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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...

Council recognizes police dept. Service Awards

City council and the Wayne Police Department recognized six police officers and one civilian for their honorable service. “These are some awards that have been overdue. They should have gone with Police Officer of the Year. I am very proud to be able to tell you the type of...

Rex’s comes down to make room for McDonald’s downtown

The new McDonald’s, which will be located at the corner of Wayne Road and Michigan Avenue, is making progress. Demolition of the former Rex’s Restaurant has now started. Construction should begin in February and McDonald’s should be open by May 2014. What are your thoughts…...

Search warrants served in Marvaso’s fire

Three search warrants were served in the investigation of the May 8 fire at Marvaso’s Restaurant that killed Wayne-Westland firefighter Brian Woehlke. Last month the Wayne-Westland Fire Department ruled the fire an arson. That led to a homicide investigation by the Michigan State...

Fire Department and Oakwood Annapolis train for tornado

Practice makes perfect. That is why the Wayne-Westland Fire Department and the staff at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital in Wayne partnered up to practice a tornado drill. Dozens of volunteers acted as tornado victims so the hospital staff and fire department could test their ability...

Wayne and Westland sharing fire chief with Inkster

By Jenny Johnson – Wayne city council approved entering into an interlocal agreement with Inkster to share the services of Wayne-Westland Fire Chief Michael Reddy. This means Reddy would oversee the Inkster Fire Department in addition to the Wayne-Westland Fire Department...

Wayne resident was Rosie Riveter

By Jenny Johnson – Ruth M. Pierson-Webb, 93, of Wayne is a proud member of the Greatest Generation. During World War II she and many other women entered the work force to help keep the economy strong and provide much needed equipment for the war effort. Pierson-Webb worked...

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...

More than 1300 runners race through streets

By Jenny Johnson The annual Red October Run sponsored by Oakwood Hospital was a success this year. A total of 1,333 runners and walkers of all ages participated in the four different races including the 10K run, 5K run, 5K walk and the 1 Mile Jr. October race. “We had a great...