Cory Smith

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a three-car fatal accident Tuesday in in Easton Township, north of Ionia. — Courtesy Photo

JUST IN: Greenville woman killed in three-car accident in Ionia

A Greenville woman was killed Tuesday afternoon in a three-car collision that occurred north of Ionia.

Crystal Township Fire Chief Scott Brundage, left, shares a laugh with fellow firefighter Scot Fitzpatrick as they evaluate a smoke detector, which are available to residents for free. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Fire department offering free smoke detectors for residents

One smoke detector at a time, firefighters at the Crystal Township Fire Department are hoping to help residents be better prepared for a potential house fire. In partnering with the Red Cross, Crystal Fire Chief Scott Brundage said the department is now offering as many as three smoke detectors per household — at no cost to the homeowner — to be installed by the fire department.


Job fair at Greenville High School is set for 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday

That next job opportunity could be right around the corner with the inaugural Greenville Job Fair happening this Thursday. More than 35 participating companies will be on hand at Greenville High School, located at 111 N. Hillcrest St., from 3 to 6 p.m. in the school’s north gymnasium.

Officer Sean Parsons of the Greenville Department of Public Safety exits a home on Pickell Drive, where an overdose victim died prior to officers arriving on scene in February. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Heroin Hits Home: Part 2, ‘It’s At An Epidemic Level’

Rolling into the empty parking lot of a local restaurant, long since closed for the evening, Josh McConkie brought his police cruiser to a temporary halt. Parked behind the building, the vehicle’s headlights went dark. The engine rested, humming in neutral, and the Greenville Department of Public Safety sergeant sat quietly, illuminated within his car by the dull glow of a nearby streetlight.

After 24 years in Greenville, Mobile Audio Design owners Ryan Olsen and Bob Adams have announced the business will be closing on April 28.

Mobile Audio Design closing after 24 years in Greenville

When he earned his diploma from Greenville High School in 1991, Ryan Olsen recalls having just one thing on his mind upon graduating. With his open house and graduation money in hand, Olsen made his way to the local Radio Shack, ready to make an improvement to his car.

Greenville Mayor John Hoppough, left, listens Tuesday as Councilwoman Frances Schuleit speaks on the subject of creating a new Citizen Participation Plan to ensure the city is eligible for future state grant funding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville creates new policy to remain eligible for grants

To ensure this community is eligible for future grant funding city officials are taking steps to ensure they meet new state and federal requirements. During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously on two resolutions regarding Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.


IN BRIEF: Greenville’s Coffren Avenue public hearing is May 2

The Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to consider the introduction of an ordinance to vacate a portion of the right-of-way of Coffren Avenue.

A house on the corner of Marvel Drive and Oak Street could soon be replaced with a relocation of Marvel Drive to create additional parking at Spectrum Health United Hospital. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Process begins to relocate street in Greenville for hospital parking

Marvel Drive may soon no longer exist as city residents know it. During Thursday evening’s Greenville Planning Commission meeting, City Manager George Bosanic and City Engineer Doug Hinken brought forth a concept to relocate the roadway that currently sits adjacent to Spectrum Health United Hospital and five residential homes.

A “Community Grand Opening Week” begins at Bookwalter Chevrolet-Buick in Stanton Monday as the dealership welcomes new ownership with the dealership president Brandon Stowell and vice president and NBA veteran Chris Kaman. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Stanton man, NBA vet, team up as new owners of Bookwalter Chevrolet-Buick

After 40 years of ownership and ready to welcome retirement, John Bookwalter didn’t have to look far in finding the right person to hand the keys of his car dealership to. Having owned Bookwalter Chevrolet-Buick since acquiring it in 1977, Bookwalter has employed numerous people, from high school students to longtime community residents, and in looking toward the future he chose one of his dedicated staff members in Brandon Stowell.

Crystal Township Supervisor Chris Johnston addresses the issue of rental lease agreements for the Crystal Community Center during Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Community Center renters frustrated with Crystal Township Board

A decision to reverse a rental agreement last month by the Crystal Township Board resulted in a tense back-and-forth between business owners and township officials Wednesday evening.