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Scholars to discuss links between loss, spirituality

(11/22/09 9:29pm)

Eastern Michigan University’s Holy Trinity Student Parish and Hillel at EMU, along with EMU’s Division of Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences and several other academic departments, have teamed up to sponsor an event titled “Did God Survive the Holocaust: A Jewish/Catholic Conversation.” The discussion will take place at 7 p.m Monday in the EMU Student Center Ballroom.

Man, 19, pleads guilty to murder

(12/06/09 6:24pm)

The 19-year-old Ypsilanti resident arrested in the May shooting death of 18-year-old Cortez Donald pled guilty to second-degree murder. The information is according to a Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office release, which said Daniel Haywood pled guilty to a felony firearm charges in addition to the murder charge. The release said Haywood could face a minimum of 20 years in prison with the two convictions. The original incident took place on May 28, near Donald’s home at the 200 block Kirk Street in Ypsilanti Township.

Ypsilanti dispatch discusses moving

(12/06/09 9:08pm)

Ypsilanti City Council will likely be discussing the merits of contracting dispatch for police and fire departments through the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. After a presentation during last Tuesday night's City Council meeting, City Manager Ed Koryzno said the group would likely be taking the matter up for discussion during its meeting later this month. He said the matter can be decided by resolution of Council, which would not require publication or a public hearing. During his presentation to City Council, Lieutenant Paul DeRidder – acting chief for the Ypsilanti Police Department, said the city could realize more than $89,000 in cost savings if the plan is approved.

Ypsi DDA Design Committee accepts bids for signal tower

(12/06/09 9:13pm)

Last Monday, the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority’s Design Committee looked at nine bids from four sign contractors for the signal tower at the corner of Cross and River streets in Depot Town. A motion from DDA member Sandee French to accept a design from Huron Signs was seconded by Scotty James, DDA board member and design committee vice-chair.