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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


Thursday's crash and resisting drunken driving arrest

By Dan DuChene
Mar. 6, 2009    ·    8:34 a.m.

Thursday’s crash
The traffic division of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office report the car crash in Superior Township that resulted in a man’s death Thursday, is still under investigation.

Police have identified the driver and only occupant of the vehicle as 36-year-old Plymouth Township resident Jeffrey David Beitz. Responders discovered Beitz dead in his 2007 Cadillac when called to a crash at 7:55 a.m.

Initial investigations from Thursday show Beitz was traveling west bound on Plymouth Road, west of Berry Road, when it ran off the north side of the road striking a large tree.

Police said speed was probably a factor, and Beitz was not wearing a seat belt.

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Driving under influence
A Van Buren Township man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol today at 1:30 a.m. on Ford Road near Plymouth Road in Superior Township.

The suspect, 37, had tried to resist while deputies were arresting him. Police said he was eventually subdued and taken into custody. He was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Deputies were originally called to the scene because the suspect’s vehicle had been blocking traffic on one lane of the road.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary in progress at 1:30 p.m. Thursday on the 1200 block of Stamford in Superior Township.

Police said two suspects kicked the door into the residence and took one TV. As the suspects fled the scene, they were scared off by neighbors, and dropped the TV. Deputies checked the area with negative results. Suspects are unknown at this time.

One 42-inch plasma TV was reported stolen in a burglary reported to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office at 3:15 p.m. Thursday.

After arriving at the scene, the 1300 block of Delaware in Ypsilanti Township, deputies discovered entry was gained through the rear door during the day. The suspects are unknown at this time.

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