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Ottawa County Releases Top Dog Names of 2016

Did you get a new pup last year? What did you decide for a name?

Ottawa County has released the top dog names for 2016-- see if your furry friend's name made the list!

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Solar Power Tariff Incentive Spurns Boom In Gainsville Solar Industry
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Volta Power Systems Expands in Holland

Volta Power Systems has announced they have secured a new facility in Holland to meet growing demand for their lithium ion batteries.

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Infected Hemlock Trees in West Michigan: How to Identify

Hemlock trees infected with hemlock woolly adelgid have been found in West Michigan in Park, Port Sheldon and Spring Lake townships in Ottawa County and in Norton Shores and Whitehall in Muskegon County.

Learn how to identify hemlock woolly adelgid and what to do if you find it.

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14-Year-Old Boy Connected to Robberies at a W. MI Gas Station

A 14-year-old boy, from Port Sheldon, has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count of breaking-and-entering, in Ottawa County...

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Active Shooter Situation Training Offered in Ottawa County Next Week

Next week West Michigan residents can learn about responding to active shooter situations from authorities in Ottawa County.

The class, Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events, is October 18, 6 to 8:30p.m. inside the Main Conference Room at the Ottawa County Fillmore Complex in West Olive. 

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West Michigan Economy Flat, Expected to Rebound

The West Michigan economy is currently flat, but should rebound through the summer, according to a Grand Valley State University economist.

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Teens Suspected in Ottawa County Church Vandalisms

Early Sunday morning, two churches in the Hudsonville area were vandalized.

WZZM-13 reports that after receiving tips from the public, three teenagers are being investigated: A 16-year old of Georgetown Township, a 15-year-old girl of Georgetown Township, and a 13-year-old. 

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Sanders Dominates, Trump Third in Kent and Ottawa Counties

Bernie Sanders pulled out a surprise, close victory over Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's primary vote in Michigan while Donald Trump earned a much easier win.

The results were different in West Michigan.

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Credit Card Skimmers Found in Ottawa County

Three credit card skimmers have been found at gas stations in Ottawa County.

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West Nile Virus in Ottawa County

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed Michigan's first human cases of West Nile virus for 2015. The virus has been found in people in Macomb, Monroe, and Ottawa counties.

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Hudsonville Fire Department and Ottawa County Sheriff Department Hosting Free Hot Dog Cookout

The City of Hudsonville’s Fire Department and the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department will host a free hot dog cookout with ice cream at the fire station at 3275 Central Blvd in Hudsonville on September 1 from 4:00PM - 7:00PM.

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Dan Lennon, president and CEO of Michigan Turkey Producers, Karen McCarthy of Consumers Energy; Ottawa County Commissioner Don Disselkoen; Laird; Brauer; Jennifer Owens, incubator board vice chairwoman; Merle Langeland, president of the Ottawa County Farm Bureau, and Larry Kooiker, president and owner of Agritek Industries, Inc.
Dan Lennon, president and CEO of Michigan Turkey Producers, Karen McCarthy of Consumers Energy; Ottawa County Commissioner Don Disselkoen; Laird; Brauer; Jennifer Owens, incubator board vice chairwoman; Merle Langeland, president of the Ottawa County Farm Bureau, and Larry Kooiker, president and owner of Agritek Industries, Inc.
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Consumers Energy Contributes $25,000 to Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator

A new statewide business incubator designed to spur agricultural innovation has received financial support from Consumers Energy.

Company representatives have presented a $25,000 contribution to officials with the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator at the Ottawa County administrative offices. The contribution will support new business development centered on commercializing ag-technology ideas and inventions.

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