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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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Four suspects wanted in two robberies

By Dan DuChene
Mar. 31, 2009    ·    12:48 p.m.


Strong Armed Robbery
A victim reported his wallet stolen after receiving minor injuries in a robbery in Ypsilanti Township this morning.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Offics said two suspects assaulted the victim at 2:40 a.m. on Cross Street near Bagley Street and left the area heading west on Cross Street.

The suspects are unkown, but described as white males wearing all-white outfits.

Aggravated Assault
The Wasthenaw County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for two suspects believed to be involved in a robbery Monday night.

The incident took place at 7 p.m. on the 1000 block of Emerick Street, where deputies were called in to the scene to respond to a retail fraud.

Police said two store employees said they were attacked by the suspects when they had confronted the suspects while in the process of stealing $12 worth of food.

One of the employees reported being hit in the head with a glass jar filled with cheese by one of the suspects.

Police said a second employee reportedly chased the two suspects out into the parking lot, where he was reportedly hit in the face with a salsa jar.

Witnesses said the suspects fled the scene in a white Grand Am. Police were able to report a partial plate number, 393-LWR, which was unknown to the state.

The suspects are both described as African American. The first is described as a 6-foot, 1-inch-tall male wearing a stocking hat, gray jacket and blue jeans. Witnesses said he had short hair.

The second suspect is described as a 5-foot, 11-inch-tall female wearing a tan jacket and blue jeans with a scarf around her head.

Stolen Vehicle
A maroon 2006, four-door Buick Lucerne was reported stolen in Ypsilanti Township Monday night.

Police said the owner reported he had lost his keys. He told police he had heard a noise at 11:30 p.m. outside his home on the 800 block of Eugene and noticed his vehicle was no longer in the driveway.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

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