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Emergency Issues on Washington County Board of Commissioners Agenda

Apr 27, 2015

Washington County Emergency Management Director Kary Cox presented a request for a Second Quarter payment for a Performance Grant during the Board of Commissioners regular Monday morning meeting, which was approved. Another issue related to emergencies, an agreement with the city of Bartlesville ... read more »

Bartlesville City Pools to be Managed by YMCA

Apr 27, 2015

With cost savings and efficiency in mind, the Bartlesville City Council has contracted with the Richard Kane YMCA to manage the city pools. Lisa Beeman, interim Parks Supervisor, said that YMCA Executive Director, Robert Phillips has a lot of pool management experience. Under YMCA management, ... read more »

Bartlesville City Residential Clean Up Continues Through Saturday

Apr 27, 2015

The city of Bartlesville is holding a Spring Clean Up for Bartlesville residents only through May 2nd. City Manager Ed Gordon said residents need to take a current water bill to the Osage landfill to dispose of household items. Items that will NOT be accepted include tires, hazardous material ... read more »

Casino Patrons Refuse Creates Cause for Concern

Apr 27, 2015

On the Agenda for this weeks meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners was the return of VIP Technology Services. Several weeks ago representatives from VIP Technology Services requested permission to conduct an audit of the City Hall and County Services phone service bills to det ... read more »

Nowata County Sheriff To Retire

Apr 27, 2015

Nowata County will soon be looking for another sheriff.  After serving as Nowata County sheriff for 17 years, James Hallett announced that he's retiring effective May 31st.  Commissioner Chairman Doug Sonenberg read Hallett's letter.  Hallett had two more years left in his ... read more »

Building Bridges Teams with United Way

Apr 26, 2015

A new initiative is being taken under the Bartlesville Regional United Way's proverbial wing.  CEO and Executive Director Jody Burch said that Building Bridges of Oklahoma will be fully funded by Bartlesville Regional United Way.   Gina Elias is Executive Director of Building ... read more »

Operation Clean House a Success

Apr 25, 2015

Efficiency was the name of the game during “Operation Clean House” on Saturday. Two traffic lanes were set up to keep vehicles moving. More than 100 volunteers from local communities and businesses unloaded the vehicles and put items on semi trailers in the Phillips 66 parking lot. Br ... read more »

Owasso Man Injured in Saturday Morning Accident

Apr 25, 2015

An Owasso man was injured in a Saturday morning accident.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 18 year-old Zachary Tatum was southbound on 135th East Avenue in Tulsa County when his pickup left the roadway on the right and hity an embankment at 103rd Street North.   Tatum was taken ... read more »

Osage Nation Prevention Program Advises Parents

Apr 24, 2015

On Thursday the Osage Nation Prevention Programs sent a press release out to encourage parents and caregivers to consider the following tips to ensure the safety of their teens and others as they take part in common May High School events, such as prom and graduation. Osage Nation Prevention ... read more »

State Representative Says There is a Possibility of a Wage Increase for Teachers

Apr 24, 2015

Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister gave a report earlier this week on her first 100 days in office. One of the first things she proposed in January was Okhigh5, a plan that would add five days of instruction to the school year and provide a $5-thousand across the board t ... read more »

Operation Clean House in Washington County Communities on Saturday

Apr 24, 2015

The weather on Saturday will not be an excuse for you to avoid Operation Clean House in Washington County. The event takes place between 8 A.M. and 2 P.M. Brian Worfolk from Phillips 66 Research said household products as well as electronics will be accepted in the Adams Boulevard Phillips 66 par ... read more »

Preliminary Hearing Set For Two Men

Apr 24, 2015

A May 12th preliminary hearing date has been set for two Bartlesville men who were involved in a shooting incident last March.  Thomas Myers and James Glenn Myers are charged with use of a vehicle while discharging a weapon.  Bartlesville police were called to the Travelers Motel w ... read more »

Nowata Gun Shop Fire Ruled Accidental

Apr 24, 2015

A report from the Oklahoma Fire Marshall's Office found that a deadly fire at Nowata Firearms was accidental.  The March 12th blaze took the life of 66-year-old Leslie Hazin after he went back inside the building, reportedly to get his gun.  The fire began around 2 P.M. with several ... read more »

Volunteers Needed for Autism Awareness Fundraiser on Saturday

Apr 24, 2015

The “Light it Up Blue Bartlesville” 5-K Race and One Mile Fun-Run happens on Saturday. Paths to Independence was created three years ago by Special Needs educator Claire Bartley and Jean Jensen, the mother of a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Bartley said as of Friday m ... read more »

House of Representatives Passes EPA Overreach Bill

Apr 24, 2015

The Oklahoma Senate created a bill to send a message to the EPA over air-quality standards. Senate Bill 676 with amendments passed by a unanimous vote in March. Earlier this week, the House of Representatives made amendments and passed the bill be a vote of 68-21. District 10 Representative Travi ... read more »