US government launches website to order free at home COVID test kits


Posted by The Huron Hub | Jan. 18, 2022

A new website was launched by the federal government Tuesday offering four free COVID test kits to each household in the US.

To order your free at home COVID tests, visit this website: www.covidtests.gov

ABOUT THE AT-⁠HOME COVID-⁠19 TESTS

The tests available for order:

-Are rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR
-Can be taken anywhere
-Give results within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required)
-Work whether or not you have COVID-⁠19 symptoms
-Work whether or not you are up to date on your COVID-⁠19 vaccines
-Are also referred to self-tests or over-the-counter (OTC) tests

Take an at-⁠home test:

-If you begin having COVID-⁠19 symptoms like fever, sore throat, runny nose, or loss of taste or smell, or
-At least 5 days after you come into close contact with someone with COVID-⁠19, or
-When you’re going to gather with a group of people, especially those who are at risk of severe disease or may not be up to date on their COVID-⁠19 vaccines.

More information available at www.covidtests.gov


Huron-Clinton Metroparks looking to fill 25 full and part-time, year-round jobs

The Metroparks say they offer a diverse array of job opportunities across its 13 properties in Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. (Photo by Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub)

Posted by The Huron Hub | Jan. 18, 2022

Article submitted by Huron-Clinton Metroparks

Workers across the country are continuing to navigate the ripple effects of the pandemic with many workers choosing to resign from high demand, high stress jobs – including those leaving mid-career positions and boomers taking early retirements. During the on-going pandemic visitors continue flocking to parks and outdoor spaces seeking recreational opportunities and the health and wellness benefits that accompany them. With a diverse array of more than 25 full- and part-time year-round job positions currently open, and more being posted regularly, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks can offer the flexibility and rewarding work experience job seekers are now opting for in some of those memorable outdoor spaces everyone is spending more time in.

The Metroparks provides employment for around 200 full-time employees and around 1,000 additional part-time and summer workers each year. Jobs with the Metroparks offer a unique opportunity for professionals, students, and retirees to work flexible hours while earning good wages with great benefits and perks. Full-time positions include paid time off, comprehensive health plans and tuition reimbursement and all positions, including seasonal jobs, offer career advancement opportunities,an employee assistance program, free or discounted facility use (golf, water facilities, food service, etc.) and many other perks.

The Metroparks is currently searching for administrative team members in accounting, marketing, and planning as well as a new Chief of Planning and Development, a Community Outreach Interpretive Supervisor, Senior Buyer, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Support Specialist.

“The people who serve the Metroparks provide an invaluable service to not only our park visitors, but to our local communities and region,” said Metroparks Director Amy McMillan. “We welcome individuals who want to make a difference and share their unique skills to advance the work we do while ensuring the Metroparks are here for generations to come.”

A sample of current job opportunities within the parks include a part-time Golf Manager position at Hudson Mills Metropark near Ann Arbor; a full-time park maintenance worker and a variety of part-time Golf Manager, Maintenance and Gift Shop positions at Lake Erie Metropark in Brownstown; a part-time lifeguard supervisor and water safety manager at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township; and other openings for Golf Course Mechanics and booth attendants. The Metroparks also has vacancies in its own police department as well as openings within its robust interpretive services educational programming department, perfect for former teachers or naturalists.

New entry-level and year-round positions are always being added with seasonal spring and summer positions to be posted beginning in February. Summer staff are integral in providing exceptional summertime activities and programs, keeping the Metroparks locations maintained, and helping wildlife and ecosystems thrive. Without the lifeguards, maintenance crews, food service workers, equipment rental attendants, other support staff and volunteers, the Metroparks would not be able to deliver amazing experiences to the millions of visitors who turn to the parks as a primary form of recreation. As an additional way to attract the best team members, seasonal employees also receive an end-of-summer bonus based on the number of hours worked throughout the summer.

The Metroparks are open 365 days a year and encompass 25,000 acres of nature and recreational facilities. Each year more than 1.5 million people engage with the Metroparks to enjoy amenities such as picnicking, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, nature study, biking, golf, disc golf, cross country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and a diversity of outdoor programs and special events.

Learn more about job opportunities with the Metroparks by visiting www.metroparks.com/job-opportunities. Full job descriptions are available by clicking on the job posting. Applications can be submitted online, or applicants may also apply by visiting a Metropark office for a printed job application. Completed applications may be returned to the Metropark office by mail or in person.


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State Rep. Darrin Camilleri announces campaign for Michigan Senate

State Representative Darrin Camilleri (D-Trenton)

Posted by The Huron Hub | Monday, Jan. 10, 2022

Trenton, MI – State Representative Darrin Camilleri (D-Trenton) is announcing his bid for the Michigan State Senate, running in the newly formed District 4 encompassing the majority of Downriver and southern Wayne County.

The Fourth District includes the communities of Grosse Ile, Gibraltar, Trenton, Riverview, Wyandotte, Southgate, Brownstown, Taylor (part), Woodhaven, Huron, Sumpter, Romulus, Wayne, Van Buren and Belleville.

“I am so excited to announce my bid for the State Senate to continue representing Downriver and southwestern Wayne County,” Rep. Camilleri said. “As a former teacher and the son and grandson of union autoworkers, I know the stories and struggles of working families because I’ve lived them.”

“In the State Legislature, I’ve worked to create change in and for our communities. Even with the roadblocks we’ve faced, we’ve gotten things done: securing a deal to build the much-needed multimillion dollar underpass on Allen Road in Woodhaven and delivering record funding for Downriver schools. But we have more work to do — we need to support our educators and keep our kids in school, empower our workers in the industries of the future, and build the infrastructure of today and tomorrow. As your next State Senator I’ll bring bold leadership to Lansing to continue delivering results – because that’s what our families deserve.”

Rep. Camilleri is finishing his third and final term in the Michigan House of Representatives because of term limits. He was first elected to the House in 2016, winning his first general election by 323 votes and becoming the only Democrat to flip a legislative seat in Michigan that year. Since then, Camilleri has outperformed the top of the Democratic ticket in both of his re-election campaigns.

You can watch the full announcement video here

Article provided by Darrin Camilleri.


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Winter weather advisory: ice accumulation possible tonight into Sunday


Posted by The Huron Hub | Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022

Southeast Michigan is under a winter weather advisory through 4 a.m. Sunday.

Roadways south of I-94 have a good chance of seeing ice accumulation this evening.

Roads, bridges, sidewalks and walkways could become dangerous this evening.

Here is the full weather advisory from the National Weather Service:

Winter Weather Advisory
for Wayne County

Issued by National Weather Service
Detroit, MI
10:49 AM EST Sat, Jan 8, 2022

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM EST SUNDAY…

  • WHAT…Periods of light freezing rain and freezing drizzle expected during the late evening hours, producing a light glaze of ice to less than a tenth of an inch of ice.
  • WHERE…Locations along and south of I-69.
  • WHEN…From 8 PM this evening to 4 AM EST Sunday.
  • IMPACTS…Very slippery sidewalks, roads and bridges are possible.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Areas along and south of I-94 stand the best chance of seeing measurable ice accumulation, but still under a tenth of an inch.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Prepare for possible power outages.


1 dead, 2 others injured in fatal crash late Wednesday evening in Huron Township


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Posted Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022

One person is dead and two others injured following a violent crash that occurred Wednesday evening in Huron Township.

At 10:12 p.m., first responders with the Huron Township Department of Public Safety responded to the area of Sibley and Middle Belt Roads on a report of a multi-vehicle crash.

When first responders arrived, they found three vehicles had been involved in a collision.

One vehicle was fully engulfed in flames and the driver was trapped inside the vehicle.

The driver of that vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe the deceased driver is a 24-year-old man from Taylor.

Two other vehicles were also involved in the crash.

One of the other drivers was transported to a local hospital with multiple bone fractures that appear to be non life-threatening.

A third driver sustained minor injuries.

Police say the crash involved a head on collision as well as a read end collision.

The Michigan State Police Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Police say the initial investigation indicates that speed appears to be a factor in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.

“Our thoughts and prayers certainly go out to family of the young person lost in this crash. It is an unfortunate reminder of the bad results that can happen when drivers exceed the speed limit, especially our young drivers. Through tragedy sometimes we are offered good reminders. This is a good time for parents to talk to their children about their driving habits, especially as it relates to speed,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.

“As always, I want to thank our first responders as well as the Accident Reconstruction Team for braving the elements last night to make sure this family will get the closure they deserve. Every responder did all that they could to help the victims involved in this crash. Based on the circumstances of what occurred, we are very fortunate not to have had multiple fatalities,” he said.

Related article: Michigan State Police to drivers: slow down


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Violent crash traps people inside cars near Sibley and Middle Belt Roads overnight


Update to this story: 1 dead, 2 others injured in fatal crash late Wednesday evening in Huron Township

Originally psted by The Huron Hub | Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022 — 7:00 AM EDT

A violent crash occurred overnight near the intersection of Sibley and Middle Belt Roads in Huron Township.

WDIV is reporting that at least one person was receiving medical attention from inside their car, which fell into a ditch.

Multiple injuries were reported.

Three vehicles were involved in the crash.

This story will be updated when more information is available.


Michigan State Police to drivers: slow down


Posted by The Huron Hub | Jan. 5, 2022

Michigan State Police are urging drivers to slow down on the roads.

In a set of Tweets made on Tuesday, MSP reminded Michigan drivers that law enforcement agencies across the state are participating in extra speed enforcement through Feb. 28.

The campaign is meant to reduce the amount of fatal crashes due to speed.

MSP also released a set of eye-opening statistics on how speeding related to traffic crashes that occurred in 2020.


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Winter weather advisory issued for southeast Michigan

(HURON HUB FILE PHOTO BY SCOTT BOLTHOUSE)

Posted by The Huron Hub | Jan. 1, 2022

Mother Nature is making her New Years Day arrival in style.

Southeast Michigan is under a winter weather advisory until Sunday morning.

2 to 5 inches of snow is forecasted for much of the state.

Here is an infographic from the National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac with more information:


Train derailment in Romulus causes power outages in surrounding areas; no injuries reported

Train derailment occurs between Eureka Road and North Line Road in Romulus early on New Years Day. No injuries were reported. Numerous power outages have occurred in the area due to the derailment.
(Photo courtesy of Romulus Firefighters)

Posted by The Huron Hub | Jan. 1, 2022

Train derailment in Romulus causes power outages in surrounding areas; no injuries reported.

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