This past week, the Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer announced that he will not be filing criminal charges against Ethan Asbach, the young man who has admitted firing a shot in the dark killing both Aron Christensen and his dog Buzzo. People following the story have been treated to Lewis County Sheriff Snaza and Lewis County Prosecutor Meyer pointing fingers at each other for the botched investigation of Aron's death with the Snaza saying essentially "nothing to see here" and the Prosecutor saying essentially the Keystone Cops would have done a better job.
This is the whole story.
The Lewis County Sheriff's Deputy first on the scene thought the bullet hole in Aron was caused by a stick. Needless to say, that conclusion is hard to swallow considering both a dog and a man were lying dead. Either an inordinate lack of curiosity, incompetence, or direction from a superior seems to have affected the investigation.
The next chapters of the story is where the pathologist reported the desire of Snaza to influence medical findings. This is not the responsibility of the sheriff and he should give no direction to an independent pathologist.
What the public has not been told is that there are apparent connections between the Sheriff's Office and the shooter's relatives.
MENLO - Pe Ell-Willapa Valley's Connor Keeton pitched a 5-inning no-hitter against Mossyrock Saturday at Trojan Field in Pe Ell. The Titans won 10-0. Keeton, a sophomore at WVHS, struck out 6 and did not walk anybody during the gem.
"He was so good today - mixed it up well and just plain threw outs," PWV Head Baseball Coach Kent Smaciarz told the Herald. "The guys played great behind him and he refused to give in. Even more than no hits, my favorite thing was he didn't walk anyone. His resolve to not give away free bags is what really allowed him to control the game."
Catching the game for the Titans was Connor's older brother, Garrett, a senior.
Norm Olsen and
Hold Card Truth
Sunday Afternoon Live audiences are in for a real treat: Our very own Norm Olsen--singer, guitarist, and fiddler-- will be onstage at the historic Raymond Theatre on Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. He will be joined by his band Hold Card Truth, an ensemble of buddies and musical soul-mates: Dave Walker (guitar) and Ben Rumbles (drums), both of South Bend, and Evan Sansom (electric bass) of Raymond. Together they will have you wondering how so much talent can be found in our own backyard. Norm's wonderful vocals--true, fluid and soulful--are given excellent support by his band as they deliver audience-pleasing classic country tunes.
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