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ConocoPhillips to Cut Workforce Worldwide

Sep 01, 2015

With the current volatility of the energy market and in particular, the price of crude oil, ConocoPhillips announced on Tuesday that 10 percent of the global workforce will be cut. The current workforce stands at 18,100 employees. The largest portion of the job cuts will likely be in North Americ ... read more »

United Way Announced Fund Goal

Sep 01, 2015

The Bartlesville Regional United Way announced its 2015 campaign goal Tuesday.  Executive Director Jody Burch outlined the three areas of emphasis -- Education, Income, and Health.  The United Way funds 32 local programs at 14 partner agencies, three initiatives, and ten venture gr ... read more »

City of Bartlesville Website Updated and User Friendly

Sep 01, 2015

The city of Bartlesville hired Kelli Williams as Chief Communications Officer earlier this summer and one goal was to make the City of Bartlesville website more user-friendly. That day has come and the website address is still the same. Williams is asking city residents to contribute to the city& ... read more »

Law Enforcement in Tulsa to Testify in Senate Forfeiture Study

Sep 01, 2015

Law enforcement from across the state of Oklahoma is in Tulsa today to educate the public about information in a controversial bill authored by Republican State Senator Kyle Loveless which would make sweeping changes to the state's civil asset forfeiture laws. Law enforcement says the bill wo ... read more »

One of Country's Best Renaissance Festivals Begins this Weekend

Aug 31, 2015

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is ranked among one of the best in the U.S. The event features more than 16 stages of continuous entertainment from hypnotists and troubadours to jugglers, pipers and harpists. King Henry the Eighth says “the more, the merrier.” For more inform ... read more »

Commissioners Hold Public Hearing for Fire Department

Aug 31, 2015

The Monday morning meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners began with a public hearing. The Commissioners were prepared to answer any questions or discuss adding additional territory to the Blackdog Fire District, which is being called Blackdog II. However, no questions asked an ... read more »

Washington County Free Fair Will Honor County's Best

Aug 31, 2015

The Washington County Free Fair gets underway Tuesday, September 1 but it will not be open to the public until Thursday. Tuesday is entry day which includes canning, vegetables, crochet, quilting and any other crafts. The hours are from noon until 7 P.M. and Free Fair Manager Pam Pollock said 7 P ... read more »

Commissioners Discuss Road Agreements

Aug 31, 2015

The Washington County board of Commissioners took action on several agenda items pertaining to roads during their Monday morning meeting. An annual memorandum of agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the Board will be valid from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. If there is an issue ... read more »

Highway 75 Norhtbound Open After Noon Accident

Aug 31, 2015

The northbound lanes of Highway 75 were completely reopened after a three hour clean up operation. Washington County Emergency Management Director Kary Cox reported that the roadway reopened at about 2:45 P.M. A cement mixer rolled in the right lane just before Road 3900 near Vera at about 11:40 ... read more »

Fire Department Responds Frank Phillips and Chickasaw

Aug 31, 2015

Smoke was reported at a commercial property in Bartlesville on the Corner of Frank Phillips and Chickasaw. Bartlesville Fire Department responded to the location just after 1 pm Monday, and determined the smoke was caused by a failing air conditioner. The Bartlesville Fire Department determined t ... read more »

U.S. Highway 75 Noon Accident

Aug 31, 2015

Traffic in the northbound lanes of Highway 75 are slow this afternoon as cleanup crews work to get a cement mixer and a load of dirt off the roadway. A truck rolled over just before Road 3900 near Vera just before noon Monday. Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Washington County Sheriff and Emergency Ma ... read more »

Injury Accident on U. S. 75 in Wasington County

Aug 31, 2015

A man was injured in a two-vehicle crash that temporarily closed northbound Highway 75 north of Ramona Monday morning. The News on 6 is reporting that a TruGreen truck rear-ended a dump truck. Authorities reportedly said the driver of the TruGreen truck had a leg and head injury. Ramona firefight ... read more »

Record OKWU Enrollment -- Again

Aug 31, 2015

Oklahoma Wesleyan University is celebrating another record enrollment.  University President, Dr. Everett Piper says the university has seen steady growth over the last several years. Dr. Piper says the enrollment numbers represent new records in almost every category.  Fall enroll ... read more »

Oklahoma Wesleyan Drops Out of CCCU

Aug 31, 2015

Oklahoma Wesleyan University has announced that it will no longer affiliate with the 120-member Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.  In terminating its membership with CCCU, Oklahoma Wesleyan joins Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, which announced it was dropping out of th ... read more »

Commissioners Face Elevator Issues

Aug 31, 2015

The Nowata County's Board of Commissioners tabled a vote on the courthouse elevator's emergency lighting system from Thyssen Krupp Monday morning.  The commissioners were complaining about the state's inspection report concerning the elevator and how much it would cost to make th ... read more »