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My Town Coopersville: City to consider stepping up security after DPW thefts

My Town Coopersville: City to consider stepping up security after DPW thefts

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—Coopersville city council members Monday night  will consider  adding security gates around the Department of Public Works, after another break-in at the site.

City Manager Steven Patrick says someone recently stole more than $1,000 worth of parts for guard rails that were to be installed at the waste water treatment plant.  He says the DPW garage has been broken into in the past; thieves then took equipment worth more than $5,000.

Patrick is calling on the Coopersville city council to consider studying and eventually constructing gates on the facility’s north and south ends to deter thieves and prevent crimes that cost taxpayers money.

2 people dead after crash in Mecosta Co.

2 people dead after crash in Mecosta Co.

 

MECOSTA COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) -- A faculty member with Grandville Public Schools confirms a senior of Grandville High School was among those killed in a crash in Mecosta County on Saturday.

 

Roman Aguilar-Emmons, 18, died in the crash on 8 Mile Road and Northland Drive Saturday afternoon. He was a passenger in an SUV that collided with a pickup truck. A second passenger in the SUV, a 22-year-old man from Coopersville also died at the scene.

 

Monday morning, the Grandville Public Schools posted the following message on its Facebook page, regarding the accident:

Bankrupt businessman convicted of investment fraud


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - A jury convicted the owner of a Marne pallet company of bilking friends out of more than $1.8 million to fund his online stock trading.

Robert Lee Andrews faces up to 20 years in prison for the ruse, which ran between 2006 and 2010.

Jurors returned the verdict Thursday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids. A sentencing date for Andrews has not been set.

According to a federal indictment, Andrews told three investors he needed the money to improve property in Indiana, which he'd then sell to the state of Indiana at a substantial profit.

Andrews used the money to gamble in the stock market, federal prosecutors told jurors. His stock picks weren't that good and Andrews filed for bankruptcy in November 2009.

My Town: Fundraising underway to save piece of Ottawa County history

My Town: Fundraising underway to save piece of Ottawa County history

POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich.—A group trying to save a piece of Ottawa County history is now collecting donations.

The South Evergreen Schoolhouse is a small one room school that sits at the corner of 88th Avenue and Leonard Road.  Preservationists say it’s one of few one room schools still standing in its original condition.

The building and property are now on sale. A small group of community members are collecting donations in hopes of purchasing the schoolhouse to preserve this piece of history. The fundraising page reads:

Relay for Life Locations 2014

Relay for Life Locations 2014


(WZZM) - Here are the locations to join a Relay for Life for 2014.

April 11 - Grand Valley State University

May 2 - Byron Center - Nickels Middle School

May 9 - Wyoming-Grandville - Lamar Park

May 16 - Comstock Park - Comstock Park High School

Rockford - North Rockford Middle School

East Grand Rapids - East Grand Rapids High School

May 17 - Muskegon County/White Lake - Whitehall High School Athletic Field

May 30 - Muskegon - Mona Shores High School

May 31 - Caledonia - Caledonia High School

June 6 - Forest Hills - Ada Christian School

Kentwood - East Kentwood High School

My Town: Manufacturer looks to expand in Coopersville

My Town: Manufacturer looks to expand in Coopersville

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—A manufacturer is looking to expand in Coopersville.

The city planning commission approved Aggressive Tool & Die’s plans to add to its 20,000 square foot facility on Monday, April 21.  The company is currently located at 728 Main Street.   City Manager Steven Patrick says the investment would be approximately $1.3 million.

The city council will likely take up Aggressive Tool & Die’s request within a month.

New Season for Berlin Raceway & Entertainment Complex


Opening Night this Saturday! We look forward to seeing all of you at the track after a very long Winter! Reminder, Pre- Race activites begin at 6PM and the first race starts at 6:30 SHARP this year. Please pass the word to friends and fans that may not have heard! For Opening night, it's a great show: Budweiser Outlaw Late Models, Engine Pro Super Stocks, Enterprise Iron & Metal Sportsman, and Kalamazoo Vapor 4-Cylinders. Tickets are just $5 for everyone ages 8 and up, children 7-under are free! Racing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Gates Open at 1:30PM for Race Teams and 4PM for Spectators!