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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

Police identify pedestrian killed in Sunday’s crash

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First responders find Ypsilanti Township woman dead on road

By Dan DuChene
Dec. 8, 2009    ·    2:29 p.m.


The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office has identified the pedestrian killed when she was struck by a vehicle in Ypsilanti Township Sunday.

Shawna Gladas Pinson, a 35-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident, was found lying dead on road at 7:10 p.m. when first responders arrived at scene, Michigan Avenue near Wiard Road.

Pinson was killed when she was struck by a 2003 Ford Windstar van, which was driven by a 17-year-old Ann Arbor resident. Aside from deputies, Ypsilanti Township firefighters and Huron Valley Ambulance paramedics responded to the collision.

“Initial indications are the [van] was traveling east-bound on Michigan Avenue, east of Wiard Road, when the female was suddenly in the roadway,” A release issued by the WCSO Monday said. “The driver attempted to swerve, but could not avoid the collision.”

The WSCO is asking that anybody who may have witnessed the incident to call the department’s traffic division at 734-973-4482 or confidential tip line at 734-973-7711.

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