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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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Search for suspected burglar, drunk driver winds up in hospital

By Dan DuChene
Mar. 13, 2009    ·    3:31 p.m.


Burglary
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for two suspects wanted in relation to a burglary in Ypsilanti Township Thursday night.

A neighbor called 911 at 6:50 p.m. on the 1700 block of Meadow Woods Boulevard to report a burglary in progress. Deputies responded to the scene and called the Van Buren Police’s K-9 unit to search for the suspects, who were not located.

Police said entry was gained through the side window. They said the suspects left through the front door with a laptop computer.

Both suspects are described as 20-year-old black males with a goatee and mustache. One suspect was wearing a brown coat with tan sleeves and a brown baseball cap. The second was wearing a black coat with blue jeans and a black baseball cap.


Drunk driving
A 38-year-old Wayne resident wound up in the hospital instead of jail Thursday, after he was arrested last night for drunk driving in Ypsilanti Township.

Sheriff’s deputies and Michigan State Police troopers were dispatched to the 200 block of Joe Hall Drive at 5:40 p.m. for a reported drunk driver.

Police said the suspect was driving around a gas station parking lot with his door open trying to pull to pump. He was arrested and about to be taken to the Washtenaw County Jail, but began having medical issues.

Huron Valley Ambulance was called, and the suspect was called and the suspect was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where a search warrant was executed for his blood.

Stolen vehicle
A maroon 2008 Dodge Caliber was reported stolen Thursday in Ypsilanti Township.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies were called at 5:15 p.m. to the 1100 block of E. Michigan Avenue, where the vehicle, with the keys inside, had been stolen from a parking lot. The suspects are unknown.

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