Two Oceana family practices join Spectrum Health

July 2, 2014

HART — Two of Oceana County’s family practice offices have united under the banner of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, effective July 1. Allan Nelson, MD, has reached agreement with the hospital for his Pentwater Family Practice to become part of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Dr. Nelson will also lead the hospital’s family medicine practice in Hart, which will be integrated…

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3rd vacuum salesperson charged

July 2, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A third vacuum salesperson has been arrested for criminal trespassing after allegedly barging into local homes and using aggressive sales tactics, targeting the elderly. Roosevelt Hinds, 22, of 6661 Cherrywood Dr., Kingsley, pleaded guilty during his arraignment Tuesday in 78th District Court after authorities tracked him down in Cadillac, said Oceana County Chief…

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Welcome to the world! Recent births.

July 1, 2014

Birth announcements are sponsored by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave. Check them out here on Facebook.  Welcome to the world! Breahna Jayde Navejar, the daughter of Tara Hansen and Ricardo Navejar of Walkerville, was born June 25, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Kendal Christine Ash, the daughter of Christine and Kyle Ash of Rothbury, was born June 30, 2014…

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15 EF attendees facing criminal charges

July 1, 2014
15 EF attendees facing criminal charges

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A total of 15 Electric Forest attendees are facing criminal charges, said Oceana County Assistant Prosecutor Erin Fisher, who is in charge of prosecuting crimes arising out of last weekend’s festival. Charges include five felony warrants containing 11 felony counts and 10 misdemeanor warrants containing 18 misdemeanor counts, Fisher said. “Those numbers may…

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MSP: Rumors of 2nd EF death, hammock incident untrue

July 1, 2014
MSP: Rumors of 2nd EF death, hammock incident untrue

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — As rumors swirl on social media sites of a second death that occurred at the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury last weekend, Lt. Jeff White of the Hart post of the Michigan State Police said this morning that is not true. MSP reported yesterday that 20-year-old Brian Alan Brockette of Caledonia died Sunday…

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Lots of fun on tap for the 4th of July

July 1, 2014
Lots of fun on tap for the 4th of July

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. OCEANA COUNTY — There are fun events going on all over the county this week in celebration of the Fourth of July. Fireworks will be shot off in Pentwater Thursday night; and Silver Lake and Hesperia Friday night. There will also be a Fourth of July parade in Hesperia Friday at 11 a.m. Thursday, July…

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Bringing change to mind

July 1, 2014
Bringing change to mind

Renew.  Rebuild. Recover. A blog brought to you by West Michigan Community Mental Health.   The video opens like a preview for a horror film.  Quotes from movie reviews, displayed in a ragged and sinister-looking font, proclaim “Terrifying”; “Shocker of the year”; “SCHIZO”; and “He’s among us.”  Meanwhile ghastly sound effects and flickering, buzzing lights set a creepy tone.  Out…

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Man with slit throat, death are 2 separate incidents at EF

June 30, 2014
Man with slit throat, death are 2 separate incidents at EF

ROTHBURY — Rumors are swirling around social media sites that Brian Alan Brockette, the 20-year-old Caledonia man who died during the final evening of the Electric Forest Festival, is the same man who suffered a severe cut across his neck. According to www.youredm.com, the two are separate incidents. “A separate unfortunate event took place at Electric Forest this year, where…

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Severe thunderstorm warning

June 30, 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… MASON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MICHIGAN… NORTHWESTERN MUSKEGON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MICHIGAN… OCEANA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MICHIGAN… * UNTIL 945 PM EDT * AT 809 PM EDT… SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 50 MILES WEST OF LITTLE POINT SABLE…

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