Meals on Wheels HEALS

Meals on Wheels HEALS

New manager helps ease tensions at local site, even amid unresolved issues Bob Evens is back. The...

County won't prosecute illegal sign-poster

County won't prosecute illegal sign-poster

Washington County officials have decided not to prosecute Gaston resident Michael Medill for...

SIGNS of CHANGE

SIGNS of CHANGE

Civil disobedience speeds up county's posting of warning signs at Hagg Lake Michael Medill says...

Intel deal gets green light

Intel deal gets green light

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Aftermath of a tragedy

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Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: NANCY TOWNSLEY - Michael Medill of Gaston faced a county citation for posting his homemade warning signs Saturday, Sept. 6, at a popular Hagg Lake swimming spot.
September 17, 2014

County won't prosecute illegal sign-poster

by Nancy Townsley
Permanent signs warning of Hagg Lake dangers go up Sept. 10 Washington County officials have decided not to prosecute Gaston resident Michael Medill for putting up unauthorized warning signs…
September 17, 2014

Banks police log

by Stephanie Haugen
- On N.W. Parmley Avenue, neighboring dogs got into neighboring yards and began fighting. A homeowner allegedly kicked one of the dogs. Neither dogs nor humans were injured. - A victim living on…
September 17, 2014

City of FG unveils B Street sidewalk plans

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Work likely to start next summer after project approval this fall Tom Douglas thinks sidewalks will be an improvement for his home across from Harvey Clarke Elementary School. There’s no curb…
September 17, 2014

One event. Two stories. Zero middle ground.

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Tension still simmers between Brent Horn, chief operating officer for the Portland-based Meals on Wheels People, and a group of local volunteers who say Horn mishandled problems at the Forest…
September 17, 2014

Corrections

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The News-Times made several errors in two Aug. 6 stories related to turmoil at the Forest Grove Meals on Wheels People program. n Dan Klee never said, “I was told I couldn’t park in a certain…
September 17, 2014

Scoggins Dam safety teeters on politics

by Kendra Hogue
Washington County officials are hopeful repair funds will come The tide appears to be turning for Scoggins Dam, an earthquake-vulnerable structure that contains the Henry Hagg Lake reservoir…
September 17, 2014

School year off to fine start in Gaston

by Stephanie Haugen
Gaston School District started the new school year with an all new administration team. Superintendent Susan McKenzie replaced David Beasley, who retired over the summer. Christine Collins…
September 17, 2014

New 'Meals' manager aims to recruit volunteers in Forest Grove

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Rayann Warncke brings a long history with seniors to job Rayann Warncke grew up in Forest Grove and got her first taste of working with seniors when she was hired at 14 to be a dishwasher at the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will perform at the Oregon International Air Show in Hillsboro.
September 17, 2014

Wings ready to soar over county

by Doug Burkhardt
Annual air show returns to Hillsboro Airport For three days this weekend, the skies above Hillsboro will be filled with daredevil pilots and precision flying maneuvers as the annual Oregon…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTOS: CLEAN WATER SERVICES - Hillsboros Clean Water Services approached Oregon Brew Crew members a few months ago with an idea to make beer from post-effluent Tualatin River Water. The brewers were enthusiastic from the start. Brewers rely on clean water for their livelihood, said contest participant Jason Barker. What better way to showcase (the waters purity) than in great beer?
September 17, 2014

Vox Max Belgian hoists prize in 'river beer' contest

by Kendra Hogue
Clean Water Services' challenge sends top brews to New Orleans Beer maker Ted Assur took the top prize last week in the inaugural challenge to create beer from Tualatin River water that was…

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Sep 17, 2014

Banks seeks Jim Hough nominees

by Stephanie Haugen
The city of Banks is accepting nominations for the Jim Hough Banks Citizenship Award through Sept. 30. The winning candidate will be notified Oct. 31 and the award presentation will be at the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - This is a composite drawing of a man suspected in the homicide death of Nicole Laube of Forest Grove last month.
Sep 15, 2014

Detectives release drawing of Laube murder suspect

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Washington County Major Crimes Team detectives on Monday released a composite drawing of the man suspected of killing Forest Grove resident Nicole Laube on Aug. 19 in the Cedar Mill area near…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Crews working on the roundabout just east of Verboort and north of Forest Grove will continue repaving work next week.
Sep 12, 2014

Verboort roundabout gets facelift

by John Schrag
County crews are working today on Verboort Road just before the roundabout east of Verboort and north of Forest Grove. According to Washington County transportation officials, a repaving project…
Sep 11, 2014

East wind fans region's wildfire flames

by Pamplin Media Group
A familiar force from the east was making its presence quite apparent on Thursday as a strong wind swept through the Columbia River Gorge to stir trees and rattle windows in the Portland area.…
Miguel Monico sat in court all last week during the federal court case.
Sep 10, 2014

Complete coverage of the Diego Mata-Gonzales/Miguel Monico trial

by Betty Campbell
The News-Times followed a federal trial in which the city of Cornelius and one of its police officers, Miguel Monico, were accused of violating the civil rights of Diego Mata-Gonzalez.…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: BETTY CAMPBELL - Miguel Monico, a Washington County Sheriffs deputy serving in Cornelius, sits in a federal courtroom where a jury unanimously agreed Monday, Sept. 8, that he falsified evidence.
Sep 10, 2014

Jury: Cornelius officer untruthful but not malicious

by Betty Campbell
Jury upholds one of four charges in federal lawsuit, awards far less than requested After deliberating Friday afternoon and Monday morning, the seven-member jury in a federal lawsuit brought by…
Sep 10, 2014

Police log

by Stephanie Haugen
Aug. 29 n Officers responded to a possible domestic disturbance after a caller observed a woman who was crying and visibly upset. Officers learned the woman’s husband just passed away and her…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Flames were spreading in grass and brush on Northwest Strohmayer Road Sept. 6 when Forest Grove firefighters responded to the scene of a remote-control jet mishap at a nearby air park.
Sep 10, 2014

Remote-control jet mishap causes fire

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Firefighters respond to 1-acre blaze on Northwest Strohmayer Road Forest Grove Fire & Rescue responded to a 1-acre brush fire — caused by a remote-control jet from a nearby model air park — on…
Sep 10, 2014

Brainstorming session yields safety proposals

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
A Sept. 2 brainstorming meeting produced numerous ideas to prevent future drownings at Hagg Lake, according to Storm Smith, coalition coordinator for Safe Kids Washington County, the local…
Sep 10, 2014

Proposed burn ban ignites fiery debate

by John Schrag
Forest Grove city councilors approve fall ban, effective next year A proposed ban on burning yard waste sparked strong testimony at the Forest Grove City Council meeting Monday. At issue was…



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