Ypsilanti Citizen News Sidetrack

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

Ypsilanti Farmers Market

Attempted murder, stolen dump truck

By Dan DuChene
May. 26, 2009    ·    2:55 p.m.

Attempt Murder
An Ypsilanti Township man was shot at while sitting in his car near in Ypsilanti Township Monday.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene, near the corner of Cayiga and Eugene streets, at 1:30 a.m.

Police said one shot was fired at the victim, and one shot was fired at his vehicle as the suspect drove away. Both shots missed the victim.

Police said the 31-year-old victim and the suspect had a “brief verbal argument over a girl” before the shooting occurred.

After shooting at the victim, police said the suspect then fled in his vehicle. The sheriff’s office said a description of the suspect will be released soon.

Stolen vehicle, burglary
A dump-truck and six Motorola walkie-talkies were reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township business Monday.

Deputies responded to the 6800 block of Rawsonville Road at 7 a.m., where they discovered entry had been gained to the by “removing a chain and entering the parking lot.”

The dump-truck is a 5-yard, red 1998 vehicle. Suspects are unknown at this time.

A gold chain and a pair of diamond earrings were reported stolen from a Superior Township home Monday.

Deputies responded to the 1600 block of Wiard Boulevard at 8:30 p.m., where the sliding glass door had been pried open.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

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