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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

Sheriff's summary

Haabs

Armed robbery, drug possesion, driving under influence

By Dan DuChene
Mar. 4, 2009    ·    9:05 a.m.


Armed Robbery
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched by 911 for an armed robbery at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 1100 block of Ecorse Road in Ypsilanti Township.

Police said a male approached the register, pointed a hand gun at the cashier demanding money and cigarettes. The suspect left the store and headed east.

Van Buren’s Police K9 was called to the scene for assistance in tracking the suspect. The track led police to the 1100 block of Tyler, where police think the suspect possibly got into an unknown vehicle.

The cashier, a 26-year-old Ypsilanti Township, resident was uninjured.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall black male weighing 200 pounds. Police said he has short, “un-kept” hair and was wearing a black medium-length leather coat and black pants. He was wearing a black bandana around his face during the robbery, and there is no video surveillance from the incident.

Marijuana possession
A deputy discovered marijuana on a driver of a traffic stop conducted at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on Macarthur near Harris in Superior Township.

The 26-year-old Superior Township resident was arrested and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail. The report will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

Driving under influence
Deputies arrested a New Boston resident for driving under the influence of alcohol at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday on Rawsonville Road, near Martz, in Ypsilanti Township.

The 63-year-old subject was arrested and transported to the Washtenaw Count Jail. The report will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

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