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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

Four essential businesses cope amidst pandemic

By Carolyn Marnon – Four Wayne businesses shared how they have continued to serve the community during the Michigan Stay Home, Stay Safe order. Fresh Choice is the largest grocery store in the City of Wayne. Manager Lydia Pattah says the store has operated continuously...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020

Wayne resident making dough with new business

By Carolyn Marnon – Crystal Murphy was homeless with two young sons. She had been living with her dad until he lost the trailer they were living in. They had nowhere to go. They went from house to house, staying with people they knew. They eventually ended up in Toledo,...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020

Ford Motor Co. to make huge reinvestment

Ford Motor Company is investing more than $1.45 billion in two southeast Michigan manufacturing facilities and adding 3,000 new jobs to strengthen its leadership in trucks and SUVs and support the company’s expansion into electric and autonomous vehicles. Ford is investing...
Posted On 25 Jan 2020

Businessman helps local children this Christmas

By Carolyn Marnon – The story starts with a little boy in Kosovo whose only knowledge of Christmas is time spent with friends and family. There are no presents involved in these Christmas celebrations. In Kosovo, “You are lucky if someone had a car,” says this now-grown...

Tropical smoothie cafe opens in Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – Bringing it’s relaxed coastal atmosphere to downtown Wayne, Tropical Smoothie Café opened August 9 in the Rite Aid plaza at the corner of Wayne Rd. and E. Michigan Ave (35131 E. Michigan Ave.) If you aren’t familiar with Tropical Smoothie Café, the...
Posted On 15 Sep 2019

Turning town teal yields survivor stories

By Carolyn Marnon – For the 7th year, Wayne will be turning teal with ribbons raising awareness of ovarian cancer. The teal ribbons will be placed throughout the city on September 1 by employees and friends of Independent Carpet One in Westland. Cathy Buchanan, co-owner,...

Doctor celebrates 25 years in Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – Celebrating 25 years of practice in Wayne this month, Dr. Kevin Crawford specializes in Orthopedic Surgery. According to Dr. Crawford, “The City of Wayne has been and remains a diverse and hard-working community with a strong civic identity.” Dr....
Posted On 20 Jul 2019

Murder outside Recreation Center details learned

By Carolyn Marnon – Sixteen year-old Antoine Perry, Jr. was in 29th District Court on December 28 for allegedly murdering a 19-year old outside HYPE Recreation Center on November 26, 2018. Antoine faced four charges: homicide-felony murder, armed robbery, and two charges of...

Small Business Saturday an overwhelming success

By Carolyn Marnon – It all started with a post on Facebook that had Wayne resident Jamie Butts venting her frustration about how the Kroger at Michigan Ave. and Merriman Rd. had thrown almost all the worldly goods a homeless man had into a dumpster. The homeless man,...
Posted On 08 Dec 2018