Huron High School senior awarded ‘leaders and achievers’ scholarship sponsored by Comcast

Dylan Offman

Comcast recently announced that it has awarded $91,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 85 Michigan students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Among these students is Dylan Offman, a senior at Huron High School, from New Boston, MI. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Since 2001, more than $28 million has been awarded to nearly 27,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers Program.

“Congratulations to the winners from across Michigan who have demonstrated leadership through their commitment to academics as well as serving their local communities,” said Tim Collins, regional senior vice president for Comcast in Michigan. “We recognize their achievements with this scholarship award, and we are encouraged by their passion and commitment to develop into tomorrow’s leaders and innovators.”

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who strive to achieve their full potential, who are catalysts for positive change in their communities, who are involved in their schools, and who serve as role models for their fellow students. The philosophy behind the program is to give young people every opportunity to prepare for the future and to engage them in their communities. The program also demonstrates the importance of civic involvement and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community.

Source: Comcast Heartland Region


Huron Township Department of Public Safety hiring full-time dispatcher

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for the position of full-time Emergency Dispatcher. The intent of this process is to establish a hiring eligibility list for the position of Full-Time Dispatcher. The dispatch center operates 7 days a week and requires availability to work all shifts, weekends, and holidays. Starting wage is $16.36 per hour; $17.18 after 60 days; $21.01 after 12 months. Top pay $22.60 at the conclusion of current bargaining agreement. Full benefit package and retirement benefits. Previous dispatch experience is preferred but is not required.

The Dispatch Center currently provides dispatching services for The Huron Township Police and Fire Departments, The Sumpter Township Police and Fire Departments, and the Metro Parks Police Department.

Applications and personal history statements are available at the Police station or accessed online at

Questions about this position can be directed to Director of Public Safety Everette Robbins at

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This position serves as a centralized communications agent involving police and related public safety personnel to emergency situations.


Works under the general guidance and direction of the Communications Administrator or the Officer-in-Charge.


All of the following functions, qualifications, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities are essential. An employee in this position, upon appointment, must have the equivalent of the following:

• Operates police and fire radio; receives requests for police or fire services or information by telephone; connects incoming calls to appropriate parties, provides routine police information, or takes other appropriate action(s).

• Maintains radio contact with uniform police and fire units; dispatches police and/or fire units, relays correct information to responding units.

• Exhibits behavior consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the Huron Township Department of Public Safety.

• Maintains contact with other public safety agencies. Maintains log, radio transmissions, and records of occurrences in the CAD system.

• Enters queries and receives responses from Law Enforcement Information Network to provide a variety of information on vehicles or individuals stopped or under surveillance by patrol units.

• Monitors weather information and activates the outdoor weather sirens when applicable.

• Monitors prisoners in lockup using building security camera system as well as audio contact.

• Demonstrates a commitment to provide and require excellent customer service through cooperative team and individual efforts.

• Physically and mentally capable of performing all the duties of the classification.


An employee in the class, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following training and experience:

• Graduation from a senior high school or vocations school and, preferably, some experience in radio dispatching work.

• Possess above average interpersonal skills

• Ability to make critical decisions in a timely manner.


An employee in this position spends nearly all of their time at the front desk/dispatch center with a controlled climate. They may sit and work on a computer for extended periods of time, talk on the phone, radio, or in person. This job entails shift work including holidays and weekend.

Source: Huron Township Department of Public Safety

Listen to the 911 call from Wednesday’s shooting situation

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Huron Township police have released 911 audio of the response to Wednesday’s active shooter call.

In the audio, a man called 911 after he pulled into Quality Pipe Products, 17275 Huron River Drive for an appointment, when he saw a man hanging out of a window with a rifle shooting at something.

A large police response arrived at the location after the 911 call and evacuated the business.

Following an investigation, an employee and the business owner were arrested in relation to the incident and are now facing criminal charges.

Police said they do not believe the man with the rifle was trying to harm anyone at the business.

Here is a link to the audio file

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2 arrested for their involvement in Wednesday shooting at Quality Pipe Products

Jeffery Hamilton, 44, from Wyandotte (left) and Roger Melton, 67, from Bloomfield Village and owner of Quality Pipe Products, were arrested for their involvement in Wednesday’s shooting. Photos courtesy Huron Township Police Department.

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Two men have been arrested for their involvement in an alleged shooting that took place Wednesday at Quality Pipe Products in New Boston.

No-one was injured during the shooting, and police do not believe the intent of the shooting was to injure or kill anyone at the business.

Jeffery Hamilton, 44, from Wyandotte, an employee at the business, is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and obstruction of justice.

Roger Melton, 67, a resident of Bloomfield Village and owner of Quality Pipe Products, is being charged with obstruction of justice.

Both posted bond and were released from police custody.

At 1:54p.m. Wednesday, Huron Township police and a SWAT team responded to Quality Pipe Products near Huron River Drive and Pennsylvania Road in reference to an active shooter incident that was in progress.

This rifle was recovered from the scene of the shooting and is believe to be the one that was discharged.

Roads in the area were closed during the emergency response, and a police command post was setup in a nearby Dollar General store as the incident unfolded.

After the all clear was given, police said they were speaking with a person of interest. The person of interest was released Wednesday.

Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said police and detectives worked through the evening Wednesday and into Thursday morning gathering information and interviewing witnesses.

At the scene, police recovered a rifle they believe was used during the incident.

Both men posted bond and were released from custody.

Police speaking with person of interest in Wednesday shooting— evidence recovered from scene

By Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub

Police are speaking with a person of interest following an alleged shooting that occurred at Quality Pipe Products in New Boston Wednesday afternoon.

No one was reported as injured as of Wednesday evening.

Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said detectives have also found evidence at the scene, but further details are being withheld as the investigation continues.

Police and the Downriver SWAT team were called to the business near Pennsylvania Road and Huron River Drive at 2 p.m. on a call of an active shooter who was possibly shooting from a second story window.

Roads in the area were closed during the emergency response, and a police command post was setup in a nearby Dollar General store as the incident unfolded.

Workers at the pipe products business were evacuated and are reported as safe.

Check back with the Huron Hub for updates to this story.

Police, SWAT on scene of active shooter situation at Quality Pipe Products in New Boston

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Update: Police speaking with person of interest, no one injured during alleged shooting. More:

Police and a SWAT team are on the scene of a possible active shooter situation at Quality Pipe Products, 17275 Huron River Drive, in New Boston.

Authorities are advising people to avoid the area.

Huron Township Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said his department received a call at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon regarding an active shooter at the business.

He said police have a perimeter set-up in the area.

No injuries have been reported.

This is all the information released at this time. Check back for updates.

Article updated 4:30 p.m. Wednesday