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OWOSSO — Bea’s Bakery has undergone a change in ownership, but customers can expect to see the same faces, and enjoy the same sweet treats, moving forward.

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OWOSSO — State Rep. Ben Frederick Monday sent a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urging her administration to end the ban on indoor dining in Michigan, which was put into place to quell a surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.

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OWOSSO — Oz Cannabis, a medical and recreational marijuana dispensary, is set to open soon at 117 E. Main St. — the former home of the Owosso Trading Post — in downtown Owosso.

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DURAND — The Durand City Council is reevaluting its current ban on marijuana facilities; council voted 4-3 Monday to send a draft ordinance allowing marijuana facilities to its planning commission for review and guidance.

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CHESANING — When Juan Vizcarra arrived in the United States from Mexico in 2005, he couldn’t speak English.

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OWOSSO — Capitol Bowl rebuilt after a massive fire 14 years ago, but a tiny virus may have spelled the end of the 94-year-old business in downtown Owosso — at least for now.

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — The Shiawassee County Health Department has received more than 100 complaints from area residents since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic about local businesses; most are related to employees either not wearing masks or wearing them improperly.

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OWOSSO — Employees at Lume Cannabis Company’s Owosso store this week delivered sandwiches, sweets and snacks to Owosso firefighters and police officers as a “thank you” for their efforts to protect the Owosso community, the company announced in a press release.

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OWOSSO — This week, Lean & Green Michigan recognized four Michigan public officials with the 2020 “Most Valuable PACEsetter” award in honor of their work to help businesses in their communities access capital to finance energy and water efficiency projects.Founded in 2012, Lean & Gre…

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OWOSSO — The city has dismissed its court case against the owner of the Matthews Building — which claims multiple ordinance violations — in exchange for the owner’s promise to complete specific work on the condemned building, 300 W. Main St., by specific dates.

OWOSSO — After several months of updating the facade and interior of 122 N. Washington St., Dr. Andrew DeMeritt and his wife Andrea have officially relocated their optometry practice to the downtown site.

LANSING — The Shiawassee County unemployment rate for October plunged 3 percentage points from the month before as a smaller labor pool and more people working combined to improve local data.

OWOSSO — Kylie Hollis of St Johns has joined the staff of the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce as a full-time member engagement specialist.

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CHESANING — The Chesaning Village Council voted 5-2 Tuesday to approve marijuana facility licenses for new companies at 9982 and 9726 W. Peet Road after several months of public dialogue concerning the industry in the village.

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DURAND — Acknowledging widespread community rumors regarding a proposed multi-billion-dollar steel plant in the Durand area, Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership President/CEO Justin Horvath informed the Durand City Council Tuesday that Project Tim is still very much alive.

DURAND — Lynne’s restaurant in downtown Durand is offering comfort food and affordable prices during a pandemic — just what people need right now, the owners say.

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OWOSSO — Billy Singh, owner of Kings Corner and McNeil Street Markets, presented a check for $700 to Patrice Martin, interim executive director of the Shiawassee Humane Society.

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OWOSSO— Area businesses are doing their best to weather the latest round COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the Michigan Department of Heath and Human Services (MDHHS), restrictions that ban the public from eating in-person at bars and restaurants.

OWOSSO — Itsa Deli Thing, 202 W. Main St., is giving away free meals to the public on Thanksgiving, due to the COVID-19-related lockdown that will likely keep many families apart for the holiday.

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — A lifelong Shiawassee County resident has been tapped to lead the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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LANSING — State officials this week said the unemployment rate in Shiawassee County dipped substantially for the fifth straight month as businesses continue slowly recovering from pandemic-related shutdowns in March and April.

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OWOSSO — After being shut down for more than five months due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, gyms throughout the state re-opened in early September and in the Owosso area, more than a month after the re-opening, gyms still look and operate differently than before.

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CALEDONIA TWP. — Father and son Mike and Brandon Lepior have opened a new self-storage facility to serve what they see as a local need.

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OWOSSO — Local taco enthusiasts have a new and unique option when it comes to their favorite food — with a Korean flair — courtesy of Joel and Cassy McGuire, who just rolled out JD’s Junction taco truck.

CHESANING — Members of the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce board of directors celebrated the opening of Top Coat Nail Studio, 805 W. Broad St., this week.

CHESANING — The future of two proposed marijuana grow facilities along Peet Road is now unclear after the Chesaning Village Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to place a moratorium on marijuana license applications until drainage and odor issues within the village are resolved.

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OWOSSO — NCG Cinemas representatives Tuesday announced the theater chain plans to resume operations Friday with the Owosso cinema opening at 1 p.m.

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OWOSSO — In the wake of the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision Friday that stripped Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of the ability to use a 1945 law to issue executive orders, Owosso barber Karl Manke’s lawyer issued a statement demanding the state end criminal and civil actions against the barber.

LANSING — More than five dozen Shiawassee County businesses and nonprofits this week were awarded “restart” money from the Michigan Small Business Restart Program in response to costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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OWOSSO TWP. — D’Mar Banquet and Conference Center is permanently closing its doors this weekend due to financial hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Facebook post from owner Dianne Rodgers.

OWOSSO — Success Group Mortgage and Servicing, originators and servicers of mortgages and land contracts, recently opened a location at 113 W. Exchange St. with the recent hire of Annie Ludington.

CORUNNA — A rezoning request to accommodate a mini-storage development in Perry Township was granted Thursday by the Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners, despite widespread opposition from township officials and area residents.

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OWOSSO — Movie theaters were conspicuously absent from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest executive order allowing various businesses to reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving companies such as NCG Cinemas unsure when they will be allowed to resume operations.