• Aubrey McClendon writes letter in support of new Kimray campus in NE Oklahoma City

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Aubrey McClendon owns land where new Kimray headquarters would be built, but some area residents oppose the development.

  • Oklahoma City-based Monscierge takes 'local info' concept to hotels around the world

    By Scott Meacham | Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Monscierge provides hotel guests with trusted “local” recommendations delivered through strategically placed digital touch screen concierge devices in hotel lobbies and other high traffic areas.

  • Oklahoma City metro-area briefs for April 8

    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Oklahoma City metro-area briefs for April 8.

  • Street changes transform Automobile Alley

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    A years-long effort to make Automobile Alley a less hostile place for pedestrians became a reality over the weekend as contractors eliminated a rarely used fifth center turn lane and replaced it with angled parking spaces.

  • Old aircraft factory raises pollution concerns in Bethany

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    BETHANY — The old Gulfstream Aerospace plant at Wiley Post Airport has been closed for more than a decade, but remnants of the aircraft manufacturing operation still linger in the water around the old factory. Low-level plumes of pollution from solvents trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene have been found in the groundwater just to the west of the old aircraft plant. The chemicals are commonly used to degrease metal parts in manufacturing. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says that the levels of pollutants from the Gulfstream plant found in Bethany’s groundwater all fall bellow federal clean water standards.

  • Bio Matters: Oklahoma City Hough Ear Institute CEO tunes into noise-induced hearing loss research

    BY JIM STAFFORD, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Jim Stafford: Dr. Richard Kopke is an ear surgeon and chief executive officer at the Hough Ear Institute, a not-for-profit research organization just south of Integris Baptist Hospital. He recently won the 2014 Researcher Recognition Award from the Oklahoma Bioscience Association.

  • Taking Stock: Make the best of the way things are

    Published: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: Attempts to change the direction of this downward undertow bought about by abrupt changes in our culture will do more harm than good.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, April 6, 2014

    By Don Mecoy, Business Editor | Published: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Don Mecoy: Eagle & Beagle is a weekly look at Oklahoma companies’ high-performing (eagle) and low-performing (beagle) stocks.

  • The Oklahoman announces changes to newsroom staff

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    The moves were announced by Kelly Dyer Fry, editor of The Oklahoman and vice president of news for OPUBCO Communications Group

  • Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity offers naming rights at Legacy Estates

    By Richard Mize, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    The addition stalled amid recovery from the May 20 tornado, said CEO and President Ann Felton Gilliland. Offering naming rights and sponsorships seemed like a good way to raise the $2.5 million needed to develop the land, she said.

  • Richard Mize: Tornado Alley tales blowing in

    By Richard Mize, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    After two springs in a row of throwing the cats into carriers and diving with my wife into a bathtub, tornado season is already wearing me out. But it’s here. Let me rummage up some nearly pleasant storm memories to take the edge off. I’ll soon be 50, and except for four months as a congressional intern in Washington, D.C., 26 years ago, I’ve lived my whole life in Tornado Alley: Muldrow; Stillwater; Wichita Falls, Texas; and Edmond. Around Muldrow, storms used to come up almost before we noticed, with the hills and tall woods in the way, blocking the view. One morning after a bad storm, Daddy came in and announced that one end of our big hay barn was gone. I was little and scared.

  • Therapy dogs help weary travelers at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Dogs with Human Animal Link of Oklahoma began helping travelers at the airport deal with the stress of airline travel.

  • Tapstone Energy to establish permanent headquarters in OKC's Bricktown

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Tapstone Energy, a company founded by former SandRidge Energy CEO Tom Ward, is preparing to establish its permanent headquarters at the Mideke Building in Bricktown. The move is expected to take place within one year with the space accommodating a workforce of up to 150 people.

  • Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center program recognizes female factory workers of WWII

    BY DAVID KOONCE, Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center | Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Adult day Program participants Mary Plumbtree and Clara Blair worked in factories during World War II.

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Oklahoma County land sales

  • Community briefs

    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Community briefs

  • Signatures sought to raise minimum wage in Oklahoma City

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Advocates are seeking signatures on a petition that would increase minimum wage in Oklahoma City to $10.10 per hour. Their goal is to put the measure before voters.

  • Oklahoma real estate briefs for April 5, 2014

    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Choice Hotels honors several Oklahoma properties

  • Real estate transactions: April 5, 2014

    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Real estate transactions: April 5, 2014

  • Steve Lackmeyer: NW 23 was one of Oklahoma City's earliest streetscape projects

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 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 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.