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THE REVIEW: Getting to know Jeff Ferrell

To a minor league baseball player, the discussion of new placement for its players is as common as getting out of bed in the morning, so when Jeff Ferrell heard chatter of a possible relocation, he took it in stride. Less than a week prior to joining the Toledo Mud Hens, the converted closing pitcher was in an Erie Seawolves uniform, posting numbers that became impossible to ignore. Little did he know, a void in the continued struggles of a Detroit bullpen would provide yet another unexpected jolt that Ferrell would never forget.

Greenville’s Steve Petsuch loves softball so much he even practices pitching during the winter, using as many as 84 softballs, working on his accuracy by pitching into an empty suitcase. - Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

Greenville man of wonder playing softball at 70

Steve Petsuch’s pitching is usually spot-on. He has decent running speed and is an effective hitter in the softball leagues he plays in. But that’s not what separates this Greenville resident from the other players. When Petsuch was born, the world was coming out of its second world war, an event most of his fellow softball players in the Greenville recreation softball leagues have only read about in textbooks or seen on television. Petsuch’s display of exuberance and energy on the softball diamond, however, doesn’t reflect his age.

Two vehicles slid into a Kenworth semi-truck as a result of a man running a red light at M-57 and M-66 on Friday. — Courtesy photo

JUST IN: Truck runs red light, causes 3-car crash at M-57 and M-66

On Friday afternoon, a truck ran a red light at the intersection of M-57 and M-66, causing a three-car accident which sent one person to the hospital.

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Funeral Notices for July 13, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, July 13, 2015

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Ionia Free Fair celebrates 100 years of history

It comes as no surprise that one of Ionia’s proudest and highly celebrated traditions has evolved through 100 years of history.

On Aug. 16, 1915, the first Ionia Free Fair began with an automobile parade, with hundreds of residents and visitors participating with decorated cars.

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Construction on Greenville’s Oak Street expected to be completed in August

If Michiganders know one thing, they know summer is synonymous with road construction.

Residents who live along or use Oak Street are very aware of this fact. Since late June, Phase 2 of a major road reconstruction and water main replacement project on Oak Street has caused the street to be shut down to traffic.

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Tri County softball going in right direction

The Tri County Vikings softball program is moving in the right direction. The 16-22 record overall and the 5-7 record in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division may not show it, but coach Ryan Ganzevoort thinks so.

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UPDATE: Missing Howard City man found sleeping at boat launch

A Howard City man who is slightly mentally impaired and diabetic was reported missing Thursday. Allen Russell, 51, was reported missing around 7 p.m. from his residence in the 300 block of Rathburn Street in Howard City, according to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department.

Crystal Township Clerk Bob Naumman, right, speaks to Supervisor Chris Johnston on Wednesday evening about the status of the contract and lease agreement between the township and Carson City Public Library to move Crystal Community Library to the township’s community center. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township approves library contract, lease agreement

The ball that is the contract which has bounced between this township and Carson City Public Library for several months is now back in the library’s court. The Crystal Township Board unanimously approved a revised contract and lease agreement Wednesday evening to allow Crystal Community Library (a branch of Carson City Public Library) to relocate to the Crystal Township Community Center, which also houses township offices.

Greenville tight end Keegan Cossou, at left, makes a catch and turns from a Lakeview defender on Tuesday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville, Lakeview prep for football season

The Michigan high school football season begins in 51 days. That seems like a long time, but as Greenville coach Dave Moore said, “It’s really not that far away.” On Tuesday, the Yellow Jackets along with the Lakeview Wildcats and Fulton Pirates got together to continue its preparation for the fast approaching season in a 7-on-7 passing camp.