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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...

President speaks at Ford Michigan Assembly Plant

  By Jenny Johnson – President Barack Obama visited the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne on Jan. 7. This visit was his first stop on a three-city tour that will highlight proposals that will be included in his Jan. 20 State of the Union address. Building on the...

Haidous passes gavel to Hawley

By Jenny Johnson – Mayor Al Haidous presided over his last city council meeting on Nov. 18. He officially resigned to move on to his new job as Wayne County Commissioner for District 11 In his resignation letter Haidous wrote, “ It has been an honor and privilege to serve...

Kick Back…Relax…Recline!!!

By Jenny Johnson – Ready for a great family movie weekend? State Wayne Phoenix Theatre is ready to wow you with an enhanced movie going experience. They have completed renovations that include all new carpet, theater lighting, bigger screens in two theaters and luxury...

Questions about voter approved Proposal 1

On Nov. 3 voters in the City of Wayne approved Proposal 1, which will divide the city into six districts and have council members elected from those districts. Candidates will be required to live in the district they represent and residents of that district will only vote for a...

After 21 years in office Mayor Haidous to bid adieu

By Jenny Johnson – The American Dream can be achieved with a lot of hard work, discipline and support. Lebanese-born Al Haidous has lived in Wayne for more than 40 years and first became involved in local government in the 1980s. The owner of Al’s Friendly Market, at the...

Wayne Main Street Autumn Update

By Lindsey Wooten – Scarecrow Winners Announced On the evening of Wednesday, October 15th Wayne Main Street hosted the Downtown Wayne Scarecrow Show voting Reception in Goudy Park after the Wayne Farmer’s Market. A bonfire blazed as dozens of voters sipped on complimentary...

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...

Norwayne earns Historic distinction

The Norwayne neighborhood has had a rich history in the Wayne-Westland area since World War II. Last month they were recognized as a National Historic District. There was a celebration at Jefferson-Barns Elementary School, which is located in the heart of the Norwayne...

Oakwood prepares for possible Ebola cases

If Ebola is diagnosed in Michigan, Oakwood Health hospitals and staff are prepared and have a comprehensive system-wide approach. Oakwood Hospital-Wayne conducted an Ebola Preparedness drill last month as part of its regular cycle of emergency response training. Emergency room...