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Man shot while driving through Huron Township early Tuesday morning

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Police are investigating the shooting of a 41-year-old Riverview man that occurred early Tuesday morning in the 27500 block of Huron River Drive.

Huron Township Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said officers arrived on scene within six minutes of a 911 call and found the man, who was driving through the area in his car, shot.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery overnight and was reported as alert, cooperative, and expected to survive late Tuesday morning.

Robbins said the initial investigation indicates that the victim and a passenger were travelling eastbound on Huron River Drive when an unknown person fired multiple shots into their vehicle.

After being shot, the victim and the passenger stopped the vehicle and the passenger ran to a nearby house and called 911 for assistance.

The investigation is ongoing and police do not have any suspect information to release at this time.

“At this point we are still investigating whether our victim was specifically targeted or if this was a random act. We ask the community to stay vigilant and remain aware of their surroundings. We further ask that if anyone should see anything suspicious or have any information on this incident, please call our department immediately,” Robbins said.

Information regarding this investigation can be directed to the Huron Township Police Department Detective Bureau at 734-753-4400.

The 27500 block of Huron River Drive, where a 41-year-old man was shot early Tuesday morning.

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Road closure alert: Savage Road closed between Harris and Gentz

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Savage Road from Harris to Gentz in Huron and Sumpter Township is closed as of Monday, July 16.

An asphalt resurfacing project will take place on Savage Road from Harris to Gentz Roads in Huron Township and Sumpter Township.

The work will entail almost a mile and a half of hot mix asphalt cold milling and resurfacing, pavement repairs, signing and pavement markings.

The project is estimated to be completed by November.

During construction, motorists can expect lane closures and intermittent stoppages in traffic.

Two-way traffic will be maintained and increased traffic congestion will be experienced.

There will be no weekend closures for this project.

Please use caution when driving through work zones.

PoeFolks Diner closes its doors for business

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

PoeFolks Diner, which initially opened at the end of May and was located in downtown New Boston, has closed its door for business.

Owner John Poe released a statement to The Huron Hub on Sunday.

“It isn’t because of business, it was another matter,” Poe  said.

“We just want to leave a general statement saying thank you to everybody that came out and tried the food. We tried to give the best flavor for the price that we could. Unfortunately there were matters beyond our control that brought about the closing,” he explained.

Throughout recent years, multiple restaurants have opened for business in the downtown location, but none seem to be able to stay in business.


 

Township Clerk: Wayne County says bridge construction scheduled to begin in August

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

It’s no secret that the closure of the Waltz Road bridge has been on the forefront of minds of residents, township officials and local business owners, ever since it was announced last summer that it was scheduled to be replaced.

It’s also no secret that updates on the progress of the bridge have been hard to track down.

For the record, The Huron Hub has contacted Wayne County Public Services on several occasions recently for an update on the bridge, and so far, not one of those calls or emails has been returned.

On Tuesday, Jeremy Cady, Huron Township clerk, released an update on the bridge project given to him from Wayne County Commissioner Al Haidous.

“Our County Commissioner Al Haidous has advised the Township including me personally that the replacement of the bridge is scheduled to begin in August of 2018 with an anticipated completing of November of 2018. This information is being relayed to him from the Wayne County Department of Public Services, the entity responsible for the bridge. As of today, the County does not anticipate any further delays in the project.

“Although this project is happening much later than it should, it is my duty as your Clerk to give you the best information that I have regarding our Township. The elected officials of Huron Township have expressed for over a year to Wayne County the displeasure and inconvenience concerns that this bridge closure has caused the Township Residents and the businesses in the Township.

“Commissioner Haidous has stated he will personally keep me updated of any status changes of the project.”


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Residents graduate from Huron Township Citizen Police Academy

Photos courtesy of Huron Township Department of Public Safety.

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety hosted a graduation ceremony for the department’s second graduating class of the Citizen Police Academy. This ceremony took place at the Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The Citizen Police Academy was supervised by Huron Township Police Department Sgt. Robert Kelch.

The Citizen Police Academy Second Graduating class consisted of a 12-week program that focused on the education of its members as it related to the Police and Fire Departments.

Residents received education in the following areas:

-The History and current state of the Huron Township Police Department
-Computer Forensics
-Human Trafficking
-K-9 Unit and demonstrations
-Major Crimes and Homicide Investigation and Crime Scene Processing
-Use of Force and Deadly Force simulation
-Specialty Units and Drug Enforcement
-Fire Department Operations and Fire Equipment Demonstration
-Each member had the opportunity to join a Huron Township Police Officer for a ride along

Sgt. Robert Kelch (left) and Everette Robbins, director of public safety.

The graduates of this class consisted of residents and business owners from all across Huron Township. The following is a list of the 2018 Graduating Class (Some Pictured below):

Brendan Russow
Lindsay Shanks
Mike Anetzberger
Scott Wellman
Maeghan Lyons
Kristin Gambino
Amber Darnell
Joe Ferullo
Mary Swatek
Kimberly Rhodes

“One of the things that we have always prided ourselves on is bettering the relationship we have with our community. Community Partnerships continues to be one of our core values. An informed and educated community is always our best partner,” Said Public Safety Director Everette Robbins.

“This was a very special group of people who are very active throughout our community. They were a very interactive class who we all learned a lot from. We are thankful to have each of them become a part of our public safety family. We built a trust between one another that no one can ever take from us. I was our pleasure getting to know each of them.

“Sergeant Kelch deserves a lot of credit for the success of this class. This was truly his vision and I thank him for the time and energy he put into this project. He represented our department and community very well.”

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety plans on continuing to make this an annual event. An application process will precede the class which is scheduled to begin in January of 2019.

Source: Huron Township Department of Public Safety

Public safety director to host town hall meetings in July

Huron Public Safety Director Everette Robbins

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety, will be hosting a series of town hall meetings throughout the month of July.

The meetings will be informational sessions that are intended to educate the community on the current state of the Public Safety Department, as well as to provide information on the upcoming millage renewal that is on the August 7 ballot.

The meetings will conclude with a question and answer session that is intended to be an open and honest conversation, according to Robbins.

Following each meeting, those in attendance will be invited to observe a demonstration featuring the Huron Township K9 Unit. This demonstration will be conducted at the meeting site following the meeting.

Here are the dates and the locations for each meeting:

Monday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. — Kirby Church, 2773 Will Carleton Drive.

Tuesday, July 24, 6:30 p.m. — Huron Estates Clubhouse, 22000 Inkster Road

Monday, July 30, 6:30 p.m. — Trail Creek Subdivision Clubhouse, 29650 Trail Creek Drive

This article has been updated 

Hot weather arrives today and will last through next week

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Dangerously hot weather arrives today and will last into the foreseeable future.

Thursday and Friday highs will be near the low 90s.

Saturday looks to be the hottest day around here, with actual temperatures reaching near 100 degrees.

Heat indices will be over 100 degrees just about all weekend.

Check-out the weekend forecast:

The weekend forecast for Huron Township. Graphics courtesy of Weather Underground.

Without a chance of rain all weekend, things will be steaming.

It doesn’t cool down into next week and into the Fourth of July holiday as temperatures linger near 90.

Here is next week’s outlook:

This begs the question: how do you stay cool during these hot days?

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