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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


Store owner fends off robber with threats

By Dan DuChene
Apr. 15, 2009    ·    9:04 a.m.

Attempted armed robbery
A subject attempting to rob an Ypsilanti Township business at gunpoint Tuesday fled the scene after threats from the owner.

Nothing was taken and nobody was injured, according to police.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 300 block of Ford Boulevard at 9:15 p.m. They said it was reported to them that the subject barged into the store demanding money.

“The owner started yelling at him to leave, and told him the police are on the way,” a report issued by the department today read.

The report said the subject pointed a .22 caliber pistol at the owner and left the store.

There is no video available, but the subject is described as a 5-foot, 6-inch African American male wearing a tan or gold hooded jacket and a bandana-type ski mask.

Nothing was taken in a reported burglary in Ypsilanti Township Tuesday.

Deputies responded to the 1000 block of Lori Street at 8:45 a.m. and discovered the front door was kicked in.

Police said the subject went through cabinets and drawers, but took nothing.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

Miscellaneous jewelry was reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Tuesday.

Deputies responded to the 1600 block of Meadow Woods Boulevard at 6:40 p.m. and discovered sliding glass door in the back had been taken off the track.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

Nothing was taken in a reported burglary in Ypsilanti Township Tuesday.

Deputies responded to the 2900 block of Clark Road at 11 p.m. and discovered the front door was kicked in.

Police said the home was ransacked, but nothing was taken.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

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