Corvallis Nursing Home Contains Illness

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  Nearly one-third of residents at a Corvallis nursing home have been sick within the last week after a respiratory illness spread through Corvallis Manor, and staff members are asking visitors to keep their distance. Corvallis Manor says 21 of its 67 residents have experienced cold-like symptoms – some even with conjunctivitis, also … Continue reading »

Schools Respond to Suicide Increase

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Corvallis School District says suicide rates are higher than usual this year, so it is teaming up with community groups to offer free counseling services during Spring Break. The school district is working with a half-dozen community groups to offer counseling services not only to try to prevent future tragedies, but … Continue reading »

Corvallis Assault Arrest

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis Police have arrested a man who they say threatened his girlfriend with a sledgehammer and tried to choke her. Police say 43-year-old Steve Marks was at the Rodeway Inn motel Thursday night with his girlfriend. She told police that Marks punched her in the chest, slammed her against a wall, pressed … Continue reading »

Philomath Discusses All-Day Kindergarten

PHILOMATH, Ore. – The Philomath School District is discussing the possibility of offering a free full-day kindergarten program next year if parents want it. Last week, the Corvallis School District decided to offer full-day kindergarten at all of its elementary schools without charging tuition. Philomath Superintendent Dan Forbess says he is worried parents may transfer … Continue reading »

New Corvallis Cancer Center

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A year from now, Samaritan Health Services hopes to be opening its new cancer center in Corvallis. The center will be an expansion of the already existing Regional Cancer Center near the hospital. Samaritan says it expects to start construction this summer. The $12 million facility will provide a central location for … Continue reading »

Corvallis Schools Making Up Snow Days

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Corvallis schools are making up lost snow days – one minute at a time. Schools lost eight days of class time from snow days this school year, and by Oregon law, it is required to make up a certain number of hours for elementary and secondary schools. Because of a 14-hour emergency … Continue reading »

Resident Warns of New Phone Scam

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A resident warns of a new phone scam. The resident says she was contacted by a man named Cofield. Cofield said he would give the resident $250,000 from the Publishers Clearing House and a brand new Mercedes if she put $250 on a money card. Cofield said the Mercedes was waiting at … Continue reading »

Full-Day Kindergarten Only in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Corvallis schools can say goodbye to the half-day kindergarten program come September. Thanks to expected additional funds, all Corvallis schools will offer full-day kindergarten classes next school year. “I also have a four-year-old who’s going to be attending here in a couple of years too, and I would love to have the … Continue reading »

Corvallis Intersection Construction

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Construction is underway at an intersection that pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers have been complaining about for years. Oregon State University has partnered with the City of Corvallis for an estimated $4.3 million construction project to re-align the intersection of 15th Street and Washington Way. The area serves as a main artery into … Continue reading »

Corvallis Sustainability Town Hall Meets

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Roughly 500 people attended the Sustainability Fair and Town Hall Monday night. The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition put on the annual event at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on OSU’s campus. The group says it is a way for community members to network about eco-friendly lifestyles. Community members had a chance to see … Continue reading »

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