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Recreational marihuana approved

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne City Council adopted Ordinance 2020-04 at their meeting on July 21, 2020. The ordinance provides and establishes a process and procedure for the application and licensing requirement for Medical Marihuana Facilities under the Medical Marihuana...
Posted On 20 Aug 2020
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Police add two new officers increase man power

By Carolyn Marnon – Two new police officers for Wayne were sworn in during the online Zoom city council meeting on July 21. Ryan Caprathe from Farmington Hills has always wanted to be a police officer since a very young age. He enjoys helping people. Being a police officer...
Posted On 20 Aug 2020
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HYPE to buy Wayne community center

By Carolyn Marnon – For many years, the Community Center was the hub of activity for Wayne residents, no matter the season. Ice skating, swimming, exercising, walking indoor laps, dancing, and more. The City turned over management of the building to HYPE Athletics in 2015....
Posted On 20 Aug 2020
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Wards to be on fall ballot

By Carolyn Marnon – Two issues will be competing for your attention on the November 3 election ballot, both concerning the method by which city council members are elected. In the November 2014 election, voters in Wayne chose to move to a ward model of electing city council...
Posted On 20 Aug 2020
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Return to Learn

By Carolyn Marnon – If there is one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it’s how important our teachers are. As parents across the country wait for information on what returning to school in the fall looks like, new Wayne Westland Community Schools Superintendent...
Posted On 20 Aug 2020
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Court consolidation conversation continues

By Carolyn Marnon – There will be no fund balance in the City of Wayne budget on June 30, 2021. Instead, there is projected to be a $3.8 million deficit. “The City has a severe structural deficit,” said Brian Camiller of Plante Moran when he addressed the city council...
Posted On 20 Aug 2020
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City breaks ground on new Veterans Memorial

A momentous day of accomplishment and excitement was held on June 16th, 2020, as the Wayne Veterans Memorial Committee held the official groundbreaking ceremony on the south side of Wayne City Hall where a new Wayne Veterans Memorial will be erected. Wayne Mayor John Rhaesa said,...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Resident retires after 39 years of serving community

By Carolyn Marnon – Thelma Dasho isn’t blue about retiring after 39 years spent at Wayne Westland Federal Credit Union. She’s looking forward to the blues. The blues that she’ll be gazing upon when she soon moves into her lakefront home on Zukey Lake in Pinckney. As a...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Save-A-Life program offers free covid-19 testing

By Carolyn Marnon – The Save-A-Life program provides Wayne County employees and residents over age 10 with COVID-19 testing. There is no out-of-pocket expense involved, and you do not need an appointment. The Wayne County Public Health Division, in partnership with Garden...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Resident steps up to help make ventilators during crisis

By Carolyn Marnon – “I’ve been there 25 years, and I’ve always built transmissions,” said Wayne resident Brian Duka about his job at Ford Motor Company’s Livonia Transmission Plant. That all changed when COVID-19 became a pandemic across the nation, sending thousands to...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Peaceful protest marches through Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – “Hands up!” yelled the lady with the bullhorn. “Don’t shoot!” came the reply from the dozens of walkers in her immediate vicinity. This was the scene several weeks ago as the Black Lives Matter Prayer Walk meandered its way along the streets from Burning...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Did you know Malcolm X had ties to Wayne?

In August 1952 Malcolm Little was released from prison in Massachusetts after serving 5 years. He was put on parole, limiting where he could travel and having a condition that he be employed. Little moved to Inkster to live with his older brother Wilfred and sister-in-law Ruth....
Posted On 19 Jul 2020