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LONG LIVE THE KING — Wayne’s “Diamond King” ready to leave his throne

Randy Pedersen has been selling diamonds in Wayne for almost 40 years, but the self-proclaimed “Diamond King” is ready to retire and will soon be closing The Diamond Center in downtown Wayne. (Photo by Michael Carnes) Never mind the old saying — Randy Pedersen has shown that you CAN go home again. The 69-year-old jeweler […]

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New job in familiar setting for recent Chamber staff addition

Abby Schademann is back in a familiar place as the new marketing and events director for Wayne Area Chamber and Economic Development. The Columbus native interned at the Chamber office and worked at Wayne State College before assuming the new job recently. (Photo by Michael Carnes) When Abby Schademann first started her college education at […]

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Scenes from Christmas on Main in Wayne America

  Christmas on Main Street was a big hit this year in Wayne America. Temperatures were perfect as the community gathered downtown, enjoying popcorn, peanuts, Christmas caroling and a chance to shop downtown. The parade was a big hit, with Santa Claus making an appearance and a variety of holiday-themed floats rolling south along Main […]

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Providence Medical Center capital campaign meets its goal

Jim Frank, CED of Providence Medical Center, announced the completion of a $2.5 million capital campaign to finish renovations of the hospital. The announcement was made in a news conference in the newly-finished hospital lobby Thursday morning. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) Any time you reach a finish line, it’s cause for celebration. Providence Medical […]

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Voice of Wayne America — Wes Blecke/Luke Virgil — 08/30/2017

On this week’s edition of Voice of Wayne America, Mike sits down with the Wayne’s new city administrator, Wes Blecke, and the new executive director of Wayne Area Chamber and Economic Development, Luke Virgil, to talk about their new jobs and their experiences in economic development and city administration.

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Dancing calls Winter out of corporate gig, back to Wayne to open new studio

Taryn Winter (center) graduated from Wayne State with the intent of working for a corporation in Minneapolis, but has returned to Wayne to start the Wayne Dance Company. Her teachers are current members of the Wayne High She Devils dance team, including (from left) Maddie Beair, Hallie Chinn, Emma Walling and Alyssa Chinn. (Photo copyright […]

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Manoucheris’ new business “pops” into Wayne by accident

Adam and Amy Manoucheri (with their daughter, Ella) have been pleasantly surprised with the response their new business has received. AquaPop offers a wide variety of flavored popcorn, classic candies and soda pop, along with other confectionaries that have been a big hit in Wayne in the short time they have been open. (Photo by […]

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