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The Warren Theatre premiers in Midwest City

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With its 10 screen, 100-plus jobs, and multi-million dollar economic impact, the Warren Theatre opened Thursday. The premier theater’s debut began with a grand opening at 10 a.m. followed by afternoon show times for the first movie-goers in the new luxury theater. “Midwest City has been without a movie cinema for a decade,” said City…

Chick-fil-A plans to open second location in Midwest City

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City will soon become a two Chick-fil-A town. The popular fast food chain plans to open a new location at 5705 SE 15th Street, in the Sooner Rose Shopping Center. Robert Coleman, Midwest City economic development director, said Chick-fil-A will be a great addition to the Sooner Rose Shopping…

Planning commission backs apartments

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Advisory body votes 3-2 to recommend approval of zoning request for controversial Original Mile project By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Several residents were not shy about voicing their opposition to a proposed apartment complex for the Original Mile Tuesday night at the Midwest City Planning Commission meeting. But the controversial project was slightly more popular…

Developer planning apartment complex for the Original Mile

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The BELLOM will include 34 units, green space and ground-floor retail By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The oldest neighborhood in Midwest City could have some new neighbors. A local developer plans to build a 34-unit high end apartment complex that will include commercial space in the Original Mile neighborhood. The $3.5 million project calls for…

Four-star general tours Tinker

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor One of the top commanders in the U.S. Air Force visited Tinker Air Force Base last week. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Commander of the Air Force Materiel Command, met with airmen and community partners during an educational trip to learn about the Air Force Sustainment Center and the 72nd…

I-40 bridge project set for spring

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A major road project on Interstate 40 in Mid-Del is expected to begin in spring 2020 according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The $64.4 million project includes rebuilding bridges over Crutcho Creek, SE 15th Street and Sooner Road. Work is expected to take about 2 ½ years to complete.…

Students attend Key Club national convention

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MCHS Vice President Jaylin Vinson wins talent competition By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The Key Club International Convention, ICON, provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership to help develop caring and compassionate leaders who transform communities. It not only aims to develop initiative and leadership, but to also provide…

Jail ministry program receives boost from business

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City’s Police Department has taken a proactive role in reducing recidivism rates through its Jail Division and Jail Ministry programs. The voluntary programs include treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues and spiritual guidance for inmates at the municipal jail. The police department received help from a community…

Man arrested after allegedly raping 4-year-old girl

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor An Oklahoma City man was arrested for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl inside a bathroom at a McDonald’s in Midwest City, according to police. On Tuesday afternoon, Midwest City police were called to the fast food restaurant on SE 15th St. According to an arrest affidavit, daycare employees told police…

Warren Theatres delays opening until next month

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor People will have to wait a little longer to watch movies on the big screen in Midwest City. Warren Theatres has postponed the opening of its Midwest City cinema until next month, according to Robert Coleman, economic development director for Midwest City. The theatre is expected to open Friday, Aug.…

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The Warren Theatre premiers in Midwest City

With its 10 screen, 100-plus jobs, and multi-million dollar economic impact, the Warren Theatre opened Thursday. The premier theater’s debut began with a grand opening at 10 a.m. followed by afternoon show times for the first movie-goers in the new luxury theater. “Midwest City has been without a movie cinema for a decade,” said City…

Choctaw’s Veterans Memorial seeks new management

Choctaw Veterans Memorial is looking for a few good citizens. The memorial dedicated to veterans, located near the intersection of NE 23rd Street and Choctaw Road, is in need of a dedicated group of citizens to handle the management and future expansion of the site. Choctaw Economic Development Authority is a board dedicated to economic…

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Freshman golfer has busy summer

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Summer is time to relax for many teens. But for Kamryn Zuniga, it means extra time on the golf course. The incoming freshman at Carl Albert High School is staying busy this summer practicing and competing in tournaments around the state. Zuniga has been shooting in the mid-80s this summer,…

Choctaw’s George sets state scoring record

Leading the way Choctaw High School’s Lady Yellowjackets defeated Putnam City North Friday, 7-0. The shutout on Bill Jensen Field bumped Choctaw to 10-2 on the season, and for one Yellowjacket the game meant a lot more. Rebekah George broke the Class 6A girls soccer scoring record as she sent four into the net on…

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