Former C-A coach charged with criminal sexual misconduct

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Prosecutor Office has charged a former Carman-Ainsworth employee with six counts of criminal sexual conduct -third degree – involving a student. Jacob Thomas Weissend, 21, of Grand Blanc, a C-A graduate, was arraigned on May 25, according to documents filed in Genesee County 67th District Court. Original charges were made February 1, 2016. C-A […]

Pitch in

A side effect of the City of Flint water contamination crisis is an upsurge in bottled water sales. A substantially higher amount of discarded plastic bottles poses a long-term threat to the environment. Measures are being taken to recycle the bottles such as via this large collection bin recently placed in the parking lot at Sam’s Club on Corunna Road.

Attorney requests legal standing of twp. employee running for office

FLINT TWP. — Robert Swartwood, a Clio attorney, who said he represented a group of concerned citizens, asked the township board for a written response to a legal question raised recently about a township employee who is a candidate for political office. The question was first raised last month by a resident during public comment. Swartwood referenced township personnel policy […]

Pedestrian, 58, killed on freeway

FLINT TWP. — A Flint man, 58, was fatally injured on Sunday night, while walking on the I-69 freeway, according to a police report. At approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, Flint Township Police responded to a personal injury accident on eastbound I-69, east of I-75. Police have identified the victim as Richard Sposito. An initial investigation found that […]

Senior Center gets renewed 5-year lease

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township/Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center has a new lease on life. Well, actually a renewed one. The township board approved a fiveyear lease for the center for which rent is $1 per year paid through December 31,2020 when the lease expires. Terms of the lease have not changed from the previous lease. it covers the usual tenant/landlord […]

Robotics team research project scores first place

FLINT TWP. — MO’ Peeps, the First Lego League (FLL) robotics team based at Carman- Ainsworth Rankin Elementary are continuing their winning ways. At an FLL international robotics tournament May 10-22 in California, the team won first place for their research project about the environmental hazard of Styrofoam food trays. Also their robot placed 16th in a field of 72 […]

In brief

Senior center fundraiser FLINT TWP. — Vendors are being sought to participate in a Parking Lot Sale to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Friday, July 15 at the Flint Township/Carman- Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Road he senior center. Interested sellers can rent a parking spot for $5 each. To reserve a spot, call the center […]

Free bowling event at Richfield Bowl

FLINT — Richfield Bowl’s Kids Bowl Free Family Fun Night, in partnership with Genesee District Library and Bowl Flint will celebrate the kick-off of the Summer Reading Challenge with a family fun night of cosmic glow bowling at Richfield Bowl on June 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The national theme for the Summer Reading Challenge is Get in the […]

Pre-Amber alert

It’s 11 p.m. Do you know where your children are? Growing up in Detroit in the 1970s, I heard that nightly broadcasted public service announcement. It was a moot point. The ironclad rule at our house was to be on the porch when the streetlights came on or face punishment. We were allowed to sit out late on hot summer […]

Concerned Pastors, MCC host ‘Our Water! Our Health! Our Future! Summit on June 11

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) will host “Our Water! Our Health! Our Future!” a water-focused summit June 11, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in conjunction with the Concerned Pastors. The event will be in the MCC Event Center, 1401 E. Court St. “The residents of Flint need and deserve answers” said Juanita Crump senior pastor at Five Fold Ministry Christian […]