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Commissioners Approve Rental Agreement for Parking

Jan 07, 2020

A rental parking agreement for five parking spaces from First Presbyterian Church was approved by the Washington County Commissioners on Monday. District 1 Commissioner Mitch Antle said these spots are currently held by five staff members at the Court Clerk's Office. He said they will tak ... read more »

NWS: Fire Weather Watch Posted for Wednesday

Jan 07, 2020

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. * AFFECTED AREA...In Oklahoma, Osage, Washington, Nowata, Pawnee, Tulsa, Rogers, and Creek counties. * WIND...South 20 TO 30 mph with gusts to 35 ... read more »

Adams Lane Closures to Help Facilitate Project

Jan 07, 2020

Micah Siemers, Bartlesville’s Director of Engineering, on Tuesday said lane closures in the 300 block of Adams Boulevard will facilitate work on the Downtown Storm Sewer Improvement project currently underway in the area. Westbound lanes on Adams Boulevard between the Bartlesville Commu ... read more »

Ocheleta Felon Charged with Firearm Possession

Jan 07, 2020

An Ocheleta man was arrested after being pulled over for driving on a suspended license. William Young Sr. was also in possession of a Ruger LCP .380 firearm in his vehicle. Young has felony convictions in Washington County in 2000, 2009 and 2013. Two of which were violent. Oklahoma Felons are no ... read more »

Crime Down 30-Percent in the City of Bartlesville

Jan 07, 2020

Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles has provided crime numbers for 2019 compared to the numbers from 2018. The overall numbers suggest that there was just under a 31-percent reduction in crime in the City of Bartlesville. Chief Roles did admit that the first quarter of 2019 did make him ner ... read more »

Bartlesville Business Buzz

Jan 07, 2020

The city of Bartlesville has recently welcomed a developer and a combo restaurant business--both at the site of the old Kmart property at the intersection of Frank Phillips Blvd and US 75 --with monetary incentives. In October of 2019, The Bartlesville City Council moved to accept the recomme ... read more »

Donaldson Bound Over in 2018 Burglary Case

Jan 07, 2020

A preliminary hearing was held at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday for Terry Donaldson Jr. On top of first degree murder charges, Donaldson is also being charged with burglary and attempted robbery with a weapon for an incident that occurred prior to the alleged murder of Gregg Meidl. ... read more »

Trade Between Dewey Fire, Caney Still on the Table

Jan 07, 2020

Dewey Fire Chief Chad Schueler made an appearance at the Dewey City Council meeting on Monday night with a trade in mind. It was at this time that Chief Schueler asked about putting the trade of tanker trucks with the Caney Fire Department in Kansas on the Council’s next agenda. There w ... read more »

High Fire Danger in the Forecast for Wednesday

Jan 07, 2020

A high fire threat is in the forecast for your Wednesday, and Kary Cox, the Director for Washington County Emergency Management, is asking you to use caution. The fire spread rate is one of the biggest concerns. Cox said fire spread rates will be anywhere between 150 to 300 feet per minute on ... read more »

Commissioner Dunlap Named as 2020 Board Chairman

Jan 07, 2020

The gavel was handed to the new chairman of the Washington County Commissioners on Monday during the Commissioners’ first meeting of the year. District One Commissioner Mitch Antle served as the Chairman for the Board of Washington County Commissioners in 2019. The gavel now belongs to ... read more »

Funds Being Used to Help Develop New Business

Jan 06, 2020

The Bartlesville City Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening at City Hall and decided to take $150,000 from the economic development fund and use it as development assistance for the combined Jimmy's Egg/Bricktown Brewery Building on the former K-Mart site. President ... read more »

Dewey Looks to Stow Away Problematic Vehicles, More

Jan 06, 2020

Amendments to the City of Dewey's Zoning Ordinance were considered during a regular City Council meeting on Monday night. City Manager Kevin Trease said that the Dewey Code Enforcement created five amendments for the Council to discuss concerning the storage of recreational vehicles, recr ... read more »

BPD K9 Borg Expected to Recover from GDV Surgery

Jan 06, 2020

According to the Bartlesville Police Department, a K9 named Borg was taken to Tulsa on Saturday for emergency gastropexy surgery. The American College of Veterinary Surgeons says, “Gastropexy may be performed in healthy dogs to help prevent the occurrence of gastric dilatation and volvu ... read more »

Bruno Busy Dealing With Medical Marijuana Questions

Jan 06, 2020

Planning and Zoning Director of Osage County, Jake Bruno, told county commissioners on Monday that he is staying plenty busy. Bruno says he fields many questions dealing with medical marijuana laws as the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority continues to sort through the legal process.   ... read more »

Dewey Man Fails to Register as Sex Offender

Jan 06, 2020

A Dewey man previously convicted of sexual battery in 2007 was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender. Robert Conley appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing the felony charge. According to an affidavit, deputies showed up at Conley’s listed address on B ... read more »