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Race for Wayne County Executive has Wild candidate

Westland Mayor Bill Wild, 45, announced his candidacy for Wayne County Executive in the Democratic primary election to be held on Aug. 5. Wild is the first candidate to make his official announcement. “The message is clear—people want a transformation in Wayne County. They are...

More about the old Wayne Cemetery

                  By Darlene Hawley – Since a cemetery is a time capsule of years gone by and a recording of our ancestors and those who lived in our community long ago, we can learn about the past by exploring the tombstones of those...

McNamara announces run for County Executive

Wayne County Commissioner Kevin M. McNamara, 56, of Belleville, also made his announcement that he will seek the position of Wayne County Executive. “The possibilities for our county are greater than our challenges,” said McNamara. “Wayne County residents are seeking real,...

Wayne and Westland share fire chief with Inkster

By Jenny Johnson – In a potential next move toward a fire authority Wayne-Westland Fire Chief Michael Reddy will also become chief of the Inkster Fire Department for the next six months. In a joint press conference at the Inkster Fire Department Inkster Mayor Hilliard...

Dairy Queen owner wins Woman of Achievement

By Jenny Johnson – Anna Petrou, owner of Wayne Dairy Queen, was recognized at a city council meeting for being named 2013 Michigan Business and Professional Women’s Woman of Achievement Award. Petrou was presented the award by Paulette Medvecky, Wayne Public Library...

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...

Arson cause of Marvaso’s fire

By Jenny Johnson –  The Wayne-Westland Fire Department has ruled arson is the cause of the May 8 fire at Marvaso’s Restaurant/Electric Stick in Westland that killed firefighter Brian Woehlke. Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshall John Adams said the cause of the fire was a...

Council and Mayor sworn in, Hawley tapped for Mayor Pro Tem

By Jenny Johnson Councilman Jim Hawley, fresh off his first re-election victory, was chosen as Mayor Pro Tem. Councilman Albert Damitio nominated him for the position. “Because he has served very well on the council and has served for many years in the City of Wayne and it would...