Precious cargo: Most Macomb districts fare well in school bus inspections

Precious cargo: Most Macomb districts fare well in school bus inspections
Seven out of 20 public school districts in Macomb County got perfect report cards when their respective fleets underwent annual inspections by the Michigan State Police during the past test year, according to data released by the agency. Most of the …
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Hiring Surge Gives US Expansion a Lift Into 2015
After a three-month search, Bryan, 24, will start a seasonal job next week at J.C. Penney Co. in Roanoke, Virginia, where she'll be creating displays and changing signs and price tags on merchandise. While she'd like to be able to use her sociology …
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Missing Sterling Heights man found malnourished, chained to tree in Macomb

Missing Sterling Heights man found malnourished, chained to tree in Macomb
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, MI — Lawrence Kunz Jr., a 27-year-old Sterling Heights man with psychiatric issues, while not on his medication, rode away from his parents home on a mountain bike and was last seen purchasing a tent and chain on Aug. 31.

Sterling Heights police commander demoted; drunken driving case postponed
Reese, brother of Sterling Heights Police Chief Michael Reese, is charged with one count of operating while intoxicated with high blood-alcohol content of at least 0.17 percent — more than double the legal standard of intoxication in Michigan. That …
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Four Finalists Selected in Macomb & Oakland County Roof Give-Away

Shelby Township (PRWEB) August 18, 2014

Local No Roof Left Behind host, Ridgecon Construction, announced today that four finalists have been selected in its 7th No Roof Left Behind TM community program since 2009.

Patricia & Scott Tomlinson of Clinton Township nominated by Richard Smith.
The Tomlinson Family has experienced many hardships in the last five years including job loss and major medical issues that tragically took the life of their young son just a few months ago.

Lois Payne of Sterling Heights nominated by Renee Browning.
Mrs. Payne has been a caretaker for over 25 years. Her husband suffered from a closed head injury and now suffers from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Additionally she’s been caring for her adult daughter who’s both physically and mentally challenged.

Matthew and Cora Edwards of Pontiac nominated by Andrea Epson.
Mr. Edwards is a medically retired canine handler who lives with chronic pain due to back injury. Mrs. Edwards works hard at the V.A. in Ann Arbor in spite of a degenerative bone disease.

Darlene Ringe of Berkley was self nominated.
Ms. Ringe is a single mother of 4 children and receives no financial support in raising young family. She struggles financially and is facing unpaid leave at work due to an upcoming surgery.

One of these community members will receive a free roof – valued between $ 8,000 and $ 10,000 – from Ridgecon Construction and GAF, North America’s largest shingle manufacturer. The public is invited and encouraged to read the finalists’ stories and vote for their favorite at

“We had some really wonderful nominees this year. Narrowing it down to just four finalists was extremely challenging,” said Ridgecon owner, Jay Elie. “Our finalists are all very deserving. Now we look to our community to help us pick the winner with their votes.”

In addition to the roof, finalists have the opportunity to receive incredible gifts from other local sponsors. “A number of our fellow local businesses have come forward to show their support for this initiative that directly helps our residents. We’re thrilled to have them as partners in this program. Hamlin Pub, Discount Tire and Poirier Chiropractic all of Shelby Township as well as Valvoline Instant Oil Change of Chesterfield have all made generous contributions.”

For more information about Ridgecon Construction and their No Roof Left Behind program and interviews with Dena Elie, please call 586-335-2020 or visit

About No Roof Left Behind: No Roof Left Behind is a nationwide program that gives folks in the community a way to help their good neighbors that have fallen on hard times. The No Roof Left Behind program provides a local contractor the framework to provide a new roof at no cost to a deserving homeowner in need.

About Ridgecon Construction: Founded in 1994, Ridgecon Construction is a family-owned business located in Shelby Township, MI. For 20 years, residential roofing has been the company’s focus. Owners Matt and Jay Elie personally oversee every job to ensure total customer satisfaction. For more information about Ridgecon Construction visit