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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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Looking Back — Harbor paper

Preparing the ground for building the Grays Harbor Pulp and Paper mill in August of 1927. Now that the dismantling of the defunct mill has begun it won’t be long until the site looks very much like it did 87 years ago. If you have any information on this photo or others from this feature, visit and submit it via the websites feedback form.

Fire danger warning issued

Charles Wallace, Deputy Director of Grays Harbor County Emergency Management, has announced a Red Flag Warning has been issued for Grays Harbor, King, Pierce, Lewis, Thurston, Kitsap, Jefferson, Clallam and Mason counties from 6 a.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Friday. High humidity, warm temperatures and gusty winds will contribute to active fire behavior and rapid rates of spread on existing fires.