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Front page news out of Huron Township.

Renton Junior High, Brown Elementary move to virtual learning due to increase in COVID-19 cases


Posted by The Huron Hub—Friday, March 19, 2021

Renton Junior High and Brown Elementary in the Huron School District will move to virtual learning due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

A letter, posted below, was sent out Friday by the superintendent of schools explaining the situation.

In-person learning will be paused for the week of March 22- March 26, 2021. Students in Brown Elementary and Renton Jr. High School will follow remote learning schedules during that time. Students are scheduled to return to in-person learning following Spring Break on April 5, 2021.

The full letter is posted below, and at this link.


Wind advisory issued: 45 mph gusts possible today


Posted by The Huron Hub – Thursday, March 18, 2021, 9:15 AM EST

Wind Advisory
for Wayne County

Issued by National Weather Service
Detroit, MI
3:28 AM EDT Thu, Mar 18, 2021

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

  • WHAT…Northeast winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected.
  • WHERE…Portions of southeast Michigan.
  • WHEN…From 11 AM this morning to 8 PM EDT this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The best potential for more consistent gusts to 45 mph will reside across the Tri-Cities and locations along the Lake Huron lakeshore, given the northeast flow coming off of the lake. Locations south and farther inland will likely see gusts around 40 mph, with some isolated gusts up to 45 mph.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.


Traffic alert: crash on northbound I-275 near Eureka Road has several lanes blocked

Posted Wednesday, March 17, 2020

MDOT is reporting a crash on Northbound I-275 near Eureka Road that has several lanes blocked.


 

Marketplace event scheduled for May 8 at Lajko Park

(Photo from a past farmers and vintage market day at Lajko Park.)


Posted by The Huron Hub — Tuesday, March 15, 2021

Farmers and vintage market set for May 8, 2021 at Lajko Park in New Boston

Event will be on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10 a.m – 4 p.m

Details from the event’s Facebook page:

Join the Huron Township Historical Commission as we showcase the local farmers, crafters and collectors in and near our township! This event is FREE to the public and FREE for vendors!
Do you have produce you grow? Honey you harvest? Soap you make? Have you re-purpose something old into something new and usable? Do you have some vintage pieces just looking for a home? OR Just looking to support those who do? Then this event is for you!

We are offering one FREE 10’x 10′ space to you if you are a maker, collector, creator, raiser or grower! We will have additional 10′ x 10′ spaced available for a $25.00 fee.

We are very selective of what types of crafters/vendors and how many we allow of a certain type. Last year, we had some “no shows” and to avoid that this year, we are asking for a $50 refundable deposit to hold your spot. You will get the deposit back when you check in the morning of the event.

For questions, contact: Candace Myshock @ 734.307.4817 or Stacey Reynolds @ 734.925.1498— email hurontwphistoricalcommission@gmail.com or message us on Facebook.

The application can be found in the comments and it is pinned to the top of our main page.

Lajko Park’s location


 

Runaway teen out of Detroit might be in Huron Township area

Jazzmain Hayes
Photo courtesy Huron Township Police Facebook page.

Posted by The Huron Hub—Thursday, March 4, 2021

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT:

The following runaway teen may be in the Huron Township area.

It was reported that Jazzmain Hayes was last seen on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Josephine Street. The missing left the location and has failed to return home.

Police say she might be in the Huron Township area.


Jazzmain is described as a 15-year-old white, female, 5’5”, approximately 140-150 lbs., blue eyes, shoulder length dark brown and blond hair, and has two nose piercings. She was last seen wearing black sweatpants and a black tank top.

It was reported that Jazzmain is in good physical and mental condition.

If anyone has seen Jazzmain, or knows of her whereabouts, they are asked to please call Detroit Police Department’s 3rd Precinct at (313) 596-5301, (313) 596-5340 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.


Huron Township COVID-19 vaccination information

File photo

Posted Thursday, March 4, 2021 — The Huron Hub

Huron Township COVID-19 vaccination information via Wayne County:

Belleville, Huron Township, Sumpter Township and Van Buren Township in collaboration with Wayne County still have a supply of the COVID-19 Vaccination to distribute to the four community’s senior population of 65 years of age and older. 

Spouses and Caretakers who are under 65 years of age are eligible but also must register with the below l ink (they should note in
the form that they are either a spouse or caretaker).

To register for the vaccination list citizens of each community can utilize the following form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vPcVlIc8G5yUIhKtLGeuFTOhbl5SYl27ts520kRXR0M/edit

Citizens will be called or emailed to confirm their appointment. We will continue our efforts with Wayne County in procuring more doses to accommodate our senior population. Staff will utilize the registration list to confirm additional appointments as more doses are expected to become available. 

Instructions: We ask that citizens refrain from calling their municipal offices unless they do not have online access to the above form. This will keep calls from overwhelming our phone systems.


Camilleri announces creation of Downriver Youth Advisory Council

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri

Posted by The Huron Hub—Thursday, March 4, 2021

Citing the need for government to be more accessible to young people, State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Trenton) announced the creation of a new Downriver Youth Advisory Council to provide young leaders with the opportunity to work directly with the Representative and other local leaders about the issues that matter most to them.

“Too often, I think getting involved in government feels inaccessible to young people, and I want to help change that in our community,” said Camilleri. “With this new Youth Advisory Council, we’re hoping to create an environment where young leaders can discuss issues directly with elected officials and their peers while developing leadership skills and finding ways to improve our Downriver community now and into the future.”

The Council will meet virtually once per month with the goal of encouraging young leaders to develop leadership skills, make connections, and present and discuss new ideas with Rep. Camilleri. 

All young people ages 16-24 living or attending school in the Downriver communities of Brownstown, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Huron Township, Woodhaven and Trenton are encouraged to apply, and applications will be accepted until March 16. The application can be completed online at http://youthcouncil.repcamilleri.com.


Michigan loosens COVID restrictions, allows expanded capacity at restaurants and other venues


Posted by The Huron Hub – Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated two of its epidemic orders, allowing for increased capacity limits at various venues, larger residential and nonresidential gatherings and expanded visitation opportunities at residential care facilities.

“Changes are designed to balance reopening while controlling the spread of COVID-19 and save Michiganders’ lives,” a statement from Governor Gretchen Whitmer said. 

Although progress has been made in reduction of hospitalizations, officials say it is crucial that Michiganders continue to mask up and socially distance as we reopen.

“As we continue our vaccine rollout and make steady progress against the virus, we are taking additional incremental steps to re-engage to ensure we are protecting our families and frontline workers and saving lives,” said Gov. Whitmer. “Michigan is a national leader in the fight against COVID-19, and our fact-based, data-driven approach will help our state rebuild our economy and resume normal day-to-day activities. As always, mask up, maintain social distancing, and wash your hands. We all have a personal responsibility to slow the spread of the virus so we can end this pandemic together. One of the most important things Michiganders can do is make a plan to get the safe and effective vaccine when it’s available to you.”

“More than 2 million doses of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine have been administered and a third vaccine will soon be arriving here in Michigan to help us end the pandemic in our state,” said Elizabeth Hertel, MDHHS director. “We continue to monitor the data closely, and based on current trends we are taking another step toward normalcy. We urge Michiganders to continue doing what works and wearing a mask, washing their hands and avoiding crowds.”

MDHHS had been closely monitoring three metrics for stabilization or declines over the past several weeks.  As with other states, Michigan’s metrics are mixed. The presence of more infectious variants, such as the B 1.1.7 variant, threatens our progress in control of the epidemic and MDHHS will be monitoring data closely. In recent days:  

  • Hospital capacity dedicated to COVID-19 is now at 3.9%. This metric peaked at 19.6% on Tuesday, Dec. 4.  
  • Overall case rates: After declining for six weeks, this metric is plateauing at 91.2 cases per million. The rate is similar to what we were at the beginning of October.
  • Positivity rate: is now at 3.7% having increased slightly from last week (3.5%). This metric is similar to where we were at the beginning of October. 

With all residents at skilled nursing homes having been offered their first dose of COVID-19 vaccineand a vast majority having had their second dose, the Residential Care Facilities Order goes into effect immediately.

The order encourages communal dining and group activities for residents and allows indoor and outdoor visitation in all counties regardless of county risk level. Visitation is allowed as long as the facility has not had a new COVID-19 case in the last 14 days and all indoor visitors ages 13 and older are subject to rapid antigen testing.

Testing will help keep residents, staff and families safe while allowing for visitation and an increased quality of life for residents. Adult foster care homes licensed for 12 or fewer residents, hospice facilities, substance use disorder residential facilities and assisted-living facilities are encouraged to implement visitor and staff testing protocols.

Visitors will be required to wear face masks or other personal protective equipment when required by the facility at all times. In general, visitors will need to maintain six feet from residents.  

“While we continue to have virus very present across the entire state, our improvements in case numbers, test positivity, and vaccinations mean we can move forward with reopening in an incremental way,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS chief medical executive and chief deputy for health. “I am glad we continue to make progress, but that progress is fragile. Everyone should continue to do important things like wearing a mask, washing hands, avoiding large gatherings and getting one of the three safe and effective vaccines when it becomes available to you.”  

Changes to the Gatherings and Mask Order go into effect Friday, March 5, and remain in effect through MondayApril 19.

Capacity changes include:

  • Restaurants and bars are allowed to be at 50% capacity up to 100 people. Tables must be six feet apart with no more than six people per table. There is now an 11 p.m. curfew.
  • Indoor non-residential gatherings where people interact across households are permitted up to 25 people, allowing public meetings and other small indoor gatherings to resume.
  • Outdoor non-residential gatherings where people interact across households are permitted up to 300, allowing larger outdoor events to resume.
  • Indoor entertainment venues are allowed to be at 50% capacity, up to 300 people.
  • Exercise facilities are allowed to be at 30% capacity with restrictions on distancing and mask requirements.
  • Retail is allowed to be at 50% capacity.
  • Casinos are allowed to be at 30% capacity.
  • Indoor stadiums and arenas are allowed have 375 if seating capacity is under 10,000; 750 if seating capacity is over 10,000. 
  • Outdoor entertainment and recreational facilities may host up to 1,000 patrons. 

Indoor residential gatherings are now limited to 15 people from three households, while outdoor residential gatherings can include up to 50 people.  

The epidemic order continues to temporarily pause other venues and activities where participants have close physical contacts and are not consistently masked, like water parks. As before, employees who work in jobs that cannot be performed from home can continue to go to work, while employees who can work from home should continue to do so.   


 

Huron Township man charged in fatal shooting of his mother


By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Monday, March 1, 2021

Kalin Karvelis, 25 of Huron Township, has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of his mother, Julie Lee Karvelis, 53, and the non-fatal shooting of his father, Victor Karvelis.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office said that on Feb. 26, 2021, Huron Township police were called to the Karvelis home near Judd and Gentz Roads at approximately 8 a.m., when an off- duty police officer neighbor saw the defendant and his father outside.

The defendant had a knife in his hand making stabbing motions at his father, authorities said.

The off-duty officer armed with his service weapon ordered the defendant to drop the weapon and to get down on the ground.

He secured the defendant until the Huron Township police arrived at 8:05 a.m. and arrested Kalin Karvelis.

Booking photo for Kalin Karvelis, 25 of Huron Township.

The officers entered the family home where they found Mrs. Karvelis in the front of the home suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Medical assistance was rendered but she died from the gunshot wound.

Mr. Karvelis was shot in the neck and was taken to a local hospital for treatment and survived his injuries.

It is alleged that the defendant went over to his parents home and fatally shot his mother, shot his father, and tried to stab him with a knife.

He has been charged with first degree murder, assault with intent to murder and two counts of felony firearm.

Kalin Karvelis is expected to be arraigned today in the 34th District Court in Romulus.


Detroit Metro Airport named best in North America for customer experience amid COVID-19 pandemic


Posted by The Huron Hub – Monday, March 1, 2021

Detroit Metro Airport has been named best airport in North America for customer experience amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Detroit Metro Airport has earned Airports Council International’s 2020 Airport Service Quality Award for Best Airport by Size and Region (25 to 40 million passengers per year in North America).

This customer service award is one of the highest honors in the aviation industry, an airport spokesperson said.

DTW shares this recognition with Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

The annual ASQ Awards recognize and reward the best airports in the world according to ACI’s surveys, which are based on live research gathered from travelers at the airport.

The surveys are conducted at nearly 400 airports worldwide. The ASQ program delivers an in-depth assessment of the quality of the customer service experience, including airport cleanliness, wayfinding and the courtesy and helpfulness of airport staff.

“It is a great honor for Detroit Metropolitan Airport to be named one of the best airports in the world for the second time in three years,” said Wayne County Airport Authority CEO Chad Newton. “To earn the ASQ Award during a global pandemic—a time that has proven challenging for everyone—is an even bigger accomplishment. Our airport team will continue to maintain a safe environment while we work to restore confidence in air travel.”

According to the survey results, DTW showed growth in several key performance areas over the last year. The most significant improvements noticed by DTW customers in 2020 include the cleanliness of restrooms and terminals, wait times, passport inspection, and the feeling of being safe and secure. Additionally, the surveyed travelers noted the efficiency and courtesy of airport staff.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport has always been committed to delivering an excellent customer experience with an emphasis on safety. This goal took on a new meaning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the Airport Authority implemented measures to protect customers, visitors, and staff from the virus ranging from installing acrylic barriers, face covering dispensers and hand sanitizing stations to displaying signage promoting healthy habits. The janitorial staff increased the frequency of cleaning in high touch point areas as well.

“I congratulate Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport on their success in the Airport Service Quality Awards which represent the highest possible recognition for airport operators around the world and recognize excellence in customer experience,” said Airports Council International Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira. “Customers have spoken and recognized the successful efforts of the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport team in providing a superior customer experience under very trying circumstances during the pandemic.”

Detroit Metropolitan Airport has been a proud participant of the Airport Service Quality benchmarking process since 2006.

Prior to 2020, DTW received other ACI honors, such as being named one of the best airports by size and category (25-40 million passengers) in North America for customer service in 2018.

Airports Council International is the trade association of the world’s airports.

It was founded in 1981 with the objective of fostering cooperation among its member airports and partners in world aviation. A full list of the 2020 ASQ Award recipients can be found at https://aci.aero/customer-experience-asq/asq-awards-and-recognition/asq-awards/current-winner-2020/.