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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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Drunk driving accident and suspicious incident unveils warrants

By Dan DuChene
Apr. 3, 2009    ·    9:12 a.m.

Drunk driving accident
Two men were hospitalized Thursday after a car accident in Ypsilanti Township.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Hewitt Road near Michigan Avenue at 3 p.m., where they said they discovered the driver at fault, a 50-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident, was under the influence of alcohol.

The other driver, a 27-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident, was transported to the University of Michigan Hospital, where police said the person was treated for non life-threatening injuries from the crash.

Police said the driver at fault was brought to St. Joe Hospital, where a blood draw was conducted and minor injuries were treated.

Police said a report will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

‘Suspicious incident’ leads to arrests
Two men were arrested Thursday after deputies discovered they had existing arrest warrants.

Originally responding to a complaint that the two men, Darold Bud Ryan Jr., 22, Joseph Elia Dezarov, 27, were running up to a home on the 1000 block of Coleman Street at 5:30 p.m., deputies arrested the two for their warrants and transported them to the Washtenaw County Jail and the Canton Police Department respectively.

Police said Ryan had warrants from the sheriff’s office for larceny from a vehicle, Pittsfield Public Safety for shoplifting and the Department of Natural Resources for fishing without a license.

They said Dezaroy had a warrant for shoplifting from the Canton Police Department.

A laptop was reported stolen from a Superior Township home Thursday.

Called to the 8600 block of Macarthur Boulevard at 3:30 p.m., deputies said entry was gained through the front door during the day.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

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