Local businesses can advertise on The Huron Hub for free

Published July 15, 2019 — 1 p.m. EST 

Are you a local business owner that wants to reach more customers?

The Huron Hub supports local businesses and wants to help.

Businesses in Huron Township have the chance to grow their customer base by advertising on The Huron Hub – for free!

Right now, we are offering free advertising for any local business. That’s thousands of potential customers you could reach on a daily and weekly basis.

In 2018, for example, over 100,000 unique visitors accessed The Huron Hub.

Imagine all of the people who can see your add.

Check out a list of advertisers who are already taking advantage of free advertising on The Huron Hub.

The only requirement is the business must be located in Huron Township.

The only legwork the business owner or representative has to do is send us an image or digital business card that we can place on The Huron Hub website.

Send your images or digital business cards to ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com. You can also email that address with questions or concerns.

As always, The Huron Hub also offers the publication of business profiles, for free, on our website and social media. To learn how to submit your business profile for publication, visit this link.



Huron residents allowed two landfill passes per year for Woodland Meadows Landfill

Posted by The Huron Hub on Friday, July 12, 2019

Here is a letter from the township clerk with information on Huron resident use of the Woodland Meadows Landfill:

Greetings Huron Township Residents,

Below is an updated communication from Waste Management regarding items that are acceptable at their Woodlands Meadows Landfill. Please use this information to help you handle your waste removal needs in the future. If you have any questions, please contact the Woodlands Meadows Landfill directly at the below contact information.

Landfill Vouchers are issued to Huron Township residents (2 per year) free of charge. They will be issued upon request, and expire 90 days after issue date. Proof of residency is required. You may obtain your vouchers at the Clerk’s Office located in the Township Hall, Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4:30pm.

5900 Hannan Road, Van Buren Township
Van Born Road between Haggerty Road and Hannan Road Phone: 734-326-0993
Landfill Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Saturday 7:00 am – 10:30 am.

Voucher allows up to four (4) cubic yards of acceptable material, any additional material will be charged at the gate rate.

• Materials Accepted: Household construction materials (drywall panels, concrete, and shingles) wood (plywood, paneling, etc.) fencing, stoves, landscaping materials, (railroad ties) household waste and junk.

• Materials Not Accepted: White items (air conditioners & refrigerators), large car parts (fenders, engines, and doors), liquids (paints or motor oil), chemicals (yard spray or fluids), empty uncrushed drums, compost, batteries, branches, grass clippings or leaves.

• Recyclables: Should be recycled at curb side, do not take to Woodland Meadows.

• Tree limbs, tree stumps, etc. will not be accepted at this land-fill.

Thank you, and have a great summer!

Source: Jeremy R. Cady, Township Clerk

Michigan Attorney General to intervene in DTE’s latest rate increase request

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Posted Wednesday, July 10, 2019

After receiving a rate increase of $125 million earlier this year that raised residential consumers’ rates by seven percent, DTE filed for another $328 million rate increase Monday with the Michigan Public Service Commission.

The request would raise residential customers’ monthly bills an additional nine percent.

DTE says the rate increase is intended to pay for the company’s tree trim program, the modernization of their electrical grid and IT services that will improve customer service.

“This one comes two months after the previous approval,” said Pete Ternes, spokesperson for DTE, in a quote to Fox 2 News. “One of the things was we didn’t get everything we asked for (from the last rate case),” he said.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said today she plans to intervene in the request.

“Months after it received a rate increase from MPSC, DTE shows it is completely unconcerned about the savings accounts of its consumers. Today I’m putting them on notice: I plan to vigorously review all their filings and make certain the priority in this case is ensuring affordable energy for Michigan consumers, not dividends for their shareholders,” Nessel said.


Van Horn Road closed for a month between Inkster and Arsenal due to construction

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Posted Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Van Horn Road, between Inkster and Arsenal, is closed to traffic for about a month due to construction.

The sidewalk ramps crossing Stewart, Pine Ridge, Brookview and Pleasant Creek streets will also be removed and replaced with ADA compliant ramps during this closure period.

The closure began Monday, July 8, 2019 for a period of approximately a month. 

Van Horn Road will be completely barricaded off at the Silver Creek Culvert Crossing. However, local access will be maintained from both Inkster and Arsenal.
-Brookview Blvd, Pine Ridge Drive, Stewart Blvd, and all homes west of Silver Creek will have access from Inkster Road
-Pleasant Creek Drive, Grand Traverse Ave and all homes east of Silver Creek will have access from Arsenal Road.

For more info, contact the 24 hour customer service center at 1-888-ROAD- CREW or visit www.waynecounty.com

Dangerous heat wave possible by next week

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Posted Tuesday, July 9, 2019

After a steamy Independence Day holiday and then a brief relief from the excessive heat, forecasters are predicting a dangerous heat wave for next week.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Monday that hazardous heat is possible for the second half of July.

“Things look to be warming up across much of the Central and Eastern U.S. as we head into the second half of July,” NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said.

“A moderate risk of excessive heat is forecast from the Eastern Great Lakes through New England on the 16 and 17 of July.”

According to NOAA, a heat index of 100+ degrees will be possible from Detroit through Boston.

Additonally, there is a slight risk of excessive heat across the Great Lakes from July 16 to 22.

This couid be a potentially dangerous heatwave.

Metropark police officer placed on paid leave after alleged discriminatory remarks

(Photo source: Flickr)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Posted Monday, July 8, 2019

A Huron-Clinton Metropark police officer is under investigation after allegations that he made discriminatory remarks to an Arab-American family from Illinois.

A video circulated online has sparked an investigation of the officer, and some are calling for him to resign.

The video shows an exchange between a group of people and the Metropark officer at Lake Erie Metropark in Brownstown Township on July 1.

The video doesn’t show what initiated the exchange, but the officer is accused of telling the family to “go back to where they came from.”

The video has caught the attention of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Commission in Washington, according to reports.

The officer is suspended with pay at this time.

According to the Metropark Police website, the mission of the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority Police Department is to provide safe and secure facilities and recreational opportunities for the citizens we serve.

The members of the department are dedicated to providing the highest level of police service to our visitors and staff and are guided by the philosophies of outstanding customer service and community policing,” the website says.

Check back for updates to this story as they become available.