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What’s on the August Primary Ballot?

Registered voters in the City of Wayne have a lot of decisions to make on Aug. 5. The primary ballot will have candidates for state and county officials and ballot proposals. Register to vote The last day to register to vote for the Aug. 5 primary is July 7. To register to vote...

Race heats up for Wayne County Executive

The most hotly contested race on the Aug. 5 primary ballot is the Wayne County Executive race. Incumbent Robert Ficano is facing nine challengers in the democratic primary. They are Phil Cavanagh,  Cindy Darrah, Warren C. Evans, Russell George Leviska, Kevin M. McNamara, Bettie...

Wayne-Westland welcomes new district superintendent

Dr. Michele Harmala will join the Wayne-Westland Community School District on July 1 as the district’s new superintendent. She will take over for Dr. Gregory Baracy who is retiring June 30. Harmala is currently the associate superintendent for instructional services and...

Chance of a lifetime

By Jenny Johnson - It was the best news the mailman could deliver to a high school senior. Crystal Fletcher knew that April 17 would be a special day. “I knew it was coming that day. I just have a feeling. I went home and opened my mailbox and it was a big package.  My dad was...

Hometown Superintendent

By Jenny Johnson - “In 1952 I moved in to Wayne as a one-year old and my relationship with Wayne started,” said Greg Baracy, superintendent Wayne-Westland Community Schools. “I am very grateful for the support the community has given our team over the years. It has allowed us to...

2014 WMHS Distinguished Alumni

Jeff Styers is a 1984 graduate of Wayne Memorial High School and was chosen as this year’s Distinguished Alumni. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was a celebrated amateur boxer winning 98 of his 102 amateur fights. His amateur highlights include...

Main Street director hired for downtown

By Jenny Johnson – The Wayne Ripple Effect has hired a Main Street Executive Director. Lindsey Wooten previously worked in Howell another Main Street Community. Her role is to facilitate volunteers who are acting to revitalize the community. She will generate a newsletter...

Farmers Market opens for season

By Jenny Johnson - Get ready for fresh and local grown plants, flowers and produce. The 2014 Farmers Market is back for another season. From May 7 until Oct. 29 the Farmers Market will be open every Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. at Goudy Park, behind Wayne City Hall, 3355 S. Wayne...

City asks for 2 mills from DDA

By Jenny Johnson - City administrators have asked the DDA to levy two mills to help support the deficit in the city’s general fund. In a joint DDA and DACC meeting they explained the need for the funds. If city council and the DDA adopt the proposed millage it will increase...

Mayor Haidous files to run for vacant Wayne County Commissioner seat

Today Wayne Mayor Abdul “Al” Haidous filed paperwork to run for Wayne County Commissioner of the 11th District in the Aug. 5 primary election. The 11th District includes Belleville, Sumpter Township, Van Buren Township, Huron Township, Romulus, Wayne and a portion of Westland.
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