Know the symptoms of autism

April 28, 2014

Renew. Rebuild. Recover. A blog written by the staff of West Michigan Community Mental Health. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we reprint this information from the Autism Society of America (http://www.autism-society.org/). Autism Prevalence Rates Increase According to CDC, Autism Society Responds Bethesda, MD (March 27, 2014) – Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announce new autism…

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Area under wind advisory

April 27, 2014
Area under wind advisory

Today’s weather report is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  The area is under a wind advisory from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. The following has been issued by the National Weather Service: Areas affected: Mason, MI;  Lake, MI;  Osceola, MI;  Oceana, MI;  Newaygo, MI;  Mecosta, MI;  Muskegon, MI;  Montcalm, MI; Ottawa, MI;  Kent, MI;  Ionia, MI;  Allegan, MI;  Barry, MI;  Van Buren,…

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District Court sentencings as of April 23

April 24, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced this past week in 78th District Court: –       David Hernandez, 29, of 511 Courtland St., Hart, pleaded “no contest” April 22 to domestic violence and was sentenced to 93 discretionary jail. –       Jill Ann Graham, 50, of 205 5th St., Ludington, was found guilty April 21 of operating while intoxicated…

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Attractive waterfront key to Hart improvements

April 24, 2014
Attractive waterfront key to Hart improvements

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – For anyone driving or strolling through downtown, it’s hard not to notice renewed energy in the quaint city. The rejuvenation in the business district continues with city council’s unanimous nod earlier this month of a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) agreement to reconstruct the State Street Bridge over Hart Lake this summer. “It should be…

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Showers likely today with a high of 55

April 24, 2014
Showers likely today with a high of 55

Today’s weather report is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  Thursday, April 24, 2014. A period of rain showers between noon and 1 p.m. Cloudy with increasing winds. Temperatures steady near the upper 40s. High of 55 F. Winds SE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 55%. Sunset: 8:40 p.m. …

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Cattle on the loose in Walkerville

April 23, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. LEAVITT TOWNSHIP — A Walkerville man who lives and operates a small beef cattle operation in the 6000 block of East Filmore Road reported to authorities yesterday that up to 20 of his cows are on the loose. The farmer told police that some time during early January he had a fence fail, and he…

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Hart’s growing rental housing market sparks need for inspections

April 23, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – Approximately 25 percent of housing in the city is rental property, and officials are aiming to regulate it. City council discussed Tuesday night the need for inspections of rental property, and it is getting closer to making those inspections mandatory. Last November, Mayor Fred LaPorte appointed five members to a housing board of…

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Partly cloudy today

April 22, 2014
Partly cloudy today

Today’s weather report is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  Tuesday, April 22, 2014: Partly cloudy. High near 45 F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Sunset: 8:37 p.m.  Tonight, generally clear. Low 31F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday, April 23, 2014: Sunrise: 6:50 a.m. Except for a few…

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Michigan fire season builds during wildfire prevention week

April 21, 2014

Most of Michigan’s wildfires occur in the spring – April, May and June. According to the Department of Natural Resources, which is responsible for wildland fire protection on 30 million acres of state and private land, April is when wildfires start becoming a problem. During the state’s annual observance of Wildfire Prevention Week, April 20-26, the DNR reminds the public about the dangers of…

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State-licensed commercial fishing up more than 35 percent in value over 2012

April 19, 2014

The Department of Natural Resources’ Fisheries Division recently released data from its 2013 state-licensed commercial fishing season. Combined, the state-licensed commercial fishery caught more than 3.6 million pounds of fish with an estimated wholesale dockside value of roughly $5.53 million prior to processing, marketing and retail sales. The state’s total harvest was about 150,000 pounds less than in 2012 due to lower reported catches…

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78th District Court arraignments

April 18, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were arraigned recently in 78th District Court: –       Adam Blake Riddle, 24, of 523 S. Water St., Hart, was arrested April 4 by the Hart Police Department (HPD) for a misdemeanor of driving while license suspended (DWLS). A pretrial is set for April 29 at 10:30 a.m. Bail: $1,500/personal. –       Catherine Marie…

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78th District Court sentencings

April 18, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: –         Jared Lincoln Albus, 19, of 2951 N. 56th Ave., Hart, was found guilty April 14 of larceny less than $200 and sentenced to $591 in fines, costs and restitution and 93 days discretionary jail. –         Raymond Lee Stafford, 24, of 875 Menominee St., Norton…

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