Wheatland Ferry closed over coronavirus threat

Marion County officials said the Wheatland Ferry is closed because of the coronavirus threat. The ferry crosses the Willamette River between Yamhill and Marion counties south of Dayton. Officials said ...

Yamhill County schools offer take-home meals during closure

With Oregon schools closing for a two-week spring break — twice as long as usual, due to concerns about coronavirus — some districts will continue to offer meals for students. McMinnville ...

Dayton closes city hall over concerns about illness

Dayton City Hall is closed and an ill employee is in voluntary self-quarantine. City officials are asking that anyone who has visited city hall in March take precautions against coronavirus and other ...

Dayton declares emergency

Dayton City Council members called a special meeting for 5 p.m. today to ratify Mayor Beth Wytoski's declaration of an emergency related to efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus. The emergency declaration ...

Dayton woman drove into river

The driver of an SUV that drove into the Willamette River near the Wheatland Ferry and sank last week has been identified as a 56-year-old Dayton woman. Jeanie Sandall was a Sheridan High School graduate ...

Dayton woman identified as driver of car that went into river

Authorities have identified a Dayton woman as the driver of a car that went into the Willamette River near the Wheatland Ferry and sank. Jeanie Sandall, 56, died in the incident , which happened just ...

Officer files tort claim against county

A Forest Grove police officer has filed a tort claim notice against the county, threatening to sue after being arrested on domestic violence charges. Matthew Krump of Dayton was charged with harassment ...

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Driver faces multiple manslaughter charges

A Salem woman had a “high blood alcohol content” last November when the car she was driving crossed the center line and crashed into another car about nine miles south of Dayton, killing three ...

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Dayton hires Sheridan superintendent

Steve Sugg, Sheridan’s school superintendent since 2013, will move to the Dayton School District to take over the top post July 1. The Dayton School Board chose Sugg on Tuesday from among three ...

Submitted photo##Rescuers search Wednesday for a vehicle that went into the Willamette River near the Wheatland Ferry. The search resumed Thursday morning.

Ferry reopens; authorities plan to search Thursday for car in river

UPDATE, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Marion County officials plan to continue searching for the vehicle Thursday morning, but said it is now considered a recovery mission.  - - - Yamhill County agencies, ...

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Interim Dayton Superintendent Brian Recht, a candidate to become the permanent superintendent, presents open remarks to members of the Dayton community at a gathering Thursday. Each superintendent finalist was given about 20 minutes to make a brief opening statement about his philosophy of education and answer written questions from the audience.

Dayton may hire superintendent tonight

The Dayton School Board will meet tonight, Tuesday, March 3, to consider hiring a permanent superintendent. The three finalists are Steve Sugg, the Sheridan superintendent; Daniel Busch, Silver Falls ...

Oregon announces first presumptive case of coronavirus

Oregon anounced its first presumptive case of novel coronavirus Friday evening. An adult resident of Washington County experienced symptoms of COVID-19 beginning Feb. 19, and a sample was collected ...

Dayton residents can meet three superintendent finalists

Dayton residents and school staff will get an opportunity later this month to talk with the three finalists for the job of Dayton school superintendent. Finalists Steve Sugg, Daniel Busch and Brian Recht, ...

Heiser Farms sued over Cordie's death

The father of Meighan Cordie has filed a $900,000 lawsuit against Heiser Farms Events LLC, accusing servers at the rural Dayton venue of providing alcohol to his intoxicated ex-wife prior to the death ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Autumn Lee, daughter of Benjamin and Shannel Lee, was the first baby of 2020 in Willamette Valley Medical Center. Big sisters Savannah and Olivie helped welcome her on Jan. 1.

Dayton family welcomes the first baby of 2020

Olivia and Savannah Lee could not have been dressed any more appropriately when they visited baby sister Autumn Thursday morning at the Willamette Valley Medical Center. They each sat on one side of their ...

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