78th District Court sentencings

October 1, 2014
78th District Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced this week in 78th District Court: –      Christine Ann Malburg, 53, of 8578 N. Business US-31, Pentwater, was found guilty Sept. 29 of operating while impaired. She was sentenced to Alcohol Highway Safety Education (AHSE); 93 days discretionary jail; and $1,040 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the…

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OCMCF looking to expand, seeking input

October 1, 2014

HART — Residents will have an opportunity to provide input Thursday afternoon regarding an $11.2 million expansion and renovation project planned at the Oceana County Medical Care Facility, at 701 E. Main St. Officials at the nursing home, rehabilitation and dementia care center are planning to replace 16 beds and make major improvements to meet the growing demand for nursing…

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Golden Fair Friday

October 1, 2014

GOLDEN TWP. — An annual small-town fall tradition continues with the Golden Fair Parade Friday at 1 p.m. The procession begins on Fox road east of the four-way stop in Mears. Lunch and a white elephant sale at the Mears United Methodist Church is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The “100 Year Golden Fair Exhibit” will be open…

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UPDATE: Mugshot of councilman facing arson charges released

October 1, 2014
UPDATE: Mugshot of councilman facing arson charges released

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HESPERIA —  Hesperia Village Councilman David Sean Pates, 32, a co-owner of the Hesperia House restaurant, turned himself in to authorities Tuesday afternoon for allegedly setting his own restaurant on fire last spring. Pates was recently arrested in North Carolina, and local law enforcement officials were waiting for a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 1,…

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Councilman facing arson charges

September 30, 2014
Councilman facing arson charges

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HESPERIA —  Hesperia Village Councilman David Sean Pates, 32, a co-owner of the Hesperia House restaurant, turned himself in to authorities this afternoon for allegedly setting his own restaurant on fire last spring. Pates was recently arrested in North Carolina, and local law enforcement officials were waiting for an Oct. 1 hearing to see whether…

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Local school districts endorse proposed charter academy.

September 30, 2014

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — A new charter school is being proposed with the endorsement of all school districts in Mason, Oceana and Lake counties. During a press conference Tuesday morning, the West Michigan Educational Leadership Group, along with local public school districts, West Shore Educational Service District and West Shore Community College, announced the creation of Gateway to…

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Hart PD recovers stolen car

September 29, 2014
Hart PD recovers stolen car

The Hart Police Department Report is is brought to you by Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart), www.springsteadlaw.com. HART — The owner of a 2002 Dodge Caravan contacted police early Sunday morning, Sept. 28, after he heard a noise outside his house; looked out his window; and saw his vehicle being driven away, said Police…

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Deputies arrest Hesperia man for fleeing, pot possession and suspended license

September 29, 2014
Deputies arrest Hesperia man for fleeing, pot possession and suspended license

The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Report is is brought to you by Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart), www.springsteadlaw.com. NEWFIELD TWP. — A 26-year-old Hesperia man was arrested by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Sunday, Sept. 28, at 12:23 a.m. for fleeing and eluding; possession of marijuana and driving while license suspended (DWLS), second offense,…

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MSP arrests Shelby man for domestic violence

September 29, 2014
MSP arrests Shelby man for domestic violence

The Michigan State Police Report is brought to you by Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart), www.springsteadlaw.com. SHELBY  TWP. — Troopers from the Hart post of the Michigan State Police arrested a 28-year-old Shelby man for domestic violence Sunday, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m. in the 100 block of Chapita Hills. He was lodged in…

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Backhoe hits high-pressure gas line, Oceana Foods employees evacuate plant

September 29, 2014
Backhoe hits high-pressure gas line, Oceana Foods employees evacuate plant

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. SHELBY — Approximately 50 employees at Oceana Foods were evacuated from the plant at 168 Lincoln St. this morning after a backhoe hit a high-pressure gas line. No injuries occurred, said Oceana County Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Osborn who was called to the scene. The situation could have been much worse, Osborn said, but fortunately…

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Miss Ludington pageant seeking contestants

September 29, 2014

LUDINGTON — The Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Pageant is seeking contestants for the 2015 contest. Young women in the Mason, Manistee and Oceana area have the opportunity to compete for scholarship money and the title of 2015 Miss Ludington Area. The deadline to apply is Oct. 17. “This is a wonderful opportunity for young women in the Ludington Area to showcase their…

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79th District Court sentencings

September 29, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 79th District Court: – Benjamin Glenn Spore, 53, of 1297 Esther St., Scottville, was found guilty Sept. 16 of malicious destruction of personal property. He was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for one year; two days in jail with credit for two days served; and $566…

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