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Marriage theme takes off at Corvallis gay pride event

Marriage theme takes off at Corvallis gay pride event

They took a gamble — and it paid off.

June 28, 2014 7:03 pm Photos

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Historic Denson Feed & Seed sold to Wilco; moving to new store

Historic Denson Feed & Seed sold to Wilco; moving to new store

A Corvallis institution is closing its doors after 84 years.

June 27, 2014 11:45 pm Photos

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Donations, volunteer labor help rebuild Chintimini’s damaged flight cages

Donations, volunteer labor help rebuild Chintimini’s damaged flight cages

When heavy snowfall destroyed two of Chintimini Wildlife Center’s flight cages last February, the public quickly chipped in $11,000 to replace the enclosures that help the nonprofit rehabilitate injured owls and other birds.

June 27, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Philomath man remains in hospital after canyon rescue

Philomath man remains in hospital after canyon rescue

A Philomath man remained hospitalized Wednesday after the pickup he was driving went over a steep embankment Saturday night near Klickitat Lake in Lincoln County.

June 25, 2014 5:18 pm(0)
Car wash fundraiser supports hospitalized Corvallis teen

Car wash fundraiser supports hospitalized Corvallis teen

Motorists whizzing by the corner of Northwest Ninth Street and Circle Boulevard on Saturday scanned handmade and handheld signs that read, “Aaron’s car wash fundraiser.”

June 21, 2014 7:35 pm Photos

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Corvallis flight instructor dies in plane crash in Colombia

A Corvallis pilot and two Ecuador nationals died Thursday when their small aircraft crashed in a remote area in southwestern Colombia.

June 21, 2014 5:54 pm(6)
Philomath teen ropes mom into training mustangs

Philomath teen ropes mom into training mustangs

PHILOMATH — Kecia Speck attempted to guide a 3-year-old mare through a tight 360-degree turn.

June 21, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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Corvallis wine shop to close

Corvallis wine shop to close

Stephanie Gwin liked researching the best wines to bring into her shop, and the challenge of finding the perfect bottle of wine for a customer. But after a seven-year run, she and her husband, Bryan Traylor, are selling off their inventory and closing down Corvallis WineStyles.

June 21, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Home invasion victims sentenced in money laundering scheme

Home invasion victims sentenced in money laundering scheme

Two Corvallis men who faced felony money laundering charges after reportedly being the victims of a November home invasion were sentenced this week in Benton County Circuit Court as part of a negotiated plea deal.

June 18, 2014 9:39 am(0)
Kitten season: Shelters seek permanent and foster homes for felines

Kitten season: Shelters seek permanent and foster homes for felines

It’s that time of year again, when mid-valley shelters are inundated with kittens.

June 17, 2014 6:07 pm Photos

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Blaine Baker is the man in charge of keeping OSU’s botany and plant building humming

Blaine Baker is the man in charge of keeping OSU’s botany and plant building humming

If an adventurous squirrel or a wayward tree limb leads to a power outage in Cordley Hall at Oregon State University, it’s more than a mere inconvenience — it’s an emergency.

June 12, 2014 8:00 am(0)
Giving due to the marginalized

Giving due to the marginalized

CORVALLIS — They say history is written by the victors.

June 08, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Philomath graduates bask in achievement, look to the future

Philomath graduates bask in achievement, look to the future

PHILOMATH — Philomath High School sent another graduating class into the world.

June 08, 2014 6:00 am Related (0)

No other meningococcal cases identified since high schooler's hospitalization

No other local people have been diagnosed with meningococcal disease since a Corvallis High School student was hospitalized this week with the disease, Benton County Health Department Deputy Director Charlie Fautin said.

June 05, 2014 4:20 pm Related (0)
Man arrested in second police chase in two months

Man arrested in second police chase in two months

A man with mental health issues who led police on a chase May 1 from Corvallis to Independence was arrested Tuesday after another alleged chase that ended with his car on the sidewalk in front of the Law Enforcement Center.

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Event gives kids a taste of the outdoors

Event gives kids a taste of the outdoors

Children scampered up and down the paths at Peavy Arboretum on Saturday with their parents trailing behind them. They netted crayfish and newts at Randall Pond, roasted marshmallows at the Forestry Club Cabin, fished at Cronemiller Lake, and learned all along the way about animals, native pl…

June 02, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Family, police, attorneys reflect 10 years after Wilberger's murder

Family, police, attorneys reflect 10 years after Wilberger's murder

Banners and missing person posters with Brooke Wilberger’s image have been stored away at the Corvallis Police Department. The veteran cops who investigated her abduction and murder are beginning to retire. And the tens of thousands of pages of files in the case against her murderer, Joel Co…

June 01, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Rescue pets get new home during adoption event

Rescue pets get new home during adoption event

Old dogs, tall dogs, young dogs, small dogs.

May 24, 2014 5:00 pm Video

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Newstracker: Loud yelling ended in arrest but not prosecution

THE STORY: Corvallis police arrested a 30-year-old Corvallis man, Jaerod Case, on March 20 after he allegedly drunkenly swore at them from more than 300 feet away while officers were performing an unrelated traffic stop. The arresting officer reported that Case at first refused to stop walki…

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'Ellen' fans flock to OSU to join taping of DeGeneres show

'Ellen' fans flock to OSU to join taping of DeGeneres show

What began as a vague message on a daytime talk show host’s Twitter account Saturday culminated Wednesday afternoon with thousands of people gathering on the Oregon State University quad to be part of a live taping of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

May 22, 2014 6:30 am Video Photos

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Corvallis couple weds day after court legalizes same-sex marriage

Corvallis couple weds day after court legalizes same-sex marriage

As they stood along the banks of the Marys River at Avery Park on Tuesday, they promised their love and commitment to each other, exchanged rings and shared a kiss.

May 20, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Hurling takes off

Hurling takes off

Mankind’s oldest field sport is gaining a devoted following in the mid-valley

May 18, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Corvallis 10-year-old gets VIP treatment as Fire Chief for a Day

Corvallis 10-year-old gets VIP treatment as Fire Chief for a Day

As the fire ladder climbed higher and higher in the sky Friday afternoon, 10-year-old Regan Maasdam’s eyes got wider and wider.

May 16, 2014 5:30 pm Video Photos

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Synthetic drug, spice, suspected in Albany man’s death

A 32-year-old Albany man died unexpectedly Wednesday after exhibiting bizarre behavior that authorities believe might have been linked to use of a synthetic drug commonly known as spice.

May 16, 2014 12:00 pm(6)
Man charged in police chase suffers from bipolar disorder

Man charged in police chase suffers from bipolar disorder

A man accused of leading law enforcement on a chase May 1 from Corvallis to Independence had been released from the mental health unit of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center the day before, his friends said.

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OSU students displaced in Tuesday night house fire

OSU students displaced in Tuesday night house fire

A group of Oregon State University students were displaced after a house fire last night that consumed an upstairs bedroom at 812 N.W. 10th Street.

May 14, 2014 10:41 am Photos

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Giant Croc shoe sign stolen

Giant Croc shoe sign stolen

Motorists who whiz past the Chateau Furniture store don’t automatically expect that, in addition to furnishings, the store sells Croc shoes — the colorful, comfy foam clogs made by a company of the same name.

May 14, 2014 7:00 am(0)

Pickup, pulled by motor home, catches fire west of Philomath

Firefighters put out a pickup fire Tuesday on Highway 20, about six miles west of Philomath.

May 13, 2014 6:06 pm(0)

Couple assaulted, robbed in downtown Corvallis

A 27-year-old man was arrested Monday evening in downtown Corvallis for allegedly assaulting a man, his wife and their dog with rocks and a stick, then leaving with the woman’s purse and bicycle.

May 13, 2014 2:04 pm(12)

Mental Health First Aid makes its way to the mid-valley

If someone stops breathing, odds are that at least one person in the room knows what to do.

May 11, 2014 8:00 am(0)
Youth Suicide Series: Gaining traction in treating mental illness

Youth Suicide Series: Gaining traction in treating mental illness

Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a series of stories by the Mid-Valley Newspapers examining the issue of youth suicide in the mid-valley. Previous installments in the series can be viewed in the box with this story.

May 11, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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No need for reservations at Mother's Day festival

No need for reservations at Mother's Day festival

There’s nothing wrong with an expensive brunch and store-bought flowers on Mother’s Day to honor the woman who gave birth to you, but if you’d prefer to go with something else today – or you forgot to make reservations – Rolf and Janet Hagen will welcome you to their place with open arms.

May 11, 2014 7:15 am Video Photos

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Off-duty Benton deputy cleared in Feb. 5 fatal crash

A special prosecutor has determined that an off-duty Benton County sheriff deputy was not criminally negligent in the Feb. 5 rear-end crash that killed 29-year-old Dominic Schlundt of Corvallis.

May 08, 2014 10:30 pm Related (5)
OSU student who died in Sunday's crash described as "brilliant" and "driven"

OSU student who died in Sunday's crash described as "brilliant" and "driven"

Candles, incense, flowers and messages on sticky notes began to appear outside the Oregon State University Beaver Store on Monday in memory of 21-year-old Abigail Patricia Emerson, one of two OSU students who died Sunday in a crash outside Eddyville.

May 06, 2014 2:34 pm Photos

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OSU's Pet Day: Vet students work, families and pets play

OSU's Pet Day: Vet students work, families and pets play

Nikki Means was upfront with Oregon State University vet students – her 3-year-old Rottweiler mix, Molly, was not going to take a nail trimming lying down.

May 04, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Newstracker: 500 pounds of drugs gathered at take-back event

The story: The Benton County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Philomath Police Department and the Benton County Fairgrounds, invited the public to turn in expired or unwanted medications at its fifth annual drug take-back event on April 26. The goal of the event is to keep medicatio…

May 03, 2014 3:33 pm(0)
DeFazio speaks to future military officers at ROTC review

DeFazio speaks to future military officers at ROTC review

Future officers of the U.S. Armed Forces assembled in military formation and stood at attention at the start of the annual Joint Service Review at Oregon State University on Friday morning.

May 03, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Corvallis police pursuit ends in Independence with spike strips

Corvallis police pursuit ends in Independence with spike strips

A Corvallis man faces charges of eluding police and a hit-and-run crash after allegedly leading law enforcement agencies on a chase that began at 5:56 p.m. Thursday in downtown Corvallis and ended in Independence.

May 02, 2014 5:57 pm(6)
Albany man gets 72-month sentence in kidnapping case

Albany man gets 72-month sentence in kidnapping case

A 30-year-old Albany man was sentenced Tuesday in Benton County Circuit Court to more than six years in prison after a woman accused him of driving her from Corvallis to Albany against her will at knifepoint early New Year’s Day.

May 02, 2014 7:30 am(0)

Feb. 5 fatal crash under special prosecutor's review

A special prosecutor soon will review an investigation into the most recent serious crash at Highway 20 and Merloy Avenue, which resulted in the death of 29-year-old Dominic Schlundt of Corvallis.

May 01, 2014 6:07 pm
House fire north of OSU nearly spreads to neighboring residence

House fire north of OSU nearly spreads to neighboring residence

Fire destroyed the 780-square-foot house at 3049 S.W. Orchard Ave. on Tuesday afternoon, nearly spreading to a neighboring house to the east.

April 29, 2014 9:00 pm Video Photos

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Local folk dancers keep tradition alive

Local folk dancers keep tradition alive

PHILOMATH — About 20 folk dance students and instructors showed off some fancy footwork to traditional music at Marys River Grange Hall on Saturday afternoon.

April 27, 2014 7:00 am Video Photos

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Man arrested after shots fired in north Corvallis

Man arrested after shots fired in north Corvallis

Joseph Gomez, 33, of Corvallis, was arrested early Thursday morning after residents reported hearing four successive gunshots around 3:35 a.m. outside their north Corvallis apartment and saw a man in a dark hooded sweatshirt quickly leave the scene.

April 24, 2014 11:30 pm(27)
Water main burst floods part of downtown Corvallis

Water main burst floods part of downtown Corvallis

A 20-inch water main burst on Fifth Street outside the fire department around 3 p.m. Tuesday, causing thousands of gallons of water per minute to flow through downtown streets in Corvallis, disrupting traffic and reducing water pressure citywide for a few hours.

April 23, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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ReStoring sound finances was key task for volunteer

ReStoring sound finances was key task for volunteer

Brad Smith found a way to provide Habitat for Humanity with revenue and rehabbers with deals on material

April 22, 2014 6:45 am Photos

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Opening day at the Farmers Market

Opening day at the Farmers Market

Lively music, colorful parade highlight a rainy Saturday

April 20, 2014 6:30 am Video Photos

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Corvallis man arraigned on 39 counts identity theft

Corvallis man arraigned on 39 counts identity theft

A 23-year-old Corvallis man was arraigned Friday in Benton County Circuit Court on 39 felony counts of identity theft and one misdemeanor theft charge after Corvallis police reportedly found a stolen street sign and 39 driver’s licenses at his apartment.

April 19, 2014 5:28 pm(1)
Man sentenced to 2 years for sex abuse

Man sentenced to 2 years for sex abuse

A 66-year-old Corvallis man was sentenced in Benton County Circuit Court on Friday to two years in prison for sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl while she and her family stayed with him last winter.

April 18, 2014 4:26 pm(0)
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