Prosecutor aims to padlock nuisance hotel, Hometown Inn

FLINT TWP. — A hearing Monday morning, March 9, in 67th District Court will determine the fate for the next year of the Hometown Inn, 3277 Miller Road. At a press conference on February 26, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced that his office aims to padlock the motel for at least a year, under a Complaint for the Abatement […]

Township hires two new police officers

FLINT TWP. — Township officials have hired experienced police officers to fill two of seven budgeted openings on the township police force. The board on Monday approved the hiring of Philip McBride and Lacy Lopez. Both were top finishers on the Civil Service Exam. A third candidate was withdrawn pending completion of his background check. McBride is a graduate of […]

Police nab Craigslist robbers

FLINT TWP. — Police have arrested two suspects in a string of recent robberies involving items being sold online on Craigslist. In the most recent scam, on February 22 Flint Township officers were called to River Forest Apartments off Beecher Road for a larceny report. The victim said he had attempted to purchase a Buick Rendezvous from an ad he […]

Board wants to Buy Local

FLINT TWP. — Buy Local is the mindset of the township board, at least when it comes to purchasing police cars. On a motion by Trustee George Menoutes, the board agreed to postpone the purchase of a replacement police vehicle to allow more time for local dealerships to submit bids. Lt. Robert Batinkoff presented to the board a request to […]

Street soliciting ban now in effect

FLINT TWP. — After nearly a year of debate and a two-month grace period, the township’s new Traffic Safety Ordinance went into full effect on Sunday, March 1. The township board passed the controversial ordinance in a 4-3 vote on January 5 to “regulate interference with motor vehicles on public streets.” The ordinance started out last spring as a means […]

In brief

Property tax appeals hearings next week FLINT TWP. — The township has scheduled three Board of Review hearings in mid-March for property owners who want to appeal their tax assessment. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said that no appointment is necessary and appeals will be heard on a first come, first served basis at varying times March 9-11. Hearings will be […]

Feeling like the wolves are surrounding us

As a kid I think one of my biggest fears was the threat of nuclear war. I grew up during the Cold War era and reached adulthood not long before the fall of Communism in the former Soviet Union. After the Berlin Wall fell, my fears were put at ease. But since then there have been conflicts, almost constant, with […]


GV welcomes new store this weekend

FLINT TWP. — francesca’s, a trendy women’s boutique, opening at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall, will host an all-day soiree on March 7, offering special treats, giveaways, and more. Located in the Macy’s wing, francesca’s is a national retailer known for its selection of fashion-forward apparel, accessories, shoes, jewelry and gift items. Founded in Houston, Texas in 1999, francesca’s has […]

Free ‘Starting a Business’ Workshop in Flint

GENESEE COUNTY — Advance reservations are being taken for a free workshop on “Starting a Business” to be presented at Kettering University in Flint on Thursday, March 12 from 5:30-8:30 pm. “Starting a Business” is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. This introductory workshop covers the process […]

In brief

MARVAC Flint Camper & RV Show coming to Perani FLINT —The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is sponsoring the 38th Annual Flint Camper & RV Show, March 19-22, 2015, at the Perani Arena & Event Center (located just south of I-69 at the Center Road Exit). On display throughout the entire facility will be 85 new recreation […]