Lightning Sparks Tree Fire

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Residents at an assisted living facility in Corvallis woke up to the sound of lightning striking a tree, then catching fire early Friday morning. “I was very asleep,” said resident Myles Myers. “And then I woke up to what I thought was a grenade going off outside my window.” Myers woke up … Continue reading »

Corvallis Police: Operation Chill

CORVALLIS, Ore. –   Kids in Corvallis will get free Slurpees – if a police officer sees them doing something safe or responsible. The program, funded by 7-11, is showing kids across the nation that not all interactions with police officers are bad. On Thursday, Corvallis Police Officer Luther MacLean took KEZI 9 News out on … Continue reading »

Old Spaghetti Factory Comes to Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. –The Old Spaghetti Factory says it is opening a restaurant in Corvallis this year. North of downtown Corvallis sits an old train depot on Northwest Second Street that has been transformed into restaurant after restaurant – and The Old Spaghetti Factory hopes to change the failing business cycle by bringing its chain to … Continue reading »

Boy Scout Gear Stolen

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Just days before leaving for camp, a Boy Scout troop discovered that hundreds of dollars worth of its gear was missing from its storage shed. Troop One in Corvallis shares the shed with a Corvallis church and with a Girl Scout troop, and it says that someone broke in a few days … Continue reading »

Council Denies Corvallis Hotel Proposal

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Corvallis City Council shot down a downtown hotel proposal Monday night that would have partnered the city with developers to build a parking garage. Developers have proposed building a Hyatt Hotel in downtown Corvallis at the corner of First Street and Adams Avenue. But they asked the city to partner with them … Continue reading »

Drive Less; Save More in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new program in South Corvallis is encouraging residents to use alternative modes of transportation. The program is called Drive Less; Save More, and it promotes drivers to bike, walk, carpool, or take the bus. The Oregon Department of Transportation is piloting the program with help from the City of Corvallis and … Continue reading »

Corvallis Celebrates Independence Day

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Families lined the streets of Corvallis on Friday to celebrate the Fourth of July. Festivities kicked off with a 5-k run that ended along the riverfront. “It’s a good way for people to be active,” said runner Eric McDougal, a runner at Crescent Valley High School. “It’s a beautiful day out today, and … Continue reading »

Concerns About Bailey Branch Corridor

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Some Benton County residents are concerned about plans for the Bailey Branch Corridor after the county released its suggestions regarding the rail line’s future use. Benton County purchased 17.7 miles of an old rail line from Union Pacific for $486,000 in October. It runs south of Corvallis towards Monroe, then west towards Hull-Oakes Lumber. Ultimately, … Continue reading »

Corvallis Police Hire More Officers

CORVALLIS, Ore. –  Some city services slated to end Tuesday in Corvallis will continue on with the help of a voter-approved levy from last November. The local option levy renews a previous levy, as well as adds additional city services. The Corvallis Police Department is now able to hire four additional police officers. “We’re really … Continue reading »

Benton County Jail Tours Start Saturday

CORVALLIS, Ore. –  The Benton County Sheriff is hosting an open house at the jail in Corvallis on Saturday for the public to tour the facility. Sheriff Scott Jackson says he hopes to have a bond measure option on November’s ballot, which would pay for a new jail. He says the current Benton County jail was … Continue reading »

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