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Oak Harbor resident Charles Ringer testifies in his defense in a child rape trial that ended in a jury deadlock. Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group

Complex child rape trial ends in deadlock

The judge delacred a child rape case involving a retired Navy pilot from Oak Harbor a mistrial.

 

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Theatre brings Nutcracker to drive-in, living rooms

A popular wintertime performance will be offered virtually this year.

 

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Despite 2020, Oak Harbor deli opens doors for business

An island-wide power outage and a pandemic couldn’t keep Zanini’s Deli from opening in Oak Harbor.

 

COVID-19 outbreak being investigated at Regency

18 people have tested positive for coronavirus at a long-term care facility in Oak Harbor.

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Oak Harbor woman creates clean candles to sell during quarantine

A new mother wanted a candle she could use around her baby so she made her own.

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Superior court trial rescheduled because of COVID exposure

A domestic assault trial was delayed after a defense attorney was exposed someone with COVID-19.

Woman charged with murder in fatal stabbing

A woman who stabbed her partner during a Nov. 13 power outage has been officially accused of murder.

Woman injured in accidental shooting files lawsuit

The woman needed both legs amputated above the knee and has filed a lawsuit for damages.

Woman held on $500K bail for Friday the 13th fatal stabbing

A 38-year-old woman is accused of stabbing her fiance multiple times with a kitchen knife and causing fatal injuries during a Friday, Nov. 13, power… Continue reading

Baseboard heater cause of Oak Harbor house fire

What appeared at first to be a minor blaze still caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to the home.

Garage fire sends two Oak Harbor residents to hospital

The fire chief said it was likely caused by an overheated electrical circuit on an extension cord.

Man held on $75,000 bail for armed robbery

The man robbed Big 5 Sporting Goods in Oak Harbor and brandished a weapon on Nov. 8.

Man killed in Regatta Drive accident, passenger hurt

A man died in a car crash on Southeast Regatta Drive in Oak Harbor Thursday evening.

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Navy aircrewman Mackenzie Ball is writing and collecting letters to send to residents at HomePlace at Oak Harbor Memory Care like Dottie Luce, many of whom have not had visitors for months.

Navy woman arranging letters to send to seniors increasingly isolated by pandemic

While visiting a fundraiser at HomePlace at Oak Harbor Memory Care, Mackenzie Ball learned that some seniors had not received visitors since February. She said… Continue reading

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Navy aircrewman Mackenzie Ball is writing and collecting letters to send to residents at HomePlace at Oak Harbor Memory Care like Dottie Luce, many of whom have not had visitors for months.
Photo by Jessie Stensland/Whidbey News-Times
From left, Charles Ringer with attorneys Mari Doerner, center, and Christon Skinner.

Child rape trial begins; complicated by COVID safeguards

A retired Navy pilot from Oak Harbor has been accused of sexually abusing his stepdaughter.

Photo by Jessie Stensland/Whidbey News-Times
From left, Charles Ringer with attorneys Mari Doerner, center, and Christon Skinner.

Oak Harbor council schedules in-person budget meeting

Long-term capital projects, property tax increase among considerations

City council surveys staff morale

Oak Harbor City Council is concerned about morale, transparency and other issues among staff.

Negotiations reach an impasse over hooking Navy into city’s sewage treatment

Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns said the city has ceased talks with the Navy about sewage treatment.

OH Navy League broadcasting virtual Veterans Day program

Viewers can watch the porgram on Nov. 11 begining at 11 a.m. on local social media and channel 10.

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Two Whidbey residents receive Episcopal awards

Two Whidbey residents recently received awards from the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, recognizing their services to their parishes. Molly Felder-Grimm, a parish administrator at St.… Continue reading

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