Attention Readers: We're Back
C&G Newspapers is pleased to have resumed publication. For the time being, our papers will publish on a biweekly basis as we work toward our return to weekly papers. In between issues, and anytime, continue to find local news on our website and look for us on Facebook and Twitter.
Eric Czarnik bio image

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 July 8, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Police said they have caught a man who allegedly stabbed a man on the grounds of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles factory in Sterling Heights.

Read More

Published July 7, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — The nomination of a Zoning Board of Appeals applicant at a recent Sterling Heights City Council meeting became a microcosm for national conversations on race, namely the philosophies and methods institutions use to achieve equality and diversity.

Read More

Published July 2, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Voters will soon have a chance to make the next 2021 City Council stay longer in their seats, as well as make it easier for candidates to qualify for the 2021 ballot.

Read More

Published July 2, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — In a typical year, Geoff Gariepy would be spending his time making plans as the Sterling Heights Community Emergency Response Team coordinator, in order to help the Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair run smoothly.

Read More

Published July 2, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Following the reopening of many Sterling Heights city buildings, residents are beginning to reuse the service of drop-off recycling within the city, according to the city’s Department of Public Works.

Read More

Published July 2, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Every dog has its day, and at long last, they are all scheduled to have their opening day at the new dog park at Delia Park in Sterling Heights.

Read More

Published June 28, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — A Sterling Heights home was visited by tragedy June 26 when a truck crashed into it, leading to the death of the driver. 

Read More

Published June 25, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — A man who allegedly took his family with him as he led officers on a long and winding chase through Macomb County ended up arrested anyway, according to police. 

Read More

Published June 19, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — The pages are turning once more at the Sterling Heights Public Library as it continues some services and resumes others in different ways in light of the governor allowing some reopenings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read More

Published June 19, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — It required some targeted spending cuts and the use of rainy day funds, but Sterling Heights now has a new budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

Read More

Published June 19, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Surrounded by supporters of President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence visited Sterling Heights June 18 to give remarks about the economy, COVID-19, law enforcement and more.

Read More

Published June 19, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — At the June 16 Sterling Heights City Council meeting, Sterling Heights Police Chief Dale Dwojakowski said city officials had more to say about law enforcement policies and governmental reforms.

Read More

Published June 19, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Weeks after a series of lethal police interactions with black people intensified scrutiny on law enforcement, a black plaintiff filed a lawsuit against Sterling Heights and a police officer, alleging mistreatment and wrongful arrest last year.

Read More

Published June 19, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights voters who choose to use a mail-in ballot this November will save 71 cents in postage after a city budget amendment vote to make it happen.

Read More

Published June 19, 2020

C&G Newspapers

STERLING HEIGHTS — Like many valedictorians, Julie ElFishawy had the honor of giving a commencement speech to her fellow graduates from the Utica Academy for International Studies, who graduated June 6.

Read More