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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 December 4, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — As with many metro Detroit families this year, Michigan state Rep. Nate Shannon scaled back his Thanksgiving traditions due to COVID-19. But the circumstances also led to a chance to serve someone outside his immediate family.  

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Published December 4, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — The weather grows colder, but three critters recently found a new home at the Sterling Heights Nature Center. Fortunately, they’re made out of scrap metal and steel.

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Published December 4, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Despite some recent complaints about water and sewer bills, Sterling Heights water customers are not likely to gain access to a second meter anytime soon, according to Mayor Michael Taylor.

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Published December 4, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Local police departments are making a list of safety tips to keep residents’ holiday seasons jolly, without folly.

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Published December 2, 2020

TROY — Troy police officers are looking for the people who shot off multiple guns outside a hotel near Interstate 75 and Big Beaver Road.

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Published December 1, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Sterling Heights Police Department is looking for a suspect who reportedly fired at a car outside a condominium complex Nov. 28. 

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Published November 20, 2020

TROY — School can be challenging enough for many young people, but having symptoms of Crohn’s disease can make it an even bigger struggle.

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Published November 18, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights City Clerk Melanie Ryska might not have been on the ballot Nov. 3, but the City Council declared her a winner the day after Election Day for all of her hard work managing things.

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Published November 18, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — ’Tis the season for social distancing, yet many businesses are reportedly bracing themselves for a busy holiday shopping season, even when more of that will be conducted online.

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Published November 18, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights’ official holiday traditions will be mostly on hold this year, as local and state officials grapple with increases in COVID-19 cases.

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Published November 10, 2020

TROY — When COVID-19 shut down Troy Athens High School classrooms last spring, Zachary Sinutko feared missing the highlights of his senior year of high school, such as prom and graduation.

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Published November 10, 2020

TROY — Troy police have released new information about two men they recently arrested following reports of parking lot gunfire Oct. 25 near Somerset Collection’s south building, located near the intersection of Big Beaver Road and Coolidge Highway.

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Published November 6, 2020

STERLING  HEIGHTS — It wasn’t a hard sale to get Sterling Heights officials excited about finishing construction on Saal Road.

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Published November 6, 2020

STERLING  HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights resident Donna Polom says she is frustrated with having to clean up after animals who aren’t her pets: namely, the feral cats that popped up in her neighborhood due, she said, to a nearby cat harborer.

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Published November 6, 2020

STERLING  HEIGHTS — A repaired drain pump station should prevent storms from raining on anyone’s parade in northeastern Sterling Heights, according to city and county officials.

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