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34th District Court judge charged with domestic assault

34th District Court Judge David Parrott

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Published Feb. 10, 2020

34th District Court Judge David Parrott is facing charges after an alleged assault that occurred at his house in Van Buren Township.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Parrott in connection with the alleged assault involving a 55-year-old woman who is reportedly his partner.

On Feb. 8 at 7:10 p.m. Van Buren Township police were sent to a house in Van Buren Township that Parrott shares with the woman.

When the police arrived, the woman told officers the judge had assaulted her, causing injuries including a bump on her head, a cut on her right hand and pain to her tailbone.

After an investigation at the house, the judge was arrested.

Parrott has been charged with domestic violence assault and battery.

Parrott was arraigned Monday afternoon in the 35th District Court in Plymouth.

The 34th District Court in Romulus also services Sumpter Township, Van Buren Township, Huron Township, and Belleville.

Article updated


Renton Junior High musicians earn top ratings at Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association ensemble

Posted by The Huron Hub on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 8, student musicians from Carl T. Renton Junior High School, New Boston participated in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District 12 Solo and Ensemble Festival, held at Franklin High School in Livonia. The following students earned top ratings for their musical performance:

Division I rating (excellent):
Aaron Baynard—trumpet solo
Addison Dober—snare drum solo
Dakoda Velte—alto saxophone solo
Abigail Baziotes and Angel Staten—trumpet/clarinet duet
Liam Hilliker and Noah Myshock—-alto saxophone duet
Molly Johnston and Olivia Demick—clarinet/percussion duet
Natalie Carlile, Dakota Covieo, Diana Ilasca and Samantha Moore—woodwind quartet

Division II rating (good):
Teagan Hill and Nixie Theibert—oboe/percussion duet

Also performing well were:
Addison Dolencic, Emma James, Riley Lambert, Avery McMahan, Lila Monte, Aaron Stacy, Shayla Vandiver, Mallory Von Gerichten and Nathan Zakar.

Congratulations to all of our fine Renton musicians!

Submitted by: Brenda Bressler



Robbins signs with Siena Heights soccer

Brendan Robbins signs a letter of intent Feb. 7 to play soccer and attend Siena Heights University. Seen here with Robbins is Siena Heights Coach Drew Crawford, Huron High School Varsity Coach Matt Lividini, and his parents Everette and Carrie.

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Published Feb. 9, 2020

Brendan Robbins, senior at Huron High School, signed a NCAA letter of intent to play soccer at Siena Heights University on Feb. 7.

Siena Heights University, located in Adrian, Mich., is a Division II soccer program that plays in the WHAC Conference.

Robbins was a 4-year varsity player and team captain who received several post season awards for the 2019 season including: First Team All-Huron League; First Team All-District, ranked #5 player in the district; MHSAA First Team All-Region; All-State honorable mention; Huron Soccer 2019 most valuable player; Monroe News All-Region Team.

During the 2019 season, Robbins scored 16 Goals and 10 assists for a total of 42 points.

He played in every game, even after breaking his arm mid-season in a matchup against St. Mary
Catholic Central.

“I am really excited to play soccer at Siena Heights. I got to visit some great schools and meet some great coaches. But after visiting Siena Heights and meeting Coach Crawford, I knew Siena was the right place for me,” Robbins told The Huron Hub.

Looking back on some of his favorite memories playing soccer, he said: “Making the high school varsity team my freshman year and the relationship I formed with all of the older players. Also, making it to the CYO state championship two years in a row and playing those games under the lights with my teammates at St. Stephens.”

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Winter weather advisory issued through late Sunday night

Posted by The Huron Hub on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 — 8:00 AM EST

A winter weather advisory has been issued for southeast Michigan through 10 p.m. Sunday evening.

Snow will begin between 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches are forecasted.

The National Weather Service says the bulk of the snow will occur over a short time period with snowfall rates up to an inch per hour.

The snow will taper off to light rain or drizzle this evening, with temperatures a couple degrees above freezing.

List of projects included in Gov. Whitmer’s road rebuilding plan released

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Published Feb. 6, 2020

A list of freeway and road projects included in Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s rebuilding Michigan plan that aims to fix Michigan’s roads was released Thursday.

The plan, according to the governor’s office, adds an additional $3.5 billion in road funding, which will add and expand 122 major new road projects and nearly double the amount available to fix roads over the next five years.

“Moving projects ahead 4-6 years allows MDOT to save taxpayers money by avoiding the annual cost of inflation,” a statement from Whitmer said.

Funding for the projects will come from the State Transportation Commission’s issuing of state road bonds, which according to the governor, will be financed without an increase at the gas pump and allow roads to being being fixed immediately.

Bonds will be issued for 49 projects, which will rebuild major freeways and bridges in the state’s most heavily traveled corridors.

The plan also allows another 73 projects to be expedited or broadened in scope.

The roads getting fixed under the governor’s plan will be high volume freeway and non-freeway roads with the greatest economic impact and more average passenger vehicles per day.

A complete list of projects can be viewed at this link.

For an overview of the entire plan to finance the projects, visit this link.


Winter weather advisory issued through Thursday morning

Posted by The Huron Hub on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 – 3:30 PM EST

A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of southeast Michigan through 4 a.m. Thursday.

2 to 4 inches of snow is expected.

Here is the alert from the National Weather Service:

National Weather Service, Detroit, MI
3:21 PM EST Wed, Feb 5, 2020


* WHAT…Snow. Total accumulation of 2 to 3 inches. Locally up to 4 inches in the Detroit Metro and Ann Arbor Areas. Most of the snowfall will occur in a relatively brief time window between 8 PM and 1 AM.

* WHERE…Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe Counties.

* WHEN…From 8 PM this evening to 4 AM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions.


Slow down and use caution while driving.