Funds to train employees are getting a big boost from the State of Michigan. Starting Monday, Sept. 18 local businesses can compete for a piece of the state’s Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF), a $29 million competitive grant program. That amount is a 60 percent increase from the previous …

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is coming to Hart, on behalf of District Health Department #10. Currently, one in three adults is living with prediabetes (higher than normal blood sugar levels), most of which are unaware of their condition. In Michigan, that equals about 2.6 million…

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To assist people struggling with addiction and reduce drug demand, the Michigan State Police (MSP) has joined almost 200 police departments nationwide in the Angel Program, a pre-arrest diversion program. The Angel Program allows someone with a drug addiction to walk into a state police post…

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For several years the Oceana County Council on Aging has had visions of an updated and expanded facility to help better serve area community members. Gone are the days that its small dining area could accommodate the 70-plus people who attended daily (Monday-Friday) lunches, cooked in the ag…

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GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the murder conviction of a former Rotary Club president who was accused of arranging his wife's death so he could devote himself to a life of bondage with other women as "Master Bob."

Editor’s note: A jail sentence “to be served at the court’s discretion” generally means jail time is suspended, but will be imposed if the person violates any laws or sentencing conditions within a noted time period.  OUIL means driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicati…

Editor’s note: A jail sentence “to be served at the court’s discretion” generally means jail time is suspended, but will be imposed if the person violates any laws or sentencing conditions within a noted time period.  OUIL means driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicati…

HART — The battle between Hart and Shelby never seems to include a lot of scoring opportunities on either side, as both squads dig in, determined to stop the other.

VICTORY TWP. — Three county teams participated in Saturday’s West Shore Invitational, and each had their own bright spots in the race. Walkerville’s boys team edged Pentwater for sixth place, while in the girls’ race, Shelby placed eighth.

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FILE - In this Friday, June 9, 2017 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives on Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland. The Golden State Warriors were the last team standing when the NBA…

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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 file photo, Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving leaves a news conference in Boston. The biggest headline in a wild offseason was Kyrie Irving’s request for a trade from the Cavaliers. He landed in Boston in a move that could define his legacy, the All-Star who d…

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FILE - In this Saturday, April 8, 2017 file photo, Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (21) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard KJ McDaniels (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New York. The Timberwolves are one of the teams that made significant roster chang…

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The Golden State Warriors were the last team standing when the NBA season closed in June. Thanks to a preseason trip to China, they are one of the first teams to get going this season as the league gets up and rolling again.

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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 file photo, Rutgers quarterback Kyle Bolin (9) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Washington in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers plays Nebraska on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to revive foundering Brexit talks, proposing a two-year transition after Britain's formal departure from the European Union in 2019 to ensure there are no problems during the changeover.

I’m a Baby Boomer, and I grew up in the 1960s hating the establishment. I never wanted to “work for the man,” but having a family and paying the bills forced me to compromise and work for a large employer. Or, as my parents called it, “Get a real job.”

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My latest foray into fitness found me attempting a Pilates barre class. Although taught at a Pilates studio, barre is a dynamic fusion of Pilates, ballet and isometric and isotonic exercises. Its original iteration was created by Lotte Berk, a German dancer who suffered a back injury and combined her dance conditioning with rehabilitative therapy.

My latest foray into fitness found me attempting a Pilates barre class. Although taught at a Pilates studio, barre is a dynamic fusion of Pilates, ballet and isometric and isotonic exercises. Its original iteration was created by Lotte Berk, a German dancer who suffered a back injury and combined her dance conditioning with rehabilitative therapy.

My latest foray into fitness found me attempting a Pilates barre class. Although taught at a Pilates studio, barre is a dynamic fusion of Pilates, ballet and isometric and isotonic exercises. Its original iteration was created by Lotte Berk, a German dancer who suffered a back injury and combined her dance conditioning with rehabilitative therapy.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Roy Moore, a firebrand jurist who is close to snagging the state's Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alabama, once called homosexuality an "inherent evil" and referred to ethnic groups as "reds" and "yellows" in a speech lamenting racial and political divisions…

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MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of pro-independence supporters in Catalonia are protesting outside a courthouse to demand the release of regional government officials arrested in a crackdown by Spanish authorities over a planned secession referendum.

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to revive foundering Brexit talks, proposing a two-year transition after Britain's formal departure from the European Union in 2019 to ensure there are no problems during the changeover.

Bible Studies:  Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.; The Ladder Community Center, 67 N. State St., Shelby.

I met him at the end of a service in a rural New York church. His name escapes me but the question he asked has been unforgettable. Let me explain.

You may have been keeping tabs on the problem of our shrinking global food sources. Mathematically it’s simple: the world population is growing at a speed faster than the food it takes to sustain it. I’ve been vaguely aware of this looming crisis, but I wasn’t aware of a possible solution to…

I met him at the end of a service in a rural New York church. His name escapes me but the question he asked has been unforgettable. Let me explain.