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Phoenix Theatres announces re-open plan

Phoenix Theatres’ humble beginnings took root in the late summer of 2000, and in the two decades since they have risen above more than their fair share of difficult challenges that are typical to a small business. However, none of these problems have been as serious as the...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020
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Additional convenience to pay water bill

Residents and taxpayers of the City of Wayne now have a more convenient way to pay their water and property tax bills. The City of Wayne is now part of the DivDat Kiosk Network which includes 70+ DivDat kiosk locations in Michigan. A resident desiring to pay in cash-fee free-can...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020
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City of Wayne Receives $296,756 in Grant Funding for the Replacement of Critical Information Technology Infrastructure

The City of Wayne, received notification from the Michigan Department of Treasury Revenue Sharing and Grants Division that the City’s application submitted in December of 2019, to the Fiscally Distressed Cities, Villages, and Townships grant Program has been selected for a grant...
Posted On 21 May 2020
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Beaumont Wayne re-opens doors to community

Carolyn Marnon – Beaumont Wayne Hospital reopened Tuesday, May 5th, after a month-long controversy over the healthcare facility’s sudden closure in the middle of a nationwide pandemic. The hospital is now serving both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients after receiving...
Posted On 17 May 2020
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Plante Moran give update on city finances

Carolyn Marnon – Many associate the month of March with the color green. St. Patrick’s Day boasts green beer and green leprechauns. The coming of spring heralds the renewal of trees and plants to lush greenery. One other item that is green is money. We’re often told money...
Posted On 07 Mar 2020
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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
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Downtown improvements are happening

By Carolyn Marnon – The Downtown District of Wayne comprises the areas along Wayne Rd and Michigan Avenue from city limit to city limit in each direction. The Downtown Development Authority (known as the DDA) is tasked with implementing plans for the physical improvements...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020
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Golden beauty joins Police Department

By Carolyn Marnon – The newest copper-haired member of the Wayne Police Department is only three years old and does not require a salary. Zeke, a beautifully coated golden retriever, has been working out of the police department since November. One Friday last fall, Police...
Posted On 25 Jan 2020
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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

November 2019 News Briefs

Christmas boutique open on Sundays The United Methodist Women from First United Methodist Church of Wayne will open their Annual Christmas Boutique on the following Sundays: November 17 and 24, December 1, 8 and 15. The boutique will be open from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. There will be...