Last Week's News ..... Open for Comment
'Hard News' highlights from the last week of November
Dec 1, 2013
(News-Register Staff) A few of last week's news stories from the pages of the News-Register are digested here. Newspaper subscribers can comment on the website. Non- subscribers, if logged onto Facebook, can post Facebook comments that will appear on this article.
Civil Lawsuits: About 20 people suffered judgments of less than $10,000 in Yamhill County Circuit Court, continuing the significant expansion of such cases in recent years. In contrast, Evergreen Aviation International was ordered to pay $500,000 to Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland Limited.
Sheriff’s Race: Corrections Sergeant Joe Shipley makes it a three-way race to fill the seat being vacated by Sheriff Jack Crabtree, joining sheriff’s deputy Tim Casey and sheriff’s Capt. Tim Svenson.
Urban Renewal: McMinnville City Council will appoint members of an Advisory Committee to make recommendations on expenditures for Urban Renewal project in the downtown and adjacent Northeast Gateway areas.
Riverbend Hearing: Another packed house is expected for Thursday, Dec. 5 continuation of the public hearing on proposed expansion of Riverbend Landfill.
Marijuana Sales: A Bunn village business owner surprised county commissioners with questions about how they will handle businesses applying for licenses as medical marijuana dispensaries.
Home Invasion Suspects: With arrest of Jose “Joey” Luis Diosdado of McMinnville, all three suspects now are in custody following an Oct. 14 home invasion robbery in McMinnville.
Virtual Casino: Spirit Mountain Casino has launched a free-play virtual casino platform accessible through its website. Players must registered through the site, and must be at least 21.
Evergreen Lawsuits: More legal action was reported, as vendors continue to demand payments from Evergreen Aviation. J.S. Shipping Corporation filed in November, seeking $62,240 allegedly unpaid for various air freight shipping services. And Air Partner PLC of Great Britain received confirmation of a $204,342 judgment against Evergreen together with a lien against company property.
Amity Drug Charges: YCINT officers arrested Amity couple Rebecca Lee Rogers, 40, and Benjamin Lee Stonebrink, 34, for allegedly endangering the welfare of a minor, and delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school.
Deputy Injured: Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Eckroth suffered minor injuries when Steven Mares of McMinnville turned into Eckroth’s patrol car at Layafette Highway and Fletcher Road. Mares, who suffered serious injuries, also faces DUI charges.
Inmate Walks Away: Sergio Villapando of San Diego, Calif., walked away from the Federal Correctional Institution at Sheridan, reported missing from the minimum security Satellite (work) Camp.
Sheridan Bond to Return: Sheridan School Board members unanimously supported placement of another bond measure on the May ballot, likely resembling the bond defeated in November.
Wallace Bridge Wins Appeal: A federal agency’s 2012 denial of a conservation easement modification for the Wallace Bridge International Equestrian Center was declared “in error” on many counts by Hearings Officer Julie Reading of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Appeals Division.
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