Ypsilanti Citizen News Sidetrack

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

Murder suspect gives himself over to police

Ypsilanti Township resident Mario Williams turned himself into Ypsilanti Police yesterday. He is accused of stabbing his younger brother in the city last month. Photo by Ypsilanti Police

Ypsilanti Township resident Mario Williams turned himself into Ypsilanti Police yesterday. He is accused of stabbing his younger brother in the city last month.
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By Dan DuChene
Nov. 21, 2008    ·    11:51 a.m.


Yesterday Mario Williams, suspected for stabbing his brother last month, turned himself into Ypsilanti Police with his lawyer.

Ypsilanti Police Chief Matt Harshberger said authorities have been trying to work a deal out with Williams for some time, and have expected him to turn up a couple times before. Yesterday Williams made good and turned up.

Williams, 23, is suspected of stabbing his 19-year-old brother in the chest with a kitchen knife on Oct. 18 at Forrest Knoll apartments in the city of Ypsilanti. Williams' brother later died as a result of his injuries at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Responding officers spotted Williams fleeing the scene on foot and dispatched a K-9 unit to find him. The search came up with nothing and Williams was at large until yesterday.

Williams is an Ypsilanti Township resident and his brother lived in Detroit.

Stay tuned to the Ypsilanti Citizen or details surrounding this developing story.



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