Rewind: News highlights from the last 7 days


McLaren Greater Lansing announced Tuesday it will construct a $40 million ambulatory care campus in Grand Ledge. The 33,680-square-foot facility, on Saginaw Highway west of Nixon Road, will include a freestanding emergency department and medical office building. It will offer diagnostic imaging and lab services, family medicine, and various specialty services. Construction will begin this summer with a fall 2025 opening anticipated.

Former state Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. announced Tuesday that he had filed the required 2,000 signatures with the Secretary of State’s Office to qualify as a candidate for the 7th Congressional District nomination in the August Democratic primary. Hertel is seeking to replace U.S Rep. Elissa Slotkin, who is running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate. Former state Sen. Tom Barrett of Charlotte is expected to be the GOP nominee.

James Herbert, who co-founded Neogen Corp. in Lansing, died Saturday at 83. He and his wife, Judi, came to Lansing in 1982, where he helped launch the biotech company. The couple, along with James and Susan Herman, also donated $2.5 million to help open Sparrow’s Herbert-Herman Cancer Center. He also donated $5 million to the Sparrow Foundation and sat on the hospital’s board of directors until his death. Herbert’s alma mater, the University of Tennessee, announced his death Monday.

The Lansing Board of Education announced Monday it named Joshua Crim and Daniel Nowiski to fill the seats held by Dr. Farhan Bhatti and Missy Lilje. Crim is a project engineer for GE Progressive, a contractor company providing services to DTE Energy, while Nowiski is the Michigan Mission Center president for Community of Christ. Seventeen applicants were considered to complete the nine-member board.

The TAS Asset Holdings marijuana business in Lansing, known the Noble Road Co., has lost its medical and adult-use licenses due to mixing legal and illicit products for the retail market. The Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency announced Thursday it signed a consent order and stipulation with the company. TAS has been closed since February 2023, when the CRA issued complaints and suspensions of its medical and adult-use licenses. Video surveillance footage showed TAS employees bringing additional unregulated product into the business from their vehicles, CRA said.

Retired Catholic priest David Bruce Rosenberg was sentenced to four to 20 years in prison Monday for embezzling up to $830,000 from other retired priests at the Diocese of Lansing’s St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt. He was convicted on eight felony counts, including three counts of embezzlement from a vulnerable adult, following a February jury trial. The crime took place between 2018 and ‘20, while he was the center’s director. The money went to FaithFirst, a charitable foundation previously known as the Rosenberg Family Corp.

Schuler Books announced Monday that it will move its Meridian Mall store in Okemos into the mall’s former Bed Bath and Beyond location. The move will allow the company to expand its  and cafe and create a nevent space, similar to its Grand Rapids store. Construction and the move itself is expected to be completed this year.

Peckham Inc., a Lansing nonprofit, announced Tuesday it will use a $150,000 grant to make sure nearly 200 local veterans don’t wind up homeless. The grant funds will be used to help veterans pay rent and utility bills and make down payments, said Veteran Services Specialist Matthew Urhammer, as well as providing resources like financial classes, debt management and consulting. Peckham is one of 13 organizations that received $150,000 grants from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

The cty of East Lansing has posted a 46-page investigative report on its website that contradicts a statement in November that claimed an inquiry into widespread misconduct was without merit. The inquiry concerned an anonymous complaint that former Mayor Ron Bacon, Council members and city staff engaged in unethical behavior and City Charter violations. The city had cited attorney-client privilege in not releasing the report. The report also identified a charter violation by officials for meddling in the city’s Public Art Gallery management.

Public Safety:

Lansing firefighters responded Tuesday to a house fire on Chickory Lane near Cavanaugh and Aurelius roads. No injuries were reported. … On the Spot Engraving on Cedar Street in Lansing, was heavily damaged by a fire Saturday night. The building was unoccupied. … Dane Garfield Kemp, 54, was charged Saturday in a Lansing stabbing on Pleasant View Avenue that hospitalized a 45-year-old woman. … Units from Mason, Leslie and Onondaga extinguished a house fire Monday in Vevay Township on Barnes Road between Mason and Leslie. No one was injured.



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