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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

Three face murder charges after Thursday’s shooting

Left to right: 27-year-old Ozell Johnson, 19-year-old Daniel Haywood and 17-year-old Emmanuel Hopkins were issued a $2.5 million bond and charged with open murder and felony firearms stemming from Thursday's shooting. Photo by Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Left to right: 27-year-old Ozell Johnson, 19-year-old Daniel Haywood and 17-year-old Emmanuel Hopkins were issued a $2.5 million bond and charged with open murder and felony firearms stemming from Thursday's shooting.
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All suspects from Ypsilanti area, issued $2.5 million bond

By Dan DuChene
May. 31, 2009    ·    2:00 p.m.


Three Ypsilanti residents were issued a $2.5 million bond and charged with open murder and felony firearm at their arraignment Saturday.

The arrests were made Friday, after a shooting led to the death of 18-year-old Cortez Donald near his home at the 200 block Kirk Street in Ypsilanti Township Thursday afternoon.

“During the investigation, multiple arrests were made for varying roles either during or after the shooting,” a report issued by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office today said.

27-year-old Ozell Johnson, 19-year-old Daniel Haywood and 17-year-old Emmanuel Hopkins were all arraigned for their alleged involvement in the shooting.

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Cmdr. Dieter Heren said an ongoing feud between the two different parties led to the shooting. He said the dispute started with an outstanding debt of $40 on an $80 watch owed by Donald’s friend.

“The victim brandished a gun, put away the gun and the other party shot him,” Heren said Friday afternoon.

Donald was found at the side of his residence and transported to St. Joseph where he was pronounced dead.

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