Local Business Wins International Award

VENETA, Ore. — A Veneta-based company is making headlines around the world, even winning a contest put on by Godaddy.com. The website is called Liquorlist.com, and it’s kind of like “Craigslist” but for rare and hard-to-find adult beverages. The business owner says he and his team entered their website into the Go Daddy contest last … Continue reading »

Dog Quarantined After Attack in Veneta

VENETA, Ore. — The city of Veneta says a pitbull involved in an attack Friday is currently quarantined in its home for the next ten days. The city says it issued citations to the owner, for dog at large and for an unlicensed dog. Sheri Ascariz says she was walking her dog, Hachi, in the … Continue reading »

Concern In Veneta Following Dog Attack

VENETA, Ore. — Members of a Veneta community are concerned about a dog living in their neighborhood, after they say it attacked a woman and her dog Friday. Sheri Ascariz says she was walking her dog, Hachi Friday when a pitbull ran out of its yard and allegedly attacked them, completely unprovoked. She says her … Continue reading »

Veneta House Fire Kills Two Dogs

VENETA, Ore — The Lane Fire Authority says two dogs were killed in a house fire in Veneta Thursday afternoon. They say the fire broke out just before 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon in the 2600 block of Vista Drive. No one was home when it started. But two dogs died and a Husky was saved. … Continue reading »

A Cup for a Cause in Veneta

VENETA, Ore — A cup for a cause Thursday in Veneta; a huge outpouring of support for the families impacted by the fatal crash on Highway 126 near Mapleton, one week ago. Folks from all over came to Cup of Joe for a fundraiser benefiting the families of Abby Boydston and Olivia Nicol. People could … Continue reading »

Detailing Tragedy: Crash Survivor Speaks

VENETA, Ore. — After five days in the hospital, a Mapleton student is finally back home following last week’s deadly crash on Highway 126. 15-year-old Olivia Nicol is talking about the wreck that killed two of her classmates and the support that immediately followed. In an emotional interview KEZI 9 News Reporter Sarah Hurwitz sat … Continue reading »

Seventh-day Adventist Facing Lawsuit

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — The Seventh-day Adventist Church is under fire, facing a major lawsuit involving sexual abuse allegations. Two men who grew up in Veneta filed a lawsuit in Multnomah County Circuit Court Tuesday claiming they were sexually abused by a youth leader and the church looked the other way. The two alleged victims … Continue reading »

Oregon Country Fair Opens

VENETA, Ore. — It was day one of the Oregon Country Fair. Whether it’s the music, costumes or more than 80 vendors, there’s something for everyone. There’s something about it that not only keeps fair goers coming back, but artists as well. KEZI 9 News Reporter Sarah Hurwitz spoke with two vendors who’ve been at … Continue reading »

Firefighter Dies in Crash

VENETA, Ore. — Local volunteer firefighters are dealing with the loss of one of their own Tuesday night. Ross Stang, 29, of Veneta, was killed Monday night in a motorcycle crash. Stang was a volunteer firefighter with the Lane Fire Authority. His co-workers and close friends say his death is a terrible loss to the … Continue reading »

Free Health Event for Veneta Residents

VENETA, Ore. — Around 30 Fern Ridge residents gathered at a Veneta church Saturday to receive free health care. The event featured dental, primary care, and even a warm meal for anyone in the Veneta area. One organizer said he frequently sees patients in the emergency room who don’t have access to primary care, which … Continue reading »

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