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Heavy rain, strong winds possible this evening

Posted Monday, August 12, 2019

From The National Weather Service in Detroit:

Rain and thunderstorms will move into the area this afternoon and continue into the overnight hours. Primary threat will be heavy rain, with a stronger wind gust or two up to 50 mph also possible. Severe weather is not anticipated at this time. Rainfall totals around 1 to 2 inches likely with localized 3 inch totals possible. Urban and small stream flooding and possible flash flooding may be possible with excessive rainfall.


Huron Police Department involved in recent FBI operation to nab sex trafficking

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Monday, August 12, 2019

The Huron Township Police Department was involved in a FBI-led sex trafficking sting recently that helped nab dozens of sex traffickers and hundreds of child victims across the country.

The Department of Justice announced last week the recovery or identification of 103 child victims and the arrest of 67 sex traffickers during Operation Independence Day.

The initiative — a revamping of a previously successful program — was executed during the month of July through 161 operations conducted nationwide.

Operation Independence Day relied on the 86 FBI-led Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Forces (CEHTTFs), which used the resources and intelligence of other federal, state, local, and tribal partners. Overall, more than 400 agencies participate in these task forces.

Huron Township police have been members of the FBI Human Trafficking Task Force for the past several years.

Related: Huron Township Police join forces with FBI, other law enforcement agencies to clamp down on juvenile trafficking

“Our agency is a proud partner of the FBI and their efforts to eradicate the exploitation of children through our involvement with the SEMTEC task force and further our participation in Innocence Lost National Initiative and Operation Independence Day 2019. As one of the nation’s preeminent task forces focused on human trafficking matters, it is clear each participating department is dedicated to mission and to the victims of these heinous crimes. I am further grateful to many of the community groups and service providers which have aided in our fight and been there to meet so many of the needs of the children who have been taken advantage of,” said Everette Robbins, director of public safety.

Operation Independence Day prioritized locating and rescuing missing minors who are at great risk for sexual exploitation, and arresting the traffickers exploiting them.

“Make no mistake, the FBI is fiercely focused on recovering child victims and arresting the sex traffickers who exploit them,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray. “Through operations like this, the FBI helps child victims escape the abusive life of sex trafficking. Our agents, intelligence analysts, professional staff, and victim specialists work tirelessly before, during and after these operations to make sure that victims get the help they need to reclaim their lives.”

Department of Public Safety to collect school supplies during ‘Stuff The Bus’ event

Posted Monday, August 12, 2019

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety is partnering with the Huron School District and Summit Academy Schools to collect new school supplies for the upcoming school year.

During the event nicknamed “Stuff the Bus,” the department is looking to collect new lunchboxes, backpacks, clothing, and supplies.

The donations will go directly to local school children.

“I want to thank our community partners for the support. We got immediate support from Superintendent Rowe and Superintendent Hedke and they were as excited about this initiative as we were. The busses are here, and we are ready to go,” said Everette Robbins, director of public safety.

Donations can be dropped off at the Huron Township Police Department, 36500 South Huron Road, starting at 9 a.m. Aug. 16 through 4 p.m. on August 28.

Donations during that time can be made daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the school buses that are on location.

“Even as an adult, I still remember the feeling of going to the first day of school with my new clothes, backpack, and school supplies. Unfortunately, some kids who go to school in our community never get to experience that feeling. My favorite part of this job is having a platform to help kids in our community that can use it. Last year, a difference was made in a lot of young lives as they started their school year,” Robbins said.

“I have seen first-hand the generosity of this community, especially when it comes to our children through the shop with a hero Christmas Program. I am hoping that we can all come together to stuff the busses. All the collected items will be given to kids who show up the first week of school without the things they need. I am excited to see what this community can do,” he said.

Trudy’s Diner announces it will close on Aug. 25

Seen here is Trudy’s Diner, which opened at the downtown location in March 2019 and announced Saturday that August 25 will be the business’s his last day. (Photo: Facebook)

Posted Monday, August 12, 2019

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Trudy’s Diner in New Boston announced Saturday on their Facebook page that Aug. 25 will be the business’s last day.

The diner opened at the downtown location, which has housed multiple diners in the past few years, in March 2019.

“It is with a saddened heart that I have to inform you all, that Trudys Diner, will be closing its doors at end of business on August 25th, 2019,” the business said in a Facebook post.

“The owners are selling the building and it is financially impossible for the diner to purchase it at this time. We appreciate each and every one of you and are very thankful for all of you for making us a success.”

The post went on to say that the diner hopes to open in a new location someday, and that they hope people will continue to dine at the restaurant up until they close.

Airport Authority Fire Department wins achievement award

WCAA Fire Chief Mike Evans (left) accepts the award from Chad Newton, WCAA CEO.

Published by The Huron Hub on Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA), which operates Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Willow Run Airport, is proud to announce the WCAA fire department has received the 2019 Great Lakes Chapter (GLC) of American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) Achievement Award.

“It is a tremendous honor for our fire department to win an American Association of Airport Executives award,” said WCAA CEO Chad Newton. “To be acknowledged for the improvements our men and women have made to public safety by one of the most recognized organizations in the aviation industry is something that makes us all proud.”

The WCAA fire department received the award after nominations were solicited on a national basis and reviewed by the chapter’s ARFF committee. In 2011, the department became the first Airport Authority ARFF department to become accredited through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. The department was granted reaccreditation in 2016. While there are some municipalities that hold the accreditation, WCAA remains the only Airport Authority Accredited ARFF department to date.

Photos courtesy of Wayne County Airport Authority

The department’s training division continues to serve as an example to other departments. Last year, the WCAA Fire Department trained 116 ARFF personnel from Michigan and Ohio at their ARFF training facility. Working in conjunction with the department’s Fire Protection Bureau, the department was able to reduce the annual FAA audit from an 11-hour event to an event lasting less than two hours in 2018, which set a new standard with the audit process across the industry. It was the great success of the 2018 audit, that prompted the FAA to send departments in jeopardy of low scoring reviews to the WCAA Fire Department for guidance prior to their individual audits.

“I could not be prouder of the men and women who serve our fire department,” said WCAA Fire Chief Mike Evans. “Our team is consistently impacting public service not only at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, but other airports as well. We will continue to embrace new ideas that position ourselves and other departments for success.”

The Achievement Award, which was first presented in 1975, is an annual award that recognizes departments who have shown exceptional skills in the workplace by organizing or directing special projects, employing innovative ideas, proactively improving safety or public service. The American Association of Airport Executives was founded in 1928 and is the world’s largest professional organization for airport executives. The award was presented at the GLC-AAAE Conference in Evansville, Indiana on July 27, 2019.

Source: Wayne County Airport Authority

365 Health Care Group opens in New Boston

Published by The Huron Hub on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The 365 Health Care Group has purchased the medical practice of Dr. Toms Mathew located at 19270 Hannan Road New Boston as of Aug. 1, 2019.

We provide value based primary health care and full service laboratory diagnostic services.

We have four board certified providers and serve four locations in Wayne County.

• Dearborn
• Wayne
• Wyandotte
• New Boston

Appointments in New Boston are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

We plan to extend services in the future to afterhours Urgent Care as well as additional business hours on Tuesday & Thursday.

We are committed to providing the highest quality health care services to the Huron Township community and look forward to serving its citizens and employees for years to come.

For additional information or to make an appointment, please call 313-563-6000.

Source: Michael Pagnano, 365 Health Care Group

Huron Township government job openings: full-time treasury clerk, part-time elections clerk

Posted Monday, August 5, 2019

Huron Charter Township is currently looking to fill two open positions at Township Hall.

One is a part-time Election Clerk and the other is a full-time Treasury Clerk.

The link to the full job descriptions is at and hard copies are also available at the Clerk’s office.

Source: Huron Charter Township