Bath Safe Routes to School Program seeks new sidewalks 

Bath Township has many stretches of road without sidewalks, which means kids who walk or bike to school travel on road shoulders that are often less than a foot wide — or in mud and snow next to the road. Traffic can reach up to 45 mph in some of these areas, and during dark winter mornings, walking to school can become dangerous.  

Long-time resident Chris Hagerman recalls “maybe a couple” new sidewalks added to Bath Township during the several decades he’s lived there. He thinks that to ensure pedestrian safety, there should be a lot more.

Controversy shrouds Bath Board of Trustees following charges against supervisor

The Bath Charter Township Board of Trustees has come under public scrutiny due to the handling of charges filed against Board Supervisor Marie Howe. During the board meeting on March 20, multiple residents spoke out against what they described as “disrespectful and inappropriate” behavior.

On Feb. 8, the State of Michigan charged Howe with assault and battery. Records from the 65A District Court reveal that the alleged offense occurred Aug. 25, 2022. The reported victim is Deputy Clerk April Dunham. 

DeWitt sets weekend of Aug. 18 for 77th annual ox roast  

Chief of Police Bruce Ferguson discusses crisis intervention training with the DeWitt City Council. The DeWitt City Council met March 13 to discuss the annual ox roast festival and grants for improvements to McGuire Park and the sewer system. The council passed four items at the meeting. Approval of ox roast applications

Council discussed the DeWitt Memorial Association’s application for the 77th annual ox roast. The association also requested road closures and consumption of alcohol in designated locations. 

The event is scheduled for the weekend of Aug.