Shopping Local Has Long Term Benefits

It’s black Friday and the National Retailers Association expects holiday sales to increase six to eight percent over last year, despite inflation and talk of a recession. Retailers are encouraging buyers to shop at local stores today–and  tomorrow on Small Business Saturday. Ken Joswiak, of the Hillsdale Business Association told WCSR News, shopping locally has a positive ripple effect by […]

Former Candidate and Local Activist Arrested for Felony Harassment.

A former candidate for Hillsdale County Commissioner and a local social media activist are free on bond following their arrest for allegedly harassing a woman via posts on social media.  52 year-old Kelly Mapes, of Allen, and 50 year-old Joseph Hendee, of Hillsdale, were arrested Saturday on felony warrants for Unlawfully Posting A Message.  The arrests follow an investigation by […]

Morning Fire Destroys Home In The City Of Hillsdale

Firefighters from two departments battled a blaze that destroyed a home in the city of Hillsdale this morning.  Hillsdale City Firefighters were dispatched to 61 South Howell Street just before 5:00 am. They were assisted by the Jonesville Fire Department.  Hillsdale Chief Scott Hephner told WCSR News, flames were coming from the back of the two-story house when crews arrived.  […]

Treasurer’s Office Warns Of Delinquent Tax Scam

The Hillsdale County Treasurer’s Office is alerting residents to a very convincing scam aimed at taking money from unsuspecting property owners.  Chief Deputy Treasurer Tamra Lang tells WCSR News, a number of local residents have received calls from people claiming to represent the Hillsdale County Treasurer’s Office. The scammers tell their intended victims that they have delinquent property taxes that […]

Adams Township Recall Ballot Set

The ballot is set for a recall election in Adams Township next year.  Supervisor Mark Nichols and Clerk Stephanie Scott are the targets of the recall, which will take place May 2nd.  Petition language for both officials was approved by the Hillsdale County Election Commission earlier this year.  The recall stems from Nichols’ vote against buying a new vote tabulator […]

Pittsford Man Injured In Motorcycle/Deer Collision

A Pittsford man was transported to the hospital following a motorcycle crash in Adams Township, Thursday morning… Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Osseo Road, near Bacon Road, around 6:40 am.  They say 53 year-old  Gregory Hodos was northbound on Osseo road when he struck a deer. Hodos was transported by Reading Emergency Unit Ambulance to Hillsdale Hospital for […]

NY Attorney General Fines & Bans Litex And Its Owner

New York state officials have levied a hefty fine against a Michigan company that formerly operated a factory in Hillsdale.  Attorney General Letitia James, earlier this month, announced the sentencing of Thomas Parsons and his window manufacturing company Litex, Inc. for altering and falsifying laboratory performance test reports for windows that were commonly purchased and installed in K-12 public school […]

Local Charities Will Benefit From The Great Give

  The Hillsdale County Community Foundation will host the 8th annual Great Give November 29th to celebrate Giving Tuesday. The event is aimed at kicking off the charitable giving season and boosting donations to area non-profit organizations. Giving Tuesday is a global outreach that uses social media along with collaboration between organizations to augment fundraising potential, by giving donors the […]