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Eric Czarnik

C&G Staff Reporter – Sterling Heights Sentry


Staff Writer Eric Czarnik reports on Sterling Heights and Utica Community Schools, and he writes a weekly auto column. He is a Wayne State University graduate who has been employed at C & G Newspapers since 2007.

Published October 27, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Halloween is here again, and police are expecting more young people to be walking along the sidewalks and streets this year, with COVID-19 restrictions and fears fading.

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Published October 26, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — An officer’s traffic stop ended in a significant discovery of drugs Oct. 12, according to the Sterling Heights Police Department.

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Published October 26, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Candidates for Sterling Heights City Council recently took their time to enunciate their thoughts about traffic speeding concerns in the city.

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Published October 11, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The FBI’s recently released 2020 crime statistics reveal that Sterling Heights had fewer reported incidents of violent and property crimes than other Michigan cities with populations over 100,000 — even as the city’s crime rates rose compared to 2019.

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Published October 8, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — After a half century of existence, the Sterling Heights Public Library was overdue for a party and a monthlong look back at how it has become a central part of the community.

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Published October 6, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — After months of brainstorming, Sterling Heights’ recently formed Sustainability Commission presented its report of plans and suggestions during a Sept. 7 Sterling Heights City Council meeting.

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Published October 1, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Most resident respondents from a Sterling Heights city survey had plenty of positive things to say about city services, according to a recent presentation from a polling firm.

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Published October 1, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The city of Sterling Heights did not escape unscathed from the downpours that happened in late September, as certain areas and amenities came to grips with flooding.

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Published September 22, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair hasn’t happened two years in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Sterling Heights officials are excited about an upcoming fall event that promises to recapture some of the concert experiences and more.  

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Published September 21, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Growing up, Asher Vanderhovel has admired police vehicles’ lights and sirens, as well as pop culture law enforcement role models such as Chase from “PAW Patrol” and Woody from “Toy Story.”

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Published September 17, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights residents have the power to keep their portable generator use from posing a danger to themselves, their property and others, according to officials from the Sterling Heights Fire Department.

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Published September 14, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — A garbage truck inadvertently picked up something that caught the attention of Sterling Heights police Sept. 8: a marijuana grow operation.

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Published September 8, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — There were no shortcuts along the road to passing a cost-sharing agreement for Sterling Heights’ share of the Innovate Mound project to reconstruct Mound Road.

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Published September 6, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights parks officials are hoping that some crafty volunteers will go to bat to help the city.

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Published September 2, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Sterling Heights City Council was jolly about an upcoming Jollibee location, as well as other upcoming business and residential developments in Sterling Heights during an Aug. 17 meeting.

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