Man dies in single-vehicle crash near John Day

JOHN DAY – Oregon State Police has released preliminary information on a crash that occurred yesterday morning, approximately 4 miles west of John Day. On September 20th around 4:28 p.m., a Nissan Sentra driven by Nathan Edward Lejeune, 43, was traveling westbound on US HWY 26 near milepost 166.5, left the roadway and traveled onto the loose gravel. The vehicle went into an uncontrolled sideways slide across both lanes, tripped and rolled multiple times, ejecting Lejeune. He sustained fatal injuries from the crash. Passenger Karsen M Vandetta, 18, of John Day received minor injuries.
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Juvenile Cited After Vehicle Versus Bicycle Accident in Findlay

A girl escaped injury after her bicycle was hit by a vehicle at around 6:40 this morning in Forest. According to a release from the Findlay Police Department, the juvenile girl was riding the bicycle in the 600 block of North Main Street. The bicycle was struck by a northbound...
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Hinton Fire, PD Honor Slain Leedey EMT

HINTON – Last Wednesday night the Hinton fire and police departments joined the Oklahoma community of first responders in honoring a Leedey EMT who was killed on Sept. 13. Angel Boyd, 44, was shot to death in the Leedey Ambulance Barn early Monday morning. Her sister-in-law Stacy Boyd was also killed; Stacy’s live-in boyfriend, Tye Sechrist, is in custody in relation to the slayings. Hinton…
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Funeral held for Natchitoches Parish fire chief

NATCHITOCHES, La. (KSLA) - Members of law enforcement, fire, and EMS in Natchitoches said goodbye to one of their own Monday, Sept. 20. Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District #5 Chief John Nicholas was laid to rest following a procession. Members from multiple agencies attended the services, which were held at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home.

Amazon’s future on display with Boxwood opening

NEWPORT — At long last, Amazon’s crown jewel Boxwood facility with cutting-edge robotics to store inventory and streamline the shipping process has opened for business. The e-commerce juggernaut began receiving thousands of products for inventory starting on Sept. 12, sorting each item with the help of 500 workers and 40,000 robots in the five-story building. Amazon is on target to hire at least 500 more employees by the end of the year, and scores more with the last-mile delivery center on the same campus.

WLAD EMT Dies in Crash; School Board Posts Vacancy; Rate Hike Too High Says Customers; COVID-19 Cases

The accident that closed down highway 126 near Poodle Creek Road for most of the day yesterday claimed the life of a 25 year old part-time paramedic with Western Lane Ambulance District. The accident occurred at approximately 7:14 yesterday morning when a eastbound log truck tipped over striking Sarah Susman’s Toyota Prius and a Dodge Ram towing a boat operated by 70 year old Randall Tokich of Eugene. The Ram pickup then struck and eastbound Ford Mustang driven by Jordyn Tippett of Coquille. Susman suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Susman had been a volunteer firefighter before earning her EMT and had only been working at WLAD a short time. The driver of the mustang and the log truck were transported to Sacred Heart Medical center at Riverbend. The driver of the Dodge Ram suffered minor injuries.

BayCare Ready to Open the Doors to their Brand New Facility in Manitowoc

Manitowoc’s newest medical facility is opening its doors tomorrow. The BayCare Clinic Lakeside Campus is located on the former Elks Club Property at 1111 Bayshore Drive with a perfect view of Lake Michigan. We spoke with Chris Augustine, the CEO of BayCare Clinic, who explained why they wanted to build...

Longtime Janesville firefighter promoted to fire chief

JANESVILLE, Wis. — A longtime member of the Janesville Fire Department has been promoted to fire chief. Jim Ponkauskas, who’s been with the department since 1994, was previously appointed to interim fire chief on Aug. 18. In his time with the department, he’s worked as a paramedic, motor pump operator, lieutenant, acting captain, shift commander, and deputy fire chief.

Father-daughter duo developing laser lawnmower

FARGO, N.D — James Young and his daughter Maria are hoping to soon make a prototype for a lawnmower that cuts, not with a blade, but a laser. That's right, a lawnmower that uses lasers to cut grass. Young got the idea from his 10 years as an EMT and...

Oestreich retiring after 20-plus years with LMPD

One of Lake Mills Police Department’s long-time officers will be hanging up his badge early next month. Officer Troy Oestreich, who has served as the community resource officer since 2007, will complete his time with the police force on Monday, Oct. 4. Oestreich has been with the LMPD for approximately...
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Effingham County committee to review ambulance bids

EFFINGHAM — As a committee readies to review bids for ambulance service in Effingham County, an EMT is asking officials to consider a new approach that would allow more than one provider to respond to emergencies. Effingham County Board members Monday voted to move 911 ambulance service bid proposals to...

OFP 092321 City council

Plans for a new barbecue restaurant as part of the West Highway 50 /Cambridge Boulevard Business District were revealed during the O’Fallon City Council meeting Monday, as aldermen transferred a redevelopment agreement to a new group. The council transferred the business district redevelopment agreement to KBA Investments LLC, which is...