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Homecoming game forecast: a beautiful evening is in store


Posted Friday, Sept. 20, 2019


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

Updated 1:00 PM EST

It’s homecoming Friday in Huron Township.

And it looks like Mother Nature is cooperating for everyone heading out to the homecoming game tonight.

Kickoff for the homecoming game against Airport High School is at 7 p.m. Friday.

The forecast all day calls for mostly clear skies with highs in the low 80s, and by kickoff tonight, it’ll remain dry and highs will be in the mid 70s.

That’s perfect football weather, if you ask me.

Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at half time.

Friday afternoon, the homecoming parade will start at 4 p.m. at the soccer fields on Huron River Drive and head south to Arrowhead Stadium at Huron High School.

The homecoming dance is on Saturday.

Anyone interested in sharing their homecoming photos for publication are encouraged to do so.

To share your photos, post on our Facebook and Twitter pages, or email your photos to Editor@HuronHub.com.

The Huron Hub wishes everyone participating in the festivities tonight and this weekend a safe and fun time.

Go Chiefs!

Correction: An initial post said the homecoming parade started at 3:30 p.m. This article has been updated to reflect the correct starting time.


 

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Boys place first, girls fifth, in Huron League cross country jamboree

Photos courtesy of Huron Cross Country


Posted Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2019

Congratulations to both teams!


 

State: retailers have 14 days to remove flavored nicotine vaping products from shelves

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Posted Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Whitmer’s emergency rules banning flavored nicotine vaping products were released today. The flavored nicotine vaping ban was developed in response to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) finding of a public health emergency created by skyrocketing levels of youth vaping.

Related: Michigan becomes first state to ban flavored nicotine vaping products

Michigan was the first state in the nation to announce a ban on the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products such as e-cigarettes. Whitmer announced her intention to issue these emergency rules Sept. 4, and they are effective immediately, although retailers and resellers – including online sellers – have 14 days to comply.

“I’m proud that Michigan has been a national leader in protecting our kids from the harmful effects of vaping,” Whitmer said. “For too long, companies have gotten our kids hooked on nicotine by marketing candy-flavored vaping products as safe. That ends today. This bold action will protect our kids and our overall public health.”

Following Whitmer’s announcement of the flavored vaping product ban, the White House followed Michigan’s lead with a call for similar actions by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Additionally, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced plans to move forward with flavored nicotine vaping product bans and the New York plans have been approved.

The MDHHS Bureau of Health and Wellness filed the Protection of Youth from Nicotine Product Addiction Emergency Rules with the Secretary of State.

“Today’s filing is necessary to protect the public health,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy director for health at MDHHS. “Youth vaping is a public health emergency and has been declared an epidemic by the U.S. surgeon general. Nicotine in e-cigarettes is harmful to developing brains and has dangerous long-term health consequences such as heart disease and cancer.”

The rules are effective for 180 days and can be extended for six months. MDHHS has also filed a Request for Rulemaking, which will allow the department to promulgate permanent rules to keep Michiganders safe from the harmful effects of addiction to nicotine.

On June 4, Whitmer signed Senate Bills 106 and 155, which prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes and other non-traditional nicotine products to minors. In her signing message to the Legislature, the governor criticized the legislation for not going far enough to protect Michigan’s kids from nicotine addiction, calling the marketing, packaging, and taste of e-cigarettes a “bait-and-switch” engineered to “create new nicotine addicts.”

Nationwide, e-cigarette use among middle and high school students increased 900 percent from 2011-2015. From 2017 to 2018, e-cigarette use spiked 78 percent among high school students and 48 percent among middle school students. In 2018, more than 3.6 million U.S. kids, including 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students, were regular users.

The rules and other information about Michigan’s flavored e-cigarette ban can be found at www.michigan.gov/e-cigarettes

Source: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services 


 

Someone dumped a mountain of garbage on Bredow Avenue and took off — that’s not cool

Someone decided to leave a huge pile of garbage on Bredow Avenue Wednesday. Wayne County is scheduled to pickup the mess, according to the clerk’s office. (Photos courtesy of Candace Myshock)

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

Posted Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019

Huron Township is a beautiful community.

Every season has something special to offer around here, whether it be the fall colors or the beautiful sunsets over farmland, it’s definitely one of the most picturesque areas of Wayne County.

Unfortunately someone decided to ruin that vibe for residents on Bredow Avenue sometime on Wednesday morning by dumping a mountain of garbage and fleeing the scene.

The pile posed an obvious hazard to anyone traveling on the road.

Huron Resident Candace Myshock was on Bredow this morning when she noticed the unpleasant sight.

Myshock shared photos of the mess with The Huron Hub.

“It was awful! There was nails, wood pieces, buckets, bags, branches, etc,” she said.

Myshock contacted the Township Clerk’s office, who said that Wayne County would come clean up the mess.

If you live in Huron, remember you get two free garbage dump passes per year.

If you don’t and you’re prowling the streets looking to illegally get rid of your stuff, we’re onto you.


 

Democrat legislators join picket in support of union workers

Photo courtesy of Darrin Camilleri


Posted Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019


State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown), Alex Garza (D-Taylor) and other legislative Democrats joined picketing auto workers at the Romulus Engine Plant last night to show their support for the union workers fighting for fair wages, health care and job security in contract negotiations with General Motors (GM).

“My message to the hardworking men and women picketing in Romulus and throughout the country is that we have your back,” said Camilleri. “Growing up in a union household, I learned the importance of standing in solidarity in the fight for our most basic rights: fair wages, affordable health care and job security — not just for ourselves, but all hardworking Michiganders. I’m proud to stand with our striking auto workers, and I will continue supporting them until these negotiations reach a fair conclusion.”

On Sunday, the United Auto Workers called for a nationwide strike against GM following the expiration of the union contract at midnight on Saturday after talks stalled in the negotiation process.

“These auto workers are simply fighting to be treated fairly and continue supporting their families,” said Garza. “These are rights that every hardworking Michigander deserves. As long as negotiations continue, I’ll proudly stand alongside our striking auto workers.”

In addition to Camilleri and Garza, the auto workers were joined by state Reps. Matt Koleszar (D-Plymouth), Laurie Pohutsky (D-Livonia), Kevin Coleman (D-Westland), and state Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor).


34th District Court in Romulus reaches agreement to serve neighboring communities

(Photo: Google images)

Posted by The Huron Hub on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 


The city of Romulus announced last week that it has reached an agreement to reaffirm the city as home to the 34th District Court, and outline agreed-upon terms. The agreement, reached with the support of the Michigan State Court Administrators Office, replaces the 1998 Agreement between Romulus, the Township of Sumpter, the Charter Township of Van Buren, the Charter Township of Huron and Belleville.

The 2019 agreement settles misinterpretations of the prior agreement’s wording with regard to disbursement of funds, protects the communities against future misreading, and affirms the court will continue to be located in Romulus.

Meanwhile, construction continues on the new court building funded through fees assessed through the users of the 34th District Court, located at the city’s municipal campus on Wayne Road. The grand opening is slated for early 2020.

“The city of Romulus is proud to have brought our neighboring communities together to review this important issue, maintain good faith and to continue to host the 34th District Court,” Mayor LeRoy Burcroff said. “Having long understood and honored the spirit of the agreement, we are grateful to have cemented its intent in an official contract approved by all the neighboring communities. We are pleased with this agreement. This agreement puts to rest any question raised that the City of Romulus acted inappropriately and puts into writing changes implemented by the court, and how such court fees will continue to be administered and disbursed to the communities.”

Prior to reaching the new agreement, the city of Romulus conducted all financial transactions in accordance with the 1998 agreement. The city also received the highest, unqualified audit opinion in an outside audit conducted by Plante Moran in 2018.

“The recent signing of the updated 34th District Court Funding Unit Agreement is the latest example of how the five communities that make up this unit continue to work together for a common purpose,” said David A. Glaab, Huron Charter Township Supervisor. “Building on their positive relationships based on mutual trust and respect, the judges, mayors and township supervisors maintained open lines of communication and forged an agreement that will benefit the communities and their court well into the future. This agreement demonstrates what effective leadership and political subdivisions working together as an equal partnership can achieve.”


 

South Huron Road railroad crossing closed for repairs; no timeframe posted for reopening

Posted Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019

Updated


The train crossing on South Huron Road will be closed for track repair.

CSX was unable to provide an exact time frame for how long the tracks will be closed.

They will be closed overnight Tuesday and work will continue on the crossing into Wednesday.

Please avoid the area and take an alternate route.