Hit-and-run suspect’s name, mugshot released

March 30, 2015
Hit-and-run suspect’s name, mugshot released

CRYSTAL TWP. — The suspect in Sunday evening’s hit-and-run accident on Jefferson Road, who was captured on video by accident victim Dayna Hasil of Pentwater, was arraigned Monday, March 30, in 78th District Court. Clay Lukenbach, 51, of Hart, faces charges of operating while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident, Oceana County Undersheriff Tim Priese said. His bond…

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Hit-and-run, rollover updates

March 30, 2015
Hit-and-run, rollover updates

CRYSTAL TWP. — The suspect in Sunday’s hit-and-run accident on Jefferson Road who was captured on video by accident victim Dayna Hasil of Pentwater is a 51-year-old Hart man, said Oceana County Undersheriff Tim Priese. The man’s name is not being released pending his arraignment in 78th District Court. He is facing charges of operating while intoxicated and leaving the…

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Child injured by dog bite

March 30, 2015
Child injured by dog bite

The police news is sponsored by VanderHaag Car Sales of Scottville, 231-757-2727, www.vanderhaagcarsales.com and Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com. HART — A 13-year-old child suffered minor injuries Thursday, March 26, at 9:45 p.m. in the area of Lincoln and Dryden streets after a neighbor’s dog got through a fence and bit the child’s arm,…

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Recent deaths, March 30, 2015.

March 30, 2015

Marilyn K. Quijas, 70, of Mears, passed away March 27, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart. Sharon L. Bechtel, 66, of Kalamazoo and formerly of Ferry Township, died Sat. March 28, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby. List of 2015 deaths on record. 

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Man charged with drunk driving, marijuana, fleeing crash; victim captures him on video.

March 29, 2015
Man charged with drunk driving, marijuana, fleeing crash; victim captures him on video.

See video at www.facebook.com/OceanaCountyPress By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. CRYSTAL TWP. — Dayna Hasil of Pentwater photographed and videoed this truck and its driver moments after the male driver nearly hit her vehicle head-on on Jefferson Road in Crystal Township Sunday evening. “I had just picked up my 9-year-old daughter from a friend’s house and was heading west on Jefferson Road. He…

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The Light Chaser: Rules of composition, part 1.

March 29, 2015
The Light Chaser: Rules of composition, part 1.

The Light Chaser is brought to you by MyProLab.com, a professional photographic lab offering services to the consumer market. MyProLab.com, the official photographic lab of Media Group 31 (our parent company) and Alway Photography. The Light Chaser. A blog by Rob Alway. Chapter 10: The Rules of Composition The title sounds rather stern, doesn’t it? There really aren’t any “rules”…

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Minor injuries in rollover

March 29, 2015
Minor injuries in rollover

   HART TWP. — A Mason County woman received minor injuries following a single vehicle rollover crash on US 31 near Monroe Road Sunday. The woman was the only occupant in the northbound Volvo XC70, which left the roadway and struck several trees. Two dogs were also in the car. While one dog did not leave the scene the second…

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The kingly power of Michigan’s governor.

March 29, 2015

The Mitten Memo. A blog by Nick Krieger. By the reign of King Henry VII, English law recognized the monarch’s exclusive and absolute power to pardon an individual accused or convicted of a crime.  Even as other royal powers eroded and shifted to Parliament over the years, this absolute kingly prerogative to dispense mercy survived undiminished and remained exclusively with…

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78th District Court sentencings

March 28, 2015
78th District Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: – Ronald Frank Brown, 33, of 3765 Felch Ave., White Cloud, was found guilty March 23 of second-offense operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail; one year discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time served if imposed;…

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78th District Court arraignments

March 28, 2015
78th District Court arraignments

HART – The following were arraigned week in front of the 78th District Court magistrate: Felony – Nicholas John Erickson, 36, of 69 S. 56th, Mears, was arrested March 14 by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) for a felony of third-offense operating while intoxicated (OWI) and misdemeanors of second-offense driving while license suspended (DWLS) and transporting open intoxicants in…

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Police investigate assault

March 27, 2015
Police investigate assault

The police news is sponsored by VanderHaag Car Sales of Scottville, 231-757-2727, www.vanderhaagcarsales.com and Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com. HART — Officers from the Hart Police Department are investigating an assault that occurred Monday, March 23, at 3:45 p.m. in the 700 block of East Main Street. No arrests have been made, but the…

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Huge hug! World record group-hug attempt at Electric Forest

March 27, 2015
Huge hug! World record group-hug attempt at Electric Forest

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. GRANT TWP. — Gather 40,000 people together to embrace the beauty of music, art and nature, and what do you think should happen? Well, of course an attempt at breaking the world record for the largest group hug should happen. Electric Forest will attempt to break the record Friday, June 26, at 2:30 p.m. The…

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