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Saturday, 2019 Mar 02nd

In response to a nationwide opioid crisis, Pittsfield township joined litigation against the country’s largest producers of opioid drugs following a resolution passed last week by the Board of Trustees.


A journey that began in South Lyon on a Tuesday evening in late November came to an end Friday night at Belleville High School as the Saline Hornets lost to the Lincoln Railsplitters, 61-49 in the district championship game.


James (Jim) Earl Talbot, 75, of Ypsilanti, Michigan passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 with his wife and daughter by his side. Jim was born on October 13, 1943 to the late John Talbot and Frances (Gillespie) Talbot.

On May 28, 2000, he married Carol (Morris) Talbot in Denver, Colorado.


For a moment, it looked like the Saline basketball team might just slay another giant.

Trevor Arico, who was dynamite throughout the district tournament, hit a jumpshot to give Saline a 46-45 lead over the heavily-favored Lincoln Railsplitters late in the fourth quarter of the district championship game at Belleville. The Saline student section erupted. Coach Jake Fosdick flexed and roared. The players on the bench cheered wildly as Arico leaped into the air and pumped his fist.


Friday, 2019 Mar 01st

Nearly five years ago, when Jamail Aikens was hired as director, Saline Area Social Service was in a perilous position as it approached its 50th anniversary.

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Grace Popa, Saline FFA High School Junior, took top honors in the Prepared Public Speaking SE Michigan FFA Leadership Development Event held on Wednesday February 20th at Saline High School. Her passionate eight minute speech on Noise Pollution has advanced her to the state FFA finals in Public Speaking to be held at Michigan State University on March 7th where she will face off against the other top seven FFA finalists in Michigan.

Other Saline High School FFA members also did well at the regional competition held February 20th:


The Saline Middle School Science Olympiad team competed in the Michigan Science Olympiad Regional Tournament at Hillsdale College on February 23, and while they came away with awards in 12 events, they came up just short of qualifying for the State competition. According to co-head coach Lisa Spencer, this showing was very impressive since this is the first year the team has worked together.


Gabe Walkowiak plays "Donkey" in Shrek the Musical, presented by the Saline High School Drama Club March 1-3 at the Ellen A Ewing Performing Arts Center.

In the video below, Walkowiak talks about his role and why he believes audiences will enjoy the musical.



Recent research indicates teens see mental health as a bigger concern than bullying or substance abuse. The Corner Health Center has increased mental health care services and recently brought its waiting list to near zero. Young people looking for services can call 734-484-3600 or visit


Thursday, 2019 Feb 28th

Saline Area Schools administrators recently began migrating the district's recruiting efforts for teaching and other talent positions over to a new service provider that will allow the district to "self-brand" the service while avoiding additional costs.


When Saline Middle School sixth grader Olivia Simon sat down to pen her short story "Ollie's Woods" in Joanna Mierkowicz's class this past fall, she had no idea she'd be months away from becoming an award-winning author.


On a cold, dreary Friday afternoon in February 1980, 39 years ago, ABC sportscaster Al Michaels shouted into his microphone what was dubbed as the #1 sports call of all time: “Five seconds left in the game. Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” The US Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviet Union 4-3 to advance to the gold medal game against Finland.


Saline High School senior Brittany Bryant stars as Fiona in Shrek the Musical, performed March 1-3 by the Saline High School Drama Club.

Bryant talks about her role and the production the video below.


Wednesday, 2019 Feb 27th

Here's today's brief news video. The Good Morning Saline greeting is from students in the Saline High School Drama Club, who were rehearsing for Shrek the Musical, which takes the stage March 1-3.

Saline junior India Pruette will compete to be Michigan's Poetry Out Loud Champion this weekend.

On Friday and Saturday, 33 high school students from across the state will take center stage for three rounds of poetry recitation and the chance to be named Michigan’s 2019 Poetry Out Loud Champion.

Pruette represents Saline for the third straight year. Last March, she was third runner-up in the state competition - the highest any Saline student has placed.


Saline High School senior Ryan Moore talks about playing a starring role as Shrek in Shrek the Musical. 


Tuesday, 2019 Feb 26th

Saline defeated Tecumseh, 48-35, in the regular season finale at Tecumseh High School Tuesday night.

Sophomore Ella Stemmer led Saline with 19 points, five rebounds and six steals. Nicole Sweetland (eight points, three rebounds, two steals), Kelsey Alexander (seven points, five rebounds, one steal) and Steffi Bentley (six points, five rebounds) aided the Saline victory.

Also scoring for the Hornets were Maddy Welch (four points), Amera Boyd (three points, three rebounds, six steals and two blocks), and Liz Sekerak (two points and three rebounds).


The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Saline Salutes Awards.  Nominations have been collected and the honorees were then selected by a panel of community leaders representing a cross-section of the Saline area. 

The Saline Salutes Awards, presented annually, are the most widely respected and prestigious recognition of the citizen contributions from individuals living or working in the Saline area. 

This year’s honorees are:

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The district playoffs are high school basketball’s version of March Madness. One and done. You win and keep playing. Lose, and you go home. And on Monday evening, the Saline Hornets stunned the heavily favored Ann Arbor Huron River Rats, 56-46 in an overtime thriller.