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22-23 July 2014 Lightning storms over Lake Michigan

This map from LightningMaps.ORG shows lightning over Lake Michigan and into Ottawa County, Michigan at about 11:15 p.m on 22 July 2014.

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Related Topix: Holland, MI

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

New Near Shore Marine Warning off Ottawa County

HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER AND LARGE HAIL. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

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Related Topix: Grand Haven, MI, Whitehall, MI, Muskegon, MI, Lake, MI

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Spring Lake Accidents Send Three to the Hospital

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office had a busy afternoon in Spring Lake on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Spring Lake, MI

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Missing Child Story has a Good Ending

A missing child story had a good ending today. Ottawa County dispatch was notified of a 4-year-old boy's disappearance near Tunnel Park.

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Grand Haven Tribune

Lake returns wallet

Morgan James procrastinated replacing her driver's license and activating her new debit card after losing her wallet a few weeks ago.

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Related Topix: Lake, MI, Norton Shores, MI, Grand Haven, MI, Traverse City, MI

MLive.com

Judge to decide if Holland Township residents have legal standing to block truck stop construction

Truckers fuel up at a Love's Travel Stop in Washington, D.C. The company is planning to build a truck stop at the I-196 interchange at Adams Street in Holland Township.

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Related Topix: Grand Haven, MI

MLive.com

Mammoth plant closes in Holland Township, 65 jobs lost

About 65 employees of a Holland Township plant who are losing their jobs because their plant is being shut down will get assistance through the Ottawa County office of Michigan Works, starting next month.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

MLive.com

Serial scammer faces prison for taking money for asphalt work that was never done

A 46-year-old man who liked to take money for asphalt jobs that never happened faces prison and hefty fines after pleading guilty to false pretenses as a habitual offender.

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Related Topix: Alto, MI, Hudsonville, MI, Kent County, MI, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Walker, MI

MLive.com

Ottawa County Sherrif Marine officials assist on Grand River boat rescue

Ottawa County Sheriff Marine officials and the United States Coast Guard Unit assisted five people from a 20-foot pleasure craft that was taking on water in the Grand River near Grand Haven on Sunday, July 20, according to a release.

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Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, US News, Grand Haven, MI

MLive.com

Ottawa County Sheriff's Marine officials assist on Grand River boat rescue

Ottawa County Sheriff Marine officials and the U.S. Coast Guard Unit assisted five people from a 20-foot pleasure craft that was taking on water in the Grand River near Grand Haven on Sunday, July 20, according to a release.

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Related Topix: Grand Haven, MI

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for Path at Upper Macatawa Natural Area

The Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission will celebrate the beginning of 2.4 miles of paved, non-motorized paths with a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, July 23 .

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Related Topix: Macatawa, MI

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Cause of Death for Drowning Victim Released

The Ottawa County Medical Examiner, Dr. David Start, is reporting that the cause of death for a man pulled from the Grand River on Sunday near Jenison is accidental death caused by drowning.

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Related Topix: Jenison, MI

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Job Fair for Displaced Lamar Workers This Morning

The Ottawa County Michigan Works agency and Lakeshore Advantage will hold an exclusive job fair this morning for employees idled when Lamar Construction abruptly closed its doors two weeks ago and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

Grand Haven Tribune

Thrill of the fair

The Ottawa County Fair kicks off today and runs through Saturday at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 1286 Ottawa Beach Road in Holland.

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Related Topix: Holland, MI, Entertainment

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Body Pulled from Grand River in Jenison

The Ottawa County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy today on the body of a man who was found in the Grand River last evening.

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Related Topix: Jenison, MI

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Ottawa Circuit Court Judge to Hear Case of Proposed Truck Stop

Attorneys for One by One, a grass roots group of citizens, as well as for Holland Township and Love's Country Stores and Travel Stops, will make oral arguments today before Ottawa County Circuit Court Judge Jon Van Allsburg.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Two Injured in Car Vs. Tree Crash

According to Ottawa County Dispatchers, one car struck a tree right in front of the Ottawa County Fair Grounds on Ottawa Beach Road in the Holland area.

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Related Topix: Holland, MI

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Grand Haven Tribune

County to investigate water issue

Ottawa County has spent the past few years looking into the state of groundwater in the county, and officials plan to continue that work.

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Related Topix: Michigan State University, Grand Haven, MI

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

2 Injured after Motorcycle Crash on Draw Bridge in Grand Haven

According to Ottawa County Dispatchers, two motorcyclists were injured when their motorcycle crashed on the draw bridge going North bound on Beacon Blvd. The crash happened around 1:20 p.m. The injuries don't appear to be life threatening.

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Related Topix: Grand Haven, MI

Fri Jul 18, 2014

MLive.com

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley during Grand Haven visit: Personal property...

State Rep. 89th District Amanda Price and Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley addressed members of the Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg during a summer legislative breakfast on Friday, July 18. Calley focused his speech on explaining Proposal 1 and why Michigan residents should vote "Yes" for the measure during the August 5 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Michigan, Grand Haven, MI, Ferrysburg, MI, Small Business, Personal Finance, Norton Shores, MI

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