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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

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Armed robbery, ATV stolen, barn break-in

By Dan DuChene
Jun. 11, 2009    ·    12:37 p.m.

Armed robbery
A 22-year-old Ypsilanti resident was arrested Wednesday after allegedly robbing a couple who had given him a ride to Belleville in their car.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1100 block of Share Street in Ypsilanti Township at 4:20 p.m. Police said the couple had picked up the suspect at the location, drove him to Belleville and back to the location on Share Street.

Police said the suspect then pulled out a handgun and demanded the victims’ money. Police said he then left the scene with “a large amount of cash.”

Police said the suspect was located in a near-by residence, arrested and brought to the Washtenaw County Jail. Police said the handgun believed to be used in the incident was recovered from the suspect.

No injuries were reported and the suspect is to be arraigned later today.

Stolen vehicle
An all-terrain-vehicle was reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Wednesday.

Deputies responded to the 6900 block of McKean Road at 8 a.m., where they discovered the chains securing the ATV to a tree were cut overnight.

The ATV is a red 2000 Honda Quad 450. Suspects are unknown at this time.

A chop saw, radial saw, cordless drill set and a Honda ATV were reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township barn Wednesday.

Deputies responded to the 1400, block of Blossom Avenue at 8 a.m., where it was reported the locked barn had been broken into overnight.

It was reported the ATV had a Reese hook. Suspects are unknown at this time.

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