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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 January 12, 2022

STERLING HEIGHTS — An auditing firm had no complaints over Sterling Heights’ recent financial reporting of the 2020-21 fiscal year budget, which showed a greater-than-projected increase in general fund reserves, city officials said. 

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Published January 12, 2022

STERLING HEIGHTS — The new year is a time for both reflection and progression. And the occasion is giving local officials a chance to make predictions and announce priorities.

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Published January 11, 2022

STERLING HEIGHTS — The year 2022 has just begun, but Sterling Heights already has its eye on the future of the city’s parks and recreation amenities.

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Published January 7, 2022

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WARREN/UTICA/STERLING HEIGHTS/SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A new bill signed into law by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is designed to address a substitute teacher shortage by letting other trusted staff members serve in that role.

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Published December 22, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Spikes of COVID-19, a vaccine rollout, the resurgence of major recreation events, local economic investments and an election that picked all incumbents were a few of the major stories that impacted Sterling Heights in 2021.

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Published December 22, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights City Councilwoman Barbara Ziarko not only recently achieved her reelection to office, but she also got a promotion at a nonprofit organization that supports state municipalities.

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Published December 20, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Nov. 30 mass shooting at Oxford High School that killed four people and injured six other students and a teacher recently spurred Sterling Heights city officials to discuss the Police Department’s ability to handle such a situation, should it ever happen here.

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Published December 15, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights police say they arrested the driver of a Utica Community Schools bus Dec. 14 for allegedly driving under the influence while transporting students.

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Published December 3, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights police reported that a suspect’s luck ran dry after his alleged getaway vehicle ran out of gas following a home invasion.

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Published December 2, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS —  The Utica Community Schools district is assuring parents about its safety protocols after a gunman opened fire at Oxford High School Nov. 30, and additional threats were reported at UCS schools over the following days.

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Published November 24, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — As a Stevenson High School graduate who moved to the Sterling Heights area when he was 5 — back when it was Sterling Township — Kevin Hanson considers the region “my community.”

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Published November 24, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Gary Cunningham and his wife, Marianne Sarazin, are spreading the word about pulmonary fibrosis and how to manage it.

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Published November 24, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Isaac Hannosh is hoping that this year’s holiday shopping season will ring in better fortunes than the last one.

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Published November 10, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Orange barrels will soon be taking a winter break in Sterling Heights, according to city officials.

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Published November 5, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights police officers were involved in the pursuit of suspects in two separate robbery cases Oct. 31-Nov.1.

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