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October 2020 News Briefs

The Wayne Historical Society has announced a number of programs coming up later this year. Add these to your calendar now and watch this column for further information. Masks are required at the events. Hand sanitizer will be available. The museum is sanitizing doorknobs and...
Posted On 04 Oct 2020
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Former resident has a horror-fying experience

By Carolyn Marnon – After a stressful move from New York City into their new country home, Lauren and Jerry unwind with their closest friend Megan in the dimly lit cottage. The calm only lasts so long. Megan discovers an ashen little boy in the yard, shivering and alone…or...
Posted On 04 Oct 2020
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Former recalled City of Wayne Councilman and accomplice charged with false report of a felony

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Christopher James Sanders, 51, of the City of Wayne, Michigan and Jimmie Lee Chandler, 28, of Van Buren Township, in connection with the alleged planting of a starter pistol and fake drugs in a city employee’s car. It is...
Posted On 04 Oct 2020
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Tips on staying safe from covid-19 this Halloween

By Carolyn Marnon – The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recently released information on how to celebrate upcoming holidays in ways which will lower the risk of COVID-19. It is recommended that safer, alternative ways to celebrate Halloween are used. If you...
Posted On 04 Oct 2020
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New coalition seeks to increase citizen engagement

By Carolyn Marnon – When the Wayne-Westland Coalition was formed, the original intent was to increase citizen engagement. Members found that registered voters weren’t voting in their local elections. The group wanted to overcome the disconnect they felt existed between the...
Posted On 04 Oct 2020
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Mack, Jr. appointed to national mental health task force

State Court Administrator Emeritus, Milton Mack, Jr., has been appointed to serve on a national task force to assist state courts in more effectively responding to the needs of court-involved individuals with serious mental illness. The 40-member group includes four state supreme...
Posted On 04 Oct 2020
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Fire safety; be ready for the unexpected

By Carolyn Marnon – Fire Prevention Week is October 4 through October 10, 2020. The National Fire Protection Association theme this year is “Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” Wayne Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshall Jeremie Schneider reminds the community that “overloading...
Posted On 04 Oct 2020
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Local family plants another business in Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – Prior to the 20th century, cannabis was found in pharmacies to relieve migraines and various pain conditions. Many online resources state that problems with cannabis started in the early 1900s when the US had an influx of Mexican immigrants. These...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020
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The “road of the future” coming to Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – The majority of motor vehicle crashes involve human inattention or error according to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.) The road of the future could change those statistics. On August 13, Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer of...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020
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New library program provides homework help

By Carolyn Marnon – No one knew as we rang in the new decade at midnight on January 1 the incredible upheaval that would enter our lives just three months later. COVID-19 changed the way our students would study and learn during a crazy and unknown time. Now it is 6 months...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020