By Nick Somoski
The suspect, who remains unidentified, was described by Lansing Township police as an African-American male, approximately 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds.
He was wearing dark blue jeans and a red-hooded sweatshirt, and his face was covered by a Freddy Krueger mask. He stole $104, the total amount in the cash register.
By: Darien Harris
Eastwood Towne Center is home to five of the most popular restaurants in Lansing Township.
By: Katy Barth
What was supposed to be a $300,000 “easy fix” of the Blue Ribbon Drain 14 years ago could become a $15.5 million dollar project for Lansing Township.
Construction is on hold as a court battle looms. The township has sued the county drain commissioner, asking that assessments be redistributed between those within the Groesbeck drainage district, which includes Lansing Township, Lansing and Ingham County.
“The scope of this drain got totally out of control,” said Kathy Rodgers, supervisor of Lansing Township.
By Micayla Cummings
Lansing Township and Lansing have discussed the pros and cons of consolidating their fire and ambulance services, but have not yet taken action due to the issue’s complexity.
A recent study, supported by the Michigan Municipal League and the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, looked at all of the fire departments in the region and collected data validating the observations they gathered when looking at financial operational response time.
According to the Lansing Township Fire Department call history, ambulance responses more than tripled the amount of fire calls between 2010 and 2012. This data found from the study serves as a financial model that shows why consolidation may be needed and brings all of the services together.
“You can’t do consolidation overnight,” said Trent Atkins, assistant fire chief for Lansing. “Consolidation takes time.”
By Katlyn Vuillemot and Nolly Dakroury
LANSING TOWNSHIP – The Waverly Community School District is cutting programs and hoping for the help of bonds to address a $1.5 million deficit.
Declining enrollment and state funding are the main reasons for the increasing deficit, said Evan Nuffer, the districts director of finance.
The struggling economy is another reason, said Eldon McGraw, the school system’s communication director. Enrollment declines as families move out of the district. Birth rates are lower and parents have the school of choice option, which allows the enrollment of nonresident students as members without having to get the approval of their district of residence.
Editor’s note: For a timeline detailing the history of the property at 2400 W. St. Joseph St., click here.
By Eric Stiem
Lansing- After being abandoned more than five years ago, a local brownfield property will become a center for business again.
“There are two tenants that have been identified,” said Lansing Township senior planner Matt Brinkley, “I would say that they are certainties.”
The new businesses, which Brinkley declined to mention, are expected to bring in 200 jobs, Brinkley said.
By: Jane Ma
The Capital Region International Airport has seen an upswing in passenger traffic in the past few years after previous years of continual decline.
The airport hit its peak in passenger traffic with more than 700,000 passengers in 1998 and again in 1999.” Factors that contributed to the increased traffic include the booming national economy and more airlines serving the airport then than there are today, said Robert Selig, the airport’s president and chief executive officer.