Take 5 Oil Change, with nearly 400 locations nationwide, opened its first location in Ontario, Saturday, Jan. 7.
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Ontario gets a new Japanese restaurant with Sayama Grill
Ontario’s lone Japanese restaurant, Sayama Grill. is in the hands of an experienced restaurateur, David Sullivan, owner of Kanpai, the adjoining bar of the building where Ogawa’s Sushi, Burgers and Bowls used to be. Sullivan noted how popular Japanese fare had been in the community as a reason for opening Sayama Grill a year after Ogawa’s relocated to Fruitland.
County waiting on legislators to fix law to finally clear way for new farmland housing
Two years ago state lawmakers thought they removed barriers that would allow Malheur County to address its housing shortage by allowing homes to be built on farmland where it was once prohibited. Yet, not a single house has gone up. New legislation is expected to clear the roadblock.
Rail meeting canceled after officials meet with attorneys regarding newspaper lawsuit
A regular meeting of the board overseeing the Treasure Valley Reload Center was abruptly ended last week. The manager of the project, Greg Smith, told officials the cancellation was because his staff needed more time to prepare information on the facility’s finances.
Rail reload center manager says cash woes may slow progress on project
Several new details regarding the future of the Treasure Valley Reload Project were revealed at a Jan. 12 meeting of officials, including the need for a meeting with onion shippers to finalize who will actually use the site.
SPECIAL REPORT: DEQ steps up oversight after discovery of ‘reckless’ reporting by company
DEQ officials say the agency is more closely monitoring companies in its carbon credit Clean Fuels Program after TTS Charging sold $1.8 million in credits linked to false data.
Findley uncertain of seeking more state money for rail project while Owens stays silent
Directors of the Malheur County Development Corp., the public company managing the rail reload project still need more cash to rescue a venture that is already over budget and behind schedule. Late last year officials indicated they will seek more bailout money from the Oregon Legislature.
Vale apartment complex getting major upgrades, improving energy efficiency
A $1.2 million upgrade to the Malheur Village apartments in Vale began in the fall and is expected to be complete by mid-summer.
State officials urged to lower age for apprenticeships to help shortage
A local nonprofit focused on expanding career and technical education for students to enter the workforce told state regulators that are too restrictive and do not support our efforts of inclusion, diversity and equity.
SPECIAL REPORT: How startup took advantage of DEQ program with lax oversight to net $1.8 million
A Lincoln City entrepreneur reported false data to the DEQ’s Clean Fuels Program, sold invalid carbon credits and went on a spending spree. An Oregon Capital Chronicle Special Report details what happened.