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Driver dead in U.S. 223 car-semi crash may have killed girlfriend first, authorities believe

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19th November

By Melissa Burnor
OTTAWA LAKE — Investigators from think a man who died in a fatal accident Monday in Whiteford Township may have killed his girlfriend earlier before his life ended when his vehicle crossed the center line on U.S. 223 into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer.

Mark Herrick, 44, Howell, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on U.S. 223 just east of Memorial Highway at about 2:21 p.m. Monday. The Livingston County Sheiiff’s Department is investigating the alleged homicide of the man’s live-in girlfriend after her body was discovered in her residence in Osceola when she failed to show up for work earlier in the day.

Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy Brian Francisco, who is aiding in the crash investigation, said he could not say anything more about the incident other than the deceased driver had come from the Livingston … Read More »


Blissfield Concert Series features chamber music

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19th November

Chamber music will be featured in the Blissfield Community Concert Series’ next concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Blissfield Presbyterian Church, 304 Franklin St. The concert is being directed by Marty Marks, director of bands at Adrian College.

Under his guidance and direction, the Adrian College Bulldog Marching Band was selected to perform in the 2013 London, England, New Year’s Day Parade. The concert theme “Chamber Music from Adrian College.” Adrian College music instructor and vocal coach Mariah Mlynarek will also join the performance as an accompanist.

The cost of tickets is $10 for adults and $5 for K-12 students. Tickets for the performance can be purchased at the Blissfield Village Office or Royal Expressions on Lane Street. Tickets will also be available at the door.

For more on this concert, please see the Nov. 20, 2013, edition of The … Read More »


Storm leaves many residents in the dark

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19th November

More than 3,300 Consumers Energy customers in Lenawee County and 1200 Monroe County customers were still without electrical power late Monday night after strong storms with high winds pelted the Midwest. Several areas in Indiana and Illinois were struck by tornadoes Sunday afternoon and evening. More than 500,000 customers statewide were affected by the power outages that began Sunday when strong winds gusting in excess of 60 mph whipped around the state. In Lenawee County as many as 5,981 households were without power Monday, according to Lenawee Emergency Management director Curtis Parsons.

For the complete story, please see the Nov. 20, 2013, edition of The ADVANCE.