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A Chinese furniture component manufacturer is expanding its U.S. presence into Cedar Springs. J-Star Motion Corporation, maker of office furniture industry linear motion and lifting systems, is investing $4.9 million into a new manufacturing facility at an existing site at 500 West Street in Cedar Springs.

Securing J-Star’s expansion into West Michigan was engineered by regional nonprofit economic development organization, The Right, with help from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

3 sentenced in Grand Rapids war memorial thefts

Feb 8, 2017

Three people have been sentenced for stealing parts of a war memorial honoring a fallen soldier from Cedar Springs. Kent County Circuit Court Judge Paul Sullivan sentenced 17-year-old David Sommerville and 28-year-old Justin Rossman on Tuesday to 240 days in jail and 30 months of probation. The two must also pay $500 each in restitution.

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A motorist who was driving without a valid license has been sentenced to a year in jail in connection with a crash that killed a 4-year-old western Michigan boy.

WOOD-TV reports 70-year-old Susan Rieckman learned her punishment Thursday. She earlier pleaded guilty to driving with a license suspended, revoked or denied causing death in the crash that killed Talos Bills.

The Cedar Springs woman says she's sorry for the family's loss.

A judge also gave Rieckman five years of probation and 150 hours of community service.

A motorist who was driving without a valid license has pleaded guilty in connection with a crash that killed a 4-year-old western Michigan boy.

The Grand Rapids Press reports 70-year-old Susan Rieckman entered the plea Thursday to driving with a license suspended, revoked or denied causing death in the crash that killed Talos Bills.

The Cedar Springs woman had said she didn't see him.

Records say prosecutors are recommending capping Rieckman's sentence at a year in jail and five years of probation.

A sentencing date wasn't set.

Motorist charged in traffic accident that killed boy, 4

Oct 22, 2015

A motorist has been charged in connection with a crash that killed a 4-year-old western Michigan boy.

The Grand Rapids Press reports Thursday that 69-year-old Susan Rieckman faces an Oct. 30 arraignment on one count of operating a motor vehicle while license suspended causing death.

The charge was authorized Wednesday against Rieckman, of Cedar Springs, north of Grand Rapids.

Talos Bills was struck by a pickup truck Sept. 14 while crossing a road on his scooter in downtown Greenville, northeast of Grand Rapids.