5 Stories for Saturday: Davis jail death, Ogden City Council finances released

Saturday , August 12, 2017 - 4:45 AM

JACOB SCHOLL, Standard-Examiner Staff

The weekend is here, Northern Utah. 

Here are a few stories from Friday that you should know about to start your weekend.

1. A year after Layton man's hanging death in Davis jail, family seeks answers

The pain struck so deep, she couldn’t drive through Farmington again for weeks.

And not until now, nearly a year later, has she summoned the emotional strength to start asking questions about what happened to her brother.

Maxine Toledo of Layton said Max Toledo, 35, died Aug. 28, 2016, at Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, two days after he arrived there by ambulance from the Davis County Jail.

2. Ogden has its charms, but some worry the city’s older core is on the decline 

Back when she was a kid, Roxy Marocchi says life in Ogden’s older core was simpler, safer.

“When I was growing up, we didn’t even have keys to our homes,” she said. You didn’t have to lock your doors because you didn’t have to worry about thieves.

Now 62, she says the city is a changed place, and it hasn’t been for the better. She keeps the doors locked on her East Central Ogden home — on Jackson Avenue around the corner from her childhood home on Capitol Street — and has installed motion lights and security cameras to ward off break-ins.

3. Idaho triple homicide victims from Ogden remembered for kindness, compassion

In the last post she left on Facebook, Nadja Medley, 48, answered “a little survey more suited for folks over 30.”

Her answers come across as confident and relaxed, written by a woman who was enjoying life.

8. Last thought you have before going to bed? - Life is good. 9. Do you miss being a child? - Nope

That was June 4.

On Tuesday, Aug. 8, the Canyon County Coroner’s Office in Idaho officially identified Nadja Medley and her 14-year-old daughter, Payton Medley, as two of the three victims whose bodies were found hidden behind a shed and covered with a tarp on property in Caldwell, Idaho, on June 19. Police say they were shot to death.

4. Donations to Ogden council candidates range from $0 to thousands of dollars

The 14 candidates competing for three Ogden City Council seats in the Aug. 15 primary submitted initial campaign finance reports Tuesday, and those documents showed wide variations in support and spending. 

And while contributions to city council races, especially before a primary election, tend to be tame in comparison to the millions of dollars spent on higher profile state and federal candidates, Terri McCulloch believes the documents are still important to peruse. McCulloch is co-leader of Weber County’s League of Women Voters.

5. Fix likely on the way in Ogden sink hole saga, but who pays is up in the air

It appears Ogden City will step in and fix a leaking canal pipe that runs underneath 4th Street, but settling the final bill might be an issue.

Representatives from the Ogden attorney’s office, the city’s engineering department, Lynne Irrigation and residents who live near a reoccurring sink hole caused by the leak, met Wednesday afternoon to discuss the problem.

Contact digital producer Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl.

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