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LANSING — A New Lothrop woman has been charged with felony embezzlement in Ingham County for allegedly stealing more than $100,000 from her former employer.

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SHIAWASSEE AREA — In November 2018, voters in Michigan opted to legalize recreational marijuana — approximately 52 percent of voters in Shiawassee County expressed support for the measure.

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OWOSSO — Owosso residents delivered a nearly uniform message to city officials at a public forum Tuesday on trash collection practices: Do a better job of enforcing the rules.

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CALEDONIA TWP. — After an appeal process that spanned nearly six months, the $30-million Lyons Road Solar Project may be ready to move forward.

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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Board’s Committee of the Whole Wednesday advanced a motion to approve a decommissioning agreement with Assembly Solar to ensure the county will not bear the costs of returning land to its original state in the event the solar farm fails.

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OWOSSO — Four medical marijuana provisioning centers are in the process of setting up businesses in the city following their selection in a June 13 lottery drawing.

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OWOSSO — Dozens of area residents took part in a job fair Tuesday and Wednesday at The Armory as Phoenix, Arizona-based McCarthy Building Companies sought workers to help construct a new solar farm planned in Hazelton and Venice townships.

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OWOSSO — State officials say two monitoring wells located on the vacant site of the former Partz Corporation tested positive for elevated levels of PFAS in September and that could potentially lead to contamination of the Shiawassee River.

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OWOSSO — If you’re doing a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life: For Leslie Bruckman, the words couldn’t ring more true.

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OWOSSO — Superheroes, dinosaurs, princesses and witches were among the many fantastic characters roaming the streets Saturday as the city hosted its annual downtown trick-or-treat.

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OWOSSO — Aura Investigations, a Michigan-based paranormal investigation team, explored the historic Armory under the light of the Oct. 13 full moon.

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CORUNNA — In an effort to draw more attention toward vacant infrastructure in the city, the Corunna City Council voted unanimously on Oct. 7 to expand the city’s adaptive reuse ordinance to include residential properties.

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CHESANING — This week the Chesaning Board of Education recognized the October Employee of the Month, Gloria Sedlar.

OWOSSO — The Osburn Lakes Residential Site Condominium Association has filed suit in 35th Circuit Court to prevent a contractor from finishing nine new homes in the subdivision because association members believe the new buildings will drive down their property values.

OWOSSO — Internet accountability company Covenant Eyes recently received a Business Development Program Grant from the state to expand its operations.

CORUNNA —The county board Thursday set public hearings to take input on a grant application for Project Tim site planning, as well as a second unrelated project.

CORUNNA — The city is expanding the reach of its adaptive reuse ordinance to include residential buildings in an effort to draw more attention toward vacant infrastructure.

OWOSSO — Coldwell Banker Professionals this week announced Gerry Nichols has joined the staff as an agent.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Construction on the $250-million Assembly Solar Project — a 1,200-acre solar farm spread across parts of Hazelton and Venice townships — could begin in a matter of weeks, representatives from Ranger Power, the developer of the project, said Tuesday.

DURAND — Not long after Maxine Kramer started working at Jon Michael Jewelers, she decided one day to try soldering a charm onto a bracelet. How hard could it be?

LaClair Sales and the mid-Michigan Chevrolet dealers announced this week that Tracy Brian, right, was the winner of a 24-month lease for a 2019 Chevrolet custom crew cab truck. Twenty-five mid-Michigan Chevy dealers participated in a sweepstakes in August.

CORUNNA — The city is taking the next step in marketing the approximately 190-acre industrial park along Parmenter Road, which has been undeveloped for more than a decade.

OWOSSO — Ludington Electric has been approved for a 12-year tax abatement by the city in support of a planned $1.3-million renovation of the building where the business is housed, 152 E. Howard St.

CORUNNA — The ongoing towing battle in Shiawassee County took another turn Tuesday morning, as M-21 Towing and Recovery owner Brandon Vejcik was arraigned on three felony counts in 66th District Court.

DURAND — Bart Harris’ newly remodeled State Farm Insurance office offers customers a walk downtown and it’s just what he and his wife were envisioning when they undertook the project.

PERRY — Mosher’s Trucking resumed operations shortly after 2 p.m. Friday, after an independent arbitrator appointed by 35th Circuit Court Judge Matthew Stewart found a way forward in the company’s ongoing legal dispute with the city.

OWOSSO — A cup of coffee at Joe-Lee’s Crosswinds Cafe can run $100 — if you count the cost of fuel and maintenance required to fly in from Chesaning or Lapeer.

CHESANING — Area residents now have a second option for seeking medical marijuana in the village of Chesaning as a second dispensary officially opened Thursday.

OWOSSO — In partnership with Livingston County, Michigan Flyer — a division of Indian Trails — plans to extend its airport shuttle service to Brighton starting Oct. 1, offering runs to and from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

OWOSSO TWP. — Robert Bansick bit down on a brittle french fry and messed up his dental bridge.

Zach Schwab has been named August Employee of the Month for Corunna Public Schools. Schwab was honored during Monday’s board of education meeting at Corunna High School. Schwab has been the Corunna Public Schools’ summer swim supervisor for the past two years. He first was hired by the distr…

VERNON TWP. — Great Lakes Fusion’s plan to expand its business and add new equipment is getting a financial helping hand from the state of Michigan.

CORUNNA — Individuals looking to renovate damaged or outdated commercial property in downtown Corunna can now apply for a property tax abatement for up to 10 years.

CORUNNA — Daniel Matthies, the owner of Val’s Pizza in Owosso, recently was sentenced to six months probation and ordered to pay more than $21,000 in fines and restitution for embezzling from Capitol Bowl of Owosso.

OWOSSO — Curwood Castle Park is set to host the fourth annual Moonlight Market Thursday night as vendors welcome the public under the lights.

OWOSSO — The owners of The Game Store, 221 N. Washington St., have announced they are purchasing Funny Pages Hobbies and Games, which is located just one block to the south, at 113 N. Washington.

OWOSSO TWP. — Bruckman’s Moving and Storage at 1876 Krouse Road — the only moving company in Shiawassee County — is turning 70 this year.

DURAND —Soon, residents and people traveling through Durand will be able to stop enjoy a Taco Bell. Construction is currently underway for the restaurant located at 8831 E. Lansing Road.

DURAND —There’s a new family-friendly entertainment venue open in Durand and its owners have a lot of ideas for how to keep area residents entertained.

OWOSSO — Local internet accountability company Covenant Eyes is implementing a new and relatively rare strategy its owner says will generate wealth for employees while preserving the firm’s mission into the future.

BENNINGTON TWP. — Fortitude Outdoor Fitness & Venue owner Alec Faber is trying to bring a new event to the area: a music festival featuring five bands.

CORUNNA — City officials are working to provide tax incentives for those interested in redeveloping the downtown.

CORUNNA — Covenant Eyes is hosting Marmot Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 25 at McCurdy Park’s Community Center, 421 Emma Drive.