A press release from the Osage County Sheriff's Office states that on late Wednesday evening, they received a phone call in reference to a non-responsive male subject within the Bartlesville City Limits of Osage County.
Osage County Deputies, along with the Bartlesville Police Department and Bartlesville EMS responded and the subject, later identified as Ryan Brown, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Osage County Sheriff's Office says this is an ongoing investigation, but foul play is suspected. If you have any information pertaining to the case, you are asked to call the Osage County Sheriff's Office at 918-287-3535.
Earlier this year, the Board of Osage County Commissioners signed a contract with AT&T to get new phone lines in the courthouse. Somewhere along the way, a credit was generated because the contract wasn't properly filled out. At Monday's commissioner meeting, the board had to sign an addendum to the contract. County Clerk Shelia Bellamy explains what caused the problem.
Bellamy says she is unsure what the end result will be after AT&T begins making these corrections.
When the Board of Osage County Commissioners met a week ago, there were 64 active coronavirus cases across the county. As of Monday's report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the county was listed at 134 active cases. Despite the rise in case numbers, Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts recommends staying on the same path they have been on regarding allowing people into county-owned buildings.
After hearing what Roberts said, the commissioners took no action regarding the possibility of altering policies or procedures for the public entering these buildings.
Homecoming Week Kicks Off at Pawhuska
Homecoming festivities have kicked off at Pawhuska Public Schools and interviews from Homecoming royalty can be heard on Sportstalk KPGM FM 99.1 AM 1500 all week long beginning at 5:15 p.m. This evening, we will hear from freshman attendant Caroline Perrier and freshman attendant Jojo Hendren.
These interviews are being brought to you be Triangle Serum. Tomorrow is Dynamic Duo Day at Pawhuska High School.
The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a brief meeting at the Osage County Fairgrounds on Monday.
Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts told the commissioners that COVID-19 case numbers went up a little bit over the weekend, but they elected to make no changes for the public entering the courthouse and other county-owned buildings.
The commissioners signed a resolution declaring property in Pawhuska as surplus. An interlocal agreement was also signed with Wynona Schools to apply an asphalt overly in the school parking lot.
During new business, County Clerk Shelia Bellamy said that the auction period begins next week and because of that elected officials need to pick up their payroll. There was one utility permit signed in district three. Bill Sweeden was also appointed to serve as trustee on the Osage County Industrial Authority in Osage County.
The next regularly scheduled Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting will be next Monday at 10 o’ clock in the morning.
Homecoming week concludes at Barnsdall High School today as the Panthers prepare to celebrate 100 years of football at this evening’s game. Interviews with Ashley Johnson and Josh Weber can be heard on KWON AM 1400 FM 93.3 at 5:26 p.m. this evening. These interviews are being brought to you by the Barnsdall Nursing Home.
Coronation will begin at 6 p.m. with a 7 o’ clock kickoff.
The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet at the fairgrounds in Pawhuska this Monday for a regularly scheduled meeting.
There will be discussion and possible action taken to sign an eight-year plan with the County Improvement Road and Bridge Program. The commissioners will also consider declaring property as surplus in the City of Pawhuska and no longer needed by the county.
The commissioners will consider signing an interlocal agreement with Wynona Public Schools and the commissioners will have continued discussion regarding the possibility of making further amendments or procedures for those entering the Osage County Courthouse or other county-owned buildings.
The meeting begins at 10 o’ clock in the morning for those interested in attending.
COVID-19 Alert Map Released Friday
The Oklahoma State Department of Health released its weekly COVID-19 alert map on Friday and Washington and Nowata Counties are back into the yellow, or low risk categories. Osage County remains in the orange, or moderate risk level. Statewide, 13 counties moved from the low risk level to the moderate risk level and nine counties have moved from the moderate risk level to the low risk level.
Washington County currently has 57 active cases, while Osage County sits at 102 active cases, an increase of 19 from a day ago and Nowata County is at 16 positive COVID-19 cases.
Nearly 1,300 coronavirus cases are being reported as of Friday’s report. Twelve additional deaths are being reported and 590 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.
Two more coronavirus related deaths are being reported out of Nowata County in Thursday's situation update from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Nine other deaths are being reported, along with 1,083 positive tests.
Washington County currently has 56 active COVID-19 cases, while Osage County is reported to have 83 active cases and Nowata County is at 13 active cases. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports just over 12,000 active COVID-19 cases across the state at this time with nearly 68,000 people having already recovered from the virus.
The weekly COVID-19 alert map will be released tomorrow. As of the last report, Washington and Osage Counties were in the yellow, or low risk category, while Nowata County was at the orange, or moderate risk level.
Homecoming week continues at Barnsdall High School, as it is “Panther Spirit Retro Style Day.” Interviews with Haley Tarwater and Brock Eckert can be heard on KWON AM 1400 FM 93.3 at 5:26 p.m. this evening. These interviews are being brought to you by Kelley’s Trucks and More.
Tune in at the same time tomorrow night to hear from Ashley Johnson and Josh Weber.