Kevin Bunch

Published March 5, 2014

EASTPOINTE — Disaster preparation is on the agenda at the Eastpointe Memorial Library March 7, when the Zombie Squad returns with a program on preparing food for emergencies.

While the zombies in the group’s namesake exist only in fiction, the group focuses on helping people get ready for all kinds of emergencies, according to Assistant Librarian Sue Todd.

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Published March 5, 2014

EASTPOINTE — As the calendar moves on from February, local elementary schools are planning for March is Reading Month — a month-long push to get kids reading more books.

Each of the Eastpointe-based schools is holding their own unique take on the month, with exclusive events and themes. An article detailing Roseville’s programs is in the works for next week’s paper.

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Published February 28, 2014

ROSEVILLE — The City Council unanimously approved a contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation Feb. 25 to work on Calahan Road, between Common Road and 13 Mile Road, this year.

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Published February 26, 2014

EASTPOINTE — The Professional Education Services Group (PESG), which contracted substitute teacher Johnathon Sails to East Detroit High School, issued a statement that said it performs full checks of teachers before making them available for work.

Sails is now charged with involuntary manslaughter in the drowning death of East Detroit High School freshman KeAir Swift.

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Published February 26, 2014

EASTPOINTE — Students at Kelly Middle School soon will have the choice of three new elective courses ranging from social studies to science to music.

The East Detroit Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the three new classes — pre-engineering, beginning percussion and current event media — at its Feb. 10 meeting, and Kelly Middle School Principal Ryan Melrose said sign-ups should begin in late March, with classes starting in the fall.

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Published February 26, 2014

ROSEVILLE — A local business owner plans on showcasing two of his classic hot rods at Autorama this coming March.

Dwight Puls, a Fraser resident and owner of Central Oil in Roseville, will be showcasing his 1971 Chevy El Camino and his 1973 Dodge Challenger at the auto show at Cobo Hall March 7-9.

Puls said he had the opportunity to display his cars when a friend of his, who sells a brand of oil for classic cars, got a booth at the show. Puls said his friend then asked him if he would like to bring his vehicles.

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Published February 26, 2014

EASTPOINTE — Art students in 10th, 11th and 12th grades at East Detroit High School are bringing a splash of color to vacant buildings in the city.

Students made a total of eight window displays showcasing the kinds of businesses that could fill the vacant buildings, which the city’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) can put in the structures’ windows as the authority sees fit. Currently, they are on display at the Colonial Dodge building on the west side of Gratiot Avenue.

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Published February 26, 2014

EASTPOINTE — If they feel unsafe, kids living in Eastpointe can now take refuge with local businesses following the Feb. 7 kickoff of Project Safe Zone at Clovers Collision.

According to Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce President Danielle Bare, participating churches and businesses in the city will have “Project Safe Zone” stickers denoting that kids can stop in and have the people at the safe zone call the authorities for assistance, if need be.

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Published February 20, 2014

Roseville police are investigating a breaking and entering at a tobacco store on 13 Mile Road, where a pair of suspects allegedly stole 258 cartons of cigarettes.

According to a report from Roseville Deputy Police Chief Don Glandon, at approximately 4 a.m. Feb. 9, two subjects forced open the door of In & Out Tobacco in the 18000 block of 13 Mile, east of Utica Road. Once inside, they filled two laundry bags with cigarette cartons and fled in an unknown vehicle parked on Normal Street, south of 13 Mile.

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Published February 18, 2014

A large building on Calahan Road containing eight businesses caught fire the evening of Feb. 14.

The firefighting effort required seven fire departments and two additional agencies to get the fire under control and extinguished.

According to Roseville Fire Chief Mike Holland, the owner of Hansen Disaster Relief at 29167 Calahan noticed the fire at 8:33 p.m. and called it in to the Fire Department. Holland said that since all the trucks were on runs at the time, the department took seven minutes to respond instead of the usual three.

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Published February 18, 2014

ROSEVILLE — From a young age, Frank Krmel knew he loved monster trucks.

The Roseville native, who first started going to monster truck rallies when he was a 2-year-old, is now one of the star drivers of the Monster Jam circuit, operating the Fox Sports 1 Cleatus truck.

Krmel and Cleatus currently are scheduled to participate at the Monster Jam event at Ford Field March 1 — the first time the truck has shown up at a Detroit event.

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Published February 18, 2014

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville City Council approved a resolution adjoining it to the Macomb Animal Control Coalition Feb. 11, which gives the city a voice as the coalition looks into animal control options beyond the Macomb County government.

The resolution does not give approval to a new animal control contract, City Attorney Tim Tomlinson stressed. It just allows Roseville to participate in looking at the other alternatives as a cost-savings measure following Macomb County fee increases last summer.

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Published February 18, 2014

ROSEVILLE — The DRIVE (Delivering Religion In Vocational Education) One auto club and Roseville High School’s own auto shop accomplished something in January that few groups of teens can claim: they had a vehicle entered in the 65th Grand National Roadster competition.

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Published February 18, 2014

EASTPOINTE — Paul Seibert, longtime East Detroit Board of Education member, announced his resignation effective immediately during the board’s meeting Feb. 10.

Seibert said that he and his wife, Joan, were planning to retire to Florida at the end of the year when his term expired, but their new home in Florida is ready for them to move now. Coupled with the frigid winter, he said he was ready to go.

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Published February 18, 2014

ROSEVILLE — Aficionados of ales and lagers should take note: an opportunity to learn all about brewing is coming March 3.

The Roseville Public Library is hosting Mark Larson, co-founder of the Warren-based Falling Down Beer Company, and assistant brewer Eric Stephenson for a presentation about their company and the finer points of beer-making.

Librarian Jenny St. Onge said the program came about when the library staff was trying to come up with programs that would appeal to men and get them to come to their facility.

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