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The Wax Works in Newport is a fascinating creep show

Maybe it's just me, but there's something extremely unnerving about life-size figures that look human - really human - but aren't. In that regard, there are few places in the Pacific Northwest as unnerving as The Wax Works. The long-standing attraction has been a mainstay on Newport's Historic Bayf

OREGONIAN - 2017-11-23 14:15:00

RESCUED: Stranded sea turtle at Coast Aquarium

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, and Oregon Coast Aquarium staff found out late Thursday night, Nov. 23, that this travel is not limited to humans. A female olive ridley sea turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea, arrived at the Aquarium for care thanks to a joint effort by two Goo

THE NEWS GUARD - 2017-11-24 17:15:00

STOPPING HIV: Lincoln, Linn, Benton Counties partner with new funding

The theme of this year's World AIDS Day is, "Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnership." To move this work forward locally, Lincoln County Public Health will be partnering with Linn County Public Health, Benton County Public Health, and the Confederated Tribes of the Si

THE NEWS GUARD - 2017-11-24 17:00:00

THE GOMBERG REPORT: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving has always been my favorite annual celebration. It is a time to pause and reflect and appreciate all the things we have to be truly grateful for. In the past few days, I have worked a community dinner where 250 Thanksgiving meals were served at the Newport Senior Cen

THE NEWS GUARD - 2017-11-23 19:00:00

'Good luck, big girl!'

SEASIDE - The Seaside Aquarium recovered a 50-pound olive ridley sea turtle came ashore Wednesday near Benson Beach. Tiffany Boothe of Seaside Aquarium reported that U.S. Fish and Wildlife transfered her to the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport Wednesday night for rehabilitation. Olive ridleys washin

DAILY ASTORIAN - 2017-11-23 11:48:14

Siletz calls spike as deputies respond

SILETZ - One year in, the Siletz Area Enhanced Law Enforcement District has made more than an eight-fold difference in call numbers for a town that was once without a police presence. Before Nov. 1, 2016, the city of Siletz went two years with only a citizen group protecting the greater community f


Jon Hendricks, Genre-Pushing Jazz Vocalist, Dead At 96

Jazz singers, Dave Lambert (left), Annie Ross and Jon Hendricks with Canon L. John Collins on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral in London in 1959. Jon Hendricks died on November 22 at the age of 96. Jon Hendricks, the singer and songwriter who Time Magazine called the "James Joyce of jive," died toda

OPB.ORG - 2017-11-22 22:30:00

NEW DETAILS: Homeless students in Lincoln County

The number of students meeting the federal definition of homeless in Oregon is up for the fourth year in a row, reaching a new record for both the number and percentage of homeless enrolled students, according to an Oregon Department of Education report released on Nov. 15. The ODE report ranks the


Ottawa man arrested in burglary of church, police seeking more info

An Ottawa man has been arrested for a Nov. 13 burglary of a downtown Ottawa church. Patrick Gordon Foster, 55, was charged with burglary to a place of worship and two counts of failure to register as a sex offender. Police said forcible entry was made into the church by breaking a window and that an


Ottawa lawyer withdraws from race

Ottawa attorney Chris Minelli this week pulled out of the crowded race in the 16th Congressional District. The Democrat announced his decision Monday on Facebook, but he gave no reason. He couldn't be reached for immediate comment Wednesday. "From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone who


Ottawa acquires land for new visitors center building

OTTAWA - A city known for trying to attract tourists now has a standalone visitor's center in the works. The Ottawa City Council voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution that would be the first step in that process. The city is planning to enter into a revised funding agreement with Ottawa Visitors Ce


Ottawa nixes ordinance changes to inn lodgings

With a 3-2 vote, Ottawa commissioners rejected changing the municipal code to allow a new category of overnight lodging businesses within city neighborhoods Tuesday night. Mayor Robert Eschbach and Commissioner Tom Ganiere voted their approval of the proposed ordinance while Commissioner Wayne Eiche


AleTrail.com highlights craft beers and breweries

The Heritage Corridor Ale Trail blog is a celebrations of craft beer in North and Central Illinois. The site, managed by the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau, currently features 16 craft breweries from Bedford Park to Ottawa at HeritageCorridorAleTrail.com. CVB Marketing Manager and

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-11-24 00:26:00

Mr. and Mrs. Eric and Christina (Inciong) Costa

Eric Costa and Christina Inciong were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 in St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Walnut Creek, Calif. The Rev. William Rosario officiated. Parents of the couple are Dr. and Mrs. Ramon (Jennifer) Inciong of Oglesby and Steven Costa of Antioch, Calif., an

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 14:00:00

Two churches spend Thanksgiving serving others

Volunteers from Peru churches in the same neighborhood spent most of their Thanksgiving serving others. At First Congregational Church in Peru, the annual free Thanksgiving dinner served about 200 people, including area residents who dined in the fellowship hall and shut-ins or families of hospital

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 13:03:00

OUR VIEW: Think small, keep shopping dollars local

OUR VIEW: Include small, local businesses in your efforts Millions of shoppers headed out for Black Friday (mostly Thanksgiving, day and night) in search of hot deals. Millions more worked the internet like a speedbag, searching for the best prices in between bites of leftovers. But there's another

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-11-24 00:27:53

Animal Control reaches top capacity

Franklin County Animal Control and Shelter has hit its maximum capacity of creatures that need new homes, the county agency says. "We handle all of the animal calls, and we cannot turn away any animal," said Cindy Brooks, director of Animal Control, a county-run department under law enforcement. The

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-11-24 19:24:00

Authorities learn more about synthetic opioids

Criminal justice officials in Franklin County joined in a webinar Nov. 14 to get a better understanding of detecting impaired driving and how to deal with synthetic opioids in a courtroom. "Synthetic opioids are essentially a lab-created proxy that has a similar affect to a non-synthetic opioid," sa

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-11-24 19:19:00

Franklin County Humane Society pushed to its limits

A bevy of cats and dogs ready for adoption have filled the Franklin County Humane Society to its limits. The society is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation operating in Franklin County for the past 40 years. Over the years the group has spayed/neutered more than 53,500 animals through the Planned Pethoo

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-11-24 19:16:00

Internet services to expand in rural areas

More people in Franklin County will have access to internet services after county officials moved Tuesday to approve the Franklin County Broadband Authority. The county Board of Supervisors heard from Steven Sandy, director of planning and community development for the county, who detailed what the

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-11-24 19:11:00