Area News

Oil leak continues at Okemah Lake

ONL Staff Report Interim City Manager Dustin Danker informed city council members at their regular meeting February 25, the oil found at Okemah Lake is not a new leak. The cleanup continues on the same leak. According to Danker, Enerfin believes they are approximately 90 percent complete with the cleanup. Danker reported the Corporation Commission…

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From Where I Sit

By Jessica Brown Department of Corrections Communications Director When do we stop? Where do we start? Monsters belong in cages. Those who rip hope, civility, humanity must be stopped. Bad acts must be met with swift punishment. Today, Oklahoma prisons are overflowing at 113 percent capacity. Numerous prisons would be condemned if a choice existed.…

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Over 120 runners participate in 10th annual Crystal Theatre 5K Run

By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter For its 10th year in a row, the Crystal Theatre’s 5K Run brought runners from all over the area to participate in the race.  Held Saturday, February 23, the festivities began with morning registration and packet pickup, followed by a ‘Fun Run’ before the big event started.  The 5K…

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Superintendent search over

HS Principal Lee Vick picked as new Superintendent of Okemah Public Schools; Search now begins for new high school principal By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter It took some time to make a decision, but the superintendent search is over … and, while the Okemah Board of Education cast a large net with a third-party…

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Local OHP Captain accused of blackmail

To go for prelim hearing in March; DPS releases statement after recent indictment By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter An Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain is embroiled in scandal after a recent felony indictment was handed down by a multi-county grand jury, alleging the troop commander attempted to blackmail an OHP Commissioner.  According to Oklahoma County…

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Dr. Blake Wilson receives Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award in ‘Education’ from national animal science society

Dr. Blake Wilson is the recipient of the 2019 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award – Education, presented to recently during the ASAS Annual 2019 Southern Section Meeting held in Oklahoma City. Dr. Blake Wilson received his PhD from Oklahoma State University in 2014 and has been an Assistant Professor…

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