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JUST IN: 3 Greenville residents overdose in middle of Shaffer Avenue near 28th Street

Three Greenville residents were discovered this morning unconscious — overdosed on heroin — in a vehicle stopped in the middle of 28th Street in Grand Rapids.

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Greenville to offer substance abuse support group for teens

The teenage years can be a tumultuous time; further complicated by family members who are struggling with addiction.

To help students going through these situations, Community Hope Christian Counseling has partnered with counselors at Greenville High School to provide a peer support group at the school.

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IN BRIEF: Consumers Energy to perform electric line clearing in Greenville

With a goal to prevent future power outages in this city, a number of trees will be trimmed and removed this year.

Representatives from Consumers Energy delivered a presentation to the Greenville City Council on Tuesday evening, updating them on plans for electric line clearing.

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Greenville E-Z Mart sells $23.6 million Lotto 47 ticket

A perfect selection going six-for-six on a locally purchased lottery ticket has made someone a millionaire overnight.

John VerPlank, a civil engineer and project manager with Prein & Newhof of Grand Rapids, left, goes over detailed mapping of Greenville’s sanitary and stormwater systems Thursday as Greenville City Manager George Bosanic, center, and James Hegarty, a civil engineer and grants specialist with Prein & Newhof, listen. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Work continues on city’s sanitary and wastewater asset management plan

Within this city exist an intricate and complex labyrinth of pipes, dwelling beneath the surface and invisible to the naked eye. Stretching from corner to corner, the system is comprised of clay, concrete and PVC, aging in areas from just a few months to 80 years, carrying the contents of the community’s sanitary sewer and stormwater systems largely without notice.

Members of the Montcalm County Brownfield Authority discuss Wednesday the details of a brownfield grant proposal submitted by Davide and Dan Uccello seeking $140,000 over 25 years through tax increment financing (TIF) funding for their Greenville business, Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar. — Daily News/Cory Smit

Flo’s brownfield grant proposal nears completion after vote of confidence from Brownfield Authority

The saga of a long-pursued brownfield grant for Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar is nearing its conclusion. During a special meeting of the Montcalm County Brownfield Authority on Wednesday, members voted unanimously to approve a resolution to recommend approval of the plan for the property at 107 S. Lafayette St. in Greenville, submitted by restaurant owners Davide and Dan Uccello, to the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.

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Greenville police ask for help in finding indecent exposure suspect

The Greenville Department of Public Safety is asking for public assistance after receiving multiple complaints involving recent incidents of indecent exposure.

According to Interim Director of Public Safety Dennis Magirl, the department fielded two complaints in January and several more complaints last year about an individual who has been exposing himself in the parking lots of Meijer, Wal-Mart, Kmart and the Wesco gas station in Greenville.

Greenville-owned free parking lots have become a point of contention in winter months, as downtown residents with designated areas have observed their designated overnight parking spots being taken as more evening activity occurs in the city’s downtown district. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville to address overnight parking problems

To ticket or not to ticket? In regards to overnight parking in city parking lots, that has become the question.

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UPDATE: Victim identified after Tuesday’s fatal crash

The man killed in Tuesday’s two-vehicle head-on crash has been identified as Lee Michael Pattison, 40, of Greenville.

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Greenville schools focusing on strategy

Strategic planning was the talk of Monday evening at the Greenville Public School Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent Linda Van Houten talked to the board about the strategic plan for the school district.