Saturday, December 7 2013 6:35 PM EST2013-12-07 23:35:59 GMT
There's a new name and a new image for what for years has been called 'the Lucas County Dog Warden's Office.' The office has been re-named 'Lucas County Canine Care and Control.' Julie Lyle, the head ofMore >
The office has been re-named 'Lucas County Canine Care and Control.'More >
Sylvania City Police are on the scene of an accident on US-23 southbound, just south of Monroe Street (near Mile Marker 11).More >
OREGON, OH (Toledo News Now) -
The brats are separated and the beer is unloaded. The 48th annual German American Festival kicked off Friday in Oregon.
With more than 30,000 people visiting Oregon's Oak Shade Grove Park this weekend, there are safety concerns. Police Chief Mike Navarre says his department is prepared to keep everyone in attendance safe.
"We're going to have extra cars on the road, extra cars on the perimeter streets," the chief said. "And I know the state highway patrol will do the same."
With a selection of 45 different German beers, a lot of drinking is expected. Chief Navarre has a strong message for anyone thinking about drinking and then getting behind the wheel.
"Some people are going to do it anyway, and they're going to pay the consequences if they do," he said.
Even if you're not driving, traffic to and from the can get hectic, but the shuttles help alleviate that problem.
Every year there are bus shuttles to take people to and from the festival. This year, there are new shuttle locations to accommodate more people. A couple of those new locations include Bar 145 on Monroe Street and Tres Belle Martini Lounge in Levis Commons.
It costs $6 to ride the shuttles, and event organizers say taking a shuttle is a smart option.
"There will be plenty of parking and people will feel safe with their cars parked there," said Timothy Pecsenye, festival chairman. "And $6 round-trip on the bus can save you $10,000 on an OVI."
Saturday, December 7 2013 5:23 PM EST2013-12-07 22:23:56 GMT
Just as dive teams resumed their search this morning for the driver of a pickup truck that drove into a Columbia slough on Friday, his brother walked up and said he was okay. The search that began a littleMore >
As dive teams resumed the search this morning for the driver of a pickup that rolled into a Columbia slough on Friday, his brother walked up to say his sibling was OK.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 10:37 PM EST2013-12-07 03:37:28 GMT
Oregon State Police responded to a critically injury crash that completely blocked Highway 30 near Clatskanie on Friday.Paramedics and police were at the scene at milepost 66 as of 12:45 p.m.There's noMore >
Oregon State Police responded to a fatal crash that completely blocked Highway 30 near Clatskanie on Friday.More >
Saturday, December 7 2013 3:25 PM EST2013-12-07 20:25:52 GMT
According to police, an officer jumped out of the way of a speeding vehicle that ultimately smashed his cruiser. The collision occurred at about 12:42 a.m. near the intersection of Southeast 170th AvenueMore >
According to police, an officer jumped out of the way of a speeding vehicle that ultimately smashed his cruiser. More >
Saturday, December 7 2013 6:03 PM EST2013-12-07 23:03:39 GMT
A Marion County sheriff's deputy was shot during a confrontation with a suspect at a Christmas tree farm in Silverton. Salem police said the deputy is expected to survive the shooting, which happened atMore >
Police held a press conference to update the details of a chase and search that led to both the suspect and a deputy being shot near a Marion County Christmas tree farm on Friday.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:32 PM EST2013-12-06 01:32:46 GMT
An Amber Alert has been activated in Oregon for a 14-year-old girl from Kennewick, WA. The Amber Alert was first activated in Washington Thursday afternoon. Police said Elizabeth Romero was last seenMore >
An Amber Alert has been activated in Oregon for 14-year-old girl Elizabeth Romero of Kennewick, WA.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 10:43 PM EST2013-12-07 03:43:12 GMT
Deputies are searching for a 13-year-old runaway who is considered endangered and possibly with a 40-year-old man. Samantha Dodson, 13, of Oregon City, was last seen Tuesday night. Clackamas County deputiesMore >
Authorities say 40-year-old Kelsey McCune is known to make money doing freelance computer work, and he may be carrying large duffel bags and backpacks with camping gear. More >
Friday, December 6 2013 11:14 PM EST2013-12-07 04:14:52 GMT
A barn and attached house in Wilsonville are a complete loss after a fire broke out Friday afternoon. Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue said lack of fire hydrants and confusion over the address let the fireMore >
Pets killed by raging fire that consumed barn and homeMore >
Thursday, December 5 2013 3:43 PM EST2013-12-05 20:43:54 GMT
A case of measles has been confirmed in a child at Harmony Elementary School in Vancouver. The onset of the child's rash was Nov. 24 and he was at school the following day, according to the Clark CountyMore >
A case of measles has been confirmed in a child at Harmony Elementary School in Vancouver.More >