Heavy rain forecasted this week

Posted by The Huron Hub | Sept. 20, 2021

Forecasters are calling for a big pattern change as cooler temps and several inches of rain are expected this week.

More info in this National Weather Service image:


Romulus announces return of Pumpkin Festival


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Posted by The Huron Hub | Sept. 15, 2021

The City of Romulus and the Romulus Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announced the return of the Pumpkin Festival. The annual community event will take place in downtown Romulus from Friday, September 17 to Sunday, September 19.
“After canceling last year’s event to protect the safety and well-being of residents during the pandemic, we’re pleased to host the Pumpkin Festival again this year,” said Romulus Mayor LeRoy Burcroff. “Our annual traditions are part of what makes our city a community, and we look forward to celebrating in person with Romulus families, businesses and visitors once again at this year’s Pumpkin Festival.”
The Pumpkin Festival schedule includes, but is not limited to:
Friday, September 17
Beer Tent “Pumpkin Pub” (6 p.m. – 12 a.m.) at the Romulus Historical Park Pavilion
Food Trucks (6 p.m. – 10 p.m.) on Hunt Street
Romulus Rotary “Parade of Lights” (8 p.m. – 10 p.m.) on Goddard Road between Moore and 5 Points
Saturday, September 18
Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast (8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) at the Historical Park Pavilion
Car Show (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on Goddard Road between Moore Road and railroad tracks
Craft and Vendor Show (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on Goddard Road between Olive and Sterling Streets
Kiddie Olympics (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.) at the field west of Romulus Auto Value
Tours – Historical Park Museum and Kingsley House (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
Pumpkin Painting Tent (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) at the field west of Romulus Auto Value
Entertainment – line dancing demo and live music (2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.) at Goddard Road and Sterling Streets
Sunday, September 19 – Romulus Come Unity Day
Games/Obstacle Course (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) at the field north of the Historical Park Pavilion
Tours – Historical Park Museum and Kinsley House (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
Motorcycle Parade & Show (1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) starting at Hunt Street between Goddard and Bibbins
Petting Farm and Pony Rides (1 p.m. – 6 p.m.) at the Historical Park Windmill
Taste of Soul and Food Trucks (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) at the Historical Park Pavilion
Romulus Got Talent (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.) at the Historical Park Freight House
“Romulus residents expressed how much they missed the Pumpkin Festival last year—we missed it too,” said Romulus DDA Director Merrie Druyor. “The City of Romulus is committed to creating a fun, memorable and safe experience for all community families, and the scheduled events during the Pumpkin Festival were organized to do just that.”

New this year is Romulus Come Unity Day, a fun, reimagined third day of the Pumpkin Festival organized by Unity Ambassadors Building Bridges—a newly-formed nonprofit in Romulus whose members include residents committed to creating unity in the City—with support from the Romulus Ministerial Alliance. Taking place from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, Come Unity Day is designed to bring together residents from all four city quadrants for a day of community events and activities after being kept apart for much of the pandemic. In addition to the agenda above, residents can enjoy scavenger hunts, card games, live music and dancing, a bounce house, local vendors and more. If you are interested in volunteering or participating in Romulus Got Talent, call 734-992-7179.
“The Detroit Metro Airport sits right in the center of Romulus, dividing the city into four quadrants,” said Councilwoman Tina Talley. “When I’m out in the community, I often hear residents talk about feeling disconnected from their neighbors across the city. Romulus Come Unity Day will serve as a great opportunity for our all of us to gather and reflect on the importance of unity. Unity begins with you, and we want that message to resonate among our residents.”

For more information about the return of the annual Pumpkin Festival, please call the Romulus DDA at 734-942-7545, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. or view the full schedule here. Residents are also encouraged to visit the Romulus DDA Facebook page or the City of Romulus Facebook page.


Alcohol suspected in Sept. 11 crash on Prescott Road that sends passenger to hospital


Posted by Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub | Sept. 13, 2021

Alcohol use is suspected in a crash that occurred on Prescott Road on Sept. 11 that sent a passenger to the hospital for treatment due to injuries.

According to police, the crash occurred in the 29000 block of Prescott Road Saturday at 11:00 p.m.

“The injuries were initially thought to be life threatening for one of the passengers, but it appears they are in stable condition at this point and expected to survive. There were two occupants within the vehicle,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.

“Alcohol initially appears to be a factor in the crash. The driver was taken into custody for driving under the influence. Blood results are pending and the case will ultimately be sent to the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s office,” Robbins said.

The Downriver Crash Team was called to the scene to help investigate the crash.


Weekend Events: Farmers market, night of remembrance to be held Saturday at Lajko Park

(Photo by Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub)

Posted by The Huron Hub | Sept. 9, 2021

It’ll be a busy day Saturday at Lajko Park.

The Huron Township Historical Commission is hosting two events that day.

Here are the event flyers:

Lajko Park’s location



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Parents share back-to-school photos with The Huron Hub

Tuesday was the first day of school in the Huron School District. Photo courtesy of Justyna Beatty

Posted by The Huron Hub | Sept. 8, 2021

Dozens of Huron parents shared their back-to-school photos on Tuesday with The Huron Hub.

Let’s kick-off the school year on the right foot. Good luck to all of the students, staff, and families this year.

Here is a social media link to the photos that were shared on our Facebook page.


MDHHS, Wayne County recommend evacuation for areas of Flat Rock due to hazardous fumes from gas leak

Posted by The Huron Hub | Sept. 5, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Wayne County Health Department (WCHD) are recommending residents of the Flat Rock area bounded by I-75 to the east, Gibraltar Road to the north, Cahill Road to the west and Woodruff Road to the south evacuate their homes until further notice due to the potential risks caused by fumes from a gasoline leak from a storage tank at the Ford Motor Co.’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant. Response teams will go door-to-door immediately beginning Sunday, Sept. 5, in affected areas to ensure residents are informed and receive quick and accurate information about evacuation.

In addition to the smaller geographic area described above, there is a broader area of Flat Rock under investigation for potential exposure. This area is bounded by Gibraltar Road to the north, Sheeks Road to the west, East Huron River Drive to the south, and Tamarack Road to the East, as well as buildings along Woodruff between East Huron River Drive and Cahill Road. MDHHS and Wayne County want to make the residents aware of the potential for the chemicals to have traveled to this area and that the area will be under investigation. If residents are concerned about potential exposure to chemicals in their home, they may want to evacuate their homes until further information is available.

At this time, it is unclear which specific homes may be at risk and it is possible residents in some areas of the potentially impacted area have not been exposed. The City of Flat Rock, WCHD, MDHHS, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) continue to work together to understand the potential risks and will update the community as more information is learned. If you need assistance with evacuation and/or relocation, please call Flat Rock’s hotline at 734-782-2455, ext. 6.

The community is at risk of exposure to high levels of benzene, considered a total Volatile Organic Compound (VOC), which can be harmful to human health. Measurements of air inside buildings and sewer lines have shown levels of VOCs exceeding health protective and/or explosive levels.

Benzene is a flammable and colorless liquid with a sweet odor used to make other chemicals. It is found in gasoline, crude oil and tobacco smoke. Breathing in higher levels of benzene can cause people to feel sleepy or dizzy, have headaches, vomit or have a rapid heart rate. Both long- and short-term exposure to benzene can increase risks of cancer, cause blood problems, and harm the immune system. Contact your healthcare provider if you have symptoms or health concerns, or if you believe you may have been exposed.

“We urge Michiganders in the affected areas to take swift action and evacuate their homes,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health at MDHHS. “You may not be able to see or smell the vapors that could put your health at risk, and we recommend everyone in the affected area consider relocating until further notice and we can confirm it is safe to return to your homes.”

On Aug. 31, MDHHS received a report regarding a potential release of an unknown chemical into the sewer. Along with local, state and federal partners, MDHHS responded to investigate and address the concerns which resulted in confirmation of harmful vapors in the community.

Air sampling conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified elevated levels of VOCs throughout the Flat Rock sanitary sewer system. Partners are working to slow the spread of these chemicals and stop further exposure. Continued monitoring will measure the impact of the contamination in the sewer lines throughout Flat Rock.

MDHHS partnered with the City of Flat Rock, the Wayne County Health Department, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to identify the source, which was confirmed Friday as being the Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

As this is an evolving situation, we will continue to provide updates as they become available.