Carman-Ainsworth swim team 15th at Fenton Relays

FENTON –The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ swim and dive team is bolstering its numbers this season by combining the girls’ swimmers from the fall season with the boys’ team this year. The combo team placed 15th at the annual Fenton Relays on Saturday. Novi won the meet with 404 points, Fenton was second with 292 and Lake Orion was third with 286. […]

McLaren welcomes doctors to staff

FLINT — Ahmed Ayoub, MD, board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Ayoub is seeing patients on the McLaren Flint Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. Ayoub completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. He earned his medical degree from Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt. He is […]

Wrestling additions among winter sports rules changes

LAPEER COUNTY – The re-definition of the competition area to reward offensive wrestling in the down position is among the most significant rules changes taking effect with the start of 2017-18 competition in 12 winter sports for which the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) sponsors postseason tournaments. New this winter, wrestlers in the down position will continue competing as […]

Sybyl Award winners announced

FLINT – One individual is the recipients of this 2017 Sybyl Award and one individual is the recipient of the Sybyl Life Time Achievement Award. The awards are presented annually at the Sybyl Award Celebration to an individual or individuals who have provided outstanding volunteer service. “We had such an amazing group of nominees that the selection committee agreed to […]

Four FCA US Vehicles Named 2018 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buys

The automotive editors at Consumer Guide Automotive awarded four FCA US LLC vehicles the 2018 Best Buy distinction. In its second year on the market, the Chrysler Pacifica captures both the Minivan and Family Vehicle Best Buy awards two years in a row. Also for the second consecutive year, the Fiat 124 Spider takes home a Best Buy award, this […]

Minimum wage to increase to $9.25 for Michigan

MICHIGAN — Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum hourly wage will increase to $9.25 an hour up from $8.90, according to a press release from the state bureau of Legislation and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). This will be the final scheduled increase provided for in Public Act 138, the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (WOWA) of 2014. Any future adjustments after January […]

First major snowfall of season blankets Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY – About 8 inches of snow fell Wednesday throughout the Flint-area, closing schools and slowing traffic for the afternoon commute. Heavy snowfall prompted school districts to send students home early and contributed to accidents around the county, tying up emergency personnel in most communities. Crashes led to the closure of both eastbound and westbound Interstate 69, late Wednesday afternoon.. […]

In brief

Joe Serra Joins McLaren’s Board of Directors GRAND BLANC — McLaren Health Care announced that Joseph Serra, president of Serra Automotive, has been appointed to the McLaren Health Care Board of Directors. Phil Incarnati, president and CEO of McLaren Health Care, cited Serra’s “strong business sense and experience across the state of Michigan and nationwide” as a benefit to the […]

Hurley Children’s Hospital wins $70,000 in Vote for Miracles Contest

FLINT – Hurley Children’s Hospital has taken first place in the Vote for Miracles Contest, winning $50,000.  Plus, Dr. Alan Klein, a pediatric dentist on staff at Hurley, donated an additional $20,000 on behalf of the Sheppy Dog Fund because Hurley won. The winnings from this contest will help us create a special treatment room at Hurley Children’s Hospital for pediatric victims of child […]