Ron Cooper


PHOTOS: Crews from local construction company don protective gear to clean out first responder vehicles

Clad in full hazmat suits, employees of 3R’s Construction spray an antiviral disinfectant into the interior of a car from the Aumsville Police Department on Thursday. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) The COVID-19 outbreak has kept first responders in Salem very busy. It’s also meant their vehicles need to be disinfected to[Read More…]


And now a break from the pandemic….

A tractor operator has no worries about social distancing as he tackles spring chores in a field on Kuebler Boulevard in south Salem. The temperature crept above 70 on Thursday, April 9, and will be in the 60s in the next few days, according to the National Weather Service. (Ron[Read More…]


PHOTO GALLERY: Signs of the times crop up across Salem

Signs in windows and doorways throughout Salem are alerting residents to changing business hours and access limits as life adjusts to pandemic times. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) In many ways, signs tell the story. Signs of warning. Signs of sorrow. Signs of determination. Signs of hope. Signs of solidarity. Hand-written or[Read More…]