2019-09-05 E-Edition

Genesee County Animal Control reopening delayed

Facility closed during $8.2 million expansion project

FLINT — Genesee County Animal Control will remain closed from until Sept. 10. As part of the $8.2 million renovation and expansion of its facility, Phase 1 has been substantially completed. The closure allowed for the move of animals and administrative staff into the new facility. With this move, work will begin on Phase 2, the renovation and expansion of […]

Board votes to extend Southgate Drive

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Tuesday approved spending an additional $40,706 to extend the Southgate Drive project by 100 feet. The Genesee County Road Commission awarded Zito Construction the bid to repair a cross tube, several catch basins and concrete on Southgate Drive. The GCRC used a Community Development Block Grant of $61,294 to fund that […]

Sapone named interim Bishop International Airport director

FLINT — The Bishop International Airport Authority has named Nino Sapone, its current deputy airport director, operations and maintenance, to be interim airport director. Sapone takes over for former director Craig Williams, who resigned in July after five years at the helm. “I am very excited and grateful for this opportunity,” Sapone said. “Bishop International Airport is a great, userfriendly […]

Walmart evacuated after threat

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police evacuated the Walmart store at 4313 Corunna Road Aug. 27 after a reported threat. Police responded shortly before 6:45 p.m., and the store was evacuated while officers investigated. The store reopened at about 8:15 p.m. after officers concluded the investigation. Police would not say what type of threat had been received. — J.J.

Reward offered for arrest of suspect in hit-and-run death

FLINT TWP. — A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered by Crime Stoppers of Flint and Genesee County for information leading to an arrest in the hit-and-run death of a 91-year-old Flint Township woman. Helen Booth was walking near mailboxes at about 2 p.m. Aug. 22 in the area of South Valley Drive and Elms Road when she […]

In brief

New Creation Church of God Fall Craft Show FLINT TWP. — The Scholarship Committee at New Creation Church of God, G-3472 Lennon Rd., will have a Fall Craft Show on Sept. 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the gymnasium. Shoppers and Vendors are needed selling crafts, retail (jewelry, purses, make-up, etc.), baked goods, books, arts and services. Table rental is […]

Legionnaires’ Disease in Genesee County — Summer 2019 Update

GENESEE COUNTY — As summer winds down, the Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) reminds residents of the continued risk of Legionnaires’ disease (LD). The GCHD continues to investigate LD cases and provides this update to ensure that residents, healthcare providers, and building managers are aware of the risk of Legionella bacteria and how to prevent or protect against LD. In […]

Township board approves purchase of new computers

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Tuesday approved spending a total of $17,385 to replace 12 computers and a server in several departments in the administration offices. Supervisor Karyn Miller said the current equipment is older and not compatible with the new software. She also said the old software will not be serviced by Microsoft after the […]

Big check from “Big John” to benefit MCC Culinary Arts Scholarships & Study abroad

FLINT — Joseph Klobucher, brother of John “Big John” Klobucar, the founder of Big John Steak & Onion restaurants, has donated $100,000 to Mott Community College’s Culinary Arts Program. Klobucher made the donation after touring the College’s new state-of-theart Culinary Arts Institute in downtown Flint. It is the third gift to the College made by Joseph Klobucher and the Big […]