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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

County sheriff's summary

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Police chase, buglary and shoplifting

By Dan DuChene
Feb. 24, 2009    ·    8:30 a.m.


Police chase leaves county
At approximately 2:40 a.m. Monday, deputies pursued a vehicle they attempted to stop on Geddes Road, near Leforge Road, in Superior Township.

The driver failed to pull over for police when signaled to, and fled in his vehicle.

The pursuit left Washtenaw County, and continued east into Wayne County. Canton police, Plymouth Township police, Livonia police, and Michigan State Police all assisted in the pursuit.

The vehicle finally came to a stop at I-96 and Echols.

It was discovered the driver had two warrants for his arrest related to cocaine charges and a Friend of the Court warrant. He was arrested and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Police said he will be arraigned tomorrow on new charges for driving with a suspended license, fleeing and Eluding police.

Retail Fraud
At approximately 5:45 p.m., a Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the 2100 block of Rawsonville Road in Ypsilanti Township for a retail fraud.

It was discovered the suspect walked in the store, took a box of candy bars and put them in his bag. He left the store on foot.

Suspect is described as a black male, 5 feet and 9 inches tall, 40 to 50 years old, 180 pounds, wearing a tan jacket, black skull cap and carrying a grocery bag. The Suspect is unknown at this time.

Burglary
At approximately 8:15 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 2500 Block of Stommel Road in Superior Township for a burglary. The side door was kicked in during the day. One IBM laptop computer and a digital camera were taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Deputies responded to eight weather related traffic crashes on County Roads.

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