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City approves proposal to retire three firefighters

Wayne City Council approved a proposal to eliminate three positions from the Wayne-Westland Fire Dept. by having three firefighters retire immediately. Deputy Chief/Fire Marshall Shawn Bell, Fire Captain Ken Chapman and Fire Captain Kenny Joe Hines with Bell having close to 20...

Wayne becomes Main Street Community

By Jenny Johnson – The city got good news from Lansing. Gov. Rick Snyder announced three communities were selected to Select Level of the Michigan Main Street program. In addition to Wayne the cities of Three Rivers and Grayling were also chosen by the Michigan State...

Ripple Effect earns Wayne the state’s coveted Main Street designation

Wayne, MI— Governor Snyder announced today that Wayne has earned the state’s coveted Main Street Select Level designation, which will give the city five years of intensive aid to revitalize the downtown. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), tasked with making...

Demolition paves way for McDonalds

By Jenny Johnson – The former Rex’s Restaurant on the corner of Wayne Road and Michigan Avenue was demolished last month. The empty corner will soon host the golden arches. McDonald’s has pulled all of their construction permits and construction will soon start. They plan...

Wayne business owner to attend State of the Union

Andra Rush, Chairman and CEO of Rush Trucking, headquartered in Wayne will be the guest of First Lady Michelle Obama at tonight’s State of the Union address. Rush founded Rush Trucking in 1984. Today it is the largest Native-American owned business in the United States with...

Race for Wayne County Executive has Wild announcement

Today Westland Mayor and Wayne business owner  Bill Wild announced his candidacy for Wayne County Executive in the primary election to be held on Aug. 5. Wild is the first candidate to make his official announcement. “The message is clear—people want an transformation in Wayne...

City schedules financial planning sessions

By Jenny Johnson – City council is looking for solutions to  a potential $2 million budget shortfall for the 2014-15 fiscal year. They have planned two financial visioning sessions that will be led by Winchester Group, the city’s consulting firm. The first one will be from...

The Wayne 500 race to Main Street begins

The race has begun. The Wayne Ripple Effect sponsoring Wayne 500- Race to Main Street. From now until Nov. 15 they are trying to raise $50,000 for Downtown Wayne. They are asking 500 supporters of the downtown revitalization to each pledge $100. The money will be used to pay for...