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Woodburn Man Crashes into Domino's, Injures 1

A Domino’s Pizza employees was injured after a car crashed into the pizza chain Tuesday morning at 383 Highway 99E in Woodburn.

The driver of the vehicle, Anselmo Ramirez Salazar, 18, Woodburn, was southbound on Highway 99E when he lost control of his vehicle and hydro-planed into Domino’s, striking Diana Rubio, 18.

Rubio was transported by ambulance to Silverton Hospital for evaluation and later discharged.

City Selects Jim Ferraris as its Next Chief of Police

The City of Woodburn is excited to announce it has chosen Jim Ferraris as its next Chief of Police after a long and extensive process.

Municipal Court Judge Janice Zyrynoff to Retire

After 34 years, Woodburn Municipal Court Judge Janice Zyrynoff is retiring. She started as a judge in March of 1981 here in Woodburn and retiring is bittersweet.

Municipal Court Judge Janice Zyrynoff to Retire

After 34 years, Woodburn Municipal Court Judge Janice Zyrynoff is retiring. She started as a judge in March of 1981 here in Woodburn and retiring is bittersweet.

"This was my first judge job," she said. "Woodburn is special to me."

While retiring in Woodburn, Judge Zyrynoff will continue to work for Marion County. She has three years left on her term as Justice of the Peace.

City Selects Jim Ferraris as its Next Chief of Police

The City of Woodburn is excited to announce it has chosen Jim Ferraris as its next Chief of Police after a long and extensive process.

Jim has over 30 years of law enforcement experience, including nearly 28 years with the Portland Police Bureau. For the past four and a half years he has served as the Deputy Chief of Police for the City of Salem.

City Administrator’s Annual Blog Discussing: The City’s New Fiscal Year

 

July 1 was the start of the City’s new fiscal year. Often, with the start of the new budget year, I get questions about the City’s money, where it goes and why can’t we “just fix” certain things. In the past, I have covered how the budget works, the role of the City Council and Citizen Budget Committee, and how dedicated funds and Woodburn’s General Fund works.

Be Aware of IRS Phone Scam

The Woodburn Police Department has recently been made aware of a telephone scam circulating, just in time for tax preparation season. The information comes from a local citizen, who is being called by someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Fortunately, the citizen was not fooled by the calls!

Councilors Cox, McCallum Will Be Missed

On Monday we said goodbye to a pair of long-running Woodburn City Councilors, Pete McCallum and Jim Cox. Together, they have 25 years of experience on the council, and that will be missed. Councilor McCallum has been on the council since he was appointed in 2001 and has been Council President since 2008. Councilor Cox was first elected in 2002.

Tis The Season For Giving

One of the best things about living and working in Woodburn is the people. During the Christmas season I see a community come together. Love Santa helps over 500 individuals with food and toys. Yesterday, Webb Chiropractic held its annual food and toy drive, which they have been doing for over two decades and all of the donations benefit Love Santa. The Webb family hosts the event, but it wouldn’t be much of an event if it wasn’t for their patients, who receive a “free” adjustment with a donation.

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