Recent deaths, posted March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019

Recent deaths, posted March 8, 2019 #OceanaCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to OCP: Virginia Hoover Mittag, 99, of Hart, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Patsy “Pat” Beatty, 68, of Montague, died on Friday, March 1, 2019. Dorothy (Barritt) Juterbock, 95, of Mears, died on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Lisa D. Smith, 56, of Ferry Township, died on…

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78th District Court arraignments, posted March 7, 2019.

March 7, 2019

78th District Court arraignments, posted March 7, 2019. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – The following were arraigned recently in 78th District Court: Felonies – Joshua Adam Freitas, 31, of 264 Kettletown Rd., Southbury, Connecticut, was arrested by OCSO for felony charges of furnishing contraband to prisoners and prisoner possessing contraband. Preliminary exam: March 25 at 3 p.m. Bail:…

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DNA package sent to elderly woman aimed at stealing her identity.

March 7, 2019

DNA package sent to elderly woman aimed at stealing her identity. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – Lt. Shane Hasty of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a unique fraud complaint in which a DNA collection package was sent to an elderly Hart woman with the intention of stealing her identity. “This is the first time I’ve heard…

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Second-offense drunk driving arrest tops police activity.

March 7, 2019

Second-offense drunk driving arrest tops police activity. #OceanaCountyCrime HART – A 48-year-old Hart woman was arrested by the Hart Police Department Tuesday, March 5, at 12:21 a.m. for second-offense operating while intoxicated at Oceana Drive and Tyler Road, according to Hart Police Chief Juan Salazar. She was lodged in the Oceana County Jail. The following is other recent police activity…

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Educator Spotlight: Meet HHS principal Brandon Bruce.

March 6, 2019

Educator Spotlight: Meet HHS principal Brandon Bruce. #HartPublicSchools By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – Brandon Bruce took over as Hart High School principal last July, following the retirement of Matt McDonald. Bruce is excited to be a part of the “Pirate Nation” as many great things have been happening recently at HHS. The wrestling team brought home a state champion,…

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Oceana CAN receives state award.

March 6, 2019

Oceana CAN receives state award. #OceanaCAN LANSING – Oceana College Access Network received the Flagship Award during the Michigan College Access Network’s ninth annual conference Monday, March 4. MCAN acknowledged 11 outstanding post-secondary education practitioners and advocates from across the state. The Flagship Award recognizes organizations that develop sustainable college access networks. “Oceana CAN has a strong focus on data…

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HHS Career Day March 20.

March 6, 2019

HHS Career Day March 20. #HartHighSchool HART – Hart High School students will have an opportunity to explore a wide variety of careers during Career Day, March 20, from 8:30-11 a.m., said Principal Brandon Bruce. The event will include all high school grade levels, and approximately 20 professionals are planning to speak, Bruce said. “The kids will pick out five…

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Driving without insurance arrests top MSP activity.

March 6, 2019

Driving without insurance arrests top MSP activity. #OceanaCountyCrime The following is recent activity of the Hart post of the Michigan State Police: Monday, March 4, 2019: 4:21 p.m., one-vehicle crash, no injuries, US 31 and Shelby Road, Shelby Township. 8:30 p.m., a 26-year-old Hart woman was arrested for operating without insurance, Oceana Drive and Winston Road, Village of Rothbury. Tuesday,…

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Seasonal weight restrictions for roads begin Friday.

March 6, 2019

Seasonal weight restrictions for roads begin Friday. #OceanaCountyRoadCommission HART – In an effort to prevent potholes, the Oceana County Road Commission is imposing seasonal weight and speed restrictions on county roads beginning Friday, March 8, at 6 a.m., according to OCRC Managing Director Mark Timmer. “One of the most common business interactions with a county road agency concerns seasonal weight…

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Three hurt in two-car crash.

March 5, 2019

Three hurt in two-car crash. #OceanaCountyNews SHELBY TOWNSHIP – Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday, March 4, shortly after 3 p.m. on Shelby Road near the US 31 on-ramp in frigid, snowy conditions, according to an Oceana County Sheriff’s Office accident report. A 2012 Chrysler driven by a 19-year-old Allendale woman and a 2002 Jeep Liberty driven…

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Shelby man sent to jail for writing $45,000 bad check to buy new car.

March 5, 2019

Shelby man sent to jail for writing $45,000 bad check to buy new car. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON – A 31-year-old Shelby man was sentenced to serve seven months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, March 5, for writing a bad check totaling over $45,000 to Urka Auto Center to buy…

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78th District Court sentencings, posted March 4, 2019.

March 4, 2019

78th District Court sentencings, posted March 4, 2019. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART —The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: – Cody Hector Rosalez, 33, of 4442 E. 21st St., Casper, was found guilty Feb. 25 of operating while intoxicated and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for one year; Alcohol Highway Safety Education (AHSE); $500…

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