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Oologah man seriously hurt in pre-dawn crash

Oologah man seriously hurt in pre-dawn crash

[ 0 ] April 8, 2017

Ngia Yang, 26, of Oologah was seriously injured before dawn this (Saturday) morning in a pre-dawn crash on US 169 just north of the Tulsa County line when his car burst into flames following a crash that also involved a semi and a cow in the road, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Yang was treated [...]

Jones sentenced to life for killing Chazz Holly

Jones sentenced to life for killing Chazz Holly

[ 0 ] March 30, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A Tulsa County jury needed just a few hours today to convict James Vasco Jones of felony murder in the June 2015 death of Chazz Holly, 27, of Talala. The jury recommended a sentence of life in prison, which District Judge William Musseman imposed following a trial that began [...]

Last day to place your advertising in the 2017 Community Guide

Last day to place your advertising in the 2017 Community Guide

[ 0 ] March 29, 2017

Don’t be left out! Call TODAY to be included in our Community Guide covering Oologah and Northwest Rogers County. Cutoff is Noon on Friday, March 31. Why advertise in the 2017 Oologah Community Guide? – Reader keep our Community Guide by their phones and in their cards for a year. – 7,000 Community Guides are [...]

US-169 work from SH-20-Talala moves to SH 20

US-169 work from SH-20-Talala moves to SH 20

[ 0 ] March 29, 2017

A project that has been closing lanes on US 169 between Oklahoma 20 and the north end of Talala has now moved to US  169 and Oklahoma 20, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation said late this (Friday, March 31). Drivers can expect various lane closures on east and westbound SH-20 east of the US-169 junction [...]

Burn ban lifted

Burn ban lifted

[ 0 ] March 26, 2017

Rogers County Emergency Management Director Scotty Stokes said the Rogers County Commission had allowed the county burn ban to expire, effective immediately. Here are the rules when a Burn Ban is in effect: 03-20-17 Burn Ban Res  

O-T Shelters now available for citizens

O-T Shelters now available for citizens

[ 0 ] March 23, 2017

School Shelter with 2,700-person capacity ready for tornadoes School, ambulance, fire and police agencies unite to serve students, residents In what is believed to be the area’s largest such system, Oologah-Talala Schools now provide shelters designed to withstand an EF-5 tornado for all 2,000 students and staff during the school day and up to 2,750 [...]

BULLETIN: MEETING CANCELLED–Station mold gives NW tough choice: clean up or tear down and start over

BULLETIN: MEETING CANCELLED–Station mold gives NW tough choice: clean up or tear down and start over

[ 0 ] March 18, 2017

 BULLETIN The Northwest Rogers County Fire District has cancelled a special meeting that had been set for 7 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, March 21) at Oologah Town Hall to discuss mold remediation plus repairs and/or replacement of the district’s fire stations. “We are not having a spcial meeting due to the fact that we are still [...]

Community banquet  will be a Fiesta

Community banquet will be a Fiesta

[ 0 ] March 18, 2017

An evening of great food and awards is set for March 25. The Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual meeting and banquet. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. at the Oologah United Methodist Church. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets for the banquet are $25 per person or $200 for [...]

13 charges filed in wild pursuit of  car loaded with ammo, gunpowder

13 charges filed in wild pursuit of car loaded with ammo, gunpowder

[ 0 ] March 15, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor © 2017 Oologah Lake Leader LLC Two area residents face a total of 13 charges in the wake of a three-county pursuit and crash last November that began in Oologah and ended near Vera. The wrecked vehicle, which had reached speeds of 120 mph and caught fire after crashing, [...]

Carini gets totally clean audit

Carini gets totally clean audit

[ 0 ] March 13, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Rogers County Treasurer Jason Carini received a completely clean report from the annual State Auditor and Inspector’s review of his office. All county treasurers are required to be checked annually to: • Determine whether bank reconciliations are properly performed, visually verify the certificates of deposit, and confirm the investments. [...]