Cause of house fire determined

By Audrey Caro Lebanon Local Smoker's carelessness was determined to be the cause of a house fire at 2:01 p.m. on Nov. 28, said Jason Bolen,...

New finance director named

Matthew Apken was hired as finance director for the city of Lebanon, City Manager Gary Marks announced in a news release on Nov. 28. Apken...

Lebanon coalition to combat homelessness has seen success, participants say

By Audrey Caro Lebanon Local Nearly a year since a coalition on homelessness formed with the intent to address issues of poverty and homelessness in Lebanon,...

Lebanon archaeologists unearth clues to Oregon’s past

By Sarah Brown For Lebanon Local Archaeologist JD Lancaster’s dream is to someday find evidence of the earliest people in the western half of the Great...

Some county wetlands data based on faulty information, federal official says

Audrey Caro Lebanon Local Lebanon City Manager Gary Marks said while recent news about changes to Linn County wetlands designation does not affect Lebanon, there may...

Manager: City staff safety emphasis has saved Lebanon big bucks

By Audrey Caro Lebanon Local The city of Lebanon’s safety record has improved over the past few years, saving the city nearly $80,000, City Council members...

Courts: Man who stabbed bystander downtown gets probation

Lebanon Local Michael Ryan Van Gelder, 30, of Lebanon, was sentenced Oct. 25 to 24 months of supervised probation after he was convicted on charges related...

Lebanon Police veteran Patty Melson retiring after 30 years

By Audrey Caro Lebanon Local In 1986 Patty Melson was promised two years of work in dispatch at the Lebanon Police Department. Three decades later, she is...

Public Safety – November 2017

Oct. 31 3:33 a.m. - Daryn David Hill, 24, was arrested on Lebanon Municipal Court warrants for contempt of court and probation violation, original charge...

Editorial: Life can be tough, especially when battling societal ills

Life can be unfair. The older we are, the more we become aware of that hard truth. It’s just too bad when you’re young, you do...

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