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Memorial race attracts 118 entrants

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17th July

By Melissa Burnor

It was warm and sunny morning Sunday for the first annual Amy, Lisa and Abigail memorial 5K run walk. There were 118 people who signed up to complete the course in the village and Greg Scharer was the first person to cross the finish line

 “I was really happy to see so many people,” Robin McCowan, mother of Amy Merrill and Lisa Gritzmaker. The two women along with Gritzmaker’s unborn child were shot and killed in Merrill’s home last year by her estranged boyfriend. McCowan was also seriously injured.

Two of Merrill’s sons, Cameron, 11 and Brendan, 13, took part in the opening ceremony. With Cameron giving an insightful prayer and Brendan a warm welcome to all of he participants. Brendan said how thankful the two were to the community that reached out to their families. “They reached out to … Read More »


Victim of bicycle crash LifeFlighted from Raisin Center Hwy.

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14th July

By Melissa Burnor

A woman was airlifted from an unknown situation on Raisin Center Highway in Palmyra Township Sunday afternoon.

A passerby called in a report of a possible crash involving a woman on a bicycle on Raisin Center Highway south of Demlow Road shortly  before 2 p.m., according to police.

Michigan State Police troopers at the scene said they were still trying to determine what happened . At the time, troopers said, there were no witnesses who had come forward and no visible signs of a crash such as skid marks or debris. LifeFlight landed on the road and later transported the woman to an unknown hospital.

No additional information was available.

Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc. See the July 17, 2013, edition of The Advance for more photos and information.



Suspect charged after downtown assault

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13th July

 

By Melissa Burnor

A 57-year old Tipton man was arraigned Monday on charges of felonious assault after allegedly cutting a man’s neck with a knife on the sidewalk in the 100 block of South Lane Street early Saturday morning.

Police and rescue crews responded to the west side of the street at 1:43 a.m. Saturday to a report of an assault. According to witnesses on the scene, a 31-year-old Blissfield man later identified as John Burtle, allegedly had his throat slashed by suspect Bradley Bences. Blissfield Fire Department responded to the scene quickly and took the Burtle to the parking lot of the Blissfield State Bank on Jefferson Street where he was airlifted to a Toledo hospital.

Blissfield Fire Chief Gary Crist said Burtle was talking and conscious when ambulance crews loaded him into the chopper.

Blissfield Police Sergeant Jacob Wagner said the altercation allegedly occurred … Read More »