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 […]

Flint’s OHL team still awaits identity

FLINT — When the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League relocate to Flint’s Perani Arena following the current season, the team will be re-branded with a new identity. What that will be is yet to be announced, but it appears that the name, logo, color scheme and uniform design have already been chosen. The deadline to submit that criteria […]

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 A third candidate was withdrawn pending completion of his background check.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 […]

Cavs send boys’ team and two qualifiers to state meet

LANSING – The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ bowling team qualified for the state meet after placing second at the Div. 1 regional at Royal Scot Lanes in Lansing last Friday. The top three teams advance out of the regional and on to the state meet. Saginaw Heritage claimed the title with 4,325 pins and Carman- Ainsworth was second with 4,120. Jackson was […]

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 […]

Cavs finish ninth at league meet

UNIVERSITY CENTER — Carman-Ainsworth finished ninth in the team standings with 68 points at the Saginaw Valley League meet last weekend. Midland Dow was first with 575 points. Heritage was second with 381. Bay City Western was third with 251. Bay City Central was fourth with 249. Powers was fifth with 199. Davison was sixth with 162. Midland was seventh […]

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 […]

Cavs fight off Oilers’ comeback

MOUNT PLEASANT – Carman- Ainsworth took control with a big second quarter and held on to beat Mount Pleasant 57-53 last Thursday in a Saginaw Valley League boys’ basketball crossover game. The Cavaliers outscored the Oilers 19-5 in the second period to turn a 14-14 first-quarter tie into a 33-18 halftime lead. It was still 43-31 going into the fourth […]

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 […]

Sports Shorts

Rules meeting LANSING — Spring rules meetings for coaches and officials are being held now until April 9. Varsity coaches in soccer, boys lacrosse, softball and baseball must attend an in-person or online rules meeting in order to be able to coach in the MHSAA postseason tournament in their sport. Meetings for golf, girls lacrosse, tennis and track and field […]