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New Business, New Jobs, coming to the Cascade, MI area

New Business, New Jobs, coming to the Cascade, MI area

A popular metro Detroit Restaurant known for its’ Coney dogs and Greek specialties is expanding to West Michigan. Get ready for some of the best Hot Dogs around; Leo’s Coney Island is coming to Cascade, MI. The news store is to be located at 6080  28th St. SE, formerly the Family Video storefront.

This is a great opportunity for a job in a fun atmosphere. Leo’s is looking for managers, line cooks, prep cooks, dishwashers, bussers, servers and cashiers. These positions offer flexible schedules, no late nights, competitive pay and opportunities for advancement. Resumes may be sent to LeosConeyIslandGR@gmail.com

“Grand Rapids has one of the best economies in Michigan and across the nation,” said Bill Krall, owner/operator of Leo’s Coney Island. “Not only did we see this as an opportunity to tap into a booming market but also the chance to give a new community a dining option it currently doesn’t have.”

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Ground broken on project to transform Ada

ADA, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Ada community has taken a major step to make its master plan a reality. Wednesday afternoon, the village broke ground on an ambitious project that, once done, will introduce a whole new Ada.

Following nearly a decade of planning, construction is kicking off on the first phase of a large-scale initiative that will transform the area. The development is set to add dozens of new retail, restaurant, and residential spaces to the village, as well as provide widespread access to the Thornapple River via a large riverfront park and amphitheater.

"I really never dreamed that would happen," said township supervisor George Haga. "I've been township supervisor for a long time, and to get a interfaced with a major partner to do this and invest in the community -- this is really exciting, not just for me but for the entire community."

Midwest Wheelchair Tennis Championships in G.R.

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Some of the best tennis players in the world are in Grand Rapids this weekend. The Midwest Wheelchair Tennis Championships are taking place at MVP Athletic Club on Crahen Avenue.

This is the largest USTA wheelchair event in the Midwest, including several players trying to qualify for the Olympics next year. Teams are from as close by as Mary Free Bed in Grand Rapids and from as far away as Australia and Japan.

"We have almost 80 athletes from all over the world," said tournament director, Erin Fouty. "It's very important for them not only from an athletic standpoint to stay active and healthy, but also it's a great community to be a part of."

The tournament wraps up Sunday, with the finals going from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

United flight makes emergency landing at Ford Airport

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A United Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing Wednesday morning at Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

The flight was heading to Traverse City from Denver. Airport officials say the pilot reported some sort of wing flap issue.

The plane landed safely around 2:15 a.m. No one was hurt.

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Independence Day message from your American Legion Clubs

Independence Day message from your American Legion Clubs

Happy Independence Day


This message is from your local American Legion Clubs all over our Nation:


We, as Americans, are blessed to live in the “Home of the Brave.” Join us this Independence Day in celebrating the freedoms we hold so dear, while thanking the brave men and women who fought at home and abroad, and their families who sacrificed along with them, to allow us this privilege.

On Independence Day and every day, display your American flag prominently and your American Legion Auxiliary membership proudly to spread your passion and dedication to our nation’s veterans and to the best and largest women’s patriotic service organization in the world!

May God bless America and each one of you. Happy Independence Day!

Ford airport gun charges dropped against two men

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Misdemeanor charges were dismissed this week against two men who had handguns in their carry-on luggage while passing through security screening at Gerald R. Ford International Airport this spring.

The men, arrested in separate incidents, were charged with bringing a weapon into a sterile area of the airport. The offense is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Investigators determined that in both cases, the men had no criminal intent, Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth said Thursday.

"It's usually someone in a hurry, pressed for time,'' Forsyth said. "They're as surprised as the screeners.''

Airport police on April 20 arrested 51-year-old James Brian Osterhaven after the Caledonia man passed through a security checkpoint with a loaded 9mm handgun in his backpack.

Record attendance at Meijer Gardens with Japanese garden debut

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Frederik Meijer Gardens had record attendance in June following the debut of its new Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden.

More than 80,000 guests visited Meijer Gardens in June, 25 percent higher than any other June on record, including 2010 figures during the Dale Chihuly exhibition and the 2004 opening of the Lena Meijer Children's Garden.