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Eastbound Lane of Price Road to Close Thursday

May 14, 2019

Continued lane closures are planned this month to facilitate the ongoing Price Road Rehabilitation project. Bartlesville City Manager Mike Bailey has news for you if you were getting used to traveling along the eastbound lane of Price Road lately. Currently, the westbound lane is closed t ... read more »

Strom Sees Card Skimmer Bill Signed Into Law Monday

May 14, 2019

Governor Kevin Stitt signs a bill into law that Oklahoma District 10 Representative Judd Strom has been working on. House Bill 2380 makes possessing a credit card skimmer — commonly used in credit card fraud — a criminal offense. Strom represents parts of Washington, Osage and Now ... read more »

BHS Students Join Emmy Winning Composer Tuesday

May 14, 2019

An original member of the multi-platinum-selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra is bringing his music education program to Bartlesville High School. International recording artist and Emmy award-winning composer Mark Wood will bring his program, “Electrify Your Strings!” to Bartlesville ... read more »

Pawhuska Junior High Building to be Utilized Differently

May 13, 2019

At Monday evening's school board meeting in Pawhuska, it was determined that the junior high building would re-open to house sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.   Superintendent David Cash gave a financial report showing that everything was trending in the right direction. ... read more »

Commissioners Get Updates From Across the County

May 13, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska and got a lot accomplished.   Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts let the commissioners know they were continuing to get grant money to assist with storm shelters across the county. In J ... read more »

Gun Found in Madison Middle School Bathroom

May 13, 2019

A concerned parent alerted staff at Madison Middle School in Bartlesville of a missing gun at home that a student might have taken to school Monday morning. Granger Meador, the Executive Director of Communications for Bartlesville Public Schools said the incident took place as soon as school ... read more »

BPD to Hold Fallen Officers Memorial

May 13, 2019

The Bartlesville Police Department will honor fallen officers on Wednesday. The event is in conjunction with the city of Bartlesville declaring this week as Peace Officers Memorial Week. Bartlesville police chief Tracy Roles honored serval active officers at last week’s city council meeting ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Discuss Healthcare Plan

May 13, 2019

The county healthcare plan carried the bulk of the discussion at Monday morning’s meeting of the Nowata County Commissioners. In previous weeks Brandon Bartee from Ameribank Group Benefits had presented information to the commissioners and had asked for an opportunity to bid to be the healt ... read more »

Hit-and-Run Suspect Tracked Down After Abuse Report

May 13, 2019

A Bartlesville with an active warrant for a March hit-and-run incident was arrested after a report of domestic abuse was called in on Saturday. 18-year-old Treyson Chapman appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing charges of leaving the scene of accident and domestic abuse. ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Cocaine Possession

May 13, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested after a search of his vehicle produced cocaine and a large amount of cash. Deante Williams appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing multiple charges including possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of drug proceeds and driv ... read more »

Not Guilty Plea's Entered in Meidl Murder Case

May 13, 2019

Not guilty plea’s were entered by Terry Lee Donaldson Jr. and Thomas Wayne Alexander, two co-defendants charged in the August 2018 murder of Gregg Meidl. Both were present for a formal arraignment on Monday morning at the Washington County Courthouse. Donaldson’s lawyer, Travis Sm ... read more »

Commissioners Recognize County Clerk's Service

May 13, 2019

The Washington County Commissioners present Marjorie Parrish, the County Clerk, with a retirement gift and a card this morning. Parrish will retire at the end of the month. She said she is grateful for being able to work with the Commissioners over the years. Their willingness to work well to ... read more »

Sales Tax Increase on the Line Ahead of Election

May 13, 2019

Precincts and polling times are available for the Special Municipal Election for the City of Dewey. Polls will open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14th. Poll places are listed below: Precinct 62 - First Church of God, 222 S. Osage in Dewey Precinct 73 - Dewey Church of ... read more »

Dr. Piper Gives Final Commencement Speech

May 13, 2019

Oklahoma Wesleyan University held its commencement ceremonies on Saturday at Lyon Chapel. University President Dr. Everett Piper gave his final commencement address as the school’s president. After 17 years, Dr. Piper handed over the reigns to Dr. Jim Dunn. Dr. Dunn will become the ... read more »

United Way Looking Ahead at Change for 2019

May 13, 2019

Bartlesville Regional United Way announced last week that they reached their 2018 goal to raise $2.3 million for their 13 partner agencies. President and CEO Lisa Cary said those 13 partner agencies are do a huge part of the work in making the communities in Nowata, Osage and Washington Count ... read more »