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Mark Reiss, 48, of Dayton, Ohio, was confirmed Tuesday as the new director of the Greenville Department of Public Safety. His first day will be Aug. 1. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville picks new public safety director

A new director has been named for the Greenville Department of Public Safety after a recommendation from City Manager George Bosanic. During Tuesday’s meeting, the council confirmed the appointment of Mark Reiss, 48, of Dayton, Ohio, who will begin his director duties on Aug. 1.

The residence of Tim and Jessica Vanconant at 1762 W. Boyer Road in Fenwick was destroyed by fire Tuesday. No one was injured. — Daily News/Cory Smith

4th fire in 6 months burns on Boyer Road

The fourth fire within six months at three neighboring homes has left a Fenwick area couple “with nothing” after their residence was completely consumed and destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon. The Sheridan Community Fire Department was dispatched at 1:43 p.m. and arrived on scene at 1:51 p.m. to 1762 W. Boyer Road in Fenwick, the home of Tim and Jessica Vanconant.


Funeral Notices for Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Nicole Stapleton

ON THE RECORD: ‘Almost suicidal’: Woman headed to trial after series of accidents, which left man dead

Chilling details recently came forth at a preliminary examination about a series of multi-vehicle collisions resulting in the death of one man and the injuries of several others.


Vestaburg Community Days returns July 19-20

The second annual Vestaburg Community Days is set for July 19-20. A new event this year will be a street dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday Also new this year, outstanding members of the Vestaburg community will be honored at 7:30 p.m. Friday and featured in a parade at 11 a.m. Saturday down Main Street. Those being honored as pioneers of Vestaburg include Art Adams, Andrew Alexander, Nick Bigelow, Junior Erskin and Mac and Winnie McCormick.

Benjamin Wilkins

Man pleads in Greenville child abuse case

A Greenville man waited until the last minute to accept a plea deal in a child abuse case involving his girlfriend’s young daughter.

Levi Curler, left, and Joshua Willingham, right, both members of the United States Air Force, ran 28.3 miles together Monday in 90-degree heat to raise donations for Levi Curler’s father, John Curler, who has stage 4 lung and bone cancer. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding natives run 28.3 miles to raise awareness, donations for cancer victim

With each heavy, emotional step taken Monday, two young men came closer to reaching an important goal. Running along M-57 east of Greenville, as each foot struck the pavement, with beads of sweat running like a steady stream of water down the faces of Levi Curler and Joshua Willingham as they traveled mile after mile in the scorching summer sun, the two men kept one thing in mind.

Devin Pringle, at far right, of the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools alternative and adult education programs, speaks with members of the Crystal Township Board on Wednesday about using the Crystal Township Community Center as a location to host the programs. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Alternative ed, adult ed programs coming to Crystal

When Devin Pringle was handed the reins of Carson City-Crystal Area Schools’ alternative and adult education programs this summer, one of his first tasks was to find a suitable facility. After meeting with members of the Crystal Township Board on Wednesday evening, Pringle now has his facility. Board members approved the use of the Crystal Township Community Center for one year at a rate of $3,000.


Summer library is under way at Cedar Crest in Greenville

One day throughout the summer, students have the ability to attend a summer library program that provides fun and educational programs. Every Tuesday from now until Aug. 20, local students are able to attend Cedar Crest Elementary School in Greenville and participate in its summer library program.

Samuel Crawford

Texas fugitive caught in Crystal Township

A Texas man wanted for robbery involving a weapon was arrested Monday after fleeing from a Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies.