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News in Washtenaw County, Michigan

A look at how this year's weather has impacted Washtenaw County area farmers
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:51:18 -0700

WASHTENAW COUNTY - Farmers throughout Michigan have experienced varying affects from this year's weather to their crops and the same held true in Washtenaw County, with two examples among many being apples and peaches.

DTE Energy working to restore power to 4,000 Washtenaw County households
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:27:23 -0700

WASHTENAW COUNTY - DTE Energy is working to restore power to around 4,000 of its customers who lost power Aug. 26 in Washtenaw County from damage caused by a severe thunderstorm.

Washtenaw County Sheriff offers back to school safety tips
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:28:50 -0700

Summer days are waning away and kids across Michigan go back to school next week. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office encourages drivers to cut down distractions and concentrate on the road as kids of all ages get back to school. Children are often eager to get on and off the bus because they are excited to get to school and they are also excited to get home and tell their parents about their ...

Thousands without power in Washtenaw County after severe thunderstorm
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:33:56 -0700

WASHTENAW COUNTY - Thousands have been left without power Aug. 26 after a storm system travelled through the region.

Rockin’ With The Sheriff event to highlight safe sleep for infants
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:38:43 -0700

YPSILANTI — September has been designated as Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Michigan. To highlight the importance of Infant Safe Sleep and preventable infant deaths, Washtenaw Area Council for Children will present “Rockin’ With The Sheriff,” an infant safe sleep family event on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hamilton Crossing in Ypsilanti.

Washtenaw Community College appoints new associate vice president, expects expanded recruitment
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:50:47 -0700

WASHTENAW COUNTY — Washtenaw Community College (WCC) has announced the appointment of Dr. Evan Montague as its new associate vice president of recruitment and student enrollment.

Price of salt could make this winter costly in Washtenaw County, diminish future road projects
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:52:02 -0700

WASHTENAW COUNTY -- With the pre-season price for winter road maintenance salt more than double what it was last year, another harsh winter could mean less money for Washtenaw County road projects in 2015.

Furry Friday: Adoptable pets in Washtenaw County
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:51:52 -0700

We worked with the Humane Society of Huron Valley and Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue to share with you some pets that are available for adoption this weekend, Aug. 29-31. If you end up adopting one of these furry friends, send us your adoption story at kelliott@digitalfirstmedia.com and it could be featured on our website during Furry Friday!

Election 2014: A look at what to expect on Nov. 4 general election ballots
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:55:41 -0700

WASHTENAW COUNTY - Now that the Aug. 5 primary election is over, there is a clearer picture of the decisions that await voters in the Nov. 4 general election.

Many county schools ranked well on new statewide report
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:24:35 -0700

WASHTENAW COUNTY — Some rankings recently released by the state show Michigan schools are improving overall and many county schools received some good scores too, ranking high for the 2013-14 school year.