• Oklahoma City Flatiron building facelift continues

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    The building was boarded up for 27 years and previously controlled by the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority before Chuck Ainsworth was designated to redevelop it into the headquarters for Physicians Liability Insurance Co.

  • Schools across Oklahoma can continue selling food at fundraisers, officials rule

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Oklahoma students can continue with their fundraising efforts as in years past after state Board of Education members Friday granted exemptions in a federal law monitoring snacks in schools.

  • Ray Ridlen: The Fab Four of Home Invaders

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    As the days grow shorter and the nights colder, a certain cadre of insects slowly and methodically makes its way to our houses. These insects spend the winter as adults, and it is critical to their well-being that their little bodies don’t freeze. This is called overwintering. They gravitate to the south and west sides of many homes because these are the warmest sides of the building. They crawl upward until they can find a tiny crack or crevice to squeeze into. Some end up in your living area. Other unlucky ones attempt to spend the winter under a piece of siding or corner molding. They go to sleep, never to wake again. Others are more successful and end up in the wall cavity between the outside and the inside wall.

  • Walmart to open new Yukon store

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    The Walmart Neighborhood Market in Yukon will hire up to 95 associates.

  • Metro achievers

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Metro achievers

  • Five kitchens to be featured Sunday on Nichols Hills tour

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    The 23rd annual tour, presented by the Oklahoma County Medical Society Alliance, will showcase five kitchens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will include a Starbucks coffee bar, raffles and cooking demonstrations.

  • Oklahoma City featured in recent 'House Hunters' episode

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Oklahoma City mortgage loan officer Dominic Dangora’s options — an Edmond fixer-upper, a Quail Creek family home and a downtown Oklahoma City loft — were given full coverage by the show’s crew, as was Edmond’s Cafe Evoke, Michael Murphy’s Dueling Piano Bar in Bricktown and other local hot spots.

  • Oklahoma City housing permits for Oct. 18

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust, 13700 S Douglas Blvd., public building, erect, $37,500,000. City of Oklahoma City, 2801 NE 50, amusement, add-on, $1,987,762. LG Construction, 431 SW 11, office, erect, $1,800,000. Thompson Thrift Development Inc., 2600 Watermark Blvd., apartment, erect, $1,407,721. Thompson Thrift Development Inc., 2600 Watermark Blvd., amusement, erect, $1,407,721. Thompson Thrift Development Inc., 2600 Watermark Blvd., apartment, erect, $1,407,721. Watermark Residential, 2600 Watermark Blvd., apartment, erect, $1,407,721. Watermark Residential, 2600 Watermark Blvd., apartment, erect, $1,407,721. Watermark Residential, 2600 Watermark Blvd.,

  • Oklahoma City housing market steals the show on HGTV's 'House Hunters'

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    The show gives numbers and market context, and more positive exposure for the city, in a fun way.

  • Del City gas station is accused of cheating customers

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    A Del City convenience store has agreed to display signs warning customers it has been accused of defrauding customers. SK Gas Express has been barred from selling gasoline since Sept. 29.

  • Real estate transactions for Oct. 18, 2014

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Real estate transactions for Oct. 18, 2014

  • Oklahoma City woman completes Wind River Wilderness course

    By Kim Freitas, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Rachel Burchill was one of 10 students to recently complete the course with the National Outdoor Leadership School.

  • Oklahoma firefighters donate bell to Integris Baptist Medical Center

    By Brooke Cayot, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    The Oklahoma State Firefighters Association donated the fire bell from its museum to the Paul Silverstein Burn Center at Integris Baptist Medical Center.

  • Community briefs

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Community briefs

  • Chaparral Energy Inc, CEO fund research on enhanced oil recovery

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Chaparral Energy Inc. and CEO Mark Fischer have donated money to Texas A&M University to study enhanced oil recovery using carbon dioxide.

  • Oklahoma City bank marks 40 years with focus on technology

    BY PAULA BURKES, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    David Davenport, longtime chairman of the board of Quail Creek Bank in Oklahoma City, discusses the impact of technology on banking.

  • Retired pro wrestling announcer from Oklahoma expands barbecue offerings

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A longtime Norman resident, Jim Ross retired from his 20-year career as a WWE color commentator last year, and has been in the process of reinventing himself.

  • Steve Lackmeyer: Next downtown announcement could concern First National Center

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, Oct. 17, 2014

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma energy briefs, Oct.17

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Oklahoma energy briefs, Oct.17, 2014