Victoria Mitchell

Published March 15, 2017

ROYAL OAK — A resident and former Michigan State Police trooper who pleaded guilty to embezzling vehicle salvage fees is now in jail for the crime.

Read More

Published March 15, 2017

CLAWSON — Today, March 15, is a good day for doctor Michael Kabot.

Not only is it the Clawson orthodontist’s 58th birthday, but he is also being honored during the annual State of the City and Schools Address as Chamber Member of the Year.

“It is great,” Kabot said. “We’ve been in Clawson for all of these years. It is a great community, and everybody gets to know everybody, and it’s been fun and the kids are a riot.”

Read More

Published March 14, 2017

CLAWSON — City officials are eyeing a grant they hope would provide needed money to enhance Grant Park, located on Grant Avenue, east of Rochester Road.

City Council members unanimously gave their approval during the March 7 regular meeting to apply for a $75,000 Recreation Passport Grant through the Department of Natural Resources.

“We are quite excited about the grant and the possible improvements to Grant Park,” said Mayor Penny Luebs.

Read More

Published March 11, 2017

Fire officials said the cause of an early morning Saturday house fire that took the life of a 72-year-old woman is still under investigation.

According to a statement issued by Royal Oak Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Lt. Keith Spencer, the fire occurred in the 300 block of South Minerva Avenue March 11.

Read More

Published March 9, 2017

City officials said the Royal Oak Police and Fire departments handled an extremely large number of calls March 8 after high winds ripped through the community.

“Our men and women were very busy yesterday responding to the downed wires, responding to the downed trees and ensuring safety,” said Lt. Keith Spencer, of the Royal Oak Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.

Read More

Published March 8, 2017

ROYAL OAK — A group of vendors and farmers gathered last week to show their concern with proposed plans for a new City Hall.

Nearly a dozen people came from throughout the area to speak before City Commission members during the regular Feb. 27 meeting regarding plans showing a newly constructed City Hall just south of the Royal Oak Farmers Market at Troy and Third streets, and the ramifications the building could have on parking.

Read More

Published March 8, 2017

ROYAL OAK — Combining a great time with an even better cause was the catalyst for a grass-roots party happening again this year at the Royal Oak Farmers Market.

“The entire event is very homemade, and that is the cool thing about it,” said event founder and organizer Paula Messner. “It’s not corporate at all. It’s very hand-painted — we put this together, we baked these cookies, we tapped that keg. It’s very hands-on and I’m proud of that.”

Read More

Published March 6, 2017

ROYAL OAK — Lads and lasses from miles around are invited to what organizers are calling the biggest and best St. Patrick’s Day parade to date this weekend throughout the downtown.

This year marks parade Chairman Steve Zannetti’s final fête before his retirement, and he plans on going out strong.

“I’m trying to make it a good one,” Zannetti said. “It looks like it’s going to be bigger and better than ever.”

Read More

Published March 6, 2017

CLAWSON — Police said a tip from the public helped identify the man they believe is responsible for entering Clawson High School last month and smashing a computer before wandering the hallways.

The man’s name is not being released because the suspect has not been arraigned.

According to police, the man is in the military and was home on leave at the time of the incident. Police said the man admitted that he had been drinking that night.

Read More

Published March 1, 2017

CLAWSON — School officials began the discussion last month over the fate of the defunct Clawson High School pool.

The pool closed in June 2015, and recent discussions have estimated that work could cost up to $1.6 million to have the pool repaired and restored to the highest level.

“There have been absolutely no decisions made yet,” said Clawson Public Schools Superintendent Monique Beels.

Beels said dialogue on the pool’s status has just begun, and the decision-making process would take time and would include public input opportunities.

Read More

Published March 1, 2017

CLAWSON — For more than three decades, Lee Adams has been serving his friends in rain, snow, sleet and high heat.

The Clawson mail carrier — also known as Ernie to those in the know — is quick to say that calling the residents along his route customers doesn’t say enough toward the relationship he’s enjoyed through the years, so he calls them friends.

Adams hung up his mail bag Feb. 25 and said goodbye to the community he loves after a little more than 32 years.

Read More

Published February 27, 2017

ROYAL OAK — Ferndale resident Alanna St. Laurent began a tryst with Detroit through the lens of her camera 10 years ago.

“I really fell in love with the buildings of Detroit, and that sort of started my interest in shooting architecture, especially the old historical buildings … from the turn of the century maybe through the ’50s,” she said.

St. Laurent shoots streetscapes as well as night scenes, but she found herself especially zoning in on abandoned structures.

Read More

Published February 27, 2017

CLAWSON — Police are looking for information leading to the arrest of a suspect found running from inside Clawson High School early last week.

Clawson Police Detective Lt. Scott Sarvello said the department received an alarm call from the school, located at 101 John M. Ave., at about 2 a.m. Feb. 20 and immediately dispatched officers to the building.

“When they pulled up, they saw a light go off in a classroom,” he said. “They were trying to focus on that end of the building when a white male exited the building and took off running.”

Read More

Published February 21, 2017

ROYAL OAK — City officials and members of the police union reached a contract agreement last week that they hope, in part, will draw qualified officers to the department.

City Commission members voted unanimously in favor of ratifying the contract with the Royal Oak Police Officers Association during its Feb. 13 regular meeting.

“The union voted on Friday, and over 95 percent of the members voted affirmably to ratify the contract,” said City Manager Don Johnson.

Read More

Published February 21, 2017

ROYAL OAK — Rezoning for a $33 million development was approved last week, bringing a Beaumont lifestyle community closer to reality.

The City Commission greenlighted a planned unit development designation for the shuttered former Northwood Shopping Plaza at the southwest corner of 13 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, and the adjacent Belle Court Apartments, during its Feb. 13 regular meeting.

Read More

Newsroom tweets

Tweets by C & G Newspapers journalists
Reporters' opinions are their own and retweets do not equal endorsements.