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 […]

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 […]

MGU Alerting Customers to Potential Scams

A local utility provider is working to make listeners and social media users aware of ongoing scams targeting utility customers.  Michigan Gas Utilities is teaming up with law enforcement across southern Michigan to protect customers from con artists. The company has kicked off a social media campaign aimed at flooding online news feeds with important safety information. Utility scams have […]

County Commissioners Approve Land Acquisition

The Hillsdale County Board of Commissioners has approved an agreement to take possession of property at LeAnn in order to have permanent access to the dams that control the lake’s water levels. At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the commissioners heard a presentation from attorney Kyle O’Meara on the benefits of acquiring the land, which is owned by the Lake Association.  He […]

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Catalytic Converter Thefts

The Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in tracking down those responsible for catalytic converter thefts from vehicles in southeast Hillsdale County. The thefts occurred in the Waldron area in recent days. A suspect was caught on surveillance camera climbing underneath a van–and apparently cutting off the vehicle’s catalytic converter. A light-colored vehicle–possibly a Dodge Caliber– […]

Bank Warning Customers of Scam Calls

County National Bank is alerting customers to fraudulent phone calls that are aimed at stealing banking and other personal information.  CNB officials say they’ve  been notified that customers are receiving phone calls that appear to be coming from the bank. The caller informs the customer that urgent action is necessary to keep someone from stealing money from their account.  The […]

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, […]