehicles that run a red light in 21 states and Washington D.C.
Policy amendments were approved as the department seeks state accreditation. Also approved was the purchase of new guns, flashlights, and holsters for officers.
This year's Family Fun Event, sponsored by the Livingston Early literacy Collaborative, features an outdoor scavenger hunt with rewards that promote pre-reading skills in young children.
26-year-old Lucas Erway of Plainwell was ordered to spend 90 days in the Livingston County Jail for the incident last October that started in the Village of Pinckney.
An annual agreement has been approved for the continued monitoring and sampling of the Lucy Road landfill site in the City of Howell.
A committee of County Commissioners is seeking more information on the feasibility of the Public Defenders Office taking cases for the Veterans and Mental Health Treatment courts, or if it is better to be contracted out.
Registration is open for their spring parenting classes, Nurturing Parenting and Fathers Only, to be held online through Zoom.
Thursday, February 24, 2022
The mobile app will allow users to schedule, book, and pay for rides.
State Representative Ann Bollin says federal COVID-19 funding for local schools should not be delayed, but the Michigan Department of Education says, by federal mandate, funds must first be spent and then will be reimbursed.
Kecia Williams has 3 decades of experience and was the unanimous selection of an interviewing panel that consisted of several county leaders and public safety officials.
This year's student art exhibit will run in two waves between March 8 through March 19 at the Howell Opera House.
Motorists who encounter potholes on state roads are encouraged to call MDOT’s Report a Pothole hotline at 888-296-4546 and crews will be sent out to fix them.
15-year-old Chloe Howard was in a serious snowboarding accident and sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of her fall. A GoFundMe campaign exceeded goals Wednesday.
A request for a part-time pre-trial specialist was rejected as it was seen to be a duplicating efforts already being done in the court system.
This year's event connected 277 guests in 148 households with needed goods, services, and information.
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed bi-partisan bills to lower prescription drug costs for Michiganders.
A date has finally been scheduled for 75-year-old Jerome Kowalski, who has been awaiting a re-trial of a Livingston County double homicide that he was formerly convicted of.
The township's 2022-2027 Capital Improvement Plan was recently presented. The biggest item this year was said to be the Crooked Lake Road reconstruction and paving project.
A second police liaison for Scranton Middle School, a mental health professional for Scranton, and a second counselor for Maltby Intermediate School were all approved.
The new equipment will allow the City to reach and clean previously inaccessible areas of the sanitary sewer.
The City's audio and visual technology will be brought into more modern times.
45-year-old Robert Pike is facing five counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under the age of 13 and two counts of 2nd degree CSC.
Officials said there was never any threat to public health or safety; it was just a matter of removing the tiles and disposing of them properly.
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
City Council has authorized the upgrading of broadcast equipment that will pave the way for more available content.
LACASA Center's Child Abuse Prevention Council and Great Start Livingston want to hear about who people who have made a positive impact in a child's life.
23-year-old Brooklyn Alexander of Holt was charged with fleeing and eluding police following the incident on March 1st, 2021.
The is seeking framework for a potential ordinance that could help residents
The Northfield Township Parks and Recreation Board is looking into the possibility of starting a farmers market in Whitmore Lake.
Help is being sought for the new home build near Fowlerville and at other home repair sites.
Monday, February 21, 2022
Crews with the Brighton Area Fire Authority responded shortly before 11pm Saturday night to the 8,000 block of Woodland Shore Drive.
Dylan Hinkle and Emanuel Northern, both of Grand Rapids, are charged in connection with a September 21st break-in at Huron Valley Guns in New Hudson.
The HTFD promoted firefighters Carlie Morris and Scott Flohr to Sergeant, while also welcoming back a familiar face to their paid on-call staff.
State Representative Ann Bollin voted in favor of House Bill 4348, which would help to lower the consumers' costs for prescription drugs.
The commission is seeking the satisfaction of certain conditions before considering a recommendation of special land use approval for a caregiver on Faussett Road.
Gary Dunn was named the Veteran of the Year and Dale Brewer was named Auxiliary Member of the Year.
Planning Commissioners want to see revised plans for proposed changes to Ward's Construction Rentals and Peter's Hardware.
Livingston County EMS would, if awarded, use a State First Responder grant, in part, to provide residents with no training a path to becoming a paramedic.
Saturday, February 19, 2022
20-year-old Tristan Stavedahl pleaded guilty to various felony charges in connection with the incident in Howell Township.
Kylie Myrand is a survivor of the Oxford High School shooting that took place November 30th, 2021. Advocates for ending gun violence in Michigan say if the Legislature doesn't take action in the next year, they'll launch a campaign for a ballot petition.
A road closure will be in effect for roughly ten days on Huron River Drive between Mast Road and North Territorial Road.
The MDHHS is raising awareness on heart disease and how it disproportionately affects women.
Friday, February 18, 2022
Though not known to have hit Livingston County yet, law enforcement suspects it is only a matter of time before the scam is attempted locally.
$100 (m) million from President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will upgrade and expand Michigan’s broadband infrastructure.
Jeffrey Klapper was named 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year and Donna Pompilius was named the Support Person of the Year.
Musical Director Phil Johnson is stoked about this year's Brighton High School musical production, which opens tonight at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts.
The DNR's first Free Fishing Weekend is upon us, and includes free entry to all state parks and boat access sites.
The Livingston County Sheriff's Office says a 21-year-old Flushing man was seriously injured in the two-vehicle injury crash on southbound US-23, south of Clyde Road shortly before 2:30pm.
Police Chief Jeff Newton is retiring in June. He'll be succeeded by Jeffrey Garrison, a current part-time officer with the Department.
A modified SAD for controlling invasive species that began in 2017 was approved by the Hamburg Board of Trustees, but no longer includes Zukey, Strawberry, or Gallagher lakes due to resident opposition.
The Urgent Care is located inside the hospital's Emergency Department, and allows medical staff to evaluate which level of care is more appropriate.
Thursday, February 17, 2022
The fire caused significant damage, spreading to multiple lithium ion battery systems.
Vehicles must be removed from all streets to allow for the safe removal of snow, ice and/or debris.
State Senator Lana Theis is asking the state Auditor General to verify whether K-12 schools are conducting, documenting, and verifying mandatory safety drills.
The Board of Education met Monday night and unanimously voted to appoint Meghan Glabach as the new trustee.
Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty dismissed a lawsuit against 5 Livingston County superintendents and 4 County officials
The City of Howell has an ordinance requiring that snow be cleared from sidewalks within 24-hours of a storm event to ensure safety and a walkable community.
The Livingston Diversity Council is partnering with The Civility Project to host the event that will feature a 90-minute virtual discussion of the importance of civility in current divided times.
AAA Michigan says if crude oil prices continue to climb, pump prices will likely follow suit.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Based on current conditions, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services is withdrawing the Public Health Advisory on Masking in Indoor Public Settings, including school settings.
State Representative Jewell Jones pleaded guilty to several charges stemming from a drunk driving incident on I-96 near Fowlerville, last April.
Several projects have had to be pushed from last year to this year due to delays in receiving items.
The annual Michigan Jaguars soccer tournament is expected to bring up to 5,000 attendees, 2,000 concurrently, to the township this May.
Inpatient services are expected to be transferred from St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell to the health center campus in Brighton that will become a new state-of-the-art facility.
Livingston County Drain Commissioner Brian Jonckheere says it’s important to check for vulnerabilities resulting from the situation of rain on top of snow with frozen ground.
Republican State Representative Bob Bezotte of Marion Township has introduced legislation to designate February 1st of each year as Blue Star Mother’s Day.
Lucas Erway led officers on a low speed pursuit that began in Pinckney and ended in Howell, last October.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Hamburg Township is receiving $75,000 to perform needed improvements on a stretch of the Mike Levine Lakelands Trail.
Contracts for new STEAM Center equipment, boilers, computers and certain other aspects of the $59 million bond issue were approved at Monday's meeting.
The replacement and upgrading of equipment that is at the end of its life cycle will help better secure the Livingston County Jail.
The Village of Pinckney was one of the Consumers Energy Foundation's three "Put Your Town on the Map" winners across Michigan, last year.
Dennis Maynarich of South Lyon will serve 10-20 years behind bars for the robbery at Rottermond Jewelers in downtown Milford.
A downtown bathroom has been an objective of the community for many years and the goal is to have it constructed by early summer in time for events.
The Brighton park will be receiving funding for a barrier-free kayak launch, amenity improvements, and more trees.
The state has received federal funding to pay for home repairs that are sometimes needed before weatherization services can be provided.
Monday, February 14, 2022
Kyle Thill sustained injuries while chasing down and subduing a man who used a bb gun to steal a purse from a woman in the Busch's parking lot on February 1st.
Director of Wildlife and Education Laura Butler said there are a lot of family events to help get kids out of the house and burn off some energy but also a lot of owl programming that’s really popular in the winter.
Watercraft registrations, which must be done by March 31st every three years, can be done online or through a Secretary of State self-service station.
The Livingston County Association of Realtors has announced the 2021 Realtor of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Affiliate of the Year.
22-year-old Quentin Bogya was sentenced to serve a minimum of 7 years and a maximum of 15 years behind bars.
The Board of Trustees is interested in seeing a contract from internet service provider MiSignal, which is working with other townships in Livingston County on building a high-speed internet backbone.
The township is considering the use of ARPA funds as a match for a DNR grant that would allow them to make several improvements to the west portion of Manly W. Bennett Park.
The Livingston County authorized applying for a grant to help with recruiting and training first responders.
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Deputy Ray Marino rushed into a building fire to rescue a resident despite heavy smoke and near-zero visibility.
Scores of family friendly winter activities designed for all ages and weather conditions can be found at Heritage Park, Saturday, February 12, from noon to 6pm.
Fifteen sets of new turnout gear were approved to replace gear that has expired or will within the next fiscal year.
Friday, February 11, 2022
Ballot drives to expand voting options, restrict payday loans and overhaul Michigan’s citizens initiative process have cleared procedural steps.
The fee schedule has been updated to include all rental registration and inspection fees related to the recently adopted Residential Rental Ordinance.
Several opportunities to comment on the annual budget and work program are available.
Francis Winegarden, who was charged with nearly two dozen criminal sexual conduct crimes involving children, has been ordered to serve at least a decade in prison.
Jennifer Turner of Hartland Township was charged with embezzling thousands of dollars while employed at the Hartland Community Education Child Care Center.
The Livingston County Sheriff's Office, along with national and state traffic safety advocates, is encouraging people to be responsible and not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The Board of Commissioners has officially authorized participation in the Michigan Statewide Tornado Drill, to be held on March 23, at 1pm.
Thursday, February 10, 2022
22-year-old Jake Vedder finished sixth overall today to be the top performer from Team USA in the men’s snowboard cross at Genting Snow Park.
City Council is considering a multi-year plan for road and water main improvements that could serve the City for decades to come.
The measure includes $300 million to help hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities give recruitment and retention bonuses to workers.
2020 Brighton High School graduate Valerie Minnick was chosen to be one of the "All-American Band's" two drum majors for the upcoming school year.
Courtney Bliss suffered a severe brain injury in 2002 and recent changes to insurance laws have left her without a safe means for transportation.
Richard Eric Kalinowski of Holly was ordered to serve prison time after using a pickup truck to hit his ex-girlfriend's brother in Highland Township.
The approximately 100-page document identifies, ranks and maps High-Quality Natural Areas throughout Livingston County.
A virtual childcare fair on February 15th will connect job seekers with several dozen childcare providers in the region.
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Police say preliminary investigation indicates a vehicle traveling northbound on Old Plank Road failed to stop for a train at the railroad crossing.
Clerk Marcie Husted said she's grateful to have had the opportunity to serve and truly hopes that she's made a positive difference.
AARP Michigan DirectorPaula Cunningham says it's important, especially for seniors, not to give out that kind of personal information.
The Connect Five Veterans Foundation has partnered with the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Livingston County to bring the Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry to Brighton VFW Post 4357.
The County Election Commission rejected the language of proposed petitions by attorney and parent Sarah Cross against BAS Board Trustees John Conely and Bill Trombley.
The preliminary examinations of a couple charged in connection with a shooting at Oxford High School last November in which their son is accused of killing four classmates and injuring six others began on Tuesday.
The MDHHS recommends people who test positive speak with their health care provider to determine if one of two new oral treatments for mild to moderate cases of COVID-19 is the best path of action.
Michigan Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs have several tips for preventing and staying safe from house fires.
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
While the majority of school districts in Livingston County and the surrounding area were closed again last Friday, marking the third snow day in a row, none of them had virtual learning going on during those three days.
The Board of Trustees approved a design for a park in downtown Whitmore Lake that they have been interested in developing for several years.
The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning reports getting 140 impaired drivers off the road during the increased enforcement campaign that ran over the holidays.
The Board of Trustees approved a re-extension of discounts on water taps, potentially helping the developer of a long-sought after multi-family development in the Village.
There was a lot of cheering and applause as the township board denied a rezoning request for the project at a packed meeting Monday night.
The bridge has been closed for several years. The existing structure will be removed and a new structure will be constructed this year.
A minor site plan amendment has been approved, allowing the street to now have an asphalt surface as opposed to gravel.
Monday, February 7, 2022
Michigan's Official Groundhog, Woody, made her 23rd annual prediction during the special, rescheduled event, Saturday, at the Howell Nature Center.
The Brighton Area Fire Authority and other departments responded to the scene early Sunday morning. No Injuries were reported.
City employees will be removing and hauling all snow from between on‐street parking spaces and sidewalks from 2am to 7am Tuesday and some closures will be in effect.
Applicant Michael Yatooma is building a new 9-pump gas station and convenience store on a vacant parcel north of Clyde Road, east of Runyan Lake Road.
The Livingston County Health Department recently issued its latest COVID-19 report.
Ethan Conley received words of support from the President and First Lady, as he prepares to embark on a trip to tour the nation's capital.
Winterfest will return to Heritage Park this Saturday from noon to 6pm.
Road projects, a back-up generator for the township hall, elections, and parking lot repairs were among some items dicussed.
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Mark Milatz, the former senior pastor at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Brighton, is accused of embezzling more than $250,000 from 2011 to 2018.
The American Legion Post 141's Hunter's Ball will take place on Saturday, March 5th.
The DNR is hosting several invasive species cleanup events in the area, including one Sunday at the Brighton Recreation Area.
Friday, February 4, 2022
Tranquil Woods Storage is a proposed mini-storage facility with outdoor RV storage on a 10-acre parcel off Ten Mile Road, near Rushton Road.
Officer Kristi Bell is the police liaison for Brighton Area Schools.
The large committee works to inform the community in right-to-know situations regarding hazardous and toxic chemicals that may affect the public.
37-year-old attorney Paul Gipson emerged from a search of ultimately five candidates vying to fill the vacant seat on City Council.
Online author readings and discussions on Hair Like Mine and Benjamin Losford and his Handy Dandy Clippers will take place on February 16th.
The Board of Trustees, not believing there is a need to, adopted a resolution opposing incorporating as a charter township.
The Mott Community College Gold Card Scholarship is a way for residents ages 60 and up to learn a new skill or explore interests.
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Alice Scooper, Lake Scooperior, Snowy Robinson and Truck Norris are among some of the winners in MDOT's snowplow naming contest.
Per Ordinance, all sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours following a snow event. Beginning at noon this Friday, City Crews will begin clearing any sidewalks that have not yet been cleared at the property owner’s expense.
The Milford-camp is removing the military-style tents due to their poor condition.
The Planning Commission is considering possible changes to the township document that guides their vision for future development.
At a recent meeting, City Council approved an amended agreement for the vacant property at 324 West Street.
The two scholarships aim to help build a talent pipeline and fuel Michigan’s economy while creating opportunities for individuals across the state.
Registration is open for the local United Way's Spirit Of the Community Annual Meeting, to be held March 2nd at Crystal Gardens.
Around 200 trees will be removed along with utilities being relocated.
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
With the winter blend of snow forecasted, AAA Michigan is anticipating a high number of road service calls.
Mark Geib has over 3 decades of experience with the Michigan Department of Transportation and gave insights on MDOT's plowing philosophies during a recent podcast.
Christine Schoendorff teaches music at Howell's Voyager Elementary.
1/31/22 PRESS RELEASE Regarding Jon King’s decision to exit early from WHMI, there are reports that state a single advertiser is responsible for his exit which is completely false. The fact is that no advertiser gave an ultimatum to terminate Jon King or they would pull their advertising. The company would never cower to such a demand. Additionally, no advertiser pulled their advertising due to threats of boycotts from various groups.
In our need to address the concerns of the Station’s news presentation, the management team at WHMI met with Jon to discuss this. We had fundamental disagreements on the direction of the News Department moving forward. As hope for an agreed strategy failed, Jon suggested that we create an exit plan for him. On January 27, 2022 Krol Communications presented Jon with a Separation Agreement making February 25, 2022 his last day at WHMI. Without informing us, the following day on the air, Jon decided to make Friday, January 28 his last day signing off near the end of the shift. Mike Marino independently submitted his resignation and signed off as well. We wish the two of them all the best! WHMI will continue to provide our community with the best in local news and information. We ask for your patience during the process of hiring our next News Director and Morning Show.
When a snow emergency is in effect, there is no on‐street parking allowed along all streets.
Wednesday's snow storm is prompting various closures.
Under the careful guidance of their meteorological expert and Michigan's Official Groundhog, Woody, the Howell Conference and Nature Center says it has made the difficult decision to reschedule their annual Groundhog Day event.
Led by caring individuals in the Brighton Area Schools family, a GoFundMe campaign has exceeded its goal and will be able to provide at least five therapy dogs for the Oxford Community School District.
Applications are being accepted through February 11th for residents in the PCS district who are interested in fulfilling the remaining term of Trustee Bethany Mohr, who recently resigned.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Police say a man stole a purse from a female who was loading groceries in her car at Busch’s and shot her in the face with a BB gun. An employee who subdued the suspect was also injured.
Due to the impending snowstorm, the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is postponing Thursday’s now-previously scheduled 65th Annual Dinner and Citizen of the Year Presentation.
Livingston County residents, businesses and motorists should brace for a big mess today and tonight as a major winter storm is set to bury the Midwest in snow and ice.
A false call made by a student indicating that there was a man with a gun outside on the Maltby Intermediate-Hornung Elementary campus prompted the lockdown Friday afternoon.
22-year-old Chance Raymond Hallam of Oceola Township is charged with the murder of his grandparents and was recently deemed competent to stand trial.
The Tyrone Township Board of Trustees recently voted against granting the proposed 88-home development preliminary planned unit development approval.