By Angelica Carrillo and News StaffPublished: Feb 18, 2015 at 8:05 PM PSTLast Updated: Feb 19, 2015 at 5:47 PM PST
Brad Black and his wife were tracing their family tree through an online ancestry site when they learned his great grandfather had been committed to the Oregon State Hospital in 1930.
"We didn't know how he got there, how long he has been there," he said. "One thing led to another, we went on the website and took a look and there was Great Grandpa Elwood - he was there, you know, number 3009."
Black's family is not alone: The ashes of more than 3,400 people are still at the hospital.
The 77th annual Oregon Logging Conference runs through Saturday at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Forestry professionals and loggers are in town to see $150 million worth of new equipment and attend workshops.
Former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes is reportedly fighting back against a state order requiring her to release emails related to her public service. The Oregonian says Hayes has vowed to go to court to fight that state order.
"I am sad to share that we learned Tuesday that Lauren Jones, a freshman student-athlete who lived in Barnhart Hall, died unexpectedly. This is a devastating loss for our community, and to her family, friends, classmates, coaches, faculty, advisors and team mates who knew her best," Frances Bronet,
Acting Senior Vice President and Provost, wrote in a letter to the University of Oregon campus Thursday.