18-year-old man sentenced for accosting a 15-year-old girl

February 2, 2015
18-year-old man sentenced for accosting a 15-year-old girl

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — An 18-year-old Hesperia man was ordered to serve three months in jail during his sentencing in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Feb. 2, for accosting a 15-year-old girl via the Internet. Thomas Allen Clark, who has been lodged in jail for past 74 days, pleaded guilty Dec. 22 to accosting a minor child for…

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Teacher pleads to reduced pot charge

February 2, 2015
Teacher pleads to reduced pot charge

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A 31-year-old Chicago man who stated in court that he is a math teacher appeared in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Feb. 2, for a motion hearing to reduce his 2013 felony conviction of manufacturing marijuana to a misdemeanor of marijuana possession. Tyler Charles Brooks, with his attorney Jeffrey West of Muskegon, appeared before…

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Rothbury man faces prison time for allegedly molesting 12-year-old girl

February 2, 2015
Rothbury man faces prison time for allegedly molesting 12-year-old girl

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A 47-year-old Rothbury man faces more than three and a half years in prison for allegedly molesting a 12-year-old girl. Senovio Garcia, Jr., pleaded no contest Monday morning, Feb. 2, in 27th Circuit Court to one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) during a pretrial hearing. He was initially facing two counts…

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Recent deaths. Feb. 2, 2015.

February 2, 2015

Donna Cook, 64, of Elbridge Township, passed away Feb 2, 2015. King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart and Ludington. List of 2015 deaths on record. 

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School closings, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.

February 2, 2015
School closings, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.

School closings are sponsored by Smith & Eddy Insurance of Scottville, Manistee and Ludington. The following schools are closed today, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. This list may be updated: – Hesperia Public Schools.

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The Light Chaser: Choosing a camera.

January 31, 2015
The Light Chaser: Choosing a camera.

This site is brought to you free through the generosity of our advertisers. Today we would like to feature a new advertiser, MyProLab.com, the official photographic lab of Media Group 31 (our parent company) and Alway Photography. The Light Chaser. A blog by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Digital photography has come a long way in the past 15 years. There has…

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Recent deaths.

January 31, 2015

James Gowell, of Muskegon and formerly of New Era, died Jan. 29, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby. Catherine Stier of Shelby died January 31, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby. List of 2015 deaths on record. 

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Veterans’ mental health and suicide prevention bill passes House.

January 31, 2015

Renew. Rebuild. Recover. A blog from West Michigan Community Mental Health.  Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed legislation aimed at preventing veterans’ suicide. The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act allows the Veterans Administration to team with nonprofits focused on promoting mental health to carry out its suicide prevention programs. Additionally, the legislation establishes a three-year…

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An icy lesson

January 31, 2015
An icy lesson

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — At least 25 local emergency personnel participated in ice rescue training with members of the U.S. Coast Guard Saturday morning, Jan. 31, on Hart Lake. Local firefighters, along with law enforcement and emergency medical personnel, took part in the annual training. Coast Guard staff showed the first responders how to rescue a person…

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1 injured in rollover crash

January 30, 2015
1 injured in rollover crash

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. OTTO TWP. — A 60-year-old Shelby woman who was pinned inside a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer following a rollover crash Friday. Jan. 30, at about 5 p.m. on 116th Avenue, south of McKinley Road, was transported to a Muskegon hospital, police at the scene stated. The woman, who appeared conscious and alert, suffered non-life-threatening injuries in…

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3rd-offense drunk driving arrest

January 30, 2015
3rd-offense drunk driving arrest

FERRY TWP. — Troopers from the Hart post of the Michigan State Police arrested a 46-year-old Holton man Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6:09 p.m. on 128th Avenue near M-20 for operating while intoxicated, third offense, and transporting open intoxicants. Other MSP activity from Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015: – 12:30 a.m., fugitive arrest, 100 block of Chapita Hills, Village of Shelby.…

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Oceana court sentencings

January 30, 2015
Oceana court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. 27th Circuit Court HART — Raymond Joe Payne, III, 20, of 2932 Anthony Rd., Pentwater, was found guilty April 21 in 27th Circuit Court of controlled substance, delivery/manufacture of marijuana. He was sentenced Jan. 27 to six months in jail; sentence to be served at the court’s discretion; serve 30 days forthwith; credit for 10…

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