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  • Monday evening Portland-area commute: NE Portland Highway remains close after earlier crash

    Also of note: TriMet warns of 15 minute delays on all MAX lines.

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    PORTLAND, 6:50 p.m.: Interstate 205 south near Interstate 84

    The right southbound lane of I-205 is blocked just south of the I-84 junction. Not a huge backup there.

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    TriMet announces 15 minute delays of the MAX Red Line due switch issues at the Gateway Transit Center.

    UPDATE, 5:38 p.m.:

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    PORTLAND, 4:53 p.m.: NE Portland Highway

    Traffic is blocked in both directions near 60th Ave. due to a crash. Take Columbia Blvd. instead.

    UPDATE: 5:45 p.m.: The highway will remained closed for several more hours.

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    PORTLAND, 4:50 p.m.: Highway 99E

    Southbound traffic slow on Highway 99E in Milwaukie near Harrison St. Slow back to about Tacoma St.

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    TriMet warns of 15 minute delays on the WES Commuter Rail through the remainder of the evening due to signal issues.

    A Stall on Interstate 84 east near 33rd Ave was just cleared. Traffic backed up to Interstate 5 and more.

    Follow the Oregonian's commuting alerts on Twitter: @TrafficPortland

  • Troutdale police transfer employment with Multnomah County Wednesday

    City councilors in March and county commissioners in April signed off on a 10-year deal for the sheriff's office to provide law enforcement services in Troutdale. As part of the deal, all existing officers will transfer to the county, and many will receive pay increases to match the wages of their county counterparts. Watch video

    The entire Troutdale police force begins its new employment with Multnomah County on Wednesday.

    City councilors in March and county commissioners in April signed off on a 10-year deal for the sheriff's office to provide law enforcement services in Troutdale. As part of the deal, all existing officers will transfer to the county, and many will receive pay increases to match the wages of their county counterparts.

    "They'll be going into the pay scale based on their years of services, as if they were employed with the sheriff's office," Sgt. Mark Herron, president of the Deputy Sheriff's Association, said Monday.

    Troutdale officers will give their new oaths of duty to the county during a 6:30 p.m. ceremony Tuesday at the Mt. Hood Community College Visual Arts Theater on Southeast Stark Street in Gresham. Sheriff Dan Staton will give the oath.

    Troutdale employs 26 police personnel, including 23 sworn officers and three administrative and support members.

    City leaders will pay the county $2.8 million for the full-time equivalent of 16.5 officers, materials and other costs. Another 3.5 positions will be funded through existing contracts with public transit agencies, the Reynolds School District, and a gang enforcement grant.

    Six other staff members will fill vacancies specifically left open by the sheriff as part of the deal.

    A Troutdale officer earns $62,852 a year compared with $71,729 for a Multnomah County deputy or $80,748 for a Portland officer, according to a presentation in March from city finance director Erich Mueller.

    Troutdale officers will not be transferred away from their existing patrol duties for six months, but will have to bid for their shifts beginning Jan. 1, Herron said.

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    Deputies bid for shifts -- day, evening and late night shifts - instead of geographic locations, Herron said. It's not guaranteed they'll continue working within Troutdale limits because decisions are based on seniority, he added.

    The sheriff's office also has a policy of hiring deputies with four-year degrees, but that requirement will be waived for new deputies from Troutdale, Herron said. They won't be required to seek a four-year degree after their transferred employment, he added.

    Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson would be given the newly created rank of commander to work under the sheriff. The commander would report to the City Council with performance measures such as response times, and Staton promised to keep Anderson after a six-month transition.

    The city will pay $3.2 million in total that also includes a $400,000 transfer for sick leave and vacation time accumulated by Troutdale personnel. Each year, city leaders have the opportunity to renegotiate the contract for more or fewer deputies to cover the city.

    The county will also lease most of the space at the Troutdale Police Community Center for $208,952 a year.

    Of the 19,214 square feet in the building, the county will use 72.5 percent of the Troutdale Police Department building for County and City of Troutdale law enforcement services and the city will continue using the rest, which houses the city attorney and legal staff, computer servers and a community room, according to city council records.

    -- Tony Hernandez
    thernandez@oregonian.com
    503-294-5928
    @tonyhreports

  • Class 3A baseball all-state teams: German George of Clatskanie is player of the year

    Ryan Tompkins of Clatskanie and Al Skinner of Glide share coach of the year honors.

    CLASS 3A BASEBALL ALL-STATE SELECTIONS

    Player of the year: German George, Clatskanie


    Co-coaches of the year: Ryan Tompkins, Clatskanie, and Al Skinner, Glide


    FIRST TEAM


    Pitcher – Jacob Fricke, Glide Sr.


    Pitcher – Cody Coggins, Cascade Christian Sr.


    Pitcher - German George, Clatskanie Sr.


    Catcher – Pete Lahti, Taft Sr.


    Catcher – Andrew Webber, Vale Sr.


    First Base – Damien Strowger, Clatskanie Sr.


    Infield - Devin Freeman, Glide Sr.


    Infield – Griffin Haas, Clatskanie Sr.


    Infield – Harry Witwer-Dukes, Blanchet Catholic Jr.


    Infield – Daniel Hendrix, Santiam Christian Jr.


    Outfield – Tylan Dubois, Glide Sr.


    Outfield – Nick Orlandini, Blanchet Catholic Soph


    Outfield – JP Martinez, Nyssa Soph


    Outfield – Jared Ashley, Dayton Jr.


    Utility – Will Weaver, Cascade Christian, Sr.


    Utility – Dru Draper, Santiam Christian Jr.


    SECOND TEAM


    P – Koby Pearson, Horizon Christian Sr.


    P – Trevor Burnell, Blanchet Catholic Sr.


    P – Darren Crosby, Santiam Christian Sr.


    C – Kevin Beard, Glide Sr.


    C – Jordan Emerich, Salem Academy Sr.


    1B – Joe Johnson, St. Mary’s Jr.


    IF – Andruw Clark, Nyssa Sr.


    IF – Alex Mccallister, Clatskanie Jr.


    IF – Trent Pihas, Horizon Christian Sr.


    IF – Joe Griffin, Elgin/Imbler Sr.


    IF – Gregor Angstrom, Blanchet Catholic Sr.


    OF – Gavin Ross, Harrisburg Jr.


    OF – Tim Peters, Gervais Sr.


    OF – Nate McGill, Sr. Horizon Christian


    OF – William Beard, Glide Jr.


    OF – Thyler Monkus, Stanfield/Echo Soph


    Utility – Nikita Kalugin, Gervais Sr.


    Utility – Christian Rodriguez, Vale Sr.


    THIRD TEAM


    P – Evan Richey, Pleasant Hill Sr.


    P – Spencer McCabe, St. Mary’s Soph


    P – William Gapasin, Blanchet Catholic Sr.


    C – Dylan Grogan, Stanfield/Echo Soph


    C – Ty Mulholland, St. Mary’s Jr.


    1B – Ryan Bailey, Stanfield/Echo, Soph


    IF – Bryson Belloir, Glide Jr.


    IF – Tanner Macal, Santiam Christian Jr.


    IF – Mica Karber, Clatskanie Sr.


    IF – Hunter Michaelson, Warrenton Sr.


    IF – Jonah Leutwyler, Salem Academy Jr.


    OF – Trenton Gianella, Blanchet Catholic Sr.


    OF – Logan Gray, Scio Jr.


    OF – Taden Swing, Salem Academy Jr.


    OF – Garret Carpenter, Rogue River Sr.


    Utility – Landon Lampman, Lakeview Jr.


    Utility – Ben Robinson, St. Mary’s Soph


    HONORABLE MENTION


    P – Brock Johnson, Warrenton Sr.


    P – Klay Jenson, Stanfield/Echo Soph


    P – Matt Maynard, Catlin Gabel Soph


    C – Weston Groth, Horizon Christian Jr.


    C – Nate Cantonwine, Blanchet Catholic Jr.


    1B – Jarrett Putnam, Pleasant Hill Sr.


    1B – Cameron Stansfield, Colton Jr.


    IF – Mitchell Williamson, Pleasant Hill Sr.


    IF – Tony Flores, Stanfield/Echo Soph


    OF – Caleb King, Taft Frosh


    OF – Kevin Wheeler, Cascade Christian Jr.


    OF – Tanner Smith, St. Mary’s Jr.

  • Class 3A softball all-state teams: Kaylee Buhrkuhl of Santiam Christian, Sarah Probasco of Rainier claim top honors

    Buhrkuhl is player of the year; Probasco is pitcher of the year; Rob Umbenhower of Dayton is coach of the year.

    CLASS 3A SOFTBALL ALL-STATE SELECTIONS

    Player of the year: Kaylee Buhrkuhl – Senior – Santiam Christian


    Pitcher of the year: Sarah Probasco – Junior – Rainier


    Coach of the year: Rob Umbenhower – Dayton 


    FIRST TEAM


    Pitchers


    Alyx Crager – Senior – Salem Academy


    Sarah Probasco – Junior – Rainier


    Catchers


    Cheyanne Rimer – Senior – Scio


    Cooper Ringnalda – Senior – Dayton


    Infielders


    Kaylee Buhrkuhl – Senior – Santiam Christian


    Kylee Hill – Sophomore – Dayton


    Aspen Norman – Freshman – Rainier


    Miah Slater – Senior – Elgin/Imbler


    Outfielders


    Jessica Gibson – Senior – Rainier


    Teddi Hop – Junior – Dayton


    Traci Tolman – Senior – Vale


    Kelsey Wilkinson – Junior – Taft


    First Baseman


    Racheal Fluke – Junior – Dayton


    Utility


    Sierra Ray – Senior – Dayton


    Designated player


    Corlynn Perry – Senior – Vale


    SECOND TEAM


    Pitchers


    Katie McCardell – Senior – Taft


    Becky Patterson – Senior – Colton


    Shelby Saylors – Senior – Rainier


    Catchers


    Kami Gray – Sophomore – Rainier


    Babe Nash – Senior – Grant Union


    Infielders


    Jadyn Crape – Sophomore – Rainier


    Wednesday Lewis – Freshman – Taft


    Analyssa Ruiz – Sophomore – Blanchet Catholic


    Amanda Trenkel – Sophomore – Vale


    Outfielders


    Jamie Christopher – Junior – Echo/Stanfield


    Megan Hackenberg – Junior – Rainier


    Darcie Kanoho – Senior – Elgin/Imbler


    Reagan Martinez – Sophomore – Nyssa


    First Baseman


    Krysta Slate – Senior – Blanchet Catholic


    Utility


    Lexi Mulvaney – Sophomore – Vale


    HONORABLE MENTION


    Pitchers


    Kelsey Hawley – Junior – Vale


    Karigan Wilhelm – Junior – Elgin/Imbler


    Catcher


    Olivia Warren – Freshman – Clatskanie


    Infielders


    Sage Miller – Senior – Clatskanie


    Hannah Mizuta – Sophomore – Vale


    Josie Pratt – Senior – Rogue River


    Kristyn Young – Senior – Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa


    Outfielders


    Brittney Abbott – Senior – Clatskanie


    First Baseman     


    Kendra Cleaver – Senior – Nyssa


    Grace Reever – Sophomore – Vale


    Utility


    Landree Miethe – Sophomore – Warrenton


    Sydney Stearns – Senior – Grant Union

  • Class 5A softball all-state teams: Darian Lindsey of Pendleton, Sarah Abramson of Putnam claim top honors

    Lindsey is player of the year; Abramson is pitcher of the year; Tiffany Strnad of Putnam is coach of the year.

    CLASS 5A SOFTBALL ALL-STATE SELECTIONS

    Player of the year: Darian Lindsey, Pendleton


    Pitcher of the year: Sarah Abramson, Putnam


    Coach of the year: Tiffany Strnad, Putnam


    FIRST TEAM 


    Pitchers


    Sarah Abramson, soph., Putnam


    Mariah Mulcahy, sr., St. Helens


    Shawna Burke, sr., Marist


    Catchers


    Kayla Stocker, sr., Silverton


    Lauren Burke, soph., Marist


    Awbrie Elle Kinkade, sr., Bend


    Infielders


    Tyler Creach, soph,. Putnam


    Chandie Perez, sr., Liberty


    Maggie Buckholtz, fr., Silverton


    Grace Lenthe, sr., Ashland


    Darian Lindsey, sr., Pendleton


    Outfielders


    Kate Betschart, sr., Putnam


    Molly Nutt, sr., Sandy


    Tiah Grass, sr., Pendleton


    Alexis Morrison, jr., Pendleton


    Utility/designated hitter


    Sara McKinney, sr,. Ridgeview


    Kylie Biggs, jr., Eagle Point


    SECOND TEAM


    Pitchers


    Alex Molloy, soph., Silverton


    Megan Ayers, soph., Eagle Point


    Rachel Collins, sr., Ridgeview


    Catchers


    Michelle Sass, sr., St. Helens


    Zoe Munn, fr., Hood River Valley


    Infielders


    Paige Smotherman, sr., Liberty


    Kassidy Totten, sr., Dallas


    Anne Yates, sr., Marist


    Hannah George, sr., Ridgeview


    Ellie Richards, jr., Pendleton


    Outfielders


    Hailee Fischer, jr., St. Helens


    Makena Linn, jr., Dallas


    Maggie Roth, fr., Silverton


    Fern Spencer, soph., Ridgeview


    Utility/designated hitter


    Nicole Katyrynuik, sr., Liberty


    Hannah Wicklund, sr., Mountain View


    THIRD TEAM 


    Pitchers


    Kiersetn Murphy, jr., Pendleton


    Loryn Williams, sr,. La Salle 


    Infielders


    Yasmine El-Hat, jr., Dallas


    Avery Daniels, jr., Churchill


    Brooke Herrington, soph., Ridgeview


    Hannah Harris, jr., The Dalles


    Ivy Vann, soph., Mountain View


    Presley Turin, sr., Sandy


    Outfielders


    Sydney Nichols, soph., Putnam


    Kristin Behrends, jr., Marist


    Sydney Beck, jr., Crater


    Ruthie Ford, jr., The Dalles


    Utility/designated hitters


    Alyssa Giesbers, sr., St. Helens


    Mikayla Kopacz, jr., Hermiston


    HONORABLE MENTION


    Catcher


    Teresa Lehman, sr., Ashland


    Infielder


    Hannah Lopez, sr., Wilsonville

  • Snuff the tiki torch: Portland Fire Chief institutes burn ban

    Portland Fire Chief Erin Janssens put a complete burn ban into effect at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening citing the the heat and high winds. The ban prohibits all open-flame burning, including bonfires, ceremonial burns and tiki torches within the City of Portland and all of Multnomah County, including Gresham, Corbett, and Sauvie Island until further notice. Barbecues are still allowed.

    The Portland Fire Bureau has just nixed your plan for a backyard campfire and weinie roast this weekend.

    Portland Fire Chief Erin Janssens put a complete burn ban into effect at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening citing the the heat and high winds.

    The ban prohibits all open-flame burning, including bonfires, ceremonial burns and tiki torches within the City of Portland and all of Multnomah County, including Gresham, Corbett, and Sauvie Island until further notice. Barbecues are still allowed.

    Portland Fire crews spent much of Friday at the scene of a three-alarm fire in the Northwest Portland industrial district. On Friday evening, crews were again called out to a small brush fire at Kelley Point in North Portland.

    -- Jeff Manning
  • Friday evening Portland-area commute: Crash on I-84 east near 33rd Ave.

    Also of note: TriMet warns that the WES Commuter Rail will run slower today due to the excessive heat. All MAX lines should also be slow today.

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    PORTLAND, 6:19 p.m.: Interstate 84 east near 33rd Ave.

    The right lane of I-84 is blocked just past 33rd Ave. Jammed back to I-5.

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    PORTLAND, 6:08 p.m.: Interstate 5 north at Lombard

    A stall is blocking the middle northbound lane of I-5. Still jammed back to Terwilliger from earlier congestion.

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    PORTLAND, 5:43 p.m.: Interstate 84 west at 148th Ave.

    The middle lane of I-84 west is blocked by a stall. Traffic jammed back past 162nd. Eastbound traffic also looks slow in that area. CLEARED.

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    PORTLAND, 3:58 p.m.: Interstate 5 south near Highway 99

    The middle southbound lane of I-5 is blocked just past the Highway 99 junction. Traffic jammed back to Multnomah. 

    UPDATE, 4:52 p.m.: Crash is CLEAR. Still jammed back to Multnomah.

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    PORTLAND, 3:23 p.m.: Interstate 205 north at Glenn L. Jackson Bridge.

    An accident is blocking the left northbound lane of I-205 north. Traffic jammed back to Clackamas from earlier crash/congestion. CLEARED.

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    A grass fire in the median of I-5 in Wilsonville is slowing traffic in both directions just before the Willamette River crossing.

    TriMet warns that the WES Commuter Rail will run slower today due to the excessive heat.  All MAX lines should also be slow today. Joe Rose talked a bit about the reasoning behind it in this post.

    ODOT also has scheduled some occasional bridge lifts on the Interstate Bridge for later tonight. Crews will be greasing the cables around 10:30 p.m. that will cause intermittent  20 minute delays until 8 a.m. Saturday.

    The MAX Red Line will experience disruptions on Saturday between Gateway and the Portland Airport for track improvements. Shuttle buses will be in place.

    The central loop of the Portland Streetcar will also be blocked starting at 7 p.m. tonight at the Broadway Bridge. Crews will be painting the bridge and will cut the electricity that will close the loop for two months.

    EDIT: Looks like the entire bridge will be closed to traffic this weekend.

    Follow the Oregonian's commuting alerts on Twitter: @TrafficPortland

  • Business Movers: Shannon Berg, Ben Forstag, Eileen Frack, John Hopkins, John Kilian, Jan Robertson, Lance Steinberg

    A collection of award winners, and new managerial hires, transitions and promotions in Oregon and southwest Washington.

    ARTS

    JanRobertson2015(150).jpgJan Robertson

    PORTLAND -- The Regional Arts & Culture Council board of directors has re-elected Jan Robertson as its chair for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.

    Robertson is the chief executive officer and a partner of Norris, Beggs & Simpson Companies and serves an advocate for the arts locally and nationally.

    She has held leadership roles in Young Audiences nationally for more than a decade. She received the Daily Journal of Commerce Newsmaker of the Year Award in 2012, and the Portland Business Journal's Orchid Award in 2008 for her business and civic contributions.

    Phillip T. Hillaire has been elected vice chair. Hillaire is a member of the Lummi Tribe. He is involved in protecting tribal sovereignty, cultures, arts and traditions. He has coordinated fundraising events for Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, and planned conferences and handled communications for the Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians.

    Eileen L. Day has been elected treasurer. She became a certified public accountant in 1997. In 2003, she joined Portland Center Stage as the finance director. In 2005, she joined Holmes & Company and has been the audit partner since 2007.

    Eric R. Hormel has been re-elected secretary. He works in Perkins' Legacy Planning group, specializing in working with high net worth individuals and their families.

    Verlea G. Briggs, Mike Golub and Susheela Jayapal round out the executive committee. Other continuing board members include Nik Blosser, Robert Bucker, Daryl Dixon, Lew Frederick, Debbie Glaze, Angela Hult, Dana Ingram, Joe Krumm, David R. Lofland Jr., Linda McGeady, and Joanna Priestley.

    New members elected to the board are Katy A. Brooks, Raymond C. Cheung, Osvaldo 'Ozzie' Gonzalez, Brenda L. Meltebeke, Steve Rosenbaum and Shyla M. Spicer.

    Board and staff profiles are available online.

    AUTOMOTIVE

    PORTLAND -- Daimler Trucks North America has appointed Eileen Frack to the position of general manager of Human Resources.

    Eileen_Frack.jpgEileen Frack

    Frack will succeed David Carson, who was appointed president and chief executive officer of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation.

    Frack also was named a member of the Daimler Trucks North America's Operating Committee. Her tenure for both positions will begin Aug. 1.  

    The Portland resident started her career with Daimler Trucks in 2005 as the director of the Office of Tax Affairs and International Trade Compliance.

    She moved into her current role as director of Executive Management Development in 2010 where she has been a driving force for the company on leadership and cultural topics.

    She also brings more than 20 years of additional financial and leadership experience, including positions at NIKE and Kimberly-Clark.  

    Frack holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Oregon State University.

    COMMERCE

    PORTLAND -- John L. Hopkins, president and chief executive officer of NuScale Power of Portland, has been elected as vice chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

    Hopkins succeeds Michael Ducker, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight, and will serve a one-year term.

    Prior to joining NuScale Power, Hopkins held several executive positions in his 24 years of service with Fluor Corporation, a Fortune 500 international engineering and construction company.

    He serves as a member of the executive board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Nuclear Energy Institute board of directors, and senior policy adviser of I Squared Capital.

    FINANCE

    LanceSteinbergphoto.jpgLance Steinberg

    PORTLAND -- Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network has for the seventh consecutive year designated Lance Steinberg as a member of the firm's Premier Advisors Program.

    The designation reflects Steinberg's achievement of professional success by "meeting or exceeding Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Networks' high standards as measured by one or more of the milestones for revenue generation, educational attainment and client-service best practices."

    Steinberg, president of the Steinberg Investment Group, has been a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network for seven years and has 22 years experience in the brokerage industry.

    He earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Oregon and lives in Portland with Mary and their three children.

    HEALTH

    TROUTDALE -- The Academy of General Dentistry recently honored Dr. John H. Kilian with its Mastership Award.

    Eastside 389A9791.jpgJohn Kilian 

    This award is the academy's highest honor and one of the most prestigious designations within the profession. To earn this award the dentist completed 1,100 hours of dental continuing education.

    As recipient, Kilian joins more than 2,200 Academy of General Dentistry Masters, from more than six decades, who have gone above and beyond the basic requirements to care for their patients' oral health.

    Kilian graduated from the Oregon Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry in 1975 and currently practices dentistry in Troutdale.

    He and his wife, Cindy, have six children and four grandchildren.

    PUBLIC AFFAIRS

    ShannonBerg300x400.jpgShannon Berg

    PORTLAND -- Shannon Berg has been named managing partner of the Portland office of Gallatin Public Affairs.

    Berg will lead the firm's Portland operations and will continue to provide consulting services to Gallatin clients and lead the firm's marketing activities.

    Berg has more than 15 years' experience in public affairs and strategic communications. Prior to joining Gallatin in 2008, Berg was the president of a communications consulting firm in Detroit, Michigan and served as the director of communications for the City of Detroit. 

    She is chair of the Leadership Portland Alumni Association, a member of the board of Fruit and Flower Childcare Center. and past ex-officio board member of the Portland Business Alliance.

    WORKPLACE

    PORTLAND -- Ben Forstag has been hired as managing director of Mac's List, a career development resource that connects creative professionals with meaningful and impactful work with social enterprises and other service-oriented institutions.

    He is responsible for overseeing the organization's growing editorial and business operations.

    Forstag.jpgBen Forstag

    Forstag has an extensive background in communications and nonprofit marketing, primarily in the healthcare sector. Previously, he served as communications director for the American Tinnitus Association of Portland and as senior communications director at the American Telemedicine Association of Washington, D.C.

    He also serves as a volunteer board member of Common Good Consulting, which provides legal and regulatory support to small nonprofits.

    -- Compiled by Vickie Kavanagh

    vkavanagh@oregonian.com
    503-294-5913; okavkid

  • Class 5A baseball all-state teams: Tyler Parker of Liberty, Ryan Ward of Hood River Valley claim top honors

    Parker is player of the year; Ward is pitcher of the year; Erich Harjo of Hood River Valley is coach of the year.

    CLASS 5A BASEBALL ALL-STATE SELECTIONS

    Player of the year: Tyler Parker, Liberty


    Pitcher of the year: Ryan Ward, Hood River Valley


    Coach of the year: Erich Harjo, Hood River Valley


    PITCHERS


    First team


    Dakota Carter, Bend, junior


    Logan Hatley, Dallas, senior


    Ryan Ward, Hood River Valley, senior


    Jared Akin, Liberty, senior


    Second team


    Kam Walker, Hood River Valley, senior


    Alex Martin, Putnam, junior


    Tanner Cantwell, Marist, senior


    Colby Scott, Summit, junior


    Ryan Kaser, Liberty, senior


    Honorable mention


    Jake Owens, North Eugene, senior


    CATCHERS


    First team


    Cal Waterman, Summit, junior


    Dane Stapley, North Eugene, senior


    Second team


    Adam Cameron, Hood River Valley, sophomore


    James Anderson, Crescent Valley, sophomore


    Honorable mention


    KJ Strickland, Churchill, senior


    Frey Birdwell, Corvallis, senior


    FIRST BASEMEN


    First team


    Derek Hogate, Churchill, senior


    Second team


    Alex Merino, Crescent Valley, senior


    Honorable mention


    Jacob Parsons, Bend, senior


    INFIELDERS


    First team


    George Mendazona, Ridgeview, junior


    Zack Zalesky, Corvallis, junior


    Matt Haney, Marist, junior


    Skyler Hunter, Hood River Valley, junior


    Matt Kelly, Wilsonville, senior


    Second team


    Cameron Himes, Bend, junior


    Damon Peters, Hillsboro, junior


    Alec Cook, Springfield, senior


    Dustin Meyer, Silverton, senior


    John Gederos, Lebanon, senior


    Honorable mention


    Austin Fetters-Duffy, Churchill, senior


    Renner Stecki, Liberty, junior


    OUTFIELDERS


    First team


    Tyler Parker, Liberty, senior


    Hank Forrest, Churchill, senior


    Joe Casey, Crescent Valley, junior


    Hunter McDonald, Bend, senior


    Second team


    Jerry Carroll, Ashland, senior


    Blaise Sims, Crescent Valley, sophomore


    Cole Smith, Hermiston, senior


    Jason Garcia, Summit, junior


    Honorable mention


    J.J. Spitler, Bend, senior


    Rylee Jackson, North Eugene, senior


    Kyler Lunny, Pendleton, senior


    Matt Neibergall, La Salle, freshman


    UTILITY


    First team


    Tommy Ahlstrom, North Eugene, senior


    Second team


    Elliot Willy, Bend, junior


    DESIGNATED HITTERS


    First team


    Anders Green, Silverton, senior


    Second team


    Trevor Vill, Marist, senior

  • Child abducted in stolen truck out of Fairview found in Milwaukie

    Cell phone tracker helped police located the stolen truck and the 11-year-old boy who was in the back seat, Fairview Police Chief Ken Johnson said.

    Tracking a missing child's cellphone, police in Milwaukie in less than 30 minutes located the 11-year-old and his alleged abductor who had driven off with the boy in a truck stolen Friday morning in Fairview.

    The 11-year-old was in the back seat of a truck left running at the Shell gas station at Fairview Parkway and Northeast Sandy Boulevard when a stranger got in and drove off, police said.

    Robinette.jpgKenneth Robinette, 56 (from May 2015) 

    Fairview police immediately put out a regional alert for the stolen truck, a blue 2013 Ford F-250 with Oregon license 9Q6088.

    Fairview Police Chief Ken Johnson said his officers were trying to get a ping from the boy's iPhone, but were having trouble. A relative was able to provide a potential location through a personal tracking device for the phone, he said.

    About 9:25 a.m., Milwaukie police spotted the truck in the area of Southeast 36th Avenue and Roswell Street after Fairview police told them the boy's cellphone was mapping to that location.

    "The car was parked, and the child was out of it,'' said Greg Elkins, Milwaukie police spokesman. "And the suspect was running away.''


    Police, with the help of an Oregon City police canine unit, stopped and arrested Kenneth Robinette, 56.

    He's likely to face allegations of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and kidnapping after he's treated and released from Milwaukie Providence Hospital, where he was taken for injuries sustained while being taken into custody.

    The boy wasn't harmed, police said. A Fairview officer drove the boy's father to Milwaukie so he could be reunited immediately with his child, Johnson said. 

    The boy and his father are from The Dalles and were just driving through Fairview when the truck was stolen, the Fairview police chief said.

    "Thank goodness, he's fine,'' Johnson said. "He's being interviewed now. He did a phenomenal job for an 11-year-old.''

    -- Maxine Bernstein

    mbernstein@oregonian.com
    503-221-8212; @maxoregonian

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