School bus with children aboard involved in crash near Philomath
A Kings Valley Charter School bus transporting children was involved in a crash Tuesday afternoon at the Highway 20 and Highway 34 intersection west of Philomath, emergency responders reported. Benton County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Christopher Duffitt said that just before 4 p.m. March 21, a vehicle with the driver and...
Junction City residents concerned over potential home expansion
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- Junction City could possibly see even more housing in the town's wetlands area. The proposed site for this new development is in western side of the city where houses are already being built from a previous housing expansion. The Reserve home subdivision has already started adding and finishing homes in the areas of 15th Avenue and west 14th Place.
Driver identified in fatal semi-truck crash on Interstate 5 near Albany
HARRISBURG, Ore. -- Interstate 5 near Harrisburg was closed for about six hours on Saturday after a fatal semi-truck crash, Oregon State Police reported. According to OSP, at about 3 p.m. on March 18, troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 210. OSP said their preliminary investigation of the crash site revealed that a semi-truck and trailer, operated by Branden Hamilton, 50, of Buffalo, New York, went off the roadway and hit the guardrail and bridge cement barrier on I-5 southbound. Hamilton was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash, OSP said.
Cities with the fastest growing home prices in Corvallis metro area
It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic sparked a wave of uncertainty across myriad industries, and no other market has quite felt its impact like that of real estate. The pandemic became a driving force behind the continued real estate boom, with high demand for vacation homes and a...
Volunteer drivers needed in rural areas for medical transports
LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- A few good drivers is what the The Senior Connections Rural Medical Escort Program needs in order to get seniors to their medical appointments. The program is part of Senior & Disability Services, which is a division of the Lane Council of Governments. Drivers are needed in Cottage Grove, Junction City, Veneta, Oakridge, Florence, and surrounding areas. In order to get more drivers the program is offering a car mileage reimbursement, and it's allowing volunteers to have a flexible daytime schedule.
Man hospitalized after stabbing at Corvallis skate park
CORVALLIS, Ore. (KPTV) - A man was rushed to a hospital early Wednesday morning after a stabbing at a skate park, according to the Corvallis Police Department. Just after 3 a.m., officers were called out to a stabbing at Eric Scott McKinley Skate Park, located at 190 Southwest B Avenue. Officers arrived and found a 41-year-old man with stab wounds.
Law Enforcement Report: March 10-16, 2023
Editor’s note: The Law Enforcement report is based on information submitted by the Philomath Police Department and Benton County Sheriff’s Office. All calls for service may not be included. The status of incidents might change after further investigation. Locations are approximate. Individuals are identified in log only if arrested on felony charges. Juveniles are not identified. People arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven otherwise.
The Dalles takes softball win over Warriors
Down 9-0 in the second inning Tuesday afternoon against The Dalles, Philomath High softball coach Travis King needed to mix things up in the circle to try to stop the bleeding. Enter Ahnika Tryon, the 5-foot-10 junior who 10 days earlier started for the Warriors in a trophy game at...
Corvallis Cold Stone Creamery employee loses 3 fingers at work
A Cold Stone Creamery employee in Corvallis was severely injured during a workplace accident that caused her to lose three of her fingers on March 15, her former coworkers say.
Heading south for wine values and a historical correction
From Pizzeria DOP to Step Afrika at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, there are many reasons to hop in the car and drive to Eugene. If you detour into Junction City just before you hit the Emerald City, be sure to load up on the beautifully priced new releases from High Pass Winery and Brigadoon Wine Co.
Resident at Oregon State Hospital cottage jailed after assaulting residents and staff, Oregon State Police say
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- A man was thrown in jail Friday after allegedly attacking several people while staying at a cottage on the Oregon State Hospital campus in Junction City, Oregon State Police said. According to Oregon State Police, at about 10:13 a.m. on March 17, troopers were dispatched to...
Philomath dives into state’s Climate-Friendly Area requirements
A primary idea behind the state’s recent requirements to establish climate friendly and equitable communities comes down to cities creating areas where vehicle use becomes unnecessary as part of an effort to ultimately meet Oregon’s climate pollution reduction targets. In Philomath, steps have been taken in recent years...
ODOT puts commercial truck weight limits in place on Harrisburg bridge
HARRISBURG, Ore. -- Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) officials announced on Wednesday that commercial truck weight limits for the Harrisburg Bridge between Albany and Junction City on Highway 99 East are in place. Seven-axle trucks are restricted to 36 tons, while three-axle emergency vehicles are limited to 33 tons, transportation...
Attempt to get Port of Alsea board recall on May ballot fails
WALDPORT — An attempt to get a recall election of four of five Port of Alsea commissioners on the May ballot has failed to gather enough signatures. A recall of port commissioners was first threatened during a meeting last July. Kurt Saindon asked the board to fire port manager Roxie Cuellar because she would not change locations for crabbers using the marina and claimed other marina restrictions were impeding commerce. He said he would file for a recall if the rules were not changed.
Oregon State football set to host 'Spring Showcase'
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State spring practices will resume after the players get back from spring break on April 6. Spring ball of course is all leading up to the Beavers’ spring game or, as they're calling it this year, their spring showcase. Wednesday, OSU announced gates to...
Khmori House, national champion 3-star linebacker, enjoys Oregon State visit, calls Beavers a ‘for sure contender’
Fresh off a high school national championship with St. John Bosco (California), consensus three-star linebacker Khmori House is seeing his recruiting stock rise. Hoping to develop a firm understanding of his options, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound 'backer scheduled trips to Oregon State, Oklahoma, ...
Fire & Rescue Calls: March 10-16, 2023
Editor’s note: This log is based on information submitted to the newspaper by Philomath Fire & Rescue. Locations are approximate. Following is a rundown of all calls for the period of March 10-16: FRIDAY, MARCH 10. • Medical, 12:45 p.m., 600 block of South 16th Street. • Public assistance,...
Corvallis Police respond to two-vehicle collision, gunfire
CORVALLIS, Ore. — On March 19, at approximately 10:35 p.m., the Corvallis Police Department responded to the area of NW 9th Street near NW Walnut Blvd on a report of two vehicles ramming each other while traveling westbound on NW Walnut Blvd. Additionally, the caller reported hearing a gunshot.
Event to focus on future of water in Willamette Valley
Agencies, researchers and other leaders and stakeholders will team up for a discussion called “In the Know about H2O” from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Benton County’s Kalapuya Building in west Corvallis. Benton County, Oregon State University, state and federal agency partners, county commissioners, industry leaders,...
How The “F The Mormons” Event Could Cause Future Suspensions For Ducks, Beavers Coaches
Coaches and athletic directors at Oregon and Oregon State could face suspensions due to any misbehavior by fans, under a proposed law under consideration in the state legislature. Oregon state representative Janelle Bynum (D-Clackamas) is the sponsor of House Bill 2472. She joined John Canzano on 750 The Game on...
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