Plagued by COVID delays and ‘skyrocketing’ costs, Ypsilanti District Library’s new branch forges ahead
For more than a decade, the Superior Township and Willow Run areas have been served by a library branch the size of a two-car garage. Meanwhile at 1900 Harris Road, the site of the new Superior branch, workers have installed sewer lines and are laying masonry and wiring electrical systems. Plans for the library stretch back more than a decade, when Superior Township joined the library district, which serves Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township and now parts of Superior. Construction costs are “skyrocketing” library officials said in a news release last week. The child and the dog need to be alone, which is impossible in the library’s current space in Superior Township.mlive.com
Family, friends of road workers killed in crash seek justice after waiting 5 months in court
Friends and family of Nicholas Andres Sada and Davyon Desmon-Aereailes Rose, both 23 from Lansing, are frustrated with the delays. I-94 construction workers killed by suspected drunk driver remembered as longtime friendsRyann Danielle Musselman, 29, was arraigned Nov. 9 on two felony counts of operating while intoxicated causing death. Family and friends of the victims are tired of waiting for the criminal justice system to move forward, though, Darian Ryan said. “That’s what they’re making us feel like, like their lives do not matter. The case has been delayed as they wait for more evidence from the Michigan State Police, Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit said.mlive.com
Driver charged in Ypsilanti Township crash that killed 2 construction workers
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Charges have been filed against a 29-year-old driver in a crash that killed two construction works in Ypsilanti Township. Ryann Musselman, of Belleville, is charged with two counts of operating while intoxicated causing death. A vehicle driven by Musselman hit both of the workers in the area. The crash happened at about 1:45 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 94 eastbound near Harris Road. ORIGINAL: Alcohol suspected contributing factor in Ypsilanti Township crash that killed construction workers
Alcohol suspected contributing factor in Ypsilanti Township crash that killed construction workers
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two construction workers were struck and killed on eastbound I-94 near Harris Road in Ypsilanti Township around 1:45 a.m. today, according to Michigan State Police. A vehicle driven by 29-year-old Belleville resident Ryann Danielle Musselman hit both of the construction workers in the area. Police say the cause of the crash is suspected of being alcohol related. She was arrested and taken to the Washtenaw County Jail for two counts of Operating While Intoxicated. Read more: Washtenaw County headlinesWatchThe Michigan Department of Transportation shared this video recently produced with Gov.
Washtenaw County approves $50K for new Ypsilanti District Library branch building
YPSILANTI, MI -- The Ypsilanti District Library is receiving $50,000 for its new Superior Township branch. The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved funding for the new branch at MacArthur Boulevard and Harris Road during a Wednesday, Oct. 21 meeting. Officials expect to break ground on the new library in spring 2021, according Lisa Hoenig, library director. “The library is really a lifeline for the people there but the library is so undersized for Superior Township,” Hoenig said. Superior Township joined the Ypsilanti library district in 2007 and intended to begin building a new library then but an economic downturn took away its steady revenue source, Hoenig said.mlive.com
Superior Township residents near active police scene asked to stay inside or avoid area
SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Washtenaw County deputies are asking residents near an active police scene to stay inside or avoid the area. The affected area is in Superior Township, bordered by North Prospect, Geddes, East Clark and North Harris roads. Residents should stay inside if they’re home or avoid the area, if not, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.