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New businesses open doors in Wayne

By Jenny Johnson – Fresh Choice Food Center, a new grocery store, opened its doors at 8 a.m. on Jan. 19. It didn’t take long for the parking lot to fill up and the grocery carts to be put to good use. The clean bright full service supermarket with easy to read signs and six...

2014 Year in Review

  The City of Wayne has seen some significant changes this year. While the administration and council have seen some familiar faces leave their positions and they have continued to deal with a budget deficit, there have been some positive developments that show Wayne is...

Luxury seats coming to State Wayne Theater

Are you looking to enhance your movie-going experience? Phoenix Theaters State Wayne is undergoing renovations and will feature fully reclining seats in every auditorium with the latest in digital picture and sound technology. These state-of-the-art features will not change the...

K&S donating car to Wayne family to celebrate 30 years

By Jenny Johnson –  Ray and Jim Kull of K&S Auto Service are always going the extra mile for their customers.  This month they will celebrate their 30th anniversary and they have a special way of recognizing it. They give back to the community by donating a 2006 Ford...

STEP making a difference

Did you know that the City of Wayne is home to one of the most impressive and progressive vocational programs in the state? The Tried and True Thrift Store on Michigan Avenue in Downtown Wayne has been under the ownership of Services To Enhance Potential (STEP) since June of...

Wayne sees growth in business expansion

The City of Wayne might have some challenges ahead with a $500,000 budget deficit and the loss of some long-term and experienced employees. But there are some good things on the horizon. The Main Street program is trying to revitalize the downtown area and several businesses have...

City sells State Wayne Theater

At their July 1 meeting Wayne City Council voted 6-0 to sell the State Wayne Theater to Insight Holdings II, LLC. The city acquired the State Wayne Theater in 1991. Since then it has been used to show first run and second run films and for live theater. Mayor Pro Tem Jim Hawley...

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...

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...

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...