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Sheriff candidates tout experience, plans at debate

October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Johnson offers “fresh perspective” and Cubit highlights experience in law enforcement By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon OKLAHOMA CITY – Candidates for Oklahoma County Sheriff squared off last Thursday night in a debate at The Auditorium at The Douglass. The event was hosted by NonDoc and News 9. Democrat Wayland Cubit highlighted his experience in…

House 101: Manger, Scott, Bailey seeking office Nov. 3

October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Voters in House District 101 will have three choices on election day. Rep. Robert Manger (R-Oklahoma City) will face Democrat Madeline Scott and Libertarian A.J. Bailey in the general election on Nov. 3. Manger is completing his first term in office after winning the seat in 2018. The retired…

House 95: Former teachers square off

October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A pair of former educators are on the ballot in House 95. Rep. Kelly Albright (D-Midwest City) will face Republican challenger Max Wolfley in the Nov. 3 general election. Albright is completing her first term in office after winning the seat in 2018. She was one of several educators…

House 94: Fugate, Rodebush meet Nov. 3

October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Voters in House 94 will have two choices on election day. Rep. Andy Fugate (D-Oklahoma City) is seeking a second term for the district that includes Del City and parts of south Oklahoma City. Republican Lauren Rodebush is the lone challenger in the race. Fugate said he has helped…

Midwest City stamping out apartment grills

October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A popular summertime activity is a thing of the past. The Midwest City Fire Department is asking residents to permanently extinguish grills, barbeques and open flame cooking devices at apartment complexes and duplexes. City ordinance prohibits open flame cooking devices within 10 feet of combustible construction, including balconies made…

Midwest City Veteran’s Day parade postponed

October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The City of Midwest City, along with the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce, announced today that the annual Veteran’s Day Parade scheduled for November 11 has been postponed due to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.   “Based on the advice of local medical professionals and the rising hospitalization numbers, we have made the difficult…

Midwest City police arrest man in shooting

October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City police arrested one person and are looking for another suspect in separate shootings last week. About 11:45 a.m. last Thursday, police were called to the 300 block of E. Douglas Dr. about a shooting and domestic disturbance. According to an arrest affidavit, 27-year-old William Dale O’Hagan allegedly…

One man’s trash is a fireman’s treasure

October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Midwest City firefighters train at home slated for demolition By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon There’s an old adage that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. That was certainly the case last week for an old house and a team of firefighters. A developer plans to tear down a house at 8712 E. Main…

Masons dedicate cornerstone for Del City Library

October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Local Freemasons and the Grand Master Mason of Oklahoma conducted a centuries-old ceremony last week as they dedicated the cornerstone of the new Del City Library. Masonic representatives and local dignitaries attended the Oct. 5 ceremony outside the library construction site at 4330 SE 15th Street.  The new building…

Developer pitches new apartment complex project

October 14, 2020 | 1 Comment

Planning commission recommends zoning change requested by developer By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A developer is again looking to build an apartment complex in the Original Mile neighborhood. Jeff Johnson, of J Lou Properties, is proposing to build a 32-unit apartment complex in the 200 blocks of E. Kittyhawk and E. Jacobs drives. The…

Area News

Former band teacher receives suspended sentence in online child sex sting

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A former Carl Albert High School band teacher received a suspended for soliciting sex from what he thought was an underage girl. Jason Ott, 34, was sentenced to 10 years for making lewd proposals to a child under 16, and soliciting a minor through technology and violating the Oklahoma…

Sheriff candidates tout experience, plans at debate

Johnson offers “fresh perspective” and Cubit highlights experience in law enforcement By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon OKLAHOMA CITY – Candidates for Oklahoma County Sheriff squared off last Thursday night in a debate at The Auditorium at The Douglass. The event was hosted by NonDoc and News 9. Democrat Wayland Cubit highlighted his experience in…

Area Sports

Local runners qualify for state

By John Martin Staff Writer Cross country runners from Eastern Oklahoma County schools raced through regional qualifying meets last Saturday to qualify for the OSSAA State Championships. The state meet was originally scheduled for Saturday but was postponed until Wednesday due damage to storm damage at the Edmond Santa Fe course. To qualify for the…

Carl Albert volleyball earns first ever win at state

Titans beat Skiatook but fall to Victory Christian in state semifinals By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon SHAWNEE – A trip to the state tournament brought about some highs and lows for the Carl Albert volleyball team last Monday. In a matter of hours, the No. 5-ranked Titans earned their first state tournament win in…

Business

Midwest City Warren Theatre facing foreclosure

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Warren Theatre in Midwest City is in financial straits less than a year after opening. Arvest Bank is seeking to foreclose on the theatre due to unpaid debts and several liens related to construction of the building. The Arkansas-based bank, which provided financing for the movie complex, filed…

Billy Sims Burger coming to Midwest City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A popular restaurant chain is bringing a different flavor to Midwest City. The owners of the Billy Sims Barbecue are opening a new concept called Billy Sims Burger. The fast food burger joint will be located at 6825 SE 29th St. Business partners Jeff Jackson and Billy Sims had…

Education

Mid-Del hires three principals

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del Schools continues to shape its administrative team for the upcoming school year. The school board last week named three principals during a special board meeting. Shane Sanders was named the head principal of Midwest City Middle School, Ginger York was selected as principal at Cleveland Bailey, and Taylor Upchurch…

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Former band teacher receives suspended sentence in online child sex sting

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A former Carl Albert High School band teacher received a suspended for soliciting sex from what he thought was an underage girl. Jason Ott, 34, was sentenced to 10 years for making lewd proposals to a child under 16, and soliciting a minor through technology and violating the Oklahoma…

Local runners qualify for state

By John Martin Staff Writer Cross country runners from Eastern Oklahoma County schools raced through regional qualifying meets last Saturday to qualify for the OSSAA State Championships. The state meet was originally scheduled for Saturday but was postponed until Wednesday due damage to storm damage at the Edmond Santa Fe course. To qualify for the…

Del City

House 94: Fugate, Rodebush meet Nov. 3

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Voters in House 94 will have two choices on election day. Rep. Andy Fugate (D-Oklahoma City) is seeking a second term for the district that includes Del City and parts of south Oklahoma City. Republican Lauren Rodebush is the lone challenger in the race. Fugate said he has helped…

Masons dedicate cornerstone for Del City Library

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Local Freemasons and the Grand Master Mason of Oklahoma conducted a centuries-old ceremony last week as they dedicated the cornerstone of the new Del City Library. Masonic representatives and local dignitaries attended the Oct. 5 ceremony outside the library construction site at 4330 SE 15th Street.  The new building…

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