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COA looks at former hotel

The St. Joseph County Commission On Aging is eyeing a long-vacant hotel for not only its new headquarters, but senior housing as well. COA executive director Tim Stoll confirmed he is reviewing options and projected expenses related to converting Three Rivers Inn to suit the agency’s needs. Stoll, however, said the process is in its infancy and he plans to …

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Colon woman dies in crash

A 60-year-old Colon-area woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash about 4 p.m. Thursday on M-66 near Marvin Road in Colon Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies said all three vehicles were northbound on M-66, approaching a construction zone. The first and second vehicles were slowing when the middle vehicle was struck by the third vehicle, which had not slowed, …

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Mower stolen in Fabius Township

A John Deere riding mower and other items were stolen within the past week from a residence in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s department investigators said deputies were called to the 10000 block of Hoffman Road this week. Sometime between May 11 and 14, suspects forced entry into the garage of a vacant residence and stole a riding mower, air-conditioning unit and …

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County commission agrees to funding for economic development agency

St. Joseph County’s board of commissioners pledged $140,000 to Southwest Michigan First, more than four months after the agency’s contract with the county expired. Tuesday’s funding agreement ends a lengthy impasse during which county officials not only debated the merits of the economic-development benefits from Southwest Michigan First, but also at a time when they began intensifying their scrutiny on …

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Multiple injuries in Lockport crash

Three people were injured in a one-car crash around noon Monday in Lockport Township. St. Joseph County sheriff ’s deputies said a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed was heading southwest in the 20000 block of Centreville-Constantine Road, when the car went off the road, re-entered the roadway, then began to spin out of control. The vehicle crossed …

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ATV stolen in Sturgis

An all-terrain vehicle was stolen this week from a location in Sturgis Township. Sheriff’s department officials said the four-wheeler was taken between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday from a residence near the intersection of Haven Street and White School Road. The Honda TRX-125 is red and has a broken front-right fender covered by a gray sticker.

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