High school improvements focus of bond election

January 27, 2015
High school improvements focus of bond election

See video here. By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A high school that has had few renovations since it was built nearly 60 years ago is the focus of a 2-mill bond issue set to go before Hart Public School voters Tuesday, May 5. Making the campus better for “our kids, our community, our future” is the goal, said…

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Quick action saves home from chimney fire

January 27, 2015
Quick action saves home from chimney fire

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. CLAYBANKS TWP. — Sharon Rabe was just about to leave her home at 6263 S. 36th Ave. and head to bible study Tuesday, Jan. 27, at around 8 a.m. when her son John alerted her that flames were shooting out of their chimney. Sharon immediately called 911, and fire crews from Grant Township and Shelby-Benona…

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Recent deaths.

January 27, 2015

Oceana County Press has traditionally run the death notices in one of the side columns of the site, above the advertising. We have had requests to post these on our social media sites as well. Beginning today, the notices will appear as regular postings on our site, and therefore will also be posted automatically to our Facebook and Twitter feeds,…

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Assaults, jewelry theft

January 26, 2015
Assaults, jewelry theft

HART — The following is weekend activity of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 – 2:56 a.m., assault, 800 block of W. Tyler Rd. – 8:40 a.m., larceny of jewelry, 3000 block of W. Baker Rd. – 9:20 a.m., fraud, 7600 block of S. Michigan Ave. – 12:14 p.m., fraud, reported to the sheriff’s office. – 7:20…

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Bomb squad removes live grenade from garage

January 26, 2015
Bomb squad removes live grenade from garage

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. SHELBY — A live grenade believed to be roughly 60 years old that was discovered in a residential garage Sunday afternoon, Jan. 25, was turned over to the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad Monday, Jan. 26. The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office and the Shelby-Benona Fire Department were dispatched to the residence in the 200 block…

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Drunk driving arrest, minor crashes

January 26, 2015
Drunk driving arrest, minor crashes

HART TWP. — Troopers from the Hart post of the Michigan State Police arrested a 44-year-old Sparta man for operating while intoxicated at US-31 and Tyler Road Friday, Jan. 23, at 6:41 p.m. Other weekend MSP activity in Oceana County: Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015: – 12 p.m., conservation violation – solid waste, 2000 block of S. Oceana Dr., Shelby Twp.…

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Introducing our new photo tips blog: The Light Chaser.

January 24, 2015
Introducing our new photo tips blog: The Light Chaser.

This site is brought to you free through the generosity of our advertisers. Today we would like to feature a new advertiser, MyProLab.com, the official photographic lab of Media Group 31 (our parent company) and Alway Photography. The Light Chaser. A blog by Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. Today, we are introducing a new blog to you, The Light Chaser. I have been…

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Shelby couple sentenced for trying to solicit 13-year-old girl

January 24, 2015
Shelby couple sentenced for trying to solicit 13-year-old girl

MUSKEGON – A Shelby couple was sentenced to 90 days in jail for using Facebook messages to try to solicit a 13-year-old Muskegon County girl they met in church to have sexual contact with them, according to mlive.   Christian Rodriguez, 20, and Jenna Victoria Covey, 19 were sentenced to 90 days in the Muskegon County Jail with credit for 82 days…

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Today’s police report

January 23, 2015
Today’s police report

OCEANA COUNTY — The following is law enforcement activity from Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015: Oceana County Sheriff’s Office – 12:45 a.m., property damage accident, N. 176th Ave. and E. Madison Rd. – 10:15 a.m., fraud, 7500 block of S. Michigan Ave. – 10:15 a.m., suspicious situation, S. Oceana Dr. and W. Skeels Rd. Michigan State Police, Hart post – 9:15…

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78th District Court proceedings

January 22, 2015
78th District Court proceedings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. Arraignments HART — The following were arraigned recently in front of the 78th District Court magistrate: Felonies –       Juan Sanchez, 18, of 324 E. Main St., Hart, was arrested Jan. 14 by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) for felonies of breaking and entering a building with intent and malicious destruction of property $1,000-$20,000. A preliminary conference…

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Last call, dispatcher changing careers.

January 22, 2015
Last call, dispatcher changing careers.

WEARE TWP. (Oceana Co.) — There are many unsung heroes who live among us. Kristie Fillips is one of them. For the past 19 years Kristie has worked as a dispatcher at Mason-Oceana 911; for over 10 years she has been a supervisor. It is the only full time job she ever had; she began working there when the center…

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Fugitive arrest, car-deer crashes

January 22, 2015
Fugitive arrest, car-deer crashes

HART — The following is recent Michigan State Police activity in Oceana County: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015: – 6:04 p.m., fugitive arrest, 5000 block of North 72nd Ave., Weare Twp., a 34-year-old Hart man was arrested for failure to appear on an original charge of no operator’s license. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015: – 1:30 a.m., car-deer crash, 116th Ave. and…

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