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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

Judge awards warrant in shooting case


Additional warrant sought for second suspect

By Dan DuChene
Apr. 7, 2009    ·    2:40 a.m.

An arrest warrant has been signed for one of the suspects wanted in connection to Friday’s shooting.

Ypsilanti Police Chief Matt Harshberger said the 17-year-old Ypsilanti resident, initially brought in by YPD, was not identified by witnesses as the shooter, but rather another involved party.

Harshberger said the suspected shooter in the incident, which occurred at 6:30 p.m. near the southeast corner of Cross and Ballard streets, has been identified and an arrest warrant is pending.

Police originally reported a suspect had been arrested at the scene and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail. Reports also said the victim, a 32-year-old Ypsilanti resident, was treated for a gunshot wound to his left arm and a flesh wound to the left side of his stomach area at St. Joseph’s Hospital and later released.

However, Harshberger reported Saturday that the warrant had been denied by District Magistrate Thomas Truesdell.

“(Magistrate) Truesdell did not feel we had enough information or facts to obtain a warrant,” Harshberger said,

Harshberger said the victim was re-interviewed and Judge Kirk Tabbey signed the arrest warrant Monday.

“Because the warrant was initially denied by the magistrate, the suspect that had been in custody was released,” Harshberger said Monday. “Now that the warrant was signed by the judge today, we will be going after the suspect.”

Harshberger said he believes an arrest warrant will be issued for the second suspect, whom police believe fired the gun, today.

“We’re moving along,” he said “The investigation is going well.”

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