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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

EMU Police identify Friday's armed robbery suspect

Michael Allen Johnson is suspected of armed robbery in the incident that happened in Sellers Hall early Friday Morning. Photo by EMU Police

Michael Allen Johnson is suspected of armed robbery in the incident that happened in Sellers Hall early Friday Morning.
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Arrest warrant issued for man believed to be armed and dangerous

By Dan DuChene
Jan. 27, 2009    ·    11:58 a.m.

Eastern Michigan University Police have identified the suspect involved in the armed robbery that occurred on campus Friday.

Michael Allen Johnson, 20, has been issued an arrest warrant, EMU police said in an e-mail issued to the community today, for armed robbery and a felony firearm violation.

He is suspected to be the person who brandished a weapon in EMU's Sellers Hall while robbing four victims in the lounge at 2:23 a.m. The timely warning issued by police hours later said there were three or four assailants according to witnesses.

After stealing money, jewelry and a jacket from the victims, the report said Johnson and the others told the victims to stay in the lounge and fled in an unknown direction.

"Johnson is not an EMU student", today's report said, "and we believe he is staying somewhere in the Detroit area. He should be considered armed and dangerous."

The information released by police today said Johnson is suspected of carrying a black revolver hand gun. It said his last known address is on Hubbard Street in Detroit, and is known to frequent the west side of the city, near Linwood & Grand.

The other two suspects in the case have not been identified.

Anyone with information is asked to call the EMU Tipline 734-487-4TIP or 734-487-4847.

Stay with the Citizen for information on this developing story.

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