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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.

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OWOSSO — Having previously approved medical marijuana and the use of recreational marijuana in private, the Owosso City Council is now deciding whether to allow recreational marijuana businesses in the city.

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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.

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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.

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CALEDONIA TWP. — The Caledonia Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) agreed once again Wednesday night to table a decision on a proposed 200-acre solar farm along Lyons Road as the board waits for an independent, third-party cost estimate of Renergetica’s proposed decommissioning plan.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

CALEDONIA TWP. — Beck’s Black Belt Academy had a “soft” opening last week, with an open house and ribbon-cutting marking the official launch July 25.

OWOSSO TWP. — T.J. Witherell was working as a glass specialist at a car dealership in Novi when he decided it was time for a change.

CHESANING — The village council June 30 took no action and allowed a 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana licenses to expire — opening up the village once again for new business applications.

LANSING — The state of Michigan’s semi-annual surplus store, MiStore will open its doors to the public for a one-day sale Saturday to unload excess property from federal, state and local government agencies.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Numerous towing company operators in Shiawassee County say they’re being cut out of the lucrative on-call towing rotation in favor of a single operator whom they claim isn’t playing by the same rules as everyone else, and one has now filed a federal lawsuit seeking relief.

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CALEDONIA TWP. — Joe Falzon, the owner of Signature Auto Group in Caledonia Twp., was awarded the 2018 Lincoln President’s Award at a ceremony Wednesday.Lincoln Great Lakes market area Regional Manager Dawn Valeski presented a plaque to Falzon at Signature Auto Group.The award makes Signatur…

CORUNNA — A chiropractic office has moved into new quarters and has a new name.

Lisa Louch, right, has been named June Employee of the Month for Corunna Public Schools. She was honored during Monday’s board of education meeting at Corunna High School. Louch is a bus driver. She was hired as a regular driver in September 2011. She was a substitute driver before that. Lou…

CORUNNA — A proposal to rezone property in New Haven Township which would allow a custom cabinet-making company to expand was approved Thursday by a unanimous vote of the Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners.

Signature Ford of Owosso was the winner of the 15th annual Executive Duck Derby, sponsored by the Shiawassee-Owosso (morning) Kiwanis Club. Proceeds from the fundraiser go to purchase cloth bags filled with summer supplies for the Bentley Bright Beginnings preschoolers so children continue w…

BENNINGTON TWP. — Theresa Riley, 53, of Caledonia Township knew she was carrying too much weight, but it wasn’t until the extra pounds led to health problems that she reached the tipping point.

OWOSSO — City officials revealed Monday they received 110 applications to obtain one of just four medical marijuana provisioning center licenses it plans to award.

OWOSSO — A partially collapsed roof on the west end of the Matthews Building, 300 W. Main St., is pitting city officials, expressing concern about safety, against the owners, who say they have been assured by an expert that the building is secure.

BURNS TWP. — A new Byron High School graduate has achieved the most prestigious award in Girl Scouts for creating an after-school club that’s the first to serve the local LGBT community.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare has announced Amy Gibson, a registered radiographer in the Diagnostic Imaging Department at Perry Family Practice, as its May Employee of the Month.

OWOSSO — The Steam Railroading Institute announced the beginning of its summer hours, which run from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Amy Schu, left, has been named May Employee of the Month for Corunna Public Schools. She was honored during the May 20 Board of Education meeting at Corunna High School. She is a first-grade teacher at Elsa Meyer Elementary. Schu was hired in August 2002. She has two children, Mason and Bell…

OWOSSO — Numerous transportation companies are hosting a job fair at 1975 West Main Street (second floor), from 9 a.m. until noon Thursday, May 30, and are seeking to fill openings immediately.

DURAND — The Michigan State Police Wednesday announced that the Valero Gas Station, 8982 E. Lansing Road, was robbed at approximately 3:30 a.m. May 15.