Mancino’s of Greenville has new ownership

With an oven full of pizzas and grinders at the ready, Mancino’s of Greenville will soon re-open under new ownership.

Michael Sirotko first worked for Mancino’s shortly after it opened in 1997. Around 2000, Sirotko left to open his own restaurant — a separate Mancino’s in Allendale.

Montcalm County road commissioners sign amicus brief supporting self-insurance pool appeal

In a legal battle over who should have access to insurance funds long dedicated to county road commissions, the dissolution of some commissions into county departments has led commissions to take a stand against those very departments.

Ionia County Health Department to hire youth educator

Federal grant makes new position possible

The Ionia County Health Department has scored big in its fight against youth substance use.

Heated rhetoric about wind ordinance at Douglass Township Board meeting

The first-ever Zoom meeting of the Douglass Township Board saw 86 people participating remotely Wednesday evening, many of them voicing concerns about the township’s new wind turbine ordinance.

The ordinance — which was approved by the township board on Nov. 4, 2020, after the Planning Commission hosted a public hearing on Oct. 30, 2020 — is now in the process of going to a voter referendum as soon as May.

Stanton marijuana public hearing delayed

Technical difficulties resulted in the delay of the Stanton Planning Commission’s second marijuana-related public hearing on Wednesday evening.

The Stanton Planning Commission was supposed to meet via Zoom to hold a public hearing and discussion of the proposed medical and adult-use marijuana ordinances.

Ionia City Council amends 2020-2021 budget, transfers library property

The Ionia City Council approved the second round of amendments to the 2020-2021 city budget at Tuesday’s meeting.

Interim City Manager Gregg Guetschow said the “vast majority” of adjustments were “housekeeping items” and reflected the city’s experience — and six months of financial data — this fiscal year.

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