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2019 Wayne Police Officer of the Year

By Carolyn Marnon – Keeping his community and fellow officers safe is the goal Officer Michael Bolton has when he arrives to work at the Wayne Police Department for his shifts. Hired in November 2016, Officer Bolton has recently received the distinguished title of 2019...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020
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News Briefs – September 2020

The former BJ’s Kitchen on Wayne Rd has a new owner and is undergoing renovations. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. The Westland Planning Commission recently approved the plan to split the 16-acre Eloise property into five separate parcels. The...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020
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High school sweethearts give back to community

By Carolyn Marnon – Giving back has always been high on their list of priorities, so when Murray and Bernice Millar both died, several organizations in Wayne were the recipients of the Millar’s trust fund. Murray and Bernice (nee’ Greenawalt) Millar were longtime residents...
Posted On 27 Sep 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 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