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  • Service Tuesday for David Wester, Sr.

    Service Tuesday for David Wester, Sr.

    David Ray Wester, Sr., 75, passed into the eternal at 8:45 p.m., April 27, 2017, at his home in Oologah. The funeral service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 2, at Oologah Assembly of God. Pastor Kent Jensen will officiate. Visitation will be 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday, May 1, with the family receiving [...]

  • E. 380 Rd. in Rogers County is overtopped by water sufficient to wash cars off the Roadway. (OTEMS photo)

    Road closed, wind damage, no injuries in NW Rogers County

    NEWS ADVISORY FROM OTEMS PARAMEDICS Saturday, April 29, 2017; 1530 hours OTEMS Ambulance reports multiple rounds of storms have caused no injuries but closed at least one key county road, caused some structure damage, and inflicted considerable tree damage as of 3 p.m. today. Rogers County Rd. 380 east of US 169 is impassable due [...]

  • New Community Guide is inside this week’s Leader

    New Community Guide is inside this week’s Leader

    Find and save the new Oologah Community Guide before you use this week’s Leader to line the cat box. It’s tucked inside the JCPenny and Walmart inserts.

  • Ex-employee sues NW for discrimination, illegal actions, hiding mold

    Ex-employee sues NW for discrimination, illegal actions, hiding mold

    By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor ©2017 Oologah Lake Leader LLC Former administrative assistant Debra Cooper on Wednesday sued the Northwest Rogers County Fire District, its chief, chairman and union for over $85,000 in actual damages and unspecified punitive damages. Cooper, who as administrative assistant handled everything from payroll and office management duties to serving [...]

  • Mayo resigns as E911 director citing health; meeting set

    Mayo resigns as E911 director citing health; meeting set

    By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2017 Oologah Lake Leader LLC Jerry Mayo, Consolidated Dispatch Director for the city-county E-911 center, has resigned citing unspecificed health reasons, Rogers County Commission Chair Ron Burrows said Saturday. Mayo’s last day was Friday, Burrows said. A special meeting of the Northeast Oklahoma Enchanced 9-1-1 Trust Authority, the [...]

  • Bigger jail would make overcrowding worse, experts say

    Bigger jail would make overcrowding worse, experts say

    By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A NEWS ANALYSIS Copyright 2017 Oologah Lake Leader “Any attempt to ease overcrowding at the jail by building a new facility or expanding the current one will not address the root drivers of jail growth and the new jail will simply become overcrowded again.” –Vera Institute of Justice, consultants [...]

  • State audits of Rogers County show problems

    State audits of Rogers County show problems

    Here are links to the recently released audits by the State Auditor and Inspector of all offices of Rogers County Government for FIscal Years 2014 and 2015. They total 160 pages. 2014: RogersCoFin14WebFinal 2015: RogersCoFin15WebFinal For a detailed story on the most recent audit findings which have not been previously reported, pick up a copy [...]

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Service Tuesday for David Wester, Sr.

Service Tuesday for David Wester, Sr.

[ 0 ] April 29, 2017

David Ray Wester, Sr., 75, passed into the eternal at 8:45 p.m., April 27, 2017, at his home in Oologah. The funeral service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 2, at Oologah Assembly of God. Pastor Kent Jensen will officiate. Visitation will be 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday, May 1, with the family receiving [...]

E. 380 Rd. in Rogers County is overtopped by water sufficient to wash cars off the Roadway. (OTEMS photo)

Road closed, wind damage, no injuries in NW Rogers County

[ 0 ] April 29, 2017

NEWS ADVISORY FROM OTEMS PARAMEDICS Saturday, April 29, 2017; 1530 hours OTEMS Ambulance reports multiple rounds of storms have caused no injuries but closed at least one key county road, caused some structure damage, and inflicted considerable tree damage as of 3 p.m. today. Rogers County Rd. 380 east of US 169 is impassable due [...]

New Community Guide is inside this week’s Leader

New Community Guide is inside this week’s Leader

[ 0 ] April 26, 2017

Find and save the new Oologah Community Guide before you use this week’s Leader to line the cat box. It’s tucked inside the JCPenny and Walmart inserts.

Ex-employee sues NW for discrimination, illegal actions, hiding mold

Ex-employee sues NW for discrimination, illegal actions, hiding mold

[ 2 ] April 26, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor ©2017 Oologah Lake Leader LLC Former administrative assistant Debra Cooper on Wednesday sued the Northwest Rogers County Fire District, its chief, chairman and union for over $85,000 in actual damages and unspecified punitive damages. Cooper, who as administrative assistant handled everything from payroll and office management duties to serving [...]

Mayo resigns as E911 director citing health; meeting set

Mayo resigns as E911 director citing health; meeting set

[ 0 ] April 22, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2017 Oologah Lake Leader LLC Jerry Mayo, Consolidated Dispatch Director for the city-county E-911 center, has resigned citing unspecificed health reasons, Rogers County Commission Chair Ron Burrows said Saturday. Mayo’s last day was Friday, Burrows said. A special meeting of the Northeast Oklahoma Enchanced 9-1-1 Trust Authority, the [...]

Bigger jail would make overcrowding worse, experts say

Bigger jail would make overcrowding worse, experts say

[ 0 ] April 19, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A NEWS ANALYSIS Copyright 2017 Oologah Lake Leader “Any attempt to ease overcrowding at the jail by building a new facility or expanding the current one will not address the root drivers of jail growth and the new jail will simply become overcrowded again.” –Vera Institute of Justice, consultants [...]

State audits of Rogers County show problems

State audits of Rogers County show problems

[ 0 ] April 19, 2017

Here are links to the recently released audits by the State Auditor and Inspector of all offices of Rogers County Government for FIscal Years 2014 and 2015. They total 160 pages. 2014: RogersCoFin14WebFinal 2015: RogersCoFin15WebFinal For a detailed story on the most recent audit findings which have not been previously reported, pick up a copy [...]

Christopher Cox

Service Sunday for Christopher Cox

[ 0 ] April 14, 2017

Christopher Dean Cox, 32 passed away at home April 14, 2017 peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family. The memorial service will be at Wann Cemetery in Oologah on Sunday April 16 at 2 pm and will follow with family gathering at Talala Christian Church. In case of rain the memorial service will be at [...]

Huge gun, drug, counterfeiting bust rocks quiet Talala neighborhood

Huge gun, drug, counterfeiting bust rocks quiet Talala neighborhood

[ 0 ] April 13, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2017 Oologah Lake Leader A quiet Talala neighborhood was stunned early Wednesday when what started as a police call to recover a pickup used in a shooting ended with four Talalans arrested on 53 complaints involving drug trafficking, a gun cache, auto theft, counterfeiting and other charges. Four [...]

Douglas William Taylor

Douglas William Taylor

[ 2 ] April 13, 2017

Douglas William Taylor, 27, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017.  He was the son of Frederick William “Fritz” Taylor Jr. and Mary Phyllis (Osborne) Taylor.  He was born in Singapore in 1990 and lived in Singapore and Saudi Arabia.  The family moved back to the U.S. in 1999 having built their home in Claremore.  He [...]