Police: alcohol a factor in weekend crash

September 2, 2014
Police: alcohol a factor in weekend crash

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. WEARE TWP. — Police said charges are pending against a 36-year-old man who was driving a Benny’s Evergreens truck that crashed into a gravel pile in a construction zone on Monroe Road Saturday afternoon. Porfirio Escamilla could face a “super drunk driving” charge, said Lt. Craig Mast of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office this morning.…

Read more »

2 injured in Monroe Road crash.

August 30, 2014
2 injured in Monroe Road crash.

WEARE TWP. — Two men were injured Saturday afternoon when the pickup truck they were in collided with a gravel pile in the construction zone of Monroe Road east of Oceana Drive. Pentwater and Hart fire departments responded to the scene along with Oceana County Sheriff’s Office and Oceana EMS. The Chevrolet Pickup appeared to have been traveling east on…

Read more »

Welcome to the world, Saul! Recent birth.

August 29, 2014

Saul Silva Jr., the son of Yulianna Garcia and Saul Silva of Hart, was born Aug. 28, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. If you have a birth announcement to make, you are welcome to email the announcement and a photograph to [email protected]

Read more »

Fleeing police yields jail term

August 29, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A 26-year-old Mears man will spend the next six months in jail following a May 12 conviction of fleeing a police officer. Jacob Allen Wilson, of 5215 W. Fox Rd., was sentenced Wednesday in 27th Circuit Court to one year in jail with credit for 11 days served; sentence to be served at…

Read more »

Stabber sentenced

August 29, 2014
Stabber sentenced

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A 24-year-old Montague man who had been on the lam for three days following a stabbing last May was sentenced Monday in 27th Circuit Court to one year in jail with nine months forthwith. Jacob Casey Kozlowski, of 9418 Oak Lane Dr., pled no contest to assault with a weapon July 14. Kozlowski…

Read more »

78th District Court sentencings

August 29, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were convicted and sentenced Monday in 78th District Court: –      Amanda Jo Knapp, 27, of 3031 S. Washington Ave., Apt. G8, Lansing, pled no contest to breaking and entering – illegal entry. She was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail and $400 in fines and costs. –      William Douglas Todd, 46,…

Read more »

Making summer pike fishing worthwhile

August 28, 2014

Weekly Fishing Tip: Catching big pike in the summer Most anglers consider winter the best time to catch a trophy-sized pike, but following a few key pointers can make summer pike fishing worthwhile. When it’s very warm out think about where pike will hide – places with cooler water. These spots include along the thermocline, where coldwater streams/rivers flow into…

Read more »

Arson warrant issued for Hesperia House co-owner

August 28, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HESPERIA — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office has issued a two-count felony warrant for a 32-year-old man, who is the co-owner of the Hesperia House, for allegedly committing arson to the restaurant last April. The restaurant, which is still standing, has not been open for business since the alleged arson occurred, the night of April…

Read more »

Vietnam’s brutality has a lasting impact

August 27, 2014
Vietnam’s brutality has a lasting impact

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Even though Deb McCarthy of Hesperia did not fight on the frontlines of the Vietnam War, she knows all too well the horrors it caused. McCarthy was at the Oceana County Fairgrounds Wednesday for the Vietnam Traveling Wall’s departure to Ludington with her husband, Ken. They rode their motorcycle along with several other…

Read more »

Vietnam Traveling Wall triggers emotions

August 27, 2014
Vietnam Traveling Wall triggers emotions

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — As 500-plus bikers converged upon the Oceana County Fairgrounds Wednesday to escort the Vietnam Traveling Wall to Ludington, many of them had interesting stories to tell. One of those bikers is 65-year-old Dearborn native Bill Errante, a Vietnam veteran who suffers from the effects of Agent Orange. He has diabetes and other health…

Read more »

Traveling wall route

August 27, 2014

HART — The traveling Vietnam Memorial wall will be escorted by dozens of motorcycles this afternoon. The group will leave the Oceana County Fairgrounds at 3 p.m., traveling north on State Street then to Oceana Drive north to Pere Marquette Highway. It will turn west on U.S. 10 to Gaylord Avenue in Ludington.

Read more »

Fund helps those fighting serious illnesses

August 26, 2014
Fund helps those fighting serious illnesses

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. Patrick Fuller and his daughter, Anna Fuller, are passionate about helping those in need. That is why Patrick recently established the Cancer and Critical Care Fund through the Community Foundation for Oceana County to financially assist Oceana and surrounding area residents with expenses associated with cancer or a critical illness. “We’re both from the area…

Read more »

Welcome to the world! Recent births.

August 26, 2014

Welcome to the world! Kiaya Faye Mannor, the daughter of Heather Lewis of Hart, was born August 24, 2014 at Mercy Health Hackley Birth Center in Muskegon. Abraham Alexander Molina, the son of Chelsea and Jose Molina of Hart, was born August 24, 2014 at Mercy Health Hackley Birth Center in Muskegon. If you have a birth announcement to make, you…

Read more »

New assistant prosecutor hired

August 26, 2014

HART — A new chief assistant prosecutor who has over 25 years experience working as a prosecutor was hired earlier this month by the Oceana County Prosecutor’s Office. Jeffrey Kabot was set to begin duties as early as this week, Oceana County Prosecutor Joe Bizon said, at a starting salary of $65,000. The experienced prosecutor has worked in several Michigan…

Read more »

DNR accepting apps to fill Equine Trails Subcommittee vacancy

August 25, 2014

The Department of Natural Resources today announced that applications are being accepted for appointment to the Equine Trails Subcommittee. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 25, 2014, and final appointment will be made by DNR Director Keith Creagh. The Equine Trails Subcommittee was created in 2010 as a subcommittee to advise the Michigan Trails Advisory Council on the development and use…

Read more »

Help Fund Local News

Please consider helping us keep local news active by sending a PayPal payment.

Legally Speaking: Sentencing Guidelines

I am WSCC