A look at top new stories in Malheur County

Anthony Montwheeler is taken out of Malheur County Circuit Court recently after a judge ruled a key hearing would be delayed until September. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

Your news team at the Malheur Enterprise has been busy producing local stories you won’t read anywhere else. As The Voice of Malheur County, we’re covering every corner of the county, delivering reports that are first, fair and accurate. Here is a sampling of what our professionals have delivered in recent days:

Life in Adrian was disrupted with reports of threats by two middle school boys. We’re staying on top of this as police investigate.

 https://www.malheurenterprise.com/posts/4403/adrian-youth-suspended-after-school-threat ­

A high-profile murder in Ontario has some interesting twists. The murdered man is said to have bragged about killing people. Two suspects hours after the murder knocked on the door at an Ontario home – only to meet an Oregon State Police trooper who lives there. (https://www.malheurenterprise.com/posts/4383/exclusive-murder-in-ontario-driveway-sparked-by-debt-collection-effort )

Anthony Montwheeler, the accused killer, got another day in court – and another delay in his prosecution for the January 2017 deaths he is accused of.


And we deliver a two-fer on the just-completed Ontario sales tax vote. Local officials assess what the strong defeat means. And a look at campaign finance reports reveals who put up the money – and who got the money.



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We’re hard at work on more stories to keep you looped in on your community.

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Les Zaitz

Editor and Publisher