2015-12-03

Former car dealer charged with fraud




FLINT — Edward Frank Usewick III of Flint has been charged in an alleged bank fraud scheme involving several now defunct car dealerships. Usewick is facing federal charges which claim he used local car dealerships to organize a bank fraud scheme. He pleaded not guilty Nov. 19 in Flint U.S. District Court where he was arraigned on 20-counts of bank […]

Holmes playing big role in MSU football success




EAST LANSING – Carman- Ainsworth grad and Michigan State University red shirt sophomore Gerald Holmes will be playing in his first collegiate championship game on Saturday after helping MSU beat Penn State 55-16 last Saturday. Holmes scored on a 6-yard run in the second quarter and had 12 carries for 64 yards. He also made three catches for 36 yards. […]

CAMS student stars in FIM holiday opera




FLINT TWP. — Melvin A. Bishop, a seventh grader at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, has the lead role in the Flint School of Performing Arts production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” It is a one-act opera performed in English that tells the story of the three Magi, stopping for the night at the home of a poor widow and her […]

Hit the floor running



Harmany Williams and the rest of the Lady Cavs will open their 2015-16 girls’ basketball season tonight with a nonleague game at Swartz Creek.

Seniors headed for the hills




FLINT TWP. — For sure, chartered bus trips to casinos are standard fare for senior citizens who like to travel, but the Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center will be charting new territory with two trips being planned for 2016. One of them is almost a year away – Oct. 1-9 when seniors will be heading to South Dakota to visit Mount Rushmore, […]

Firebirds’ three-game win streak snapped




NORTH BAY, Ontario — After putting together three consecutive wins, the Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds saw their run come to an end on Sunday afternoon with a 6-3 road loss to the North Bay Battalion. The first period didn’t go well for Flint at all. Mike Amadio scored for North Bay just 4:02 into the contest and it began […]

In brief



WFBA hosting annual holiday giveaway FLINT TWP. —Fun and fundraising will come together for the West Flint Business Association’s 16th annual Holiday School Fundraiser. Usually 75-100 prizes are given away during the event, held at the WFBA monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 9, from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at Linden. Prizes include […]

Sports Shorts



Falcons win Holiday Classic GRAND RAPIDS — The YMCA Flint Falcons won the 2015 MC SPORTS Thanksgiving Holiday Classic that took place in Grand Rapids on Friday, Nov. 20 – Sunday, Nov. 22. The Falcons had a combined score of 6,615 points to handily beat their nearest competitors, the Rapids Area YMCA, who had 4,844 points and Niles – Buchanan […]

Grondin family seeking information to aid murder conviction appeal




LAPEER — Carl Grondin, Sr. is adamant that his grandson, Kenneth C. Grondin III, did not murder his girlfriend, Andrea Eilber, in 2011. Grondin, Sr. and K.C. Grondin’s parents, Kenneth II and April, are so certain of his innocence that they’re prepared to “spend their last dime” to get him released and are busily preparing for a retrial should they […]

Waza Flo signs OU standout Tinnion



FLINT – Oakland University standout, Joey Tinnion, was signed by the Waza Flo Major Arena Soccer League team on Tuesday, November 24. Tinnion, 22, played soccer at the collegiate level for the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies. Tinnion tallied 17 goals during his four years with the OU team, including a team high four in his senior season. The Macomb native […]