Gov.'s dine-in ban extended; COVID-19 advisory panel meets

PORTLAND — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown extended an order Tuesday prohibiting dine-in service at restaurants and bars as state officials reported four more deaths from the coronavirus. Oregon’s ...

Ossie Bladine / News-Register##Patton Middle School staff members hold a planning meeting online.

McMinnville schools preparing for distance learning

The coronavirus-related school closure is having an unexpected positive effect at McMinnville High School. Principal Amy Fast said teachers are making individual contacts with students and their families, ...

Employees say county not taking pandemic seriously

Yamhill County officials are not taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and are making work-from-home requirements difficult and punitive, unlike neighboring Oregon counties facing the same challenges, ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Updated 3:20 pm. Wednesday, April 9] All five of those who have died in Yamhill County of COVID-19 have been men in their 90s. The deaths at Providence Newberg Medical Center include two who were 90 ...

County to hold another hearing on Yamhelas Westsider Trail

Testimony must be submitted in advance

Newberg man goes to prison for life

A Newberg man will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a young girl at a Newberg home. Jason Nasmyth, 37, who was already serving a nearly 18-year prison term ...

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Freelin-Wade worker Rick Drahiem finishes up a spool of reinforced polyurethane tubing on the manufacturing line.

Freelin-Wade makes tubing for ventilators

Plastic extrusion company Freelin-Wade is making medical-grade tubing for ventilators produced by General Motors Co. Knowing the McMinnville plant will be helping treat people across the nation struggling ...

Mac hospital plucks new CEO from Newberg

After eight years as CEO up the road at the Providence Newberg Medical Center, Lorinda (Lori) Bergen is moving to McMinnville to assume the helm at the Willamette Valley Medical Center. She will replace ...

Letter to readers: N-R Tuesday issue drops a few pages

You’ll notice this issue is somewhat skinnier than normal. It’s a slight reduction to our bi-weekly newspaper. And, yes, it’s still twice-a-week in print, with daily updates online — ...

Submitted photo##McMinnville  RP Advanced Mobile Systems workers put together face shields that could be used as personal protective equipment.

Local company wants to supply masks, face shields

McMinnville company RP Advanced Mobile Systems says it has developed a reusable mask material from alloys that can kill viruses and destroy pathogens that cause disease. The company, which also has developed ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##Meg Amerson and her children -- Lane, 12, Corbin, 10, Josephine, 5, and Mirabelle, who just turned 8 – wave at Yamhill Carlton Elementary School teachers as they parade through Carlton Friday. The kindergarten through fourth-grade teachers rolled through Yamhill, as well, accomapied by Yamhill and Carlton police officers, so they could see students who they will be teaching at a distance.

Y-C teacher parade gets staff close to students

Yamhill Carlton Elementary School teachers jumped in their cars and paraded through the community Friday so they could get as close as possible to their students. Families lined the streets — keeping ...

MSD: most students will use internet, computers

Teachers will connect with students via computers, phone, paper packets

Dundee fire chief placed on administrative leave

Longtime Dundee Fire Chief John Stock has been placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation of a complaint that he harassed an employee, gave her unwelcome personal attention, and treated her ...

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Mental health concerns grow during outbreak

McMinnville police are feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the frantic calls from people worrying, unable to sleep, unable to eat and struggling to cope. “These are uncertain times,” ...

Outbreak causes record jobless benefits claims in Oregon

By ANDREW SELSKY Of The Associated Press SALEM — As the COVID-19 pandemic claims a record number of jobs, Oregon’s health officer shared good news Thursday: Modeling shows the state ...

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