July 23, 2014
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We haven't had many at all, this summer, but today marks an Ozone Action Day, as declared by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.  Monday was the first and today is the second Ozone Action Day.  SEMCOG says that means plenty of sunshine, warmer temperatures and increased humidity, with it causing potential health problems for those with respiratory diseases like
 
It's a big blast of summer this week, at the Goodells County Park with the annual St. Clair County 4-H and Youth Fair.  The event features animal auctions, carnival rides and lots of other attractions, with local resident Don Walker telling us he became involved with the fair through his kids, who are participants in the poultry competitions. Other events happening at the fair
 
The United Way of St. Clair County will be saying goodbye soon to Executive Director Lonnie Stevens.  She's announced her retirement is to be effective August 1st, with her telling us that while this will mark the second time she's left the organization, this one is for retirement….she had left earlier for another job opportunity. Stevens has served the local United
 
Since the launch of the first Kids Count Data book 25 years ago, Michigan has improved in child and teen death rate and teen pregnancies, but continues to struggle in overall child well being, ranking 32 in the nation. Gilda Jacobs of the Michigan League for Public Policy, a Kids Count partner, says Michigan's overall ranking puts it in the bottom half of the country, and it is not
Propery now owned by Casey's Pizza adjacent to the Huron Avenue eatery's parking lot taken down Monday.  The building, at Michigan and Beers served as a law office for many years.
Dancers enjoying Big Pappa and The Machine

The Southside Jazz Festival another success Sunday afternoon as several groups provided a variety of music.  The well attended event featured several public information booths and a number of local eateries to mark the 28th year of the Lincoln Park event.

Dale Markel was working on a water main break Sunday when he suffered an apparent medical emergency that apparently claimed his life. Mayor Raymond Skotarczyk asked citizens to keep Dale’s family in their prayers. He described Markel as a hard-working dedicated employee.  The incident happened about 6:45 p.m. according to a press release issued by the city.
 
 

Gas prices have dropped for the third week in a row, AAA Michigan reports.  The auto club says Michigan’s current statewide average is $3.63 per gallon, about 3 cents less than last week and about 21 cents lower than this same time last year. Average prices were as low as $3.57a gallon and as high as $3.72 in the latest survey.
 
 

The Michigan Department of Transportation says work is to be done the last couple weeks of July and through the month of August with closures along portions of I-94 and I-69, with the closures needed for bridge work.  Officials say drivers should expect overnight closures, with other limited, short-duration closures occurring at various times of the day as well. Portable message signs will

The St. Clair County Road Commission now says July 28th is the date for a full closure of Fred Moore Highway and Allington Road between St Clair Hwy and Trumble Rd northeast of Adair. The closing will be until August 11th as part of major resurfacing and other work on the roadway.
 
 
Phil Coke walked two of the three hitters he pitched to and they both came around to score in the bottom of the eighth, as the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Detroit tigers 5-4 on Tuesday night in Phoenix.  Torii Hunter had given the Tigers the lead in the top of the inning with a two run single, but the Detroit bullpen gave the runs right back.  The Tigers and D-Backs wrap up
Miguel cabrera singled in the go ahead run in the seventh inning as the Detroit Tigers beat the Arizona DiamondBacks 4-3 in Phoenix on Monday night.  Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson hit home runs for the Tigers, who have won two in a row.  Game two of the inter-league series is Tuesday night.
Torii Hunter hit a two run home run and Drew Smyly pitched seven strong innings, as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians on Sunday 5-1 to avoid being swept in a four game series.  Smyly allowed just one run and four hits, while striking out six to earn the win.  The Tigers play in Arizona on Monday night to open a seven game road trip out west.
Carlos Santana hit a three run double in the ninth to break open a 2-2 game and lead the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 win on Saturday night, and a sweep in a double header.  Chris Dickerson hit two solo home runs for the Tribe, while Austin Jackson drove in both runs for the Tigers.  The final game of a four game series is Sunday in Detroit.  The Tigers have lost four in a row.
Cory Kluber came with in one out of a complete game, as the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 in the opening game of a day/night double header Saturday at Comerica Park.  Miguel Cabrera had three hits in the loss for the Tigers.
Down 3-0 after six innings, the Cleveland Indians exploded for seven runs in the seventh inning, on their way to a 9-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.  The teams will play a day/night double header on Saturday as part of a four game series.
Max Scherzer picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief last night in the All Star Game, as the American League beat the National League 5-3 in Minnesota.  Miguel Cabrera hit a two run home in the first inning of the game.  The Tigers return to play on Friday against Cleveland.
The 90th Mackinac Race ended on Monday night with the pickel boat, Home Brewed crossing the finish line at 10:31.  The yacht is co-owned by Robert Henderson III of Armada.  In re-cap, Windquest was first to finish in 27:46:59 arriving around 5:30 Sunday evening.  The Overall Cove Island winner was Natalie J, while the Division V winner on the Cove Island course was Lucky
Sources close to the Detroit Pistons say the team has agreed to terms with free agents Caron Butler and DJ Augustin.  Butler, a forward, will get a one year deal with a team option for a second year, at $9 million.  Augustin, a guard, will get a two year deal worth $6 million.
Light air near the finish line is hampering the progress of the final boats left sailing the 90th Mackinac Race.  As of 7:30 Monday evening only four yachts were left, with two of those less than a mile from finishing.  The two boats battling it out for Pickel Boat honors are Sea Wise (6.5 miles from the line) and Home Brewed (9.7 miles from the line).  Neither boat is making much
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