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Bartlesville Man Arrested for Assaulting Woman, Police Officer

Jan 06, 2020

A Bartlesville man was arrested after he allegedly choked a female and kicked a police officer in the groin. Cody Allison appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing charges of domestic assault by strangulation, assault on an officer and attempted escape from custody. Accord ... read more »

Osage County Nutrition Program in Need of Funding

Jan 06, 2020

At Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting in Pawhuska, Nutrition Director Kyme Vincent came to the commissioners asking for $80,000 in support of the program. This is something she does on a yearly basis, but Vincent says she is having to ask a little bit earlier than normal thi ... read more »

Friends of Scouting Dinner to be Held in February

Jan 06, 2020

The 2020 Friends of Scouting Annual Patron Dinner for the Cherokee Area Boy Scouts of America will be held next month. The dinner will take place at the Bartlesville Community Center on Thursday, Feb. 27th at 6:30 p.m. The Cherokee Area BSA wants to honor all of its Friends of Scouting patron ... read more »

REAP Grants Signed at Monday's Commissioner Meeting

Jan 06, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting at the courthouse in Pawhuska Monday morning and got a number of things accomplished.   The commissioners chose Heritage Hills Construction and Roofing to make repairs to the county treasurer's roof. Th ... read more »

County EOC Signature Page Approved by Commissioners

Jan 06, 2020

Kary Cox, the Executive Director for Washington County Emergency Management, presented a signature page for an Emergency Operations Plan to the Washington County Commissioners on Monday. During that presentation, Cox said it was a little redundant since the commissioners approved the Emergenc ... read more »

Commissioners Select Firm to Repair Treasurer's Roof

Jan 06, 2020

The Osage County Treasurer's roof in Pawhuska is in desperate need of repair. At Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners reviewed bids from firms who wished to make those repairs. After careful consideration, they chose to go with Heritage Hills Constructio ... read more »

Red Cross Partners with NFL to Get More Blood Donors

Jan 06, 2020

With the holidays behind us, the American Red Cross is looking for any blood donors that they can find. Currently, the Red Cross has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – to help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the ... read more »

Annual Jail Inspection Conducted in Washington County

Jan 06, 2020

An inspection of the Washington County Detention Center in Bartlesville was conducted by the Washington County Commissioners on Monday morning. Commissioner Mike Dunlap said he was very pleased by what he saw during the inspection. He said the building looks just as good as it did when it was ... read more »

Arvest Bank Conducts Pay It Forward Campaign

Jan 03, 2020

Arvest Bank associates conducted a “Pay it Forward” campaign the week of Dec. 16th, performing random acts of kindness throughout the area. More specifically, each branch in Bartlesville, Dewey, Nowata and Vinita – as well as Caney, Kan. – were given $100 to pay it for ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Appoint LaRue as Chairman

Jan 06, 2020

Burke LaRue was appointed as the chairman of the Nowata County Commissioners for the 2020 calendar year at Monday morning’s meeting. Doug Sonenberg had previously served as the chairman for the last two year’s. LaRue’s first suggestion as chairman was to bring the process of ... read more »

Controlled Grass Fire West of Copan

Jan 04, 2020

The smoke you saw in the sky west of Copan Saturday was coming from the "controlled burn of field grass," according to the Hulah Volunteer Fire Department Chief who was on the scene. According to fire chief John Strom, he and three other volunteer fire fighters were monitoring ... read more »

Man Arrested in Connection to Missing Bartlesville Man

Jan 04, 2020

According to the Pima County Sheriff's Office in Arizona, a man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a vehicle belonging to a missing Bartlesville man. On Friday, January 3rd, 2020, at about 8:00 p.m., deputies arrested  21-year-old Daylan Jacob Thornton (pictured top right) &n ... read more »

Light Meeting Scheduled for Dewey City Council

Jan 04, 2020

In their first meeting of 2020, the Dewey City Council will consider amending its zoning ordinance. Storage of large recreational vehicles, recreational equipment and other equipment will be weighed when they consider the ordinance’s amendment. Later in the meeting, the Dewey City Counc ... read more »

Commissioners to Conduct Annual Jail Inspection, More

Jan 04, 2020

The election of a chairman and vice chairman for the Board of Washington County Commissioners for the 2020 Calendar Year will take place when the Commissioners meet again. Afterwards, the Commissioners will conduct their annual inspection of the Washington County Detention Center in Bartlesvi ... read more »

Subpoenas Issued in Trial Against Alleged Ramona Slayer

Jan 03, 2020

Several subpoenas were recently issued for the State of Oklahoma’s trial against Daniel Hines, a Ramona man facing first degree murder charges. Hines is accused of shooting and killing 58-year-old Robert Brown in rural Ramona in April 2019. After the alleged slaying Hines fled the area ... read more »