Ann Arbor business rebrands, Saline gets new bakery and other Washtenaw County business news
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI -- A business known for its deals near Ann Arbor is rebranding while a new bakery has opened up shop in Saline. Here’s a roundup of recent Washtenaw County business stories you might have missed. What’s that? Ann Arbor-area business known for its deals is rebranding...
Exhale hopes to bring reimagined respite to area caregivers
MONROE COUNTY — A 4-year-old program that began in New York is coming to Monroe and surrounding counties. Exhale recently received $3.7 million in funding to bring its family caregiving initiative to this area. “Monroe organizations will work together to reimage respite and develop family caregiver respite programs here in Michigan,” said Laura O’Connor from...
Washtenaw United: Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy giving voice to the intellectually and developmentally disabled community
Kathy Homan is the President and CEO of the Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy. Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy (WACA) David Fair: This is 89 one WEMU. And welcome to our weekly exploration of equity and opportunity in Washtenaw County. We call it Washtenaw United. I'm David Fair. And this week, we're going to explore the challenges and successes of helping giving voice, opportunity and levels of self-determination to those in the intellectual and developmental disability community. Our guest today is deeply embedded in that work. Kathy Homan is executive director of the Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy. And thank you for making time today, Kathy.
Preserving Rural Character in the Manchester Area: A forum for local officials and residents
Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page Send by Email. This monthly forum is open to anyone who wants to share their thoughts about the topics of land preservation and rural character in the Manchester area. Please contact me at email@example.com or reach out to the Mirror to submit your thoughts. If you are on Facebook, and even if you’re not, please share this and other related articles with your friends and family around the Manchester area.
Local Trial Court Judge Subject Of Complaints To State Judicial Tenure Commission And AG Nessel
The Ann Arbor Independent received documents that show the Honorable Tracy E. Van den Bergh of the Washtenaw County 22nd Circuit Court is the subject of a complaint filed with the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission (JTC) and another complaint filed with Michigan AG Dana Nessel. Judge Van den Bergh, who ran twice for the 22nd Circuit Court, won her seat in Nov. 2020. The complaints stem from the same case involving a lawyer who works for the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s office, Marieh Tanha. Court records show that Tanha and her husband David Mathieu sought a divorce in Dec. 2021.
‘Bigger than life.’ Former Washtenaw County sheriff remembered for loyalty, sense of humor
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI - Despite a career punctuated by high-profile murders, student protests and even UFOs, Douglas Harvey is best remembered for being three things -- loyal, loving and loud. “You knew he was in a room before you knew he was in a room,” said Tracie Heller, Harvey’s 37-year-old...
See all homes sold in Washtenaw County, Nov. 27 to Dec. 3
The following is a listing of all home transfers in Washtenaw County reported from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3. There were 61 transactions posted during this time. During this period, the median sale for the area was a 1,220-square-foot home on Easy Street in Ann Arbor that sold for $345,000.
Alize Asberry Payne, Washtenaw County Racial Equity Officer, recognized as Crain’s Detroit Notable Leaders
ANN ARBOR – Crain’s Detroit has named Alize Asberry Payne as a Notable Leader in DEI for 2023. Ms. Payne serves as the County’s courageous and innovative Racial Equity Officer. As the first in the role since the 2018 establishment of Washtenaw’s Racial Equity Office (REO), her approach to equity is humanistic, holistic, targeted, and universal.
Sheriff's office investigating break-ins at 4 Ypsilanti businesses
According to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s office, Big Lots, At Home, Wild Bill Tobacco and DRIP 154 clothing store were all broken into between 2 am and 6:40 am on Thursday.
Dexter Township completes first land preservation project
The Dexter Township Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program recently closed its first project, a conservation easement purchase on the Monier-Van Gorder property. The property is just over 70 acres in size and borders the popular 275 acre Washtenaw County West Lake Preserve on its west side, with almost 2,000 feet of common boundary. It is comprised almost entirely of prime and locally important agricultural soils, along with 10 acres of woods and four acres of wetlands. The conservation easement ensures that the land will never be developed but it remains in private ownership and is not open to the public.
Weekly Safety Report: Shots Fired, Altercation, Bomb Threat, Assault, and Juvenile Theft in Washtenaw County, Michigan
This week in Washtenaw County, Michigan, several incidents occurred that required police investigation. Shots were fired at a residence in Superior Township, causing damage to the building but no injuries. In another incident, a man was shot and another was hit by a car during an altercation in an Ann Arbor-area Meijer parking lot. A bomb threat was reported at a Dollar Tree store in Chelsea, but no evidence of a bomb was found. Additionally, a woman was charged with assault after pepper spraying two employees at an Ann Arbor grocery store. Lastly, a 12-year-old boy stole a forklift and led police on a chase in Michigan.
Special Weather Statement by NWS
Target Area: Lenawee; Livingston; Macomb; Monroe; Oakland; Washtenaw; Wayne. Morning fog is expected to lower visibility in some areas today. The dense fog will gradually clear as rain showers move across the region. At times, visibility may be reduced to a quarter of a mile, so drivers are advised to exercise caution and prepare for sudden changes in visibility conditions.
‘Gelman is wrong.’ Legal fight over Ann Arbor dioxane plume continues
ANN ARBOR, MI — While a toxic plume spreading through the Ann Arbor area’s groundwater is now eligible for a federal Superfund cleanup, a decades-long legal fight over the pollution is continuing to play out locally. Lawyers representing Washtenaw County and polluter Gelman Sciences appeared before Judge Tim...
Are Home Prices Likely to Come Down in Chelsea, Dexter, and Saline?
Do Home Buyers Have Any Hope Of Prices Coming Down? Yes and No. The story the last few years in real estate is how unaffordable buying a home has become with interest rates and prices going up and the inventory of properties for sale falling off a cliff. In short,...
Need a ride in Western Washtenaw County?
"Rides for all" is a motto of the Western Washtenaw Area Value Express (WAVE). You've probably seen the WAVE vehicles around your community. WAVE covers greater Western-Washtenaw with 12 Routes in 15 Communities: Webster Township, Scio Township, Dexter Township, City of Dexter, Lyndon Township, City of Chelsea, Sylvan Township, Lima Township, Stockbridge Township, Stockbridge Village, Sharon Township, Bridgewater Township, Freedom Township, Manchester Township, and City of Manchester.
Invasive pest now confirmed in seven Michigan counties
REGION– The Michigan departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development encourage those who have eastern hemlock trees on their property to take time this winter to inspect the trees for signs of hemlock woolly adelgid. Anyone taking to the woods also can help by looking for signs of this invasive insect while hunting, hiking or enjoying other outdoor activities.
Michigan High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Washtenaw County Today - December 2
High school basketball is happening today in Washtenaw County, Michigan, and information on these games is available in this article, if you're looking for how to watch them. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Washtenaw...
Get pets the vaccines they need during this free clinic on Monday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Just like their owners, pets need vaccines to fight off colds, flus and other illnesses that could send them to the veterinarian’s office. The Humane Society of Huron Valley will host a free pet vaccine clinic at Hickory Way Apartments, at 1120 S. Maple Rd., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday.
10 most expensive homes sold in Washtenaw County, Nov. 20-26
A house in Dexter that sold for $975,000 tops the list of the most expensive residential real estate sales in Washtenaw County in the past week. In total, 17 residential real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $408,488, $256 per square foot.