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Daily World and local weeklies acquired by Sound Publishing

Sound Publishing Inc. a Black Press subsidiary, has acquired, effective Oct. 1, the three times per week Daily World of Aberdeen from Stephens Media. The details of the purchase were not disclosed. The transaction also includes The Vidette at Montesano, the North Coast News at Ocean Shores and the South Beach Bulletin at Westport. All are weekly newspapers.

Trial for man charged with killing baby is pushed back

The trial of Patrick Parnel, charged with first degree murder for allegedly killing his newborn daughter, was scheduled to start Tuesday but has been pushed back to Oct. 28 after his attorney failed to show up for a pretrial hearing on Monday, according to the Grays Harbor County Court Administrator’s office.

Closed Aberdeen businesses open under new names

An Italian restaurant, coffee shop and ice cream parlor that closed in downtown Aberdeen last week have reopened under new names and ownership, said an attorney representing the businesses. The former businesses were part of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding that included more than $500,000 in debt to the state for unpaid taxes and fees.

Car hits barrier on Cosi Hill

A 17-year-old Raymond resident was transported by aid vehicle to Grays Harbor Community Hospital after her car hit a barrier when she lost control Monday morning on Highway 101 two miles south of Cosmopolis, the State Patrol reported.

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Tough budget choices ahead for county

The Grays Harbor County commissioners will be faced with some difficult budget decisions in the next few months as they deal with lower revenue projections for 2015 and ever-increasing expenditures, largely because of decisions made giving nearly every county employee a raise, paying for higher rates to special funds and recent hirings.