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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

Sketch of shooting suspect released by police

Ypsilanti Police have released this photo of the man wanted in the homicide investigation stemming from the shooting near Leforge Road early Monday morning. Photo by Ypsilanti Police

Ypsilanti Police have released this photo of the man wanted in the homicide investigation stemming from the shooting near Leforge Road early Monday morning.

Poster sent out for man wanted in murder investigation

By Dan DuChene
Jan. 9, 2009    ·    9:21 a.m.

Ypsilanti Police have issued a poster and artist’s rendering of the man wanted in connection with the shooting of a Fowlerville man early Monday morning.

The poster was issued at 9 a.m. this morning; it will be posted in the Ann Arbor News and the Detroit News, according to Detective Jill Kulhanek. The poster features the drawing and a description of the suspect from the incident.

The unnamed suspect is said to be involved in the death of Michael James Roy, who was shot twice during what police are calling “a drug related issue gone bad” at the 800 block of Green Road, off of Leforge Road.

Police responded to the call at 12:18 a.m. Monday morning. They arrived on the scene and found Roy dead in a hallway inside an apartment, according to reports from the Ypsilanti Police department. After further investigation at the scene, police discovered that a small amount of marijuana was stolen.

The poster says the suspect is armed with a .357 caliber semi-automatic handgun. Ypsilanti Police Chief Matt Harshberger said shell casings recovered at the scene match those that would be fired by this type of firearm.

The suspect in the shooting is described as a male in his 20s with scruffy facial hair, 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 5 inches in height, wearing a tan Carhartt jacket, tan boots and a baseball cap. Anyone with information related to the shooting is asked to call the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

Stay tuned to the Ypsilanti Citizen as this story develops.

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