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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
 
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Published April 23, 2019

11:00 a.m. EST

Those with prescription medication they no longer need can safely dispose of it this Saturday.

During National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Michigan State Police is asking residents to dispose of expired, unused and unwanted pills.

MSP’s 30 posts will participate in the one-day effort from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 by serving as drop-off points.

All collected pills will be destroyed, with no questions asked, according to MSP.

Liquids, inhalers, patches and syringes cannot be accepted.

“Taking a few minutes to go through your home and discard these medications is something small that can have a huge impact,” said Col. Joe Gasper, director of the Michigan State Police. “The devastation caused by opioid and prescription drug abuse, accidental poisonings and overdoses is real. We urge you to do all you can to help us fight this crisis.”

MSP pill collection sites can be found here.

Additional collection sites across the state can be found by going to dea.gov.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is held twice a year in April and October.

During the October 2018 effort, MSP posts collected nearly 950 pounds of prescription drugs.

The State of Michigan says it is using every available tool to combat the opioid epidemic.

According to MSP, the collaborative efforts of state agencies amplifies Michigan’s efforts related to prevention and treatment of patients, education of health professionals and enforcement of over-prescribers.

These efforts include:

  • A one-stop website (Michigan.gov/opioids) with all helpful information and resources on the epidemic.
  • Providing online resources for patients, health professionals and communities about prevention and treatment of opioid abuse.
  • The Michigan Automated Prescription System provides real-time prescription data and resources to better assess a patient’s risk for substance use disorder.
  • Assistance with proper drug disposal of unwanted medications.
  • Michigan State Police posts serving as drug-take back sites and providing the Angel Program for individuals struggling with addiction.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. Further, disposing of unused medicines by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash can pose safety and health hazards.

Anyone who is unable to participate on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day can anonymously surrender their prescription drugs at any MSP post, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

For more information about opioids and the additional steps residents can take to protect themselves and loved ones, visit michigan.gov/opioids.


 

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YWCA-Huron hosts summer enrichment programs for area children


Posted April 22, 2019 — 12:00 p.m. EST 

YWCA-Huron hosts summer enrichment camps for children.

The weekly enrichment programs are for children ages 5-12 years (must be 57 months by June 19, 2019).

The camp offers weekly themed activities of all kinds.

For complete information about the camp, please visit this link.


 

Detroit Metro Airport invites contractors to learn about job opportunities


Posted Monday, April 22, 2019 — 11:00 a.m. EST 

 

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is inviting contractors to attend the Centralized Deicing Facility (CDF) and Runway 21R By Pass Taxiway Construction Project Outreach Event. Contractors, including Small Business Enterprises (SBEs), will receive information on the scope of this non-federally funded project, the schedule, the bid solicitation process, SBE certification and goals, as well as participate in vendor networking sessions.

In addition to installing 75,000 cu. yd. of Portland Cement concrete pavement, companies are needed to construct the new deicing control tower building, security fencing, storm and underdrain systems, glycol lift station, and to provide airfield electrical, asphalt paving, high-mast lighting, and other services.

The new deicing facility will be centrally located on the airfield within the footprint of the former L.C. Smith Terminal, which is currently being demolished. The CDF includes deicing positions for seven narrow-body aircraft, with the option of one wide-body aircraft deicing spot. The facility also includes a new taxilane, overnight parking spots for aircraft, and facilities to support the deicing operations. A new two-story, 3,000-square-foot deicing control tower building is included with the project, along with infrastructure to capture glycol run-off from deicing activities. The new Runway 21R By Pass Taxiway will provide additional stacking and queuing for aircraft departing Runway 21R.

The event will be held Wednesday, May 1 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Romulus Athletic Center, 35765 Northline Road, Romulus.

Contractors are asked to RSVP by visiting http://dtw.app.rsvpify.com/. For more information, call (734) 247-7900.

Article source: Detroit Metro Airport 


 

Photos: Waltz Road Bridge construction

In this April 11, 2019 photo, you can see the progress of the Waltz Road Bridge project. The New Boston/Huron community is anxious for this main route to open again. The bridge was closed June 1, 2017. (Photos courtesy of Heather Sypula)


Posted April 12, 2019 — 10:45 a.m. EST 

 

Here are photos submitted to the Huron Hub that show the progress of the Waltz Road Bridge project in New Boston.

Submit your photos to us by emailing Editor@HuronHub.com

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Michigan voters can request absentee ballots without needing reason

(Huron Hub file photo)

 


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published April 10, 2019 — 8:30 a.m. EST

Registered voters in Michigan no longer need a reason to request an absentee ballot from their local clerk’s office.

With the passage of statewide ballot proposal 18-3 in November 2018, all registered voters in Michigan can request an absentee ballot without providing a reason.

Previously, voters were deemed eligible based on specific criteria.

In addition, voters can opt to be on the permanent absentee voter list, which will ensure that you receive an application for an absentee voter ballot prior to every election.

Voters must remember to return that application to obtain their ballot.

Ballots will not be sent without an application.

If voting absentee in Huron Township interests you, or you wish to vote absentee for the May
2019 election, you need to return the application to the clerk’s office prior to May 4.

To receive an application, visit the clerk’s office at Township Hall or contact the office at 734-753-4466

For more information on absentee voting please contact the clerk’s office or visit michigan.gov/sos.


Gibbs Sweet Station in New Boston announces closure

Gibbs Sweet Station, 37337 Huron River Drive, has closed its doors for business as of April 5. The owner has decided to retire, and it has not been publicly announced what will open at the location in the future. (Photo: Facebook)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published April 7, 2019 — 4:00 p.m. EST

A New Boston staple announced Friday that they will no longer be in business.

Gibbs Sweet Station located in downtown New Boston told customers on Facebook that they will no longer be slinging their favorite sweet treats.

“Spring is here, and usually that means counting down the days until the air smells sweet with fresh cones but now that means something new. We will not be opening this year,” the business said in a Facebook post.

“Mrs. Gibbs will be starting a new season in her life and is ready to enjoy retirement. We want to thank you for the loyalty, love and laughter over the years. It’s been an amazing experience, one that our family will cherish forever and remember fondly.”

The post received hundreds of responses — some sad, some hopeful and congratulatory, towards the owner, Mrs. Gibbs.

“Thank you. I’ve been a customer literally my whole life,” one commenter said.

Another said: “Congratulations on your retirement. Will sure miss you and the delicious ice cream & the waffle cone.”

View the Facebook post here

According to the owner, the building has been sold, but it’s not certain whether another ice cream shop will open to serve the community, or what type of business will open in the location.

Check back with The Huron Hub for updates to this story 


 

Study says scam phone calls are likely to rise in April


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published April 4, 2019 — 11 a.m. EST

Everyday, thousands of consumers are annoyed with unsolicited robocalls on their cell phones and landlines.

Unfortunately for all of us, a new study says that the scam phone calls area likely to rise in the coming weeks.

According to AllAreaCodes.com — an on-line resource that says it helps consumers find information about area codes — the weeks leading up to April 15 are a peak season for robocallers.

The website says it analyzed over 15 million consumer complaints to the US Federal Trade Commission and found that in the last three years, complaints increased during the March and April tax season.

AllAreaCodes.com says the FTC publishes daily and monthly data on the number of complaints consumers submit about telemarketers violating do not call rules.

(Image: AllAreaCodes.com)

They found that during the third week in April, the average daily complaints are 10% higher than the last week of March and more than five times the January daily average.

It is estimated that nuisance and scam calls are continuing to increase and will account for one-third of all incoming calls in 2019.

While multiple sources show an increase in scam calls, the FTC, according to AllAreaCodes.com, shows fewer complaints in 2018 than 2017. This could be an indication that consumers may be loosing faith in the government agency’s ability to fight scammers.

Instead, consumers may be turning to call screening services provided by the telecom companies.

Consumers should be vigilant during tax season scam calls.

The IRS has stated that they will not call consumers to demand immediate payment for taxes.

Additionally, they will not call without first sending a bill in the mail, they will not ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone, and they will not threaten with the police or lawsuits.

The IRS urges consumers that if they suspect a call is a scam, hang up immediately without giving out any personal information and call the IRS directly at 800-829-1040.