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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 November 15, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — As a co-captain of the Utica High School color guard, Lauren Kerr is used to being a right-hand woman to the coach and the rest of the team. But with an injured left arm, it’s been a little harder this fall.

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Published November 15, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — When Henry Ford II High School senior Hannah Frrokaj was assigned a woodworking class project of making a paddleboard for billionaire Richard Branson, her first task was to find out who he was.

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Published November 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights city offices are supposed to be closed and quieter on the federal holiday of Veterans Day. But behind the scenes, city officials were busy dealing with several inches of snow that were dumped on metro Detroit.

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Published November 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — As the leaves fall and nature grows colder and deader, Macomb County officials have been working hard to set the stage for more trees, plants and wildlife around the Sterling Relief Drain.

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Published November 12, 2019

UTICA/SHELBY TOWNSHIP/STERLING HEIGHTS — The Utica Education Association, a union representing teachers in the Utica Community Schools district, recently appealed to a state labor commission amid ongoing collective bargaining talks.

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Published November 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Diamonds are forever, but businesses are not.

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Published November 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Police are trying to figure out why a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle late at night Nov. 9, leading to the man’s death.

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Published November 5, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights voters decided to stick with the familiar on Election Day Nov. 5, overwhelmingly approving a Safe Streets millage renewal and reelecting the current mayor and City Council.

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Published November 4, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — The union representing Utica Community Schools’ teachers is seeking a labor agreement that guarantees them a path to restore salary steps after years of no raises.

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Published November 4, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Manny Gonzales, of Sterling Heights, served in active duty for the U.S. Army for a little over 17 years. Now retired from the service, he keeps Old Glory flying from his 22-foot flagpole and regularly decorates his yard with small flags for Independence Day and Memorial Day.

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Published October 25, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — City investments in roads, infrastructure and more are paying off as more businesses make Sterling Heights their home, according to a report at an Oct. 15 City Council meeting.

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Published October 25, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sometimes, help is closer than it seems, and a neighbor becomes a  good Samaritan.

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Published October 25, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Theatergoers who plan to attend Henry Ford II High School’s production of “The Outsiders” should get ready for a rumble onstage; namely, some choreographed fight scenes.

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Published October 25, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights Police Sgt. Aaron Susalla had some ideas in mind for his latest masterpiece, to be painted on the side of a pumpkin.

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Published October 23, 2019

METRO DETROIT — After years of daily use and food preparation, a home’s  kitchen can start to look like stale leftovers. But when it’s time to cook up something new, professional renovators are dishing out some design tips based on common sense and the latest trends.

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