Ionia (Michigan, United States)

Type: City
Name: Ionia (Michigan, United States)
Country: United States
Latitude: 42.98
Longitude: -85.07
population: 13,647
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Nonprofit earns LEED historic certification for Darius Moon-designed Victorian home

_ With several thousand dollars and a few changes in habit, the Michigan Environmental Council pulled a chunk of Lansing’s past into a platinum example of its future.The council, a Lansing-based nonprofit, called a 19th Century home at the corner of West ... [Published Lansing State Journal - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Unemployment was up in West Michigan last month despite growth in new jobs

The jobless rate for the four-county region that includes Kent, Barry, Ionia and Newaygo was 5.4 percent in May and 7.4 percent in June 2013.State officials said the rise in unemployment was due mainly to growth in the overall labor force as the school ... [Published Grand Rapids Press - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

ATF shows prosecutors, FOX 17 the front lines of law enforcement

IONIA, Mich. – As investigators in Michigan work hard to solve crimes across our area, they’re teaming up with the people who prosecute the bad guys, taking them to the front lines.Today, FOX 17 news went along for the ride.You know the group of federal ... [Published Fox17 - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Michigan funeral home director sentenced to prison

We also have more stories about:(click the phrases to see a list)Subjects:Places:IONIA, Michigan — The former director of a Michigan funeral home is heading to jail for up to four years after stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in funeral funds ... [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Independent Bank to pay USD 0.06 dividend

-- Michigan US-based bank holding company Independent Bank Corp (NASDAQ: IBCP) said that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of USD 0.06 per share. This dividend is payable on Aug. 15, 2014 to shareholders ... [Published Individual.com - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Independent Bank Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend On Its Common Stock

SOURCE Independent Bank CorporationIONIA, Mich. , July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: IBCP), the holding company of Independent Bank, a Michigan -based community bank, announced that its Board of Directors today declared ... [Published KSFY - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Belding garden project introduces youth to plants

Ionia County Great Start Collaborative Parent Liaison Heather Jackson is spending a portion of her summer educating youth on plants and the importance of keeping Earth healthy and sustainable. Jackson has partnered with the Kid’s World Learning Center ... [Published Sentinel-Standard.com - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Gov. Snyder defends actions of prison where inmate escaped to Ind.

. -Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is defending his actions towards the Ionia Correctional facility where convicted murderer Michael Elliot escaped in February.An investigation by the attorney general's office suggests there were mistakes in the security system ... [Published 22 WSBT - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 6 reports

Democrats knock staffing cuts for guard towers, patrols after new report on Ionia prison escape

LANSING, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is reviewing a new report from the attorney general's office  recommending the state revisit cost-cutting decisions to eliminate armed guards at prison towers and reduce perimeter patrols.The report, released ... [Published Jackson and Lansing Business - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

New jobs coming to Saginaw County

2 dead, 2 injured during violent weekend in Flint 2 dead, 2 injured during violent weekend in FlintUpdated: Monday, July 21 2014 5:52 PM EDT 2014-07-21 21:52:43 GMTFlint Police tell us they are investigating four shootings that happened Saturday and ... [Published ABC 12 WJRT - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

UPDATE: One Injured in Gaylord Meth Lab Explosion

Double Murder Linked to Craigslist Meeting Double Murder Linked to Craigslist MeetingUpdated: Monday, July 21 2014 5:05 PM EDT 2014-07-21 21:05:43 GMTDisturbing new details in the Kent County Craigslist murders. Wyoming police say a pregnant teen was ... [Published 9&10 News - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Michigan AG's office releases investigation findings after prisoner escapes

GLADWIN COUNTY (WJRT) -(07/21/14) - There were some serious technology and personnel failures that lead to the escape of a Michigan prisoner, originally from Gladwin County.The Attorney General's office released findings of the department's independent ... [Published ABC 12 WJRT - Jul 21 2014]

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...He said Suniva chose the area in part because of its location "in the middle of the country. ... It's straight up (Interstate) 75 from our factory." The location also is close to Hemlock Semiconductor , which makes polysilicon used in solar panels
"I don't think that was the sole cause of the situation," Snyder said. "It wasn't one individual item. There were some people failures and system failures."
As for personnel failure, the report from the attorney general's office said, "To date, all available information indicates that Elliot acted alone in the escape, but was able to capitalize on officer inattention, officer error, and weaknesses in the ICF security system."
"I don't think that was the sole cause of the situation," Snyder said. "I think the report points that out. There were some people failures and some system failures that are being addressed."

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Small town, big change: Hubbardston prepares to... [Published Grand Rapids Press - Jul 27 2014]
Nonprofit earns LEED historic certification for... [Published Lansing State Journal - Jul 27 2014]
Michigan brown marmorated stink bug report for ... [Published MSU Extension - Jul 26 2014]
The Man the Chamber of Commerce Can’t Beat [Published Slate Magazine - Jul 25 2014]
ATF shows prosecutors, FOX 17 the front lines o... [Published Fox17 - Jul 25 2014]
Unemployment was up in West Michigan last month... [Published Grand Rapids Press - Jul 24 2014]
Michigan funeral home director sentenced to prison [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Jul 24 2014]
Michigan funeral home director sentenced to prison [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Jul 24 2014]
Independent Bank to pay USD 0.06 dividend [Published Individual.com - Jul 24 2014]
Belding garden project introduces youth to plants [Published Sentinel-Standard.com - Jul 23 2014]
Michigan spotted wing Drosophila report for Jul... [Published MSU Extension - Jul 23 2014]
Gov. Snyder defends actions of prison where inm... [Published 22 WSBT - Jul 23 2014]
Independent Bank Corporation Announces Quarterl... [Published KSFY - Jul 22 2014]
Independent Bank MI : Corporation : Announces Q... [Published 4 Traders - Jul 22 2014]
AG's Office Finds Personnel, Tech Failures in P... [Published WJR - Jul 22 2014]
4 Prison Workers Caught in Sexual Dalliances wi... [Published New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch - Jul 22 2014]
Democrats knock staffing cuts for guard towers,... [Published Jackson and Lansing Business - Jul 22 2014]
New jobs coming to Saginaw County [Published ABC 12 WJRT - Jul 22 2014]
GT Co. Police Investigating Meijer Retail Fraud [Published 9&10 News - Jul 22 2014]
MI utility worker strangles pregnant teen he he... [Published Raw Story - Jul 22 2014]
No state oversight of planning, zoning; no cent... [Published MSU Extension - Jul 22 2014]
UPDATE: One Injured in Gaylord Meth Lab Explosion [Published 9&10 News - Jul 22 2014]
Attorney General's Report Shows Security Flaws ... [Published WLNS - Jul 22 2014]
AG prison report cites human, technology errors... [Published Michigan Public Radio - Jul 22 2014]
Ionia prison escape report calls for enhanced s... [Published Lansing State Journal - Jul 22 2014]
Schuette urges changes after prison break [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Jul 21 2014]
Michigan AG's office releases investigation fin... [Published ABC 12 WJRT - Jul 21 2014]
AG Prison Report Cites Human, Technology Errors... [Published WKAR - Jul 21 2014]
Midland Man Dies in New York Plane Crash [Published 9&10 News - Jul 21 2014]
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Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Endorses Brian Ell... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - Jun 12 2014]
LANSING, Mich., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Brian Ellis for U.S. House. Ellis is seeking election to represent Michigan's 3rd Congressional District, which includes Kent, ...
9-1-1 Dispatcher Uses Smart911 To Locate Local ... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Mar 24 2014]
IONIA COUNTY, Mich. and FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A telecommunicator with Michigan's Ionia County Central Dispatch (ICCD) was recognized for outstanding efforts to aid a citizen in need using Smart911, the County's 9-1-1 service ...
Stolen car chase led to Michael David Elliot’s ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Feb 04 2014]
IONIA, Mich. — A convicted killer who authorities say managed to evade guards and peel through two electrically charged fences to escape a prison was tripped up by stolen vehicles once on the outside. After losing the woman he abducted and ditching ...
Convicted killer’s bold prison escape sparks na... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Feb 03 2014]
IONIA, Mich. — A national manhunt was underway Monday for a convicted killer who peeled a hole in two fences with his hands to escape from a Michigan prison before abducting a woman and fleeing to Indiana, where the victim and her vehicle were safely ...
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