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Ex-Hills Player Sues District, Gas Station Robbed Top Wayne News

Van Peenen's closes after eight decades also among top headlines.

Here is a list of the most popular article on Wayne Patch this week.

A Wayne man was arrested for allegedly robbing an Exxon gas station attendant at knifepoint Sunday night.

Thomas Venezia, 26, was charged with first-degree robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, and using an unlawful weapon against another person, a warrant filed by Wayne Police states.

Troy Zaffino, one of the nine Wayne Hills football players accused of aggravated assault filed a federal lawsuit last week against several town and Wayne education officials seeking at least $15 million in damages for false arrest and violation of his constitutional rights.

The 83-year-old Van Peenen's Dairy on Valley Road closed this week. The third-generation business has been marred with financial problems as of late.

The Council approved legislation that bans smoking at all townships parks, pools, and recreation areas. The law means attendees of these areas are banned from smoking or even carrying a lighted cigarette, cigar, or pipe in all parks, recreational areas, and swimming facilities, including their parking lots and driveways. Electronic cigarettes are also banned.

The Wayne Hills High School Patriots opened the season with a 56-7 clobbing of Northern Highlands on Friday night. Although the win came at a huge price. Quarterback Kevin Olsen reportedly broke a bone in his foot and is out for several weeks.

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