Brammo Moving Into Wal-Mart Building

TALENT, Ore. — After months of remodeling and renovation, the north Medford Wal-Mart location is set to re-open its doors tomorrow morning. Another building which was home to Wal-Mart in the past is also getting a new look and will open it’s doors soon. The old talent Wal-Mart building is the future headquarters for Brammo … Continue reading »

Investigators Take Down Drug Operation

ASHLAND, Ore. — An Ashland man is accused of cooking up a hallucinogenic drug that’s new to Oregon. Investigators say that man was making it at the home of an elderly woman who had no idea about the lab. The Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Agency served a search warrant on the 500 block of … Continue reading »

Parking Expansion Underway on Mt Ashland

MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. — Bulldozers and dump trucks could be seen Wednesday where 101 parking spaces will be this winter. Ground was broken this week on a parking lot expansion project that Mount Ashland development director Rick Saul said has been a long time coming. “On any given year, there’s about 24 days that we … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz Preseason Special

The NewsWatch 12 Sports team previews the 2013 high school football season. Stories include: how the smoke from nearby fires has and will affect the teams in Grants Pass, an up-and-coming star at South Medford, why Crater is so successful at sending players to Division I schools, Danial White’s learning experience at Ashland, the merry-go-round … Continue reading »

West Coast Country Music Festival

ASHLAND, Ore. — Eight country and blue grass bands strummed their guitars and played their fiddles at the West Coast Country Music Festival. The festival took place at Greensprings Inn in Ashland.  More than 300 people were there by noon, enjoying craft brews, barbecue, and live music.  The festival began at noon on Sunday and … Continue reading »

Ashland High Profile Murder Case Resumes

ASHLAND, Ore. — It remains one of Ashland’s most high profile crimes. Dave Lewis, a man family members say was a loving friend and father, was killed five years ago. The case remains a mystery. While Lewis’s case never technically closed, it is receiving new life. Now it’s part of an interagency effort that includes … Continue reading »

OSF Prepares for AIDS Fundraiser

ASHLAND, Ore. — An upcoming show in Ashland is gearing up to take flight for AIDS. It is part of an annual project put on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and its surrounding participants. This year’s theme is based off the story of Daedalus, where an imprisoned father and son build a set of wings to … Continue reading »

Google Awards Ashland eCity Award

ASHLAND, Ore. – Ashland has been named the 2013 eCity of Oregon, ranking among America’s leading cities in the digital economy. The eCity Awards, designated by Google, recognize the strongest online business community in each of the fifty states. The cities considered and selected are those that fully embrace the internet to find new customers, … Continue reading »

Fire Restrictions Increase in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – Beginning at midnight Friday an industrial fire precaution level 3 will be in effect for the city of Ashland. Commercial operators using equipment throughout the city may operate under these rules if they are providing the fire protection equipment specified. Commercial operations within the Wildfire Hazard Zone (which is subject to Oregon … Continue reading »

Ashland Girl’s Swim Coach Arrested

ASHLAND, Ore. — An Ashland High School swim team coach was arrested for rape and sex abuse Tuesday. The 24-year old Ashland resident was a volunteer swim coach for the girl’s team at Ashland High School. Camren Mitzel is accused of having a sexual relationship about 12 months ago with one of the girls on … Continue reading »

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