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 »

Construction Begins On Ashland Plaza

ASHLAND, Ore. – Changes are on their way to the Ashland Plaza. Crews began preliminary work before the heavier construction begins in early January. An archaeological survey marks the beginning of the redesign process. The final plans for the plaza were approved by the Ashland City Council in august after months of public input and … Continue reading »

Event Celebrates 2nd Night Of Hanukkah

ASHLAND, Ore. — The second candle was lit on a menorah during a lighting ceremony held Sunday evening at the plaza in Ashland. The second night of Hanukkah has begun and event organizers said they want the true spirit of Hanukkah to be this year’s message. “That’s kind of the message of the whole Hanukkah … Continue reading »