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Friday, 2018 Jan 12th

It could be a messy commute Friday morning and evening.

A combination of snow and ice may result in difficult travel conditions.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that’s in effect from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Rain is expected to change over to a mix of freezing rain and ice before turning to snow. One to four inches of snow is expected over a thin sheet of ice.

Weather

The Saline Hornets opened the second half of their season with a convincing 53 – 37 win over the Bloomfield Hills Black Hawks at home Tuesday night, upping their season record to 6 – 1.  Any questions about how this young team would respond after the two-week holiday break were answered quickly as the Hornets’ smothering defense held the Black Hawks to just four points in the first quarter.  Bloomfield Hills scored the first four points of the contest, with Saline then going on a 9 – 0 run to take a 9 – 4 first quarter lead.

Sports

Thursday, 2018 Jan 11th

 

Saline improved to 10-1 this season with a 5-3 win over Bedford at the Toledo Ice House Wednesday.

Mason Ausmus and Collin Clark scored first period goals to spot Saline a 2-0 lead. The Hornets dominated action early, piling up a 12-3 lead in shots. But Bedford put up six shots, including one that went in the goal, on a powerplay.

Bedford dominated the second period and took a 3-2 lead. Saline goalie Jeffrey Gilbert was credited with keeping the Hornets in the game.

Sports

 

Saline High School’s gymnasts posted a season-high scored of 134.875 -- and they needed virtually every fraction of a point to beat Tecumseh Wednesday at Saline.

Saline won 134.875 - 134.575.

Sports

Saline’s varsity boys bowling team improved to 7-1 with a 27-3 victory over Adrian at Maplewood Lanes Wednesday.

The Hornets were led by Drake Jones, who bowled games of 238 and 205. Colin Mitchell (237), Tristin Marion (214) and Dallas Casey (201) also had strong games for Saline.

Sports
Universal Die Casting booth at 1984 automotive supplier show, Cobo Center Detroit Michigan

When the 2018 "North American International Auto Show" opens this weekend, Detroit will have nothing on Saline. Over three decades ago, local automotive parts manufacturer Universal Die Casting exhibited at Cobo Center and we covered it just after our own first year in business.

The photograph above is from the then-separate "Automotive News World Expo" more focused on suppliers. Newly released Pontiac Fiero coupes could be seen about on the floor as illustrations of leading-edge design and technology.

Across the industry, vehicles still had enough shiny metal trim to keep our venerable plant on Monroe Street in business. This show is a historical snapshot that ties to other aspects of Saline history as well.

History

Wednesday, 2018 Jan 10th

Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden wants the county to make Campus Parkway a higher priority when the road commission plows and salts roads after a snowstorm.

Schools

Icy roads made for dangerous driving conditions Wednesday morning. The icy sidewalks weren’t much safer.

The roads started icing around 8:30 a.m. Within a little more than an hour, paramedics from Huron Valley Ambulance had responded to 13 crashes in Washtenaw County.

Police & Fire

DELAWARE, OH -- Dan Jablonski of Saline, has been named to the 2017 fall semester Dean's List at Ohio Wesleyan University.

To earn Dean's List recognition, Ohio Wesleyan students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes.

Please join the university in recognizing Jablonski for this outstanding academic achievement.

The Jazzercise Saline Fitness Center has new owners! Rhonda and Kyle Marshall have recently made the transition of ownership to the already well-established business and fitness staple to the Saline community. The official changeover was Jan 1, 2018.

The Marshalls have resided in Saline since early 2008, Rhonda has been with Jazzercise for over 12 years and has been an instructor since 2014 teaching 5 - 6 classes per week.

Community

 

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is urging travelers to ise caution while driving due to multiple reports of accidents and icy roadways throughout the county.  

Police & Fire

Acoustic Routes Concerts and Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., will host The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic's first local concert of 2018 on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m.

Arts & Entertainment

The State of Michigan will soon refund public school employees more than $550 million for paycheck deductions ruled unconstitutional by the Michigan Supreme Court.

Schools

The Saline Board of Education approved two new courses for the 2018-19 school year.

The board voted 7-0 to approve “fitness-focused” physical education at Saline Middle School and Forensics Speech Events at Saline High School.

Schools

Saline residents have the good fortune of having a place to recycle used, old, burned- out strings of Christmas lights through the end of January.

The City Environmental Commission has set up a clearly-marked and brightly lit drop off box in the front entranceway of Saline City Hall to accept all strings of lights for the season. 

It would be very considerate to tie the lights in bundles – we all know what it feels like to reach your hand into a knotted, knarled mess of light strings.

Be Green

In a 5–0 vote, township officials voted to uphold the values and culture of rural Saline Township by supporting MCL 333.27101, declaring that Medical Marijuana facilities will not be allowed to operate within the geographic boundaries of Saline Township.  MCL 333.27101, the Michigan Marijuana Facility Licensing Act, states “under the Act, a municipality is not required to accept or permit any such faci

Government

Saline’s gymnastics team won on the road Monday evening, defeating Coldwater, 134.125-126.875.

Sophomore Megan Mulligan was the Hornets’ top gymnast on the vault and the beam, scoring 8.7 and 8.45. Mulligan was also first in the all-around at 33.7.

Sports

 

Thomas Paul Papak, age 59, passed away peacefully in the care of his family on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017.  He was called home by our Heavenly Father after an 8-year courageous battle with MSA.

Obituaries

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