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 »

Groundbreaking For New Cancer Center

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Western Oregon will soon be the home to a new facility dedicated to cancer prevention and treatment. Samaritan Health Services is building a $12 million, 24,000 square-foot facility in Corvallis.  On Monday afternoon, about 100 people gathered on site to break ground for the new project. “This will allow our patients to have … Continue reading »

Fundraiser for Teen with Meningitis

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis High School graduate is still in the hospital, after he was diagnosed with meningococcal disease earlier this month. A family friend says doctors had to remove seven of 18-year-old Aaron Ojeda’s fingers on Thursday. Next week, both of his feet will be amputated and possibly part of his legs. Ojeda, who … Continue reading »

Soldier Letters Returned

WARRENTON, Ore. — During the Memorial Day weekend, a Corvallis woman and her family discovered a box full of soldiers’ letters while she was cleaning out her aunt’s house in Forest Grove. She tracked down the widow of the of the soldiers online, and on Sunday, Father’s Day, she hand-delivered the letters to the soldiers’ … Continue reading »

Psychiatrist Tips After School Shooting

CORVALLIS, Ore. — In response to Tuesday morning’s shooting at Reynolds High School near Portland, a local psychiatrist is offering tips for parents and teens. Dr. Caroline Fisher is a psychiatrist at Samaritan Health Services, working with patients who are between the ages of 3-21. “Most mass shooters see themselves as saving society from these other bad people … Continue reading »

Corvallis Tax Credit

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Tax credits could be on the way for some Corvallis companies if they do business online. The Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development Office is applying to be considered an “electronic commerce zone.” If the application is approved,  businesses in the enterprise zone selling goods online could get state income tax credit. The office says … Continue reading »

Corvallis Parking District Plan Passes

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Parking around Oregon State University’s campus has been a controversial topic for years: neighbors have been speaking out, saying students, staff, and faculty are taking up their on-street parking. But on Monday night, the Corvallis City Council passed a new parking district plan that will restrict more drivers from parking around campus … Continue reading »

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