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Maple Manor celebrates Centurians birthdays

By Jenny Johnson – Maple Manor of Wayne had a very special birthday party. They celebrated the birthdays of their residents who have reached the age of 100 or more. Edna Wooten and Mamie Williams celebrated their 102 birthdays and Ruby Johnson celebrated her 101 birthday....

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....

National Peace Officers Day

By Dee Ryan – The Wayne Historical Museum will observe National Peace Officers Day, which is May 15, 2014.  The Museum will host a display honoring the Wayne Police Department in the month of May, 2014. In the year 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that...

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...

Council Chambers repair

By Jenny Johnson – On March 5 City Hall was evacuated because employees saw smoke coming from a heating duct. While firefighters were investigating the cause of the smoke they noticed damage to the roof above council chambers. All four trusses that support the roof have...

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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City council approves city manager candidate

By Jenny Johnson – City council has voted to move forward in offering Joseph Merucci the job of city manager. Merucci, 54, is currently city manager in Lincoln Park and has 28 years experience in Garden City, Pleasant Ridge, Fowlerville and Clawson. He was born and raised...

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...

Library reduces hours

Beginning April 1 The Wayne Public Library will once again reduce its hours. They will be open 31 hours per week. The new hours will be: 12-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday 12-5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday The library will be closed on Sunday and Monday. They will also cut out...

Future of Wayne Community Center

  By Jenny Johnson – In a 4-2 vote Wayne City Council decided to close the REC and ice arena at the Wayne Community Center. The ice arena will close effective May 5 and the Patrick J. Norton Recreation and Exercise Club will close effective June 30. Other closings...