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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

Shooting suspect's warrant denied

The scene of Friday night's shooting, near the southeast corner of Cross and Ballard streets. A victim was hospitalized and released. One suspect, no longer believed to be the shooting, was arrested. Photo by Dan DuChene

The scene of Friday night's shooting, near the southeast corner of Cross and Ballard streets. A victim was hospitalized and released. One suspect, no longer believed to be the shooting, was arrested.
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Friday’s arrest not believed to be ‘actual shooter’

By Dan DuChene
Apr. 6, 2009    ·    2:28 a.m.


The warrant for the 17-year-old Ypsilanti resident arrested for his alleged involvement in Friday night’s shooting was denied Sunday.

Ypsilanti Police Chief Matt Harshberger said the suspect has not yet been arraigned and the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office has recommended the subject take a polygraph test.

He also said the case is still under investigation, as a second suspect, believed to be the “actual shooter,” has yet to be arrested.

“We will… want to name the second suspect's identity if we cannot locate him in the next day or so,” Harshberger said.

Ypsilanti police said they arrested the first subject Friday night after a reported shooting near the southeast corner of Cross and Ballard streets. The only suspect arrested, he was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail to await his arraignment.

Police said the only victim, a 32-year-old Ypsilanti resident, suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm and a flesh wound to the left side of his stomach area. He was treated at St. Joseph Hospital and later released.

According to a report issued by the department Saturday, “Officers made contact with numerous witnesses that observed a group of subjects involved in an altercation,” after responding the scene at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The report said the incident “led to one suspect producing a gun and firing shots at the victim.”

Stay with the Citizen for details as they develop.

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