Hart Pizza hosts UNITED WE DINE

February 24, 2015
Hart Pizza hosts UNITED WE DINE

HART — Do you like great food, supporting local businesses and giving back to your community? Hart Pizza will host Oceana County’s first UNITED WE DINE Restaurant Day Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 4-8 p.m. Ten percent of the proceeds go to United Way of the Lakeshore to help programs and services in Oceana County . If you would like more information about…

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Hesperia House arson case set for trial

February 23, 2015
Hesperia House arson case set for trial

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The case against the Hesperia House co-owner and former Hesperia village councilman who is accused of burning his restaurant almost a year ago is set for trial in April. David Sean Pates, 32, is scheduled for a jury trial April 8, Oceana County Prosecutor Joe Bizon told 27th Circuit Court Judge Anthony Monton in…

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Meth lab case heads to trial

February 23, 2015
Meth lab case heads to trial

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The case against a 24-year-old Hesperia man facing several charges in connection to a multi-agency meth lab bust last month is set for trial in April. Jay Jacob Ball appeared in 27th Circuit Court Monday morning, Feb. 23, with his court-appointed attorney, Doug Springstead, for a pretrial hearing. Ball, who is facing charges of…

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Deputies respond to crashes

February 23, 2015
Deputies respond to crashes

This free news service is brought to you through the assistance of our great advertisers. The police news is sponsored by VanderHaag Car Sales of Scottville, 231-757-2727,  www.vanderhaagcarsales.com; Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com; and Midas Muffler of Ludington and Manistee, 231-845-0392; www.midas.com/ludington-manistee. HART — The following is the weekend activity report of the Oceana County…

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3 injured in 2-car crash

February 23, 2015
3 injured in 2-car crash

SHELBY TWP. — Three people received minor injuries in two-car crash Monday, Feb. 23, at 5:49 a.m. on Oceana Drive near Buchanan Road. A 2005 Chevy Suburban driven by a 42-year-old Shelby woman was westbound on Buchanan Road and was not able to stop at the stop sign in the snowy conditions and went through the intersection and onto Oceana…

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The Mitten Memo: Straight facts on Proposal 1.

February 22, 2015
The Mitten Memo: Straight facts on Proposal 1.

Today we introduce a new Sunday feature, The Mitten Memo by Nick Krieger. Nick will discuss topics related to Michigan law and public affairs, especially new laws being proposed in Lansing and Washington that impact Michigan residents.  He is a graduate of Ludington High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, and holds a law degree and master’s…

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The Light Chaser: Aperture.

February 21, 2015
The Light Chaser: Aperture.

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 5: Exposure — Aperture. Over the past two weeks we have been discussing exposure. In Chapter 3, we discussed…

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Shelby issues run water notice

February 20, 2015

SHELBY — The Village of Shelby issued a run water notice Friday, Feb. 20. “The Village of Shelby is advising customers in the area that several water line freezes have occurred,” the notice states. “Homeowners may protect their lines by running a stream of cold water the diameter of a thin pencil in one faucet continuously. The village will advise…

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Pentwater issues run water notice

February 20, 2015

PENTWATER — Because of the extreme cold, the Village of Pentwater issued a run water notice Friday, Feb. 20. “Because of extremely cold temperatures, the Village of Pentwater wants all customers to run a constant stream of water that is slightly larger than the size of a thin pencil,” the notice states. The order will be in effect until March…

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Firefighters save home from blaze

February 20, 2015

NEWFIELD TWP. — Hesperia and Ferry Township firefighters saved a home, located at 8817 E. Loop Rd., from an electrical fire Friday morning, Feb. 20. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at approximately 10 a.m. Fremont Fire Department was also dispatched but later told to disregard, said Hesperia Assistant Fire Chief Bob Eichenberg. “Smoke was coming from the attic,” Eichenberg…

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Run water notice issued

February 20, 2015

HART — Due to extremely cold weather causing a high rate of water service freeze-ups, the City of Hart is requesting that ALL customers continuously run their water until further notice. The city made the announcement Friday, Feb. 20 Customers should run a stream of cold water the diameter of a thin pencil in one faucet 24 hours per day.…

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Car vs. plow truck crash; man arrested for assault

February 20, 2015
Car vs. plow truck crash; man arrested for assault

SHELBY TWP. — No injuries were reported in a car vs. plow truck crash that occurred Thursday, Feb. 19, at 1:12 p.m. on US-31 near Hayes Road, the Hart post of the Michigan State Police reported. In a separate incident, a 56-year-old Montague man was arrested for assault and disorderly person at the Rothbury Wesco Thursday at 2:10 p.m. Other…

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