Ohio EPA Seeks Comments on Aquabounty Wastewater Discharge

More than 200 people turned out for a public information meeting on a proposal to discharge millions-of-gallons of wastewater from a Pioneer, Ohio salmon farm into the East Branch of the Saint Joseph River. Aquabounty has received a permit from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, (DNR) to withdraw up to 5,000,000 gallons of water daily from the Michindoh Aquifer, […]

Power Restoration Continues In Storm’s Aftermath

Around 2,000 Consumers Energy customers remain without power as a result of severe thunderstorms that rolled through Hillsdale County Monday afternoon. The utility now says some customers may not have their power restored until Friday morning. A number of line workers have been on the job since shortly after the storms struck. More than 120,000 Consumers Energy customers were affected […]

Cities of Hillsdale And Reading Offer Storm Cleanup Assistance

(Hillsdale) The Hillsdale Department of Public Services will conduct a one-time special brush collection to assist residents in cleaning up the damage from Monday’s severe thunderstorms. Residents are asked to begin placing brush at the terrace today (Wednesday.) Brush should be no longer than eight feet–and no larger than eight inches in diameter.      (Reading) Due to the recent storm, the […]

Mullins Sentenced On Drug Charges From 2021

An Allen Township man was handed a lengthy prison term, stemming from his arrest for drug possession a year-and-a-half ago. 52 year-old Scott Allen Mullins appeared for sentencing in Hillsdale County Circuit Court, Monday, on charges of delivery & manufacture of a controlled substance, operating a vehicle without a license and operating without insurance. Mullins was arrested following a February […]

Storm Leaves Hillsdale Home Heavily Damaged

(Hillsdale) No injuries were reported when a tree fell on a home on Westwood Street, in the city of Hillsdale, Monday afternoon. Hillsdale City firefighters were dispatched to the home, at the height of a late-afternoon thunderstorm, around 5:30 pm. Deputy Fire Chief Mark Hawkins tells WCSR News, residents of the home escaped without injury. The tree caused  considerable structural […]

Hillsdale County Road Commission Expanded In 3-2 Vote

(Hillsdale) The Hillsdale County Board of Commissioners has voted to add two members to the Hillsdale County Road Commission… At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the commissioners voted 3-2 to expand the Road c Commission from three members to five members… Supporters of the expansion said it is necessary for the efficiency of the organization… They said communication between any two members […]