Nightside Report June 25, 2021: Homeowner’s association orders Saline father to tear down tree house, MDHHS issues 12 COVID safety suggestions for Michigan schools during in-person learning

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Saline father ordered to rear down treehouse
Saline father ordered to rear down treehouse

HOA orders Saline dad to tear down tree house he built with his children

DETROIT – The COVID-19 pandemic forced many people to get creative. Parents found new ways to keep their children entertained.

Greg Hohenberger built a tree house for his children, which was a big hit in his neighborhood until it wasn’t.

It was built over the pandemic as a place for his children to play outside when they had to be stuck inside. A getaway without getting away.

“Last year with the pandemic was the first year I didn’t have to work Father’s Day weekend,” Hohenberger said. “So me and my four kids got out here with a pile of lumber and over three days built this from the bottom up.”

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 893,949; Death toll now at 19,707

Metro Detroit weather: Flood advisory Friday evening, still wet and stormy this weekend

Heavy downpours remain the main hazard in Detroit and much of southeast Michigan. Wet weather is still possible, likely overnight and during the day on Saturday and Sunday. This soggy pattern continues through much of next week.

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4 Fast Facts

  • A two-day effort by the Detroit Police Department to round up violent criminals yielded some pretty impressive results. Click here to read more.
  • State officials are revealing new information about the bodies and remains inside a Ypsilanti crematory that is under investigation. Click here to read more.
  • With less than a month to go before the Opening Ceremonies, the heat really is on and there are athletes from Metro Detroit to root for all weekend long. Click here to read more.
  • There is a limit on the number of medical marijuana plants a person can have in their home in Ypsilanti Township. ne senior citizen, who uses those plants in her role as a caregiver, has far exceeded that limit. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

MDHHS issues 12 COVID safety suggestions for Michigan schools during in-person learning

Michigan health officials have issued 12 safety recommendations to protect students and teachers from COVID-19 during in-person learning at schools.

The state lifted its COVID restrictions on Tuesday, but the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is still recommending certain safety guidelines within school buildings.

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.