August 2012

Medford School District Develops New Compensation Plan

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd August NewsMedford schools

The Medford School District has unveiled a new compensation plan for administrators, managers and confidential staff. The district says the changes will help keep the cost for affected employees “relatively flat” for the coming year, and also significantly lower the cost of employee benefits in the future.Read More »

Accounts Reveal Two Sides of Mark Corsbie

A conflicting picture has emerged of a man who was fatally shot after trying to force his way into a White City home this week. Friends and relatives have described 49-year-old Mark Corsbie as a loving family man, but court documents obtained by the Medford Mail Tribune suggest he suffered from a mental illness that would send him into rages.
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Police Standoff Ends in Medford Without Shots Being Fired

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd August NewsMedford Policepolice standoff

An early-morning standoff between a man and Medford police ended peacefully after 2 hours today. Police received a call at 1:46 a.m. reporting that 29-year old Danny Burlington was threatening to kill himself.Read More »

Medford School District Celebrates Completion of Education Center & Bond Projects

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd August NewsconstructionMedford schools

Today, Medford School District officials held a dedication ceremony to mark the completion of its Education Center at 815 S. Oakdale Ave., adjacent to Central Medford High School. They also celebrated the completion of a 6-year project to modernize district facilities and make them cost effective for the next 20 to 50 years.Read More »

Garage Fire in Josephine County Under Investigation

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd August Newsarsonfire

Rural/Metro and Grants Pass firefighters were called out Tuesday night to a detached garage fire at 2046 Allen Creek Road. Nobody was hurt, and an estimate thousand dollars damage was done.Read More »

California Fire Hampers Ecosystem Study

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd August Newsenvironmental studiesReading firewildfires

Forest fires burning in Northern California have hampered the efforts of Oregon environmental scientists studying a northern California ecosystem. The Medford Mail Tribune reports scientists with the Klamath Network were forced to leave Lassen Volcanic National Park when fire burned a 43-square-mile area of the park.
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Seahawks Tab Wilson For QB Start

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st August SportsNFLSeattle Seahawks

Rookie Russell Wilson will get the start at quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks when they travel to Kansas City for their third preseason game. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made the announcement Tuesday following practice. He did not indicate how much Wilson will play, but he will get time with the No.Read More »

NASCAR Reinstates Suspended Truck Series Racer

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st August SportsAaron FikeNASCAR

NASCAR has reinstated Aaron Fike, the Truck Series driver who was suspended in 2007 following an arrest on drug charges. NASCAR announced the news Tuesday in a two-sentence statement, saying Fike has completed the stock car racing governing body's substance abuse road to recovery program.
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DHS: Sexual Abuse Suspect Not Affiliated With Us

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st August NewsDHSsexual abuse

A district manager for the Department of Human Services says a 23-year-old man accused of sexually abusing two girls under his case is not affiliated with the agency. Doug Mares denied claims that the suspect - Mark Tabor - was in the home because DHS approved and cleared him to supervise visits between the young Medford teens and their father.
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Southern Oregon Unemployment On The Rise

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st August Newseconomyjobs

Southern Oregon unemployment is up for the month of July. Jackson County’s seasonally-adjusted figure is up to 10.7 percent, compared to 10.5 for June. It’s a similar story for Josephine County, where unemployment is 12.0 percent, compared to 11.7 in June.Read More »


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