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Severe weather possible Sunday afternoon and evening

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019

Severe weather is possible today, especially during the afternoon hours, according to the National Weather Service.

Here is a message from NWS Detroit:

Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening, with scattered severe storms possible. The main threat will be damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph, but heavy downpours, hail, and frequent lightning will also be threats. The most likely timing for severe weather will be from 3 to 8 pm today. Stay alert to rapidly changing weather conditions if you have outdoor plans today and be ready to take shelter if a thunderstorm moves into your area.


Janet’s Village Shop hosting grand reopening on Friday in New Boston

Located at 37278 Huron River Drive, the shop, which was temporarily closed, will reopen to the public at noon Friday.

Posted Thursday, August 15, 2019

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

The hiatus is over — Janet’s Village Shop in downtown New Boston is hosting a grand reopening celebration on Friday, Aug. 16.

Located at 37278 Huron River Drive, the shop, which was temporarily closed, will reopen to the public at noon Friday.

The shop features several rooms filled with handmade and unique toys, gifts, and decorations for sale.

The shop will be open Fridays, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Refreshments will be served all weekend during the reopening celebration.

On closed days, shoppers can call Janet for an appointment at 734-753-4545.

Video: Freshmen receive warm welcome at Huron High School during orientation

Huron High School

Posted Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Wednesday was freshmen orientation at Huron High School.

Being a freshman in any school district can be nerve-racking for students.

To ease the transition and help calm some of those nerves, a special warm welcome was presented to this year’s freshman class.

During the orientation, the incoming class was welcomed by a group of their peers at the school known as the “Link Crew.”

Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience.

Check out a video of the crew welcoming the new students posted to Twitter by Steven Hudock, principal of Huron High School.


Here is the Huron School District fall newsletter

Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Summer days are getting shorter and fall is inching closer.

That means a new school year is on the horizon.

Before you know it, it’ll be Sept. 3 and school will be in full swing.

You can keep up-to-date on Huron School District news by viewing their newsletter online.

The newsletter is packed full of important information pertaining to the district.

Click this link to view the newsletter on the district’s website

State police will increase impaired driving enforcement Aug. 14 through Sept. 2

Posted Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 

Law enforcement encourages safe driving this Labor Day holiday

During the 2019 Labor Day holiday weekend, police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Police are encouraging motorists to celebrate the end of summer safely and make smart driving decisions. Law enforcement will continue to show zero tolerance for drunk and drugged driving during the three-week enforcement period August 14-September 2. Increased messaging about the dangers of driving impaired, coupled with increased enforcement on the roads, aim to drastically reduce serious injuries and deaths caused by impaired driving.

“Labor Day should be a time for friends and family to enjoy the last days of summer,” said Michael Prince, Office of Highway Safety Planning director.  “As always, officers will make zero exceptions for impaired driving. There are no excuses. Driving a vehicle while impaired is dangerous.”

Throughout the end of the summer Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement period, officers will be on the lookout for motorists under the influence of drugs and alcohol. In Michigan, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, although motorists can be arrested at any BAC level if an officer believes they are impaired. Michigan has what is commonly referred to as a zero-tolerance drugged driving law.

In Michigan, the percentage of alcohol-related fatalities was approximately 11 times higher than fatalities in all crashes and the serious injury level was about six times higher. During last year’s Labor Day holiday, there were 12 fatal crashes, with six crashes involving alcohol.

On average, a DUI can set you back $10,000 in attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, higher insurance rates, car towing and repairs, etc.

A new impaired driving ad is airing in August. It focuses on the role of first responders and what they see when responding to a crash with an impaired driver. A link can be found at:

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is supported with federal traffic safety funds provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and coordinated by the OHSP.

Source: Michigan State Police


Airport police arrest man suspected of scamming travelers across several states

Michael Borovetz, 44, was taken into custody inside DTW’s McNamara Terminal by airport police on Saturday. He is suspected of scamming travelers across several states and has been wanted out of Detroit Metro Airport for four years. (Booking photo courtesy of Wayne County Airport Authority)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Wayne County Airport Authority Police Department arrested a man suspected of scamming travelers across several states and who has been wanted at Detroit Metro Airport for the last four years.

Michael Borovetz, 44, was taken into custody inside DTW’s McNamara Terminal by airport police on Saturday.

According to authorities, Borovetz is known at airports across the country for approaching passengers with a sad story in an attempt to get money, while promising to pay it back.

Once Borovetz receives the money, the victims never hear from him again.

Borovetz is also well-known as a professional poker player who has also been convicted multiple times for fraud at several airports, authorities say.

Police at DTW first received reports of Borovetz’s scheme in 2015, when a passenger recognized him from a previous airport encounter.

Complaints continued to surface at the airport over the last four years, but it wasn’t until Saturday that police were able to arrest Borovetz.

Airport police received a tip that Borovetz would be connecting at DTW on his way from Seattle to Miami for a gambling trip.

Borovetz, whose criminal history spans 13 states, was arraigned Monday on two counts of false pretenses with intent to defraud.

Both charges are misdemeanors punishable by one year in jail. His bond was set at $100,000 or 10%.

Anyone who believes they may have been victimized by Borovetz should contact Sgt. Ken Neidermeier at 734-942-5212.