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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 October 1, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The city of Sterling Heights did not escape unscathed from the downpours that happened in late September, as certain areas and amenities came to grips with flooding.

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Published September 22, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair hasn’t happened two years in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Sterling Heights officials are excited about an upcoming fall event that promises to recapture some of the concert experiences and more.  

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Published September 21, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Growing up, Asher Vanderhovel has admired police vehicles’ lights and sirens, as well as pop culture law enforcement role models such as Chase from “PAW Patrol” and Woody from “Toy Story.”

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Published September 17, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights residents have the power to keep their portable generator use from posing a danger to themselves, their property and others, according to officials from the Sterling Heights Fire Department.

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Published September 14, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — A garbage truck inadvertently picked up something that caught the attention of Sterling Heights police Sept. 8: a marijuana grow operation.

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Published September 8, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — There were no shortcuts along the road to passing a cost-sharing agreement for Sterling Heights’ share of the Innovate Mound project to reconstruct Mound Road.

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Published September 6, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights parks officials are hoping that some crafty volunteers will go to bat to help the city.

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Published September 2, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Sterling Heights City Council was jolly about an upcoming Jollibee location, as well as other upcoming business and residential developments in Sterling Heights during an Aug. 17 meeting.

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Published August 25, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — An exhibit at the Sterling Heights Community Center aims to shine a light on the toll that COVID-19 has taken on children and young adults.

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Published August 20, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The city of Sterling Heights recently adopted a proposal designed to clarify its restrictions on offensive odors that disturb the public.

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Published August 20, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Coronavirus-related restrictions have receded in recent months, but the commitment to enforce traffic rules in Sterling Heights has not, according to the Police Department.

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Published August 9, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Thousands of years ago, life on what’s now a Sterling Heights school campus was a beach.

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Published August 6, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The value of Sterling is continuing to go up.

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Published July 26, 2021

STERLING — Police said they began investigating an apparent homicide case at around 3 p.m. July 24 in the 43000 block of Charlemagne Avenue, near 19 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue. Police said a woman was found dead, and on July 26, they identified her as Kathleen Hales, 48, from Sterling Heights. 

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Published July 26, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — History is cyclical for Sterling Heights’ biggest roundabout.

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