Meridian Township

From Michigan’s outdoor and historic attractions to tasting the foods of farmers, today’s show is dedicated to exploring summer adventures here in the Great Lakes State. 

Public to Meet Meridian Police Chief Candidates

Jun 20, 2018
Meridian Township Police patch
Courtesy image / Meridian Township Police Department

The Meridian Township Police Chief semi- finalists will all attend a public meet-and-greet today.

Meridian Police Chief David Hall, township Manager Frank Walsh, and Brianne Randall-Gay photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

A Lansing area police department that says it mishandled a complaint against Larry Nassar has reviewed 17 years of sexual assault complaints. Nassar is the former sports doctor who will spend decades in prison for sexually assaulting his patients.


Ronald Styka
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

WKAR's Scott Pohl talked with Meridian Township Supervisor Ronald Styka about several issues during the April 16 "Mondays with the Mayor" segment. 


Brianne Randall-Gay
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Later this month, one of the survivors of sexual abuse by disgraced doctor Larry Nassar will return to mid-Michigan. She will help the same community where here complaints about Nassar were initially not believed. WKAR’s Reginald Hardwick talked with her about the past and the future.


Brianne Randall-Gay
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

A woman whose complaint about sports doctor Larry Nassar was dismissed by police in Michigan's Meridian Township has been hired by the same community to train people about sexual misconduct.


Current Sports | February 1, 2018

Feb 1, 2018
Tom Izzo photo
WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University; Tom Izzo; Larry Nassar; Meridian Township Press Conference; Michigan State Basketball

Brianne Randall-Gay
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

The Meridian Township police department missed an opportunity to pursue criminal charges in 2004 against Larry Nassar and will publicly apologize to the victim who accused the doctor of molesting her during treatment for an abnormal spine, an official said Wednesday.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

Meredian Township Manager Frank Walsh talked with Brooke Allen for our "Mondays with the Mayor" segment.  He talked about families, nature trails and the township's 75th anniversary celebration. 


East Lansing voters photo
WKAR File Photo

Only a small fraction of registered voters voted in yesterday’s primary elections, either by going to the polls or voting absentee.

 

 

Jamie Paisley

This Friday, the Meridian Community Band will play a concert of All-American composers. One of those composers, will be playing in the percussion section, after he’s finished going to High School in DeWitt. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley got to meet a remarkable 16 year old yesterday: Ancel Neeley, but everybody calls him 'Fitz.'


Jane Rose and historic church
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Meridian Historical Village's Jane Rose speaks with Kevin Lavery about the New Year's Eve kick-off of the township's 175th anniversary year.

Roller coasters by the lake. Summer homes and resort hotels on the shore. If you’re picturing Cedar Point in Ohio, guess again. This was Haslett, Michigan more than 100 years ago. Current State examines the early days of Meridian Township with Jane Rose, executive director of the Meridian Historical Village and author of "Meridian Township."


Kevin Lavery/WKAR

Millions of people around the world are wild about a sport many native-born Americans have never played. Cricket is second only to soccer in global popularity. There are several adult cricket leagues in the Lansing area, and it’s not uncommon to see an evening game in progress at a local school playground, but this summer, officials in Okemos will offer the sport to young children for the first time.

Kevin Lavery/WKAR

If you live, work or just drive through Meridian Township, you’ve probably noticed the large metal sculpture in the roundabout at Marsh and Hamilton Roads. The work, entitled “Meridius Prime,” is a 14-foot tall piece commemorating the Michigan Meridian, the north-south baseline by which the state was surveyed in the 19th century. The sculpture is part of a plan to install public art that relays a community’s “sense of place.”  The artwork is a project of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership.

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