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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 14, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — A Sterling Heights man was recently arrested after he threatened his former workplace, police said.

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Published December 14, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — A Sterling Heights resident was recently charged with murder following the shooting death of a transgender woman, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced.

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Published December 14, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — The holidays aren’t an excuse to take a vacation from common-sense safety precautions, according to Sterling Heights police and fire officials.

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Published December 14, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — A cornerstone of Sterling Heights’ Chaldean community is continuing to grow and do outreach as the new year approaches, according to its leadership.

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Published December 12, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — The holidays are a time for giving, and the staff at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram are announcing their effort to pick up some clothing items for homeless veterans.

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Published December 7, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — No minds were changed on the Sterling Heights City Council, which voted to adopt a proposal to opt out of letting recreational marijuana businesses operate in the city.

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Published December 7, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Karl De Leeuw has been married to his wife, Michele, for 26 years. A recent medical emergency made his wedding vows even more vivid.

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Published December 7, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Activism and academics go together for Duncan Elementary School sixth-grader Soren Wierbicki. As her school’s student council president and a member of a student community group called DC Squared, 11-year-old Wierbicki said she likes to use her leadership skills to make a difference. And now she’ll have plenty of opportunities, thanks to the holiday season.

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Published December 7, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights and an association of Macomb County communities are hoping to weed out what they believe is an effort to overstep their local control of vegetation removal.

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Published November 30, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights police dogs will have better protection on the job, and their handlers will have better access to storage at a training site, thanks to recent donations from residents and the surrounding community.

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Published November 30, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Two weeks after Michigan voters opted to legalize marijuana, the Sterling Heights City Council took a first step toward opting out of allowing recreational marijuana-related establishments to eventually open shop in the city.

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Published November 30, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Even at a young age, flags and emblems always caught the eye of John Lehman. “I do specifically have a memory of what got me interested in flags,” he said. “There was a book about world flags in the library of my kindergarten that I went to. When I got time to go to the library, that was the first book I’d go to.”

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Published November 30, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Two former school sites in Sterling Heights could soon have their homework done — residential construction, that is. City officials are anticipating the arrival of 120 new single-family homes in the city, thanks to development plans for two vacant school sites. One of those plans still needs approval.

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Published November 30, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — City and county officials are looking forward to adapting the Sterling Relief Drain into an eventual site of relief for the monarch butterfly population.

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Published November 27, 2018

METRO DETROIT — A freezing November with early snowfalls serves as a good reminder that it’s not too early to get a car ready for winter, even weeks before it officially arrives on the calendar. Al Laity, service director at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, offered a few tips for anyone who wants to prepare a vehicle for the arctic temperatures.

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