Click on the image to download the flyer for the city's June bulk trash collection day.

Here’s what you need to know about Adrian’s June spring cleaning pickup

From appliances to furniture, if you have old junk sitting around your house or garage that you need to get rid of, your chance is coming up. As we reported earlier, the city of Adrian and Stevens Disposal are planning a curbside junk pickup on the first two Saturdays in June. Your pickup date depends on where you live. If you live on Maumee Street or anywhere north of it: Your pickup date is Saturday, June 6. Items can be placed on the curb for pickup starting Wednesday, June 3, and they must be put out by 7 a.m. on the Saturday of pickup. Continue Reading

Lenawee County Commissioner Robert Knoblauch speaks about the proposed Nexus Pipeline during a May 5 meeting in Tecumseh.

Nexus Pipeline’s impact on farming discussed at meeting in Tecumseh

A proposed natural gas pipeline’s impact on farming in Lenawee and Washtenaw counties was the main topic of discussion at a meeting with federal regulators earlier this week in Tecumseh. The proposed Nexus Pipeline would connect a Texas Eastern transmission line in Ohio to existing transmission lines in Michigan, transporting natural gas to Ohio, Michigan, Chicago and Ontario consumers. It would be about 250 miles long and is proposed to be completed toward the end of 2017. The pipeline would cut across the eastern part of Lenawee County. Joanne Wachholder, a project manager for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which hosted the meeting Tuesday night at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts, said the gathering’s purpose was to gather public input for the commission’s environmental impact study. Continue Reading

MLive: Natural gas pipeline ruptures near Chelsea

When people head to Tecumseh for tonight’s public hearing on the Nexus pipeline, it’s probably safe to bet that this will come up. A natural gas pipeline ruptured overnight near Chelsea. Consumers Energy has stated that the line has been sealed. MLive reports:
The line appears to be on or near the Pinckney State Recreation Area. The cause of the rupture is still under investigation, according to the company. Continue Reading

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake felt in area; epicenter was just south of Galesburg

An earthquake centered just south of Galesburg, Michigan, was felt today in Adrian and Lenawee County. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the quake, which hit around 12:25 p.m., had a magnitude of 4.0. A 4.0-magnitude earthquake is considered light, with some shaking and rattling of indoor objects, and it may be felt outside. It generally does not cause more than minor damage. Multiple Adrian Today readers reported on our Facebook page that they felt the quake in Adrian. Continue Reading

A map of the proposed Nexus pipeline.

Federal regulators to host Nexus Pipeline meeting on Tuesday

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is hosting a public meeting next week to collect input on plans for the Nexus Gas Transmission pipeline, which would run through Lenawee County. The meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St., Tecumseh. The meeting is a scoping session, the purpose of which is to let people weigh in on what issues FERC should consider when it conducts its environmental study on a proposed project. For more information about the approval process for a gas pipeline, see this story we published last year about the Rover Pipeline. There are now three companies trying to get permission to run transmission pipelines through Lenawee County: Kinder Morgan (the Utopia East project), Spectra Energy (Nexus) and Energy Transfer Partners (Rover). Continue Reading