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Huron Township mother fatally stabbed, father injured in altercation involving son

Huron Hub file photo


By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

Police say a 25-year-old New Boston resident attacked his parents at their house near Judd and Gentz Roads in Huron Township Friday morning.

Everette Robbins, Huron director of public safety, said a 53-year-old mother died from stab wounds sustained during the attack.

The 55-year-old father was injured during the attack and was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition, Robbins said.

Robbins said police received a call at 8:07 a.m. from a neighbor–who is an off-duty police officer–saying there was a stabbing in his front yard and that he was holding a person at gunpoint.

Police arrived quickly, Robbins said, and took the suspect into custody.

Reports state that the altercation happened inside the house and then continued outside into a neighbor’s yard.

Robbins said that the incident involved both a knife and a gun, and that shots were fired during the incident.

Michigan State Police are assisting Huron Township Police Evidence Team due to the complexity of the case, Robbins said.

Robbins said there is no current threat to the community.

The investigation is ongoing, and this article will be updated when police release more information.


New Boston resident hits Michigan Lottery jackpot, wins nearly $400,000

Image courtesy of Michigan Lottery


By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

A New Boston resident won nearly $400,000 after playing a Michigan lottery game.

Diane Newman of New Boston matched the five white balls drawn Dec. 21 to win the big prize.

She bought her winning ticket at the Circle K gas station, located at 1330 Monroe St. in Carleton.

“I used to buy Lottery tickets for my husband and I, but since he retired, he’s been buying them,” said Newman. “We like to play a little bit of everything together.

“We checked our ticket the morning after the drawing and we couldn’t believe we had won! We are still shocked, but it’s a big relief for us.

Newman visited Lottery headquarters to claim her big prize.

She chose to receive a one-time lump sum payment of about $390,000, rather than annual payments of $25,000 for 20 years or life, whichever is greater.

With her winnings, she plans to share with family and take a vacation.

“Winning means I can slow down with work and enjoy life with my husband,” said Newman.


Huron School District staff receive COVID vaccination; March 1 classes to be held virtually due to expected staff shortages


By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Friday, Feb. 24, 2021

Over 200 Huron School District staff have received the COVID-19 vaccination, according to Supt. Donovan Rowe.

Rowe said in a letter Wednesday that staff will receive the second dose of the vaccination Saturday, and that staff shortages are expected following the second dose.

This means that classes on Monday, March 1 will be held virtually.

Here is the entire letter sent out today by the superintendent:

Dear Huron Family,

The health and well-being of students and staff continues to be a top priority, and we have been working hard to ensure all Huron School District staff who wish to get the COVID-19 vaccine are able to do so. We’re pleased to report more than 210 staff have already received the first dose of the vaccine and the majority of them will be receiving their second dose on Saturday, February 27, 2021.  

According to the CDC patients receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can have symptoms like body aches, swelling, fever, chills, tiredness, and headache for up to two days following the second COVID-19 vaccine.  The majority of patients report mild to moderate symptoms, and most patients recover in one to two days.  It is important to note that these symptoms are not contagious, as the vaccine cannot make people sick with COVID-19. 

Given our vaccination timeline, we are anticipating the possibility of staff shortages on the Monday after the second dose of vaccines have been administered.  As a result, all classes in the Huron School District will be held online on Monday, March 1, 2021. This will allow teachers and staff to rest and recover, in the event they experience symptoms that are a normal part of the body’s reaction to the second dose of the vaccine, and we want to prepare for this without a last minute cancellation of school due to staff shortages.  Students will return to their normal class schedule on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. 

On Monday, March 1, 2021, students will log-in and follow the remote learning schedules that we have established for other remote learning days we have had. 

Food service will be running a food distribution on Monday evening from 5:00-6:00 PM.  This will take place in the parking lot between Renton Jr. High School and Huron High School. 

Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we continue to navigate these challenging times together.  Should you have any questions pertaining to this, do not hesitate to contact my office. 

Sincerely,

Donovan Rowe

Superintendent of Schools

Huron School District


 

 

Wayne County residents 65 and over can receive COVID-19 vaccinations at community clinics


Posted by The Huron Hub — Monday, Feb. 22, 2021

Wayne County announced several local COVID-19 vaccination clinics for seniors opening next week across the county.

The free clinics are part of Wayne County’s continuing efforts to make more vaccines available and accessible to county senior residents.

“I’m pleased Wayne County is now in a position to begin vaccinating seniors,” Executive Warren Evans said. “I know everyone is eager to safely get back to normal. Our team is working hard to ensure all of our residents can get their COVID shot as quickly as the vaccine is available. Every vaccinated resident gets us closer to ending the pandemic.”

Executive Evans continued: “I also want to thank the state of Michigan for working with Wayne County to ensure we have more doses to vaccinate our seniors more quickly. The vaccine distribution process is limited by the available vaccine – of which no one is getting enough – but Wayne County is putting shots in arms as fast as we get them. By taking vaccines to where seniors are, Wayne County is making it even easier for people who want the vaccine to get a shot.”

Wayne County Public Health has administered 36,601 vaccines and is scheduled to administer another 13,000 doses in the coming week. In all, Wayne County Public Health and local health systems have provided more than 181,596 doses to Wayne County residents since the vaccine became available in December.

Seniors in the communities below should contact the nearest site to schedule their appointment. There are no walk-up appointments, and seniors must make an appointment by calling the number for the site in their communities. More senior vaccination sites will be announced as more vaccine becomes available. Visit http://www.waynecounty.com/covid19 for up-to-date vaccine information.

Canton and Plymouth:

February 25-26 (9AM-3PM)

Location: Summit on the Park; 46000 Summit Pkwy; Canton, MI 48188

Registration phone number: 734-203-7657

Highland Park & Hamtramck:

February 23- 24 (9 AM-3PM)

Location: Say Detroit Clinic; 211 Glendale Ave; Highland Park, MI 48203

Registration phone numbers:

Hamtramck: Ruth Harlin 313-252-0050 ext 240

Highland Park: 313-688-5180 (last names A-L); 313-590-0470 (last names M-Z)

Inkster:

February 25 (9 AM-12 PM)

Location: Booker T. Dozier Center; 2025 Middlebelt Rd; Inkster, MI 48141

Registration phone number: 313-563-4236 Extension 2383

Melvindale

February 24- 25 (9 AM-12PM)

Location: Melvindale Community Center; 4300 S Dearborn St; Melvindale, MI 48122

Registration phone number: 313-914-2178

Romulus

February 23 (9 AM-12 PM)

Location: Romulus Senior Center; 36525 Bibbins St; Romulus, MI 48174

Registration phone number: 734-955-4120

City of Wayne

February 26 (9 AM- 12 PM)

Location: Hype Athletic Center; 4635 Howe Rd; Wayne, MI 48184

Registration phone number: 734-722-2204 or email cityclerk@cityofwayne.com


Doc’s Ice Cream & Coffee celebrates grand opening Thursday in downtown New Boston

Photo courtesy Doc’s Ice Cream & Coffee Facebook page.


By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

Doc’s Ice Cream & Coffee celebrated their grand opening Thursday in downtown New Boston.

The business opened in a recently renovated building that formerly housed Gibbs Sweet Station, and is located at 37337 Huron River Drive.

Under new ownership, the new business serves Guernsey ice cream products and a selection of coffee drinks.

For more information, including their most up-to-date business hours, visit letsmeetatdocs.com or the business’s Facebook page.


 

Metroparks seek public input on proposed grant projects at three parks

Photo courtesy Metroparks.com

Posted by The Huron Hub | Monday, Feb. 15, 2020

Metroparks intend to leverage grant funding to improve accessibility and recreation opportunities.

The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority is seeking public input on three projects being submitted to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Recreation Grants program. The Metroparks are home to 13 parks in southeast Michigan and staff is looking to improve their impact on the community by leveraging grantfunding that will complement the Metroparks’ annual budget. The Metroparks are committed to removing barriers, creating and improving access, and increasing recreation opportunities for all, and if awarded, these grant funds will allow the parks to improve accessibility to water and trail recreation.

Public support and input help guide the final design of park improvements and result in stronger applications, so the Metroparks want to hear from the community.

One proposed project will be located at Delhi Metropark, located five miles outside of Ann Arbor. This park is home to 52acres of mature oak trees and open, grassy lawns along the Huron River. The proposed project would make improvements for accessibility along the Huron River by renovating the site to add a new floating dock system and an expanded sandy launch/take-out area using universal design principals, including: Expansion of sandy take-out area, new accessible floating kayak launch/take-out with solar edge lights, two accessible picnic tables and a bench with easy accessto the adjacent trails, dog waste station, relocation of water spigot for accessible use, improved concrete walkway to Huron River, native tree and other native vegetative buffer plantings.

The second proposed project would be located at Lake Erie Metropark. This 1,607-acre park is in the southeastern corner of Wayne County, at the junction of the Detroit River and Lake Erie. Lake Erie Metropark is part of the Downriver Linked Greenways North South Trail (part of the Iron Belle Trail) and the Detroit Heritage River Water Trail. The proposed project for Lake Erie Metropark would improve the Cherry Island NatureTrail and associated amenities for accessibility using universal design principles, including:

• Accessible concrete parking area with 3 van spaces• New 8’ wide aggregate trail from parking lot to new trailhead

• 6’ wide accessible aggregate path at Lake Erie viewing area• 2 accessible picnic tables, 2 bike hoops, and viewing scopes

• Removal and replacement of a land bridge trail with 10’ wide, 630’ long boardwalk

• New split rail fence for trail safety• Relocation of benches to accessible areas• Accessibility improvements to existing boardwalk

• Elevation and modification to existing trail for accessible slopes and cross-slopes• 5 native trees near parking lot

The third project is proposed for Stony Creek Metropark. This park extends across Oakland and Macomb counties with 4,435acres used for year-round recreation and education. The project at Stony Creek Metropark would improve accessibility of the Reflection Nature Trail and associated amenities using universal design principles, including:

• Replacement of three bridges• Replacement of the existing dock with shoreline viewing platform

• Accessible push button doors at the Nature Center main entrance

• Relocation of benches to accessible areas

• Various landscaping features including new native plantings and accessible prairie development

• Modification to existing trail for accessible slopes and cross-slopes

The public can review the projects, including conceptual plans,through the Metroparks website at http://www.metroparks.com/DNRgrants. Metroparks staff are offering multiple opportunities to provide feedback. Three virtual public meetings are scheduled, where each of the projects will be discussed along with opportunities for feedback. The zoom meetings are scheduled for:

• Thursday, February 18 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

• Thursday, February 18 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

• Saturday, February 20 from 11 a.m. – Noon

Additionally, feedback can be given through an online survey if you are unable to attend one of the virtual events. Lastly, there will be a virtual public hearing on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 9.a.m. prior to the Board of Commissioners meeting.

Project descriptions, renderings, Zoom meeting links, as well as links to the online surveys for each project can also be found online at http://www.metroparks.com/DNRgrants.


Winter storm warning issued for southeast Michigan through noon on Tuesday


Posted by The Huron Hub | Monday, Feb. 15, 2020 – 10:50 AM EST

A winter storm warning has been issued for southeast Michigan through Tuesday at noon.

5 to 9 inches of snow is forecasted for Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.

Here is the warning from the National Weather Service in Detroit:

Winter Storm Warning

for Wayne County

Issued by National Weather Service

Detroit, MI

10:10 AM EST Mon, Feb 15, 2021

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST TUESDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches.

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

* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to noon EST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening and especially the Tuesday morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow reintensifies toward 6 pm this evening. Snow becomes heavy at times tonight with an additional 6 to 9 inches expected before diminishing Tuesday morning. Highest snowfall totals expected from the Lake Huron shoreline southward through metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and near the Ohio border.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Slow down and use caution while traveling


It will be a snowy start to the week


Posted by The Huron Hub | Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021

Two rounds of snow are in store for southeast Michigan as we head into the start of next week.

The snow will fall in southeast Michigan in two waves.

The first wave of snow will be light but widespread, and move through tonight and Monday morning.

The second wave of snow will be light to moderate, widespread and move through Monday night and Tuesday.

Total snow forecast through 7 a.m. Wednesday. Forecast issued by the National Weather Service in Detroit.


MDOT project will rebuild, repair 24 miles of I-275 from Will Carleton Road to 6 Mile Road


By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021

MDOT announced today plans to repair and rebuild 24 miles of I-275 in Wayne County in six phases over three years.

MDOT will host a virtual meeting on Monday, Feb. 22 that details plans regarding a massive I-275 construction project that will span from Will Carleton Road to Six Mile Road.

The project includes ten miles of concrete pavement repairs, 14 miles of rebuilding concrete pavement, asphalt resurfacing of four interchanges, and rebuilding concrete pavement of parts or all of six interchanges.

MDOT said the project also includes improving 65 bridges and a retaining wall, drainage improvements, sign replacements, traffic signal modernizations, intelligent transportation system (ITS) improvements, sidewalk improvements that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and tree replacements.

Additionally, a segment of the Metro Trail will be rebuilt to replace an adjacent retaining wall.

Public input is being sought to help MDOT “recognize and address any concerns that may result from the project,” a statement said.

You can submit public comments by March 9 using MDOT’s online comment form or by e-mailing MDOT Public Involvement Specialist and Hearings Officer Monica Monsma at MonsmaM@Michigan.gov.

The virtual meeting on Feb. 22 will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Click here to join the Microsoft Teams Virtual Public Meeting

To join by phone without using Internet, call 248-509-0316, conference ID: 950 606 39#.

Copies of the meeting will be available from MDOT.