Man in critical condition after being hit by two cars while walking in roadway, police say
MONROE COUNTY, MI – A Temperance man is in critical condition after being hit by one car then another while he was walking in the middle of the roadway Thursday night, police say. The initial investigation showed the man was walking north with traffic in the middle of the roadway when he was struck by a white Volkswagen Passat driven by a 33-year-old Monroe man, police said. The driver immediately stopped his vehicle moments before another vehicle, a brown Ford Escape driven by a 71-year-old Monroe man, hit the man now lying in the roadway, police said. Anyone who witnessed the crash of has information is asked to contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 734-240-7557. The Monroe Township Fire Department, Monroe Community Ambulance and the Michigan State DNR Conservation Department assisted at the scene.mlive.com
Clements serving as vice of rules panel at state House
State Rep. TC Clements, R-Temperance, was appointed to serve as vice chair of the Rules and Competitiveness Committee for the 2021-22 legislative session. State Rep. TC Clements, R-Temperance, was appointed Friday by House Speaker Jason Wentworth to serve as vice chair of the Rules and Competitiveness Committee for the 2021-22 legislative session. The panel is responsible for deliberating on key legislation that ensures Michigan remains economically competitive. Clements said he was honored to serve on the committee. Clements encourages local residents to share their voices with him by calling his Lansing office at 517-373-2617 or emailing TCClements@House.MI.govmonroenews.com
Bedford Lions hold weekly food distribution
It was member Denzil Bell who suggested the Lions start a Free Food Distribution program. Distribution occurs every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in front of the Lion’s Den Thrift Shop, located at 9100 Lewis Ave, Temperance. “There’s usually a line-up,” said Bedford Lions Publicity Chair and Trustee Laurie Althaus. “In the beginning we had one of the Lions, John Cioroch, he was a 50-year member who just passed away a couple months ago,” Althaus said. Pictures from the distributions that are posted regularly on the Bedford Lions Facebook page show the volunteers goofing around as they prepare and distribute the food.monroenews.com
Family Video hitting the eject button
Family Video, which has several stores throughout the Toledo area and one located in Temperance, has announced its intent to close its more than 250 locations across the country. A national video rental chain with stores in the region is set to hit the eject button. In a news release distributed Tuesday, Family Video, which has several stores throughout the Toledo area and one located in Temperance, announced its intent to close its more than 250 locations across the country. The store is open daily from noon to 8 p.m.Movies, video games, store fixtures and CBD products are among the items up for sale, according to the company. The rise of digital consumption and services such as Red Box have replaced traditional rental stores, though some, like Family Video, continued to operate.monroenews.com
Top story No. 8. Monroe County man brutally murders woman
The following was voted by The Monroe News staff as among the Top 10 local, non-COVID-19 news stories of the year. Monroe County saw one of its most gruesome murders after a Temperance man was believed to have brutally murdered and decapitated a 79-year-old grandmother. Upon their arrival, officers from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office discovered he victim’s decapitated body in the home’s living room, reportedly surrounded by shredded family photographs. McBride is scheduled for a pretrial hearing Friday before Monroe County 38th Circuit Court Chief Judge Michael A. Weipert. ***Click here to find the complete list of Monroe County's top 10 stories of the year.monroenews.com
BridgePoint Church to have grand opening Sunday
He was standing inside the church’s brand new worship center on Lewis Ave. in Temperance, overseeing a pair of soft opening services leading up to the official grand opening of the building this Sunday. Contractors only turned the keys over to the church staff for temporary occupancy a couple of days before the soft opening services. I can honestly say nothing surprised us...”Sunday’s grand opening services will take place at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Killinen said his personal favorite spot in the new church is the auditorium, where he can imagine the many services to come. As he was leading the soft opening services, Killinen thought about the hardships his congregation has endured over the last few years.monroenews.com
Clements sworn-in at Capital
TC Clements will start his term in the Michigan House of Representatives on Jan. 1. Representative-Elect TC Clements, R-Temperance, was sworn in on the house floor of the Capital in Lansing by House Clerk, Gary Randall, as he joins the 101st Legislature of the State of Michigan. Accompanied by his wife Jamie, and three children Trey, Callen and Kinsey, Clements took his oath of office where he will serve his neighbors of the 56th District. “I am humbled and honored to have been elected by my neighbors to serve as their voices in the People’s House,” said Clements. Clements will begin his duties officially on January 1, 2021.monroenews.com
Bedford pastor saying Masses again after fainting
Don LaCuesta, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church has recovered after fainting while celebrating Mass in church Sunday. Don LaCuesta, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Temperance, has recovered from fainting while celebrating the 9 a.m. Mass in church Sunday. Immediately, several women in the audience who have a medical background came to his aid and Bedford Township firefighters were called to the scene. “I actually passed out,” the 53-year-old pastor said Wednesday from his office. He was told later that someone led the congregation in saying the “Our Father” and then the congregation dispersed.monroenews.com
In-person programs at Smith Road Elementary closed due to confirmed cases of COVID-19
TEMPERANCE, Mich. – Smith Road Elementary is closing face-to-face instruction on Thursday through Nov. 4 due to cases of COVID-19 within the building. The district was notified of a positive COVID-19 case within the building on Wednesday and received confirmation of an additional case on Thursday. There are three positive cases within the building and a fourth individual tested positive who visited the building. The district received notification of a positive COVID-19 case within the building yesterday and immediately sent out a parent communication. READ: Michigan school districts face difficult decisions with COVID-19 cases on the rise
Retired fire chief, mother of 4 killed in multiple-car crash in Bedford Township
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A retired fire chief from Bedford Township and a mother of four from Lambertville died in a multiple-car crash on Wednesday afternoon. The man is in critical condition and his wife is in stable condition, police said. Her four children were transported to the hospital and listed in stable condition, officials said. The driver of the third vehicle, a 61-year-old man from Lambertville, was transported to the hospital and listed in stable condition. Officials say it is unknown if excessive speed, alcohol or intoxicating substances were a factor in the crash.
State lawmaker wants Monroe County to reopen amid COVID-19 pandemic
TEMPERANCE, Mich. Rich Kenny owns Forest View Recreation Bar & Grill in Temperance. But its struggling geographically because its closed due to coronavirus restrictions and customers can go a few miles to Ohio and find the competition open. Whitmer reopening businesses in parts of MichiganState Rep. Jason Sheppard is pushing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to look at Monroe County separately when considering what can reopen in the state. READ: Heres every Michigan county where bars, restaurants, retail will reopen this weekWatch the video above for the full report.
Officials say man beheaded 79-year-old step-grandmother in Bedford Township
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Officials said a 79-year-old woman found dead in a Bedford Township home Monday was beheaded by her step-grandson. The head of the victim was removed,” said Jahn Landis, the Monroe County Chief Assistant Prosecutor. Kenny McBride, 45, of Temperance, is charged with homicide -- open murder and dead body mutilation in connection with the murder. The suspect’s father was married to the daughter of the victim,” Landis said. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Monroe County deputies at 734-240-7530.
Temperance man charged with murdering Bedford Township woman, beheading her body
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Officials have charged a Temperance man with murdering a Bedford Township woman and then beheading her body. Kenny McBride, 45, of Temperance, was taken into custody in connection with the murder of Cecilia Gibson, 79, in Bedford Township, deputies said. Officers took the two family members to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for questioning. He is being held at the Monroe County Jail without bond. “When I leave the house, I’d sometimes see them going about their business.”Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Monroe County deputies at 734-240-7530.
Temperance woman seriously injured in crash with suspected drunken driver, police say
LASALLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A Temperance woman was seriously injured Thursday in a crash involving a suspected drunken driver on Telegraph Road in Monroe County, police said. The crash happened around 5:40 a.m. Thursday on Telegraph Road at the intersection of Stein Road in LaSalle Township, according to authorities. The 44-year-old Temperance woman was driving a silver Honda CRV north on Telegraph Road, police said. A man driving a red 2013 Ford C-Max west on Stein Road disregarded a stop sign and caused a crash with the CRV, according to officials. A third vehicle traveling south on Telegraph Road struck one of the vehicles in the roadway, police said.