A number of restrictions lifted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday are specifically relevant to parks and park users. In response, the Ottawa County parks department recently announced the following updates:
ZEELAND — Police said a 2017 Kenworth semi-truck with trailer had stopped for a red light at Main Street in Zeeland when its driver felt a bump from behind at about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.
(AP) — One man was the beloved owner of a Louisville barbecue restaurant who made sure to provide free meals to officers. Another was a man known as "Mr. Indianapolis," a former star football player. Yet another was a federal officer working security during a protest.
Similar to restaurant owners in northern Michigan who have been able to open their doors to customers, with some social-distancing measures in place, local restaurants may soon be able to expand their dining areas outdoors.
Michigan's governor lifted the stay-home order on a day when a relatively few number of deaths and new confirmed cases related to COVID-19 were reported.
LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted Michigan's coronavirus stay-at-home order Monday, letting restaurants reopen to dine-in customers next week and immediately easing limits on gatherings while keeping social-distancing rules intact.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday derided the nation's governors as "weak" and demanded tougher crackdowns on protesters in the aftermath of another night of violent protests in dozens of American cities.
LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hinted recently that she will soon reopen more regions of Michigan, expressing optimism as long as the rate of new coronavirus cases continues downward and testing increases.
GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids city leaders held a press conference Sunday afternoon recapping the events from Saturday night and their plan to keep the city safe in coming days.
DALLAS — Wylie (Texas) Mayor Eric Hogue says he believes women can do “anything and everything” – so long as they don’t lead public displays of religion.
The relationship between faith and science has faced its share of strain during the coronavirus pandemic — but for some scientists leading the nation’s response, the two have worked in concert.
For the first time in two months, there was clapping, singing and fellowship inside Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff, Kentucky, as members of the congregation returned to the sanctuary for Sunday morning services.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Governors in several states called in National Guard troops as protests over repeated police killings of black men grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, where police fired rubber bullets to scatter crowds and at least one police car burned.
FRUITPORT TWP. — While most schools across Michigan are playing a wait-and-see game in regards to graduation, Fruitport Calvary Christian held its ceremony as planned Friday night.
Fruitport Calvary Christian's seniors gathered Friday night for their graduation. The ceremony is normally held indoors, but due to COVID-19 concerns, this year's event took place on the lawn in front of the school.
The catastrophic flooding that swept across Central Michigan last week has had myriad effects on the Midland and surrounding communities. The area’s historical structures were not immune, with a pair of museums flooding, causing irreparable damage to a portion of the artifacts housed there.
Ottawa County has 842 confirmed cases, as of Friday, with 7.5 percent still hospitalized and 318 considered recovered. That's six more cases than what was reported Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday.
PHILADELPHIA — Jennifer Merves Robbins never really considered herself an anxious person. She even — for the most part — didn’t find it too stressful to shelter-in-place when she started working from home, helping her two kids transition to online school, and cooking dinner every night. She …
The Board of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation recently approved a $1.5 million investment in Michigan Community Capital (MCC) to develop workforce housing in Northwest Ottawa County.
Today: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8 a.m. Cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 65. Light west-northwest wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
HOLLAND — The Holland salon owner who has opened her business, violating state orders requiring closure of nonessential businesses, is being charged with a misdemeanor.
LANSING (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State branch offices will reopen Monday by appointment only for essential transactions not available online, it was announced Thursday.
LOS ANGELES — Some businesses are in the process of reopening. But many people working from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic may face several additional months of hunching over their laptops at their kitchen tables before heading back into the office.