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Grand jury petitioners cave to DA, staff

Grand jury petitioners cave to DA, staff

[ 0 ] February 22, 2014

CLAREMORE COP SINGER DIDN’T NEGOTIATE; LT. COX CLAIMS HE WAS SHUT OUT OF TALKS By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor District Attorney Janice Steidley and two top aides have settled a lawsuits which alleged libel against the six individuals who circulated a grand jury petition–later found to be fatally flawed–seeking felony charges and removal from [...]

Swimmers dive into state

Swimmers dive into state

[ 0 ] February 19, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor Oologah qualified six swimmers for state last weekend at the Jenks regional. Oologah only had eight swimmers competing at the regional. The boy’s team took seventh and the girl’s finished eleventh out of sixteen teams. “I’m really proud of all of them,” Oologah head coach Charles Kerber said. “We [...]

Talala joins new 911 center

Talala joins new 911 center

[ 0 ] February 19, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Talala Town Board members voted to switch dispatching services to a new 911 center at last week’s meeting. The Talala Police Department will begin dispatching out of the 911 center north of Claremore. The police department has been dispatching out of Chelsea for $13,200 a year. The town will pay [...]

Oologah delays dispatch change

Oologah delays dispatch change

[ 0 ] February 19, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah Town Board members voted against a change in dispatching for the police department at a special meeting Friday. The board discussed ending dispatch services through Chelsea and joining a new 911 center north of Claremore. Voters approved a $2 million bond package to finance the construction of the building [...]

US 169/Oklahoma 266 junction update

US 169/Oklahoma 266 junction update

[ 0 ] February 13, 2014

As part of an ongoing interchange improvement project: • East and westbound SH-266 traffic is shifted to the westbound bridge and narrowed to one lane in each direction until further notice. • The left lane of north and southbound US-169 is closed at the SH-266 junction through mid-March. Significant delays can be expected in this [...]

I-44 is one-lane at Wellston

I-44 is one-lane at Wellston

[ 0 ] February 13, 2014

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has shut down the outside lane of the Turner Turnpike at mile marker 159 due to needed repairs that could take several months to complete. This will be a one lane area until futher notice. Authority Lt. Gandy #100

Claremore cop John Singer lost another round in court in his lawsuit against DA Janice Steidley.

Steidley, Lair win another round in court against Claremore cop

[ 4 ] February 13, 2014

Judge vindicates them on officer’s credibility; dumps his evidence manufacturing claim By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor NEWS ANALYSIS The presiding federal judge in Tulsa has thrown out all but one issue in Claremore Police Officer John Singer’s lawsuit against Rogers County District Attorney Janice Steidley.  In a 31-page order, U.S. Chief District Judge Gregory [...]

Robert Powell, new school board member

McGlothlin ends tenure on O-T board

[ 0 ] February 12, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah School Board President Lorrie McGlothlin laid down her gavel after last night’s meeting. After serving two, five year terms on the board, McGlothlin did not run for re-election. She served three terms as board president. McGlothlin said it was bitter sweet chairing her last meeting. “I’ll miss all the [...]

Ladies lose three on hardcourt

Ladies lose three on hardcourt

[ 0 ] February 12, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor The Lady Mustangs have been battling injuries and tough opponents in the final stretch of the regular season. Oologah lost to Grove and Vinita last week and almost beat Wagoner Monday night. The Lady Mustangs are 6-14 with two games left before playoffs. “I thought the kids played hard against [...]

Mustangs on a run

Mustangs on a run

[ 0 ] February 12, 2014

 By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor Oologah moved to #16 in 4A basketball rankings with wins over Grove, Vinita and Wagoner. The Mustangs have won 12 of their last 13 games and they’re on a seven game win streak. Oologah has hit it’s stride with the playoffs just around the corner. Oologah 63- Grove 55 The [...]