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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

Oyerinde ordered to stand trial

Dominic Oyerinde during his competency hearing Wednesday. Oyerinde was ordered to stand trial after being denied his request to represent himself. Photo by Tom Perkins

Dominic Oyerinde during his competency hearing Wednesday. Oyerinde was ordered to stand trial after being denied his request to represent himself.
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Man accused of murder, carjacking found competent

By Citizen Staff
Nov. 19, 2009    ·    12:50 p.m.


Dominic Oyerinde was found competent to stand trial for open murder and car jacking charges by a Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge for the death of his ex-girlfriend, 17-year-old Anna List, prompting Oyerinde to request to defend himself.

He quietly said he wanted to defend himself instead of his current public defender, Timothy Niemann. Niemann approached Judge Archie Brown’s bench to set a trial date.

After Niemann, Brown and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney set the dates, Oyerinde was asked why he wanted to relinquish Niemann and defend himself.

“I need to know more about this case,” he explained. “I want to make a difference.”

Brown called the request “not appropriate” at that time and set a final pretrial date for February 10 and a trial date for March 8.

Oyerinde is accused of hitting List, a former Ann Arbor Huron student, over the head with a hammer outside Ypsilanti’s Recreation Park following an argument early on the morning of January 13.

A passerby found List’s unconscious body in the snow and called for help, but she died from two blows to the head after remaining in a coma for a week.

If convicted, he faces life in prison.

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