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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 investigating bank robbery

Photo by Christine Laughren

The Chase Bank in Superior Township was robbed by two males at approximately 10:30 this morning.
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Two armed suspects wanted in Superior Township incident

By Dan DuChene
Sep. 22, 2009    ·    1:17 p.m.


The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery in Superior Township this morning.

According to a release issued by police this afternoon, two suspects are wanted in the armed robbery of the Chase Bank on Huron River Drive at 10:30 a.m.

Police said the suspects, both armed with hand guns, arrived on the scene in a stolen vehicle, entered the bank and forced employees to the ground.

“Both subjects were masked and were wearing gloves,” the report said.

The vehicle, which was left at the scene with the engine running, was reported stolen out of Pittsfield Township.

Both suspects are described as black males in their early 20s, standing nearly 6 feet tall and with a thin build. Police said one suspect was wearing a grey hooded sweat-shirt with “Washtenaw” written on it in green lettering.

The suspects were last seen running out of the front door, west bound out of the parking lot.

The stolen vehicle is a white Chrysler four-door Cirrus LX.

Police said they are currently enhancing and reviewing video surveillance from the bank. Screen shots from the footage accompany this article.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s confidential tip line at 734-973-7711



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