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Bartlesville Man Arrested in Identity Theft Case

Aug 28, 2019

A Bartlesville resident was arrested after fraudulently using a social security number to obtain a loan. Mauro Gonzalez was charged with felony identity theft during arraignments at the Washington County Courthouse on Wednesday. According to affidavit, the victim resides in Central California ... read more »

Washington County Free Fair Starts Next Week

Aug 28, 2019

The 105th Washington County Free Fair will be here before we know it. Chairman Shannon Adcock said they have their theme set for the occasion. This year, the theme focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Adcock said STEM is a hot topic in today's society. STEM was ... read more »

Cherokee Avenue Walking Tour Set for September

Aug 28, 2019

The Bartlesville Area History Museum’s “Cherokee Avenue Walking Tour” is their fall event that will take you past historic homes in the City. Out of 24 of some of the most historic homes in Bartlesville, you will be shown the Frank Phillips Home, the Reynolds home (which lat ... read more »

Loan Modifications Approved for Retirement Community

Aug 28, 2019

The Bartlesville Development Authority took action on a request for modification of the June 2015 loan agreement with Green Country Village. David King, the authority’s legal counsel, explained the matter on Wednesday morning. He said there became an issue raised between the Bank of Okl ... read more »

Two Bartians Arrested for Thefts in Kansas, Oklahoma

Aug 27, 2019

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office has recovered $290,000 in stolen property last weekend. On Tuesday, the CCSO said three suspects were arrested on the scene, including Bartlesville residents Terry Mensch and Whitney Cook. Raymond Lane from Bristow was the third suspect that was ar ... read more »

85 Students to Participate in Bruins on the Run

Aug 27, 2019

There is growth in numbers when it comes to the amount of students that will be participating in Bruins on the Run this fall. The program for all 6 elementary schools in Bartlesville will see 85 fifth-graders running in the program. Executive Director Blair Ellis with the Bartlesville Public ... read more »

Student Who Threatened BHS in Court

Aug 27, 2019

A 19-year-old Bartlesville High School student who made a bomb threat appeared in court on Tuesday. Matthew Conner was arraigned on charges of making a bomb threat. He appeared over teleconference from the Washington County Jail. Bond was set at $100,000 for the felony charge. According to an ... read more »

October Date Set for OKWU President Inauguration

Aug 27, 2019

Oklahoma Wesleyan University has planned an inauguration ceremony for its sixth University President. The inauguration of Dr. James A. Dunn will be held on Friday, Oct. 11th at the Lyon Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the OKWU campus in Bartlesville. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. T ... read more »

Hominy EMS Switches to Osage County Dispatch

Aug 27, 2019

Hominy EMS has officially switched over to the Osage County Dispatch System. If you live in the Hominy area and need an ambulance, please call 911.   When dialing the Hominy Police Department requesting an ambulance, you will be re-directed to the Osage County Sheriff's Office. H ... read more »

County Government Holds Briefing with White House

Aug 27, 2019

A briefing between the Washington County Commissioners and the United States Capitol regarding energy dominance and infrastructure was held recently. Commissioner Mitch Antle said there is $80 billion dollars that may come down from the Federal Government over a four year period to help with ... read more »

Empty Bowls a Success for Agape Mission in Bartlesville

Aug 27, 2019

Agape Mission's 11th Annual Empty Bowls event to raise funds to feed the hungry in our community was held at the Bartlesville Community Center Tuesday afternoon. Executive Director Sherri Smith was pleased with the turnout. She said there is no community like Bartlesville when it comes to ... read more »

Pawhuska Schools Holding Blood Drive Wednesday

Aug 27, 2019

Pawhuska High School will be holding a blood drive tomorrow inside the lobby of the field house for anyone who is able to make it. You may sign up at the high school office or at OBI.org.   Everyone who participates will receive a coupon for a free honey butter chicken biscuit from W ... read more »

BRTA to Meet Wednesday

Aug 27, 2019

The Bartlesville Redevelopment Trust Authority will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday afternoon to discuss items dealing with the budget.   The board will first review and look to accept the July financial report. They will also consider approving an amendment to the 2 ... read more »

Bartlesville Development Authority to Meet on Wednesday

Aug 27, 2019

When the Bartlesville Development Authority meets next, they will enter into an executive session. Once the executive session concludes, the BDA will move down to their one business item that will be presented by David King. The authority will discuss and possibly take action on a request for ... read more »

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572M in Opioid Case

Aug 26, 2019

An Oklahoma judge found Johnson & Johnson Opens a New Window. liable for stoking the opioid crisis in the state and said the company must pay $572 million, far less the $17 billion that the state was seeking.   Judge Thad Balkman, of Cleveland County District Court in Norman, Okl ... read more »