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ALERT: ATTEMPTED CANTON CHILD ABDUCTION THIS MORNING (12/11/2018)

We hate to bring citizens information like this, but there was an attempted abduction of a female student this morning, in our neighboring Township of Canton.  The abduction WAS foiled, and the young lady is safe, but we must alert the entire community.  This was around the street of Hanford, between Morton Taylor & Lilley roads in Canton.   The hero...

Michigan Marine Declared Innocent On All Charges

Joey Nelson of Westland has been found not guilty on all charges this afternoon. The active duty U.S. Marine was previously facing felony charges after an incident in January that resulted in several shots fired and Nelson being wounded in the hip while defending his family home. A Facebook Post by his father confirms: Story from January 2018: A Marine who...

Bad Westland Business Practices Alert: Rocky’s Coney and Grill – Family Dining!

If you agree on a price for services, you are expected to pay the agreed fee when services are rendered.  This holds true the world over, even in Westland. Late Friday evening, The Westland Gazette became aware of a locally viral social media post in regards to Rocky's Coney and Grill - Family Dining, and a local artist informing the...

Reasons to Keep It Local this Holiday Season

  Stronger home values, better school funding and support for basic services are all good reasons to shop local this Holiday season and beyond. Small Business Saturday will take place November 24th, just as the City of Westland kicks off the annual “Shop & Dine Westland” campaign. The real meaning and impact of these campaigns is often overlooked. Consumers...

Wayne Bicycle Club Accepting Donations to Help 10-Year-Old with Cerebral Palsy!

The Wayne Bicycle Club and Brian Ewanciw have stepped forward to help a disabled young lady in our local community to have the same ability to ride a bicycle as any other child!   A request for assistance came out in one of the local community Facebook groups, from the young lady's mother.  Her 10-year-old daughter has Cerebral Palsy, and she...

Fireworks Show Thursday – Hines Lightfest Begins

The fireworks show will begin shortly after 6pm on Thursday Nov 15th to celebrate the grand opening of the 25th annual Hines Drive Lightfest. Spectators may use the Hines Drive entrance on Merriman Rd in Westland to get an up-close view of the show. Wayne County Lightfest is the longest drive-thru light display in the entire midwest and...

Director Jobs Available as Thompson, Harnos Move On

Last week, two of the top City directors have decided to move on from Westland. Bruce Thompson of Building & Planning and Brian Harnos of the Parks & Recreation Department have both began a new chapter in their careers, outside the City of Westland. Thompson was the director of Building and Planning for over 24 years and was able to...

Haunted House on Ford Rd Named: “Michigan’s Top Haunt”

Hush Haunted Attraction on Ford Rd has been named the best haunted house in Michigan by FrightFind, a national organization that knows what it means to run a top-notch haunted house. About Hush Haunted Attraction: “In 1781, the peaceful community of HUSH Falls was founded by the HUSH Corporation in what is now known as Westland, Michigan. Unbeknownst to the locals,...

All in the family: Westland woman, grandson ready for midterm duty

Civic duty and love of democracy are ingrained in Nancy Sivori Ruby’s DNA and have been ever since the Westland woman’s father immigrated to America from Italy — in order to flee the dictatorial reign of Benito Mussolini. “You know, my dad (Stefano Sivori) came over from Italy, escaping Mussolini,” said Ruby, 81. “And he said when he got off...

Free Holiday Meals for Westland Veterans, Active Duty Families

The Wayne-Ford Civic League will hosting the 5th annual event on Nov 14th, partnering with local elected officials to ensure veterans in need and active duty families have a proper holiday meal. Participants can choose between Turkey (16-20 lb) or Ham (10-12 lb) and all meals will include stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, and heat...