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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

Weekend sheriff’s summary

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Attempted robbery foiled, burglary, vehicle theft

By Dan DuChene
May. 4, 2009    ·    1:42 p.m.


Attempted robbery
An Ypsilanti Township store owner escaped injury and robbery when he ran out of his store Saturday.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2000 block of McCartney at 1 p.m. for an attempted robbery call. Police said two subjects walked into the store with guns and pointed them at the owner, demanding money.

At that point, the owner ran out the back door, according to police. No money was taken and no injuries were reported.

The suspects, who are unknown at this time, are described as African American males standing about 6 feet tall and weighing about 160 pounds. Both are reported to have a light-brown complexion with brown hair and brown eyes. One of the suspects had braids in his hair.

Burglary
Two laptop computers, one PlayStation Personal game system, two jackets and one 20-inch LCD TV were reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Sunday.

Deputies were called to the 1300 block of Chestnut Drive at 2 a.m., where they discovered the front door had been pried open.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

Stolen Vehicle
A 1995 tan Oldsmobile Cutlass was reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township apartment complex Sunday.

Deputies responded to the 5000 block of Bosuns Way at 10 a.m., where it was reported the vehicle had been taken from the parking lot.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

Retail fraud
A 53-year-old Ypsilanti Township woman was arrested after allegedly attempting to shoplift an Ypsilanti Township business Sunday.

Deputies responded to the 2000 block of Whittaker Road at 8:30 p.m., where it was reported the suspect attempted to conceal more than $50 in merchandise.

The woman was released at the scene. The case will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

Retail fraud
A 35-year-old Ypsilanti Township man was arrested and jailed Sunday after his arrest for attempting to shoplift an Ypsilanti Township business.

Deputies responded to the 2000 block of Whittaker Road at 10:30 p.m., where it was reported the suspect attempted to conceal $89 worth of merchandise.

He was arrested for the offence, as well as warrants for home invasion, assault and battery and illegal entry in Washtenaw County. He was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

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