Obituary: Longtime Public Servant, Andy Spisak Jr.

Andrew was a police officer for over 25 years. He worked in both Wayne and Westland over his career, but more notably in Westland where he was known as one of the city’s first officers. He worked as the Deputy Mayor in Westland under two different mayors and as a court officer for over 10 years. Over the years he was on the School Board, … Continue reading Obituary: Longtime Public Servant, Andy Spisak Jr.

All Folk'd Up

Irish Band Headed to Michigan

A band that has garnered a reputation as one of the best bands on the Irish folk circuit has scheduled a show in Michigan. The band from Dublin, ‘All Folk’d Up’, has evolved and captured fans from all over the world. Sell out shows continue in Ireland and the UK, and the band has impressed audiences in several countries. All Folk’d Up will perform at … Continue reading Irish Band Headed to Michigan

Voters Renew Jail Tax Despite Decade of Trouble

Voters in Wayne County voted to approve a 10 year millage renewal for the operation of the county jail. The renewal called Proposition J, costs the owner of a $150,000 home about $70 per year. The millage raises about $45 million a year for jail operations. The renewal passed on August 2nd, 2022 with 61.5% in favor however, more than 101,000 residents still have a … Continue reading Voters Renew Jail Tax Despite Decade of Trouble

Backlash over W-W School Security Wages

A job posting from Wayne Westland Community Schools has drawn criticism over the pay for school security personnel. Last week, the district posted a job opening for the position of ‘School Safety Officer’ and was listed as a full-time job with a rate of $12 per hour. As soon as the job posting was shared to social media, thousands of comments from area residents described … Continue reading Backlash over W-W School Security Wages

Nankin Lake Restoration Project Underway

A multi-million dollar restoration project is underway at Nankin Lake. You may have noticed the large white tarps and heavy equipment along Hines Drive lately. The project aims to restore the fish habitat as well as increase the amount of water the lake can hold during severe storm events. The lake was created via the construction of a dam in 1921 and is currently maintained … Continue reading Nankin Lake Restoration Project Underway

High School Students Build Home in Westland

Students from the William D. Ford Construction Tech program enjoyed a proud moment this afternoon as they showcased their newly competed home on Beatrice St in Westland. The students cut the ribbon before leading school officials, City leaders and neighbors on a tour of the home. Wayne-Westland Superintendent John Dignan stated “This is probably the best classroom we have in the district.” He added that … Continue reading High School Students Build Home in Westland

Tommy's Car Wash

Tommy’s Car Wash Breaks Ground on Ford Rd

GROUNDBREAKING – National car wash brand Tommy‚Äôs Express is pleased to announce a new car wash will be built in Westland. Breaking ground Thursday, May 5th, they anticipate opening in early 2023. Located at 37401 Ford Road, the car wash will be on the southwest corner of Ford and Newburgh Roads, across from the Shell Gas Station and Taco Bell. The groundbreaking ceremony was held … Continue reading Tommy’s Car Wash Breaks Ground on Ford Rd

WYAA Sports

THIS WEEK: Two ways to support the WYAA

The Westland Youth Athletic Association (WYAA) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to serving the youth of Westland and the surrounding areas. Football, Cheer and Baseball teams are offered for a variety of skill levels to Westland area youth ages 4-17. #1 Five-Below Fundraiser Shopping for Easter Baskets? Shop at Five below in Westland! This week only, 10% of your purchase will be donated to the … Continue reading THIS WEEK: Two ways to support the WYAA

Livonia PD arrest Westland man, 21

A 21 year old Westland man was arrested in Livonia for possession of a stolen car. Body cam footage from the Livonia Police Department shows the suspect fleeing before his arrest. On March 27, 2022, Livonia Police arrested Jordan Briggs, age 21, of Westland. Livonia Police Officers, while patrolling the parking lot of a local hotel, located a vehicle that had recently been reported stolen … Continue reading Livonia PD arrest Westland man, 21

Inkster Councilman Makes Bid for State Rep

Steven Chisholm has filed to run for State Representative in the upcoming primary election that is scheduled for August 2nd, 2022. New state house districts have emerged following last years redistricting efforts. Several Westland neighborhoods are now part of the new House District 26. This includes Westland voting precincts 2, 9, 10, 11, 14, 20, 23, 28, 32, & 33. To find out if you’re … Continue reading Inkster Councilman Makes Bid for State Rep