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Upcoming Washington County Voter Registration Events

Feb 11, 2016

There have already been two elections this year, the most recent on February 9 for School Board and Special Elections. The Presidential Preferential Primary is on March 1 and if you're not registered to vote, you will not be able to take part. Even registered Independent voters will be able t ... read more »

Utility Scammers Have Been Busy

Feb 11, 2016

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is warning you to be on guard against a sophisticated consumer scam that is targeting utility customers in Oklahoma and most likely in other states as well.  The scam begins with a very realistic-sounding phone call to a utility customer warning of an over ... read more »

Boil Water Order Remains in Effect for Barnsdall

Feb 11, 2016

Six days ago, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality issued a mandatory boil water order for Barnsdall and Rural Districts #5 and # 15. As of Thursday morning, that order is still in effect. The National Guard is supplying water to local residents bringing their own containers. May ... read more »

JPMC Earns Certified Healthy Award

Feb 11, 2016

Bartlesville’s Jane Phillips Medical Center has again been recognized by the Certified Healthy Oklahoma Program. The statewide certification showcases organizations and communities that are committed to fostering environments that support healthy choices. JPMC earned the “Excellence&r ... read more »

Witherow Found Guilty

Feb 10, 2016

A Washington County jury Wednesday afternoon found 65-year old Bruce Esley Witherow guilty of trafficking in methamphetamine, use of a surveillance camera, and possession of paraphernalia.  Back in May of 2015, Bartlesville Police, agents from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, and the D ... read more »

Price of Regular Gasoline Could Fall Below a Dollar Per Gallon

Feb 10, 2016

Prices at the pump have been falling at a good pace and they could fall even farther. The price of a barrel of oil is at it's lowest level in 12 years but that's not the only reason for low prices. Will Speer, a senior petroleum analyst for Gasbuddy.com, said high gasoline inventories are ... read more »

Coffeyville City Commissioners Approve Most Action Items

Feb 10, 2016

During Tuesday evening's Coffeyville City Commissioner's meeting, several action items on the agenda were approved. Several were approved unanimously, including and ordinance to amend court costs for Municipal Court, Charter Ordinance No. 27 relating to city elections and a cereal malt be ... read more »

Final Local Election Results

Feb 09, 2016

School Board elections took place across the state of Oklahoma on Tuesday.  Propositions were on the ballot in two local communities.  In Washington County, there was only one contested race and that is for Office Number 1 in the Caney Valley School District.  The winner is Clay Ul ... read more »

Car Crashes Through UPS Store Window

Feb 09, 2016

Employees at the Bartlesville UPS store got a big surprise on Tuesday when a white Acura came through the window and ended up in the middle of the store. From the looks of pictures posted on social media, it does not appear that anyone was seriously injured. (Photo by Dawn Daniels Smith) ... read more »

Taste of Chocolate Fundraiser this Friday

Feb 08, 2016

Family Healthcare Clinic will host its annual “A Taste of Chocolate” fund-raising event from 6:30 to 11:00 p.m. Friday, February 12th at the Hillcrest Country Club. The Valentine’s weekend event supports the “Access to Care” medical program for uninsured and underser ... read more »

Proposed Senate Bill Would Eliminate Low Income Tax Credits

Feb 09, 2016

A senate bill that would create a two year moratorium on tax credits mainly used by poor and working poor families was considered by the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday. There are a total of 23 tax credits in the 100 page Senate Bill 977. Senator Mike Mazzei of Tulsa authored the Bill that wo ... read more »

County to Assist Correctional Center to Reduce Contraband

Feb 09, 2016

This week at the meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners, the commissioners received a report from the Osage County Nutrition Program and approved INCOG applications, signed a letter of compliance for the Bellissima Ranch and Resort in Sperry so they may build a wedding chapel a ... read more »

Former Bartian Spins Wheel of Fortune

Feb 09, 2016

This week is “Girlfriends Getaway” on Wheel of Fortune and you can see a former Bartian on Thursday evening by tuning in.. Jill Eccleston and her husband, Jim, who now live in Colorado, are College High School graduates. Jill and her friend Doris Norris made a video and submitted ... read more »

Witherow Trial Continues

Feb 09, 2016

The trial of a Bartlesville man who is accused of drug violations continues at the Washington County District Court.  Bruce Elsey Witherow is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.  Last May, Bartlesville police served a search warrant at a hom ... read more »

Search for BPSD Superintendent Replacement in Full Swing

Feb 09, 2016

A special meeting with executive session is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon for Bartlesville Public School District members. The agenda shows that four candidates will be interviewed to fill the spot that will be left vacant at the end of the current school year. During a school board meeti ... read more »