Huron Township police conduct school bus route patrols on Wednesday

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Published Jan. 22, 2020

Huron Township police conducted a special patrol of Huron School District bus routes on Wednesday that aimed to enforce stopped school bus laws.

The operation was organized by the Traffic Services Unit, which included several plain clothes officers on multiple buses, several unmarked police vehicles, following multiple buses, and fully marked patrol vehicles assigned to initiate traffic stops on offenders.

High school, middle school, and elementary bus routes were targeted and enforced.

No drivers were cited during Wednesday’s operation.

In December, one driver was ticketed during a similar operation by police.

In October, three drivers were ticketed during a patrol of school bus routes that month.

“Below are some tips for parents that we hope will be helpful,” said Everette Robbins, director of public safety.

● Parents and kids should wait for the bus to come to a complete stop and for the red lights to be engaged before approaching the bus. Many drivers were observed to stop for the yellow lights, but not all. Many kids began to cross the street while the yellow yield lights were flashing, which could cause them to get struck by a vehicle.
● Multiple bus stops on busy roads had elementary age children at the stop without an adult present. This was especially dangerous with wet road conditions and kids too close to the road.
● Multiple parents were observed at the stop with their hands full. This included cell phones, coffee, etc. This could make it difficult for a parent to pull their child to safety in the event of an emergency.

Michigan’s stopped school bus law can be viewed here.



Romulus mayor to tout accomplishments, outline 2020 goals and plans during state of city address

Romulus Mayor Leroy Burcroff

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published Jan. 20, 2020

Romulus Mayor Leroy Burcroff will give the annual state of the city address on Jan. 23.

The address will highlight the city’s business development accomplishments as well as outline goals and plans for the 2020 year, which include upgrades for public safety operations, infrastructure and more, a statement from the mayor’s office said.

The event is $20 for the public to attend, with proceeds going toward Romulus summer programming, including the Sounds in Downtown and Movies in the Park events.

The address will be held at Romulus Athletic Center, 35765 Northline Road.

Registration is at 3:30 p.m. and the address is 4:30-5:30 p.m.


Math competitions at Huron High School on Saturday postponed due to winter storm

Posted by The Huron Hub on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

Math competitions scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18 at Huron High School have been postponed due to a winter storm that is forecasted to drop 7 to 8 inches of snow in parts of southeast Michigan.

The elementary and middle school competitions scheduled for that day will be rescheduled, and a date and time for the makeup event will be announced once it is organized.

“Thank you to everyone who was planning to come and compete. We hope that you will be able to attend once we’ve rescheduled,” said Cathy Farrell, event organizer.

Related: Winter storm warning issued; heavy snow is on the way



Winter storm warning issued; heavy snow is on the way

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published Jan. 17, 2020 — 7:20 a.m. EST

Yesterday’s winter storm watch has been upgraded to a winter storm warning for all of southeast Michigan.

Snow totals have also gone up by an inch or two since initial forecasts.

A total of 7 to 8 inches of snow is expected.

Related: Math competitions at Huron High School on Saturday postponed due to winter storm

Winter Storm Warning

For Wayne County

Issued by National Weather Service

Detroit, MI

3:55 AM EST Fri, Jan 17, 2020


* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Peak snowfall rates up to an inch per hour likely early Saturday morning. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches by Saturday afternoon. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph.

* WHERE…Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe Counties.

* WHEN…From 10 PM this evening to noon EST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Visibilities will be decreased in areas of heavy snow.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow will begin Friday night and become heaviest during the 1 AM to 7 AM timeframe on Saturday. Temperates will then rise to near freezing or perhaps a degree or two above. This will coincide with a changeover to sleet before warmer air transitions precipitation to rain or drizzle by mid afternoon, or earlier for Lenawee and Monroe counties.

Winter Storm Watch issued through Saturday afternoon

Posted by The Huron Hub on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 — 2:45 PM EST

The National Weather Service in Detroit has issued a winter storm watch through Saturday afternoon for all of southeast Michigan.

Snow, which could be heavy at times, will begin late Friday and end Saturday around noon.

Total accumulation of 4 to 7 inches is expected across the area.

Snow may mix with sleet near the Ohio border.

Roads will be treacherous on Saturday. Motorists are advised to plan ahead.


Busch Beer says the more snow we get, the cheaper their beer is

During Busch Snow Day, every inch of snow in select cities in the Midwest and Great Lakes equals $1 off of Busch. (Image courtesy Busch Beer)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Jan. 16, 2020

Snow haters, this might change your mind.

Busch Beer announced that residents of certain snowy states can get a special rebate on their beer depending on the amount of snow that falls there.

“During Busch Snow Day, every inch of snow in select cities in the Midwest and Great Lakes equals $1 off of Busch,” a statement from the company said. “The more snow falls, so does the price of Busch.”

In Michigan, Busch Beer drinkers looking for that rebate should keep an eye on Grand Rapids’ snow totals.

Rebates can be entered at any time until March 21, and you’ll receive money back shortly after that date, according to the company.

The most in rebates a Busch drinker can get is $30, and you must save your receipts to prove purchase.

Of course, you must be 21 to participate in the promotion.

Rebates can be entered at this link.

For a full list of the Busch Snow Day rules, visit this link.

Related: National Weather Service forecasting 4-7 inches of snow by Saturday morning