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City Council approves all mayor's re-appointments
By Dan DuChene
Jun. 16, 2010   ·   3:42 a.m.

Jone Coleman, president of downtown business LookInTheAttic, shares his thoughts with City Council about the discussion and procedure taken to pass mayoral re-appointments, which he was being considered for the Downtown Development Authority.

After much procedure, Ypsilanti City Council approved six mayoral re-appointments to city boards and committees Tuesday, including the two postponed from earlier...read more

Council postpones two reappointments
By Mark Tower
Jun. 4, 2010   ·   4:57 p.m.

Two of Ypsilanti's volunteer board members were not reappointed on schedule Tuesday night, owing to a 4-2 vote by City Council to delay the appointments until...read more

Downtown properties to be rehabilitated
By Mark Tower
Jun. 4, 2010   ·   10:40 a.m.

The three properties located at 120, 122 and 124 West Michigan Avenue in downtown Ypsilanti will soon be rebuilt into commercial and office space and loft apartments, thanks to a planned $1.7 million investment by developers.

Three recently-vacated properties in downtown Ypsilanti, two of them condemned, will soon be renovated owing to recent purchase by a local development company and...read more

Ypsilanti Township authorizes litigation against Liberty Square
By Mark Tower
May. 28, 2010   ·   6:53 p.m.

Many of the homes in the Liberty Square complex on Grove Street in Ypsilanti Township are already boarded and ready for foreclosure sale. All 151 units, some of which are still occupied, will be condemned Tuesday, Ypsilanti Township has resolved.

Residents living in the Liberty Square complex of townhouses will see a sticker appear on their homes Tuesday, when the Ypsilanti Township Building Department places...read more

Ford plant granted tax exemption by township
By Mark Tower
May. 24, 2010   ·   5:44 p.m.

Ford Motor Company's Rawsonville Plan, located at the intersection of Textile and Bridge Roads in Ypsilanti Township, will soon be the new home for production of Ford's Electric Focus batteries, formerly produced in Mexico.

New machines and equipment will soon be wheeled into Ford's Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti Township as it begins manufacturing a line of batteries for the new global...read more

Arraignment set for Oyerinde today

Dominic Deangelo Oyerinde is set to be arraigned today. He was arrested in Detroit Tuesday as a suspect in relation to a felonious assault case on Congress Street Tuesday morning. Photo by Ypsilanti Police

Dominic Deangelo Oyerinde is set to be arraigned today. He was arrested in Detroit Tuesday as a suspect in relation to a felonious assault case on Congress Street Tuesday morning.

Assult suspect arrested Tuesday after search ended in Detroit

By Christine Laughren
Jan. 15, 2009    ·    1:46 a.m.

Dominic Oyerinde will be arraigned at 1 p.m. Thursday at the County Courthouse in relation to the bludgeoning of his girlfriend.

Police began the search for 20-year-old Oyerinde, an Ann Arbor resident, early Tuesday morning when they found his 17-year-old girlfriend unconscious at the 1100 block of Congress Street.

Officials say the girl, who’s name has not yet been released, is in critical condition after receiving a severe blow to the head from a blunt object, such as a hammer or crowbar.

Officers were able to track footprints in the snow back to a house on 1100 block of Congress St, where witnesses said an argument between the two had originated. That is where police said Oyerinde made off with victim's mini-van, a gray 1997 Honda Odyssey.

Ypsilanti Police Chief Matthew Harshberger said they found Oyerinde on the east side of Detroit at approximately 7:30 Tuesday evening.

"He was sitting in the victim’s mini-van on a side street with a friend when they found him,” Harshberger said.

He said Ypsilanti police were in Detroit on other business and dropped off Oyerinde's wanted poster with city police. A Detroit patrol on duty found the two shortly afterward.

The van was transported back to Ypsilanti for evidence processing. Harshberger also said they do not yet know what blunt object Oyerinde used as a weapon, though, local media has run with a hammer.

Harshberger said Oyerinde is originally from Ann Arbor but is listed as "homeless" at the moment. Oyerinde has three active warrants, one of which is a domestic assault warrant filed about a month ago by the victim. The other warrants involve misdemeanor cases.

Visit the Citizen this afternoon for updated after the arraignment.

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