February 2013

USA Wrestling To Fight To Save Sport in Olympics

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th February SportsOlympicswrestling
USA Wrestling has formed a group led by former world champion Bill Scherr to fight the IOC's decision to eliminate wrestling from the 2020 Olympics. USA Wrestling executive director Rich Bender tells The Associated Press on Thursday that the group's aim will be to lead efforts to restore wrestling to the Olympic program.Read More »

NASCAR Driver To Honor, Raise Money In Daytona 500 for Sandy Hook Victims

Michael Waltrip will honor and raise funds for Sandy Hook Elementary School in the No. 26 car at the Daytona 500. The two-time Daytona 500 winner was set to drive the No. 30 Toyota in a one-race deal. The number instead will be changed to No. 26 to honor the victims. Sandy Hook is the school in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were killed by a gunman on Dec. 14.Read More »

Crater High School Re-Opening Delayed

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th February NewsCrater High Schoolschool closures
Crater High School in Central Point will remain closed until Tuesday, February 19th. Engineers recommended waiting because they thought they wouldn’t be able to adequately examine affected portions of the school in time to re-open tomorrow. Classes will resume Tuesday at their normal times and location, except for the Renaissance Academy, which will begin the day in the performing arts center.Read More »

CDC Report: Synthetic Pot Linked To Kidney Failure

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th February Newskidney failuresynthetic marijuana
Health officials say synthetic marijuana has been linked to kidney damage in some teens and young adults. Sixteen people who smoked synthetic marijuana were hospitalized with kidney problems last year in six states. All recovered but five of them needed dialysis. Synthetic marijuana is plant material sprayed with chemicals that can mimic the high from marijuana.Read More »

Century Link Workers In West Ready To Strike

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th February NewsCentury Linklabor dispute
Union leaders representing CenturyLink workers in 13 states have moved closer to allowing a strike but plan to continue negotiations with the telecommunications company. The Communication Workers of America announced Thursday that its executive board has authorized the union's president to set a strike date, which would be the final step in going on strike.Read More »

Firefighters Called Out A Second Time To Site of Ashland Area Blaze

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th February Newsfire
Just hours after fighting a big fire at a home on North Valley View Road near Ashland, firefighters once again found themselves fighting flames at the same residence early this morning. District 5 Fire Chief Dan Marshall says that all the second fire did was burn up some remaining fuels. The first fire destroyed a two-story, 3,500 square foot home on Wednesday.Read More »

Olympic President To Meet With Wrestling Governing Body Leader

By Jim McCoy Wed 13th February SportsOlympicswrestling
IOC President Jacques Rogge says he will meet with the head of wrestling's governing body to discuss ways the sport can fight to save its place in the 2020 Olympics. The IOC executive board dropped wrestling from the program of the 2020 Games on Tuesday, removing it from the list of 26 sports at last year's London Olympics. The decision, which still must be ratified by the full IRead More »

NFL "Ready For Super Bowl" In New Jersey, Regardless of Weather

By Jim McCoy Wed 13th February Sports2014 Super BowlNFL
The NFL says it's ready to get the 2014 Super Bowl played at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey no matter what the weather conditions are early next February. The NFL has contingency plans for all games, but with a winter storm hitting the Northeast just after this year's Super Bowl in New Orleans, there are concerns about the championship game being played for the first time outdoors at a coRead More »

Rider In Fatal Motorcycle Crash Identified as Central Point Man

Police have identified the motorcycle rider involved in a fatal crash that occurred Tuesday night on Hanley Road, west of Medford. 54- year old Scott David Nuckles of Central Point died when he collided head on with power pole at 6:39 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Nuckles was wearing a helmet.Read More »

Cans for Coffee At Dutch Bros.

By Jim McCoy Wed 13th February NewsaccessDutch Bros.Dutch Lovefood drive
How about a cup of joe without money changing hands? You can do that Thursday at all 30 Dutch Bros. across Jackson and Josephine County. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and that means time for the “Dutch Love” campaign. Just bring in three or more canned food items, you get a drink for free. Last year, Dutch Bros.Read More »


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