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Friday, 2020 Jul 10th

Saline Area Social Service continues to serve families and individuals in need.

Here's a list of priorities for the week of July 12.

  • Toilet paper
  • Stewed tomatoes
  • Kidney beans
  • Eggs
  • Canned spinach
  • Canned asparagus
  • Shelf stable 32 oz juice
  • Juice boxes
  • Tissues
  • Refried beans
  • Individual cups of mac and cheese

Drop off food at 224 W Michigan Ave from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays.


There were no new COVID-19 deaths and two new hospitalizations in today's data updated by the Washtenaw County Health Department.

107 Washtenaw County residents have been killed by COVID-19 so far. 387 people have been hospitalized.

The number of lab-confirmed cases continues to rise. There were 37 cases reported today,  bringing the total to 1,647. There have been 147 new cases since July 2. 


Thursday, 2020 Jul 09th

Lien claims with the Washtenaw Register of Deeds office and a new lawsuit  haveshed light on the stalled Saline hotel project.

The claims show more than $646,000 owed to contractors and suppliers who’ve worked on the unfinished project. Now, there is a lawsuit.

Acoustic Ceiling & Partition Company is suing Peters Building Company, Jim Haeussler and the Saline Lodging Group, LLC, alleging Peters Building has not paid the company $156,624.93 for work performed on the hotel.


There were no new COVID-19 deaths or hospitalizations in data updated by the Washtenaw County Health Department Thursday. The number of lab-confirmed cases increased by 22 to 1,610.

The number of fatalities remained at 107 and hospitalizations stayed at 385. The number of recovered individuals increased by 14 to 1,342.

The number of cases in Saline's 48176 zip code increased by one to 91.


The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will conduct traffic signal upgrades on select Pittsfield Township roads through July 17, resulting in intermittent lane closures. All dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Roads will not be closed to traffic, but significant delays are likely due to lane restrictions. The WCRC encourages motorists, emergency services, and others to use an alternate route if possible. 

Roads in Pittsfield Township to be affected by lane closures are as follows:


LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Whitmer signed House Bills 4546, 4547, 4389, 4390, and  4217, as well as Senate Bills 254, 248, 850, 696, 585, 517, and 173 into law. The governor signed House Bills 4389 and 4390, which regulate the use and reporting of firefighting foam containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. 


Viva Voce Online Summer Choir Camp


Wednesday, 2020 Jul 08th

Former Saline resident Marlene Radzik, who retired from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office as Services Commander in 2018, will be the Deputy Police Chief of the Saline Police Department.

Mayor Brian Marl announced Radzik's hiring during an interview with The Saline Post Tuesday.

Radzik began her career with the WSCO in March of 1989 as a corrections officer and held numerous positions in the organization, including deputy, sergeant and lieutenant. 

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On Thursday, July 9, the Washtenaw County Road Commission will begin a road resurfacing project on Mooreville Road between Ridge Road and Stony Creek Road in York Township.
The road will not be closed to traffic, but delays are likely due to lane restrictions. The road commission encourages motorists, emergency services and others to use an alternate route.
The road improvements are expected to take approximately 5 days. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.


There were no new deaths and one new hospitalization in COVID-19 data updated today by the Washtenaw County Health Department.

The number of deaths remains at 107 while the number of hospitalizations increased to 385.

There were 27 new confirmed cases. A majority of the new cases infected young people. 1,588 Washtenaw residents have now had lab-confirmed cases. The number of recoveries increased by 13 to 1,328.


Washtenaw and Livingston County Health Departments and community partners are offering free drive-thru COVID-19 testing at the former Whitmore Lake Middle School located at 8845 Main Street in Whitmore Lake. Testing will take place on Saturday, July 11 from 12:00 to 6:00 pm. Individuals with or without symptoms can get tested. No appointment or referral is needed. Minors under 18 years must have a parent or guardian present. Please bring your insurance card if you have one. No one will be turned away for lack of insurance. Walk-up visits are also welcome. 


Young adults and teens comprise a majority of the new COVID-19 patients reported today by the Washtenaw County Health Department.

Susan Ringler-Cerniglia, spokesperson for the health department, said more than 20 new COVID-19 cases are being reported today, and more than half are from people aged 15-25.


The Chelsea Secretary of State office is closed until further notice after a person who was in the office tested positive for COVID-19. The Washtenaw County Health Department has been provided all information and will follow up with anyone they determine was at high risk of exposure, according to a tweet by the Secretary of State office.

Many Saline residents use the office, citing shorter wait times.

Other locations are at 295 N. Maple Road in Ann Arbor and 4675 Washtenaw Ave. in Ypsilanti.


Tuesday, 2020 Jul 07th

The Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration released information about the 4.9 million paycheck protection loans issued to help businesses navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. In all, there were more than $521 billion in loans - and much of that amount will be forgiven.

According to documents made public on the SBA's website, 322 businesses in Saline's 48176 zip code were granted PPP loans.


Another Washtenaw County resident has died and two more were hospitalized, according to COVID-19 data updated by Washtenaw County Health Department Tuesday afternoon.

107 county residents have died as a result of COVID-19. 384 residents have been hospitalized.

The county also reported 15 new lab-confirmed cases, bringing the total to 1,561. There were 20 new recoveries, bringing the total to 1,315.


Bennett Drake made the University of Alabama Dean's List, while Margaret Wood and Eric Wu made the President's List.


Saline Mayor Brian Marl delivered the mid-year "State of Saline" address at Monday's Saline City Council meeting.

Watch the video or read the text of the speech below.

Do you have questions? Join us for a chat at 3 p.m., Tuesday, live on the Saline Post's Facebook Page. Type in your question and we'll pose it to Mayor Marl. You can also send your questions in advance to [email protected].


The Saline Area Schools food services department will continue providing food assistance to students in need through the summer.

Families can receive food for all children under 18 or for people under 26 with special needs.

Food pickup is once a week, from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, at the east entrance of Saline High School (near the auditorium).

Families will receive a packages that contain breakfast and lunches for seven days.