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Saturday is for Seminars: Coast to Coast, from Rhode Island to California (plus Boston, Orlando, Grand Rapids)

I'll be speaking in a number of places across the U.S. the next couple of weeks. One of the privileges I have working at LifeWay Research is the opportunity to travel and speak to a variety of denominations about a variety of topics....Show More Summary

Black Law Enforcers Take a NOBLE Stand Against the War on Cannabis

The Grand Rapids Press and MLive Media reported Tuesday on the annual meeting of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) where conferees leveled a unified and scathing critique of the national ‘war on cannabis’...Show More Summary

!2-Year-Old Shot In The Face Accidentally By 14-Year-Old Brother While Playing With A Gun

A 12-year-old boy in  Grand Rapids, Michigan, is recovering after getting shot in the face in his home on Saturday morning at around 1:00 a.m.  Officers were initially dispatched to the home for a reported drive-by shooting with a 12-year-old victim, but after investigating the incident, police determined the shooting was falsely reported by the [...]

Grand Central: Labor Market Converging More Rapidly Than Expected Toward Fed’s Objectives

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Jon Hilsenrath writes about how an improving job market may affect the Fed's interest rate plans.

GVSU researchers find moral beliefs barrier to HPV vaccine

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A survey of first-year Grand Valley State University students showed the biggest barrier to receiving a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was moral or religious beliefs, or a perceived promotion of sexual behavior, according to graduate physician assistant researchers. read more

Fund Drive Started For Christian Radio Host Family After Child Sex Allegations

A fund drive started for former Christian Radio host John Balyo’s wife Bethany has a $50,000 goal after Balyo was arraigned June 23 for child sex allegations. Balyo was a host at WCSG in Grand Rapids, MI, a station affiliated with Cornerstone University. As of June 27, $10,706 was already donated at Donors include

Founders Brewing Introduces Dark Penance, An Imperial Black IPA

(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) – Founders Brewing Co. announced today that it will introduce Dark Penance, an Imperial Black IPA, as a spe… The post Founders Brewing Introduces Dark Penance, An Imperial Black IPA appeared first on

Prosecutor Says Christian Radio Host Admitted To Sexually Assaulting Children

John Balyo, a Christian radio host in Grand Rapids, MI, was arrested for paying a man to arrange sexual trysts with children as young as 11 (h/t Mediaite). [Calhoun County Prosecutor David] Gilbert said Balyo allegedly admitted to “some” of the allegations, which police said involve a single incident that occurred in Battle Creek in [...]

Grand Rapids Couple Expecting First Child, Sources Confirm "Boy or Girl" Due in December

It will be an especially merry Christmas for Matthew Richenthal and Katherine Sage this year, very reliable sources confirm to THG exclusively, as the East Grand Rapids couple is expecting its first child. The baby, whose gender will be discovered via Ultrasound in a few weeks, will be the first of its kind for Mr. Show More Summary

Meteorologist Laura Velasquez Joining KDVR

Meteorologist Laura Velasquez is leaving WOOD in Grand Rapids to join KDVR in Denver, reports: “I’ve loved my time at WOOD TV,” she said. “They believed in my talent and passion right from the start and gave me the platform...Show More Summary

Christian Radio Host Allegedly Admits to Sexually Assaulting Children

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

A week ago, John Balyo, a Christian radio host based out of Grand Rapids, Mich., was arrested on extremely serious charges of child sex abuse -- namely, that he'd paid a man to arrange sexual encounters with children as young as 11 years old.

Serena Williams' Grand Slam Window Rapidly Closing After 2014 Wimbledon Upset

LONDON — She has to face reality now, which for a champion is more difficult than facing an opponent. She has to give herself the answers to questions every aging athlete gets asked and deep down asks herself. Serena Williams has toShow More Summary

On the Move, 6/27/14

Josh Sidorowicz has joined WXMI in Grand Rapids, Mich., as a reporter. Sidorowicz previously worked as a video journalist and fill-in anchor for WILX in Lansing, Mich. To report a move, send an email to with the subject line “On the Move.” New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

John Balyo, Christian Radio Host To Be Arraigned Monday On Child Sex Charges

John Balyo, the former radio host on Christian radio station WCSG-FM in Grand Rapids, Michigan will be arraigned Monday afternoon on first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Balyo, 35, was arrested Friday morning at a Christian music festival near Gaylord. He is accused of paying 41-year-old Ronald Lee Moser to arrange sexual encounters with children. Moser was

Popular Married Christian DJ John Balyo Fired After Arrest at Big Ticket Festival for Child Sex Crimes

Popular Christian DJ John Balyo, 35, of Grand Rapid's Family Christian Radio station WCSG, was fired from his job Friday after he was arrested and charged with having sex with young children.

Founders Mosaic Promise Benefits ArtPrize

(GRAND RAPIDS, MI) – Founders Brewing Co. announced today that it will introduce Mosaic Promise, an ale brewed with a single ma… The post Founders Mosaic Promise Benefits ArtPrize appeared first on

Grand Rapids Anchor Back On-Air After Being Severly Burned by Campfire

Michele DeSelms anchor for Grand Rapids FOX affiliate WXMI, is back on the air after suffering second and third degree burns over the Memorial Day weekend. She told The Grand Rapids Press she got up from her chair near a campfire and "stepped onto a red-hot grate that had just been removed from atop the firepit. Show More Summary

Grand Trunk Railway: 1900

Circa 1900. "Niagara Falls, New York. Whirlpool Rapids (Grand Trunk Railway) Bridge with Michigan Central Cantilever Bridge in background." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Spectrum Health among first to implant neurostimulator for epilepsy

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 11, 2013 – Spectrum Health is the first health system in Michigan and among the first in the nation to successfully implant a recently FDA-approved device that uses electric stimulation of the brain to treat adult epilepsy patients whose seizures have not responded to medication. read more

Founders All Day IPA: Defining Session Ale

Grand Rapids, MI – Founders Brewing Co. Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki explains the conception of All Day IPA, what a Founders s… The post Founders All Day IPA: Defining Session Ale appeared first on

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