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Friday, 2019 Jun 28th

The deal struck between UAW negotiators and Faurecia was ratified by an overwhelming majority of UAW Local 892 voters Thursday.

According to the Detroit News, 83 percent of production workers and 93 percent of skilled trades workers approved the deal.

Business

Thursday, 2019 Jun 27th

The Manchester Community Fair, Chelsea Community Fair, and Saline Community Fair are pleased to present our “Around the Fairs in 55 Days” promotion in 2019.

Community

Is quitting smoking on your to-do list this summer? The Michigan Tobacco Quitline can help with free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges this summer.

Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in Michigan. However, 7 in 10 adult cigarette smokers want to quit completely.

Health

Marjorie Alice Anderson of Auburn, Indiana passed away on June 25, 2019. 

Obituaries

Patricia Vitale (Badour-Shaneyfelt) age 76, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Patricia was born on January 18, 1943 in Ypsilanti, MI, the daughter of Basil E. and Geraldine E. (Cobb) Badour.

She moved to Saline in 1951 when her parents purchased the Saline General Hospital, which they owned and operated for several years. Pat graduated from Saline High School class of 1960. Her career was spent at the University of Michigan, first in the payroll office and then later at the University Library. She retired from the College of Engineering, Deans Office in 1998.

Obituaries

Jeri Lena (Williamson) Sizemore leaves behind a grieving family and close friends with countless wonderful memories. Sadly, Jeri passed away at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit on June 11, 2019.

Jeri was born the third of three daughters to Hester and Buford Williamson on May 2, 1952 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Both parents preceded her in death along with her eldest sister, Cheryl Gordon, of Las Vegas, NV.

Obituaries

There will be a small memorial gathering to honor Max at Thompson Bar and Grille 10655 West Michigan Ave. in Saline at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 22nd.

Obituaries

The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic, Saline's youth fiddle group, hit the road yesterday to start its Northern Lights tour.

The group left Saline shortly after 8 a.m. and crossed the Blue Water Bridge between Port Huron and Sarnia en route to Belleville, Ont., site of the their first show. 

The band performed at the Lions Concert on the Bay in Belleville.

"The group put on an amazing show. It was great to see them come to our beautiful city on this tour," said Jeremy Davis, of Belleville's The Other Side Media Group.

Arts & Entertainment

Colin Dexter and the Memphis Thrillbillies will be buzzin' in downtown Saline, Thursday, as Saline Main Street's Salty Sounds of Summer concert series continues on South Ann Arbor Street.

Downtown Saline

Wednesday, 2019 Jun 26th

A Saline woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Bridgewater Township June 22.

Michigan State Police say they are investigating the crash that claimed the life of Patricia Lou Vitale, a 76-year-old who lived on Lancaster Court in Saline.

Police & Fire

Tuesday, 2019 Jun 25th

Monday, 2019 Jun 24th

X-Golf Ann Arbor, the golf simulating business, has closed its doors at 1345 E. Michigan Ave., in Saline.

The franchise owners announced their plans to the business to Ann Arbor.

 

UAW Local 892 members will vote Thursday on a contract that includes major gains in wages for workers at the Faurecia plant in Saline.

Business

The News & Antiques is closing its doors in downtown Saline.

Owned by Donna and Lisa Southwick, the antiques market and gallery opened at 106 W. Michigan Ave. in 2016.

The business had closed in May to paint the walls and varnish the floors. During the downtime, ownership realized they wanted to close the store. The store will close in mid July.

Business

Pamela Lynn Molascon passed away on June 18, 2019 after an extended and courageous battle with cancer. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan by parents Patricia and Ken Tootell. Pam was a devoted wife to her husband of 41 years Robert, and loving mother to sons Anthony and Timothy. She will be remembered for her love and devotion to her immediate and extended family that included daughters-in-law, Holly and Crystal, and granddaughter Emilia.

Obituaries

Starting Monday, June 24, 2019, the Washtenaw County Road Commission will close Saline-Milan Road between Judd Road and Willis Road in York Township.
 
First, WCRC will pulverize and resurface Saline-Milan Road between Judd Road and Willis Road. Then, starting on or after July 8, 2019, WCRC will replace the bridge over the Koch Drain on Saline-Milan Road. The road will be closed to through-traffic during both of these projects.

Government

Friday, 2019 Jun 21st

Members of the United Auto Workers 892 struck outside the Faurecia plant in Saline, shortly after midnight.

Union local President Larry Robinson declined to comment on negotiations or the workers demands, but workers, waving picket signs as they paced along Michigan Avenue, made their demands plain, as motorists honked their horns in support.

"More pay. Better wages. Better benefits. Clean bathrooms," was the chant by one striker.

Business

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