Vigil Tomorrow for Missing Teen

ASHLAND, Ore.– A candlelight vigil will be held at the Ashland Plaza, Wednesday, to shine light for 17-year-old Hannah Thomas-Garner. Ashland Police said she was reported missing after not returning home from a party in Ashland on November 29th. Her car was found damaged in Mt. Shasta a couple days later. Witnesses said they saw her … Continue reading »

“Iron Mike” to be Removed

ASHLAND, Ore. — A statue vandalized earlier this month is being removed from its post in the Ashland plaza. The statue known as “Iron Mike” will be taken down tomorrow so experts can discuss options for repairing it. “Iron mike” is part of the carter memorial fountain in the Ashland Plaza. The structure is listed … Continue reading »

Plaza Kiosk up for Evaluation

ASHLAND, Ore. — The iconic Ashland plaza kiosk may soon be torn down. The Ashland Downtown Beautification Committee will be discussing the removal at a study session scheduled for Monday night.  City council members said the removal is up for evaluation because they have received numerous complaints about the kiosk being an eye-sore in the … Continue reading »

Alex’s Joins List of Closed Restaurants

ASHLAND, Ore. —   Business owners on the Ashland Plaza hope something will quickly move into to replace Alex’s Restaurant after its sudden closure this week. The restaurant closed this weekend after the landlord put a lein on the property. It’s not the only restaurant that has been empty on the plaza in the past few … Continue reading »

“Wild” Affecting Ashland Plaza Business

ASHLAND, Ore. — Businesses in Ashland’s Plaza are giving mixed reviews after feeling the effects of the movie “Wild.” The movie filmed in the Plaza for a day, shutting down the area for the most part. Crews were also there beforehand setting up and preparing scenes. Louie’s Restaurant says their business grew by 75% over … Continue reading »

Petitioners Pushing for Plaza Redesign

ASHLAND, Ore. — Construction changes to a southern Oregon city center is causing outcry from community members. Hundreds of people have signed a  petition to redesign the Ashland Plaza. One of the lead petitioners, David Sherr, believes the plaza doesn’t reflect the city he’s proud to live in. “A lot of people really have broken … Continue reading »

Tourism Season Begins in Southern Oregon

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — With the Britt Festival kicking off, the Shakespeare Festival beginning its outdoor season, and several other events continuing this weekend across the Rogue Valley, tourism season is in full swing. This weekend, the Britt Festival’s summer concert season begins, but people are already arriving in Jacksonville, many of them from out of … Continue reading »

Ashland Creates Time Capsule

ASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland is giving future citizens a way to discover some of its past. The Ashland Plaza has recently been under construction and part of its renovations will be to bury a time capsule. It will be labeled “2113”, instructing it to stay buried for at least 100 years. Everyone … Continue reading »

Ashland Plaza Arsonist Sentenced

ASHLAND, Ore. — The homeless man found guilty of intentionally setting fire to the Ashland Plaza, will spend 20 years in the Oregon State Mental Hospital. 37-year-old Raymond Wilson was found “guilty except for insanity”, in a Jackson County court, and will now be put in the custody of the psychiatric security review board. They … Continue reading »

Ashland Vigil Remembers Shooting Victims

ASHLAND, Ore. — At the Ashland Plaza on Saturday, dozens gathered for a candlelight vigil in honor of the Connecticut school shooting victims. After several moments of silence, some in attendance shared their thoughts on the tragedy. “We’re just part of something that’s happening all across the country, and I think that’s the significance of … Continue reading »

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