Claremore Daily Progress

Top Stories

August 23, 2013

Parking for disabled coming to new courthouse


Plans are currently being made to implement temporary physical disability parking at the new Rogers County Courthouse.
The goal is to have marked handicap parking by the beginning of next week, according to Rogers County Commissioner Kirt Thacker.
Also known as handicap parking, the state of Oklahoma requires individuals to have a disabled parking permit and handicap placard to park in designated areas. 
Because the building is in a transitional stage, anyone needing assistance should call the commissioner’s office at (918) 923-4798, according to Thacker.
If they tell us what time they are coming, we can have the barricades out of the way to provide the easiest access possible to the building, Thacker said.
Thacker’s plan is to add asphalt to a temporary parking area on the north side of the courthouse entrance directly adjacent to the stoplight.
Currently, the area is gravel and Thacker said he is concerned the gravel could be difficult for individuals using crutches or a wheel chair. 
The parking area would only be temporary while the old building is being demolished and the new parking lot is constructed, according to Thacker. 
The new courthouse is ADA compliant and ramps are in place to accommodate anyone entering the building, he added. 
The process will include adding handicap-parking signs to the area.
“If you do not have the vehicle that is identified as handicapped then it will be towed at the owners expense,” Thacker said. 
The area will be clearly marked, according to Thacker.

Text Only
Top Stories
  • No evidence or human remains found

    Rogers County Sheriff’s deputies and assisting agencies vacated a Tiawah property Friday, after no evidence or human remains were found in connection to the disappearance of a local resident that went missing in 1996.

    July 27, 2014

  • RCLC launches letter campaign

    The Rogers County Literacy Council, RCLC, is launching their annual letter writing campaign.
     A United Way Organization, the council is asking for community support to help promote literacy in the English language.

    July 27, 2014

  • taylor.armerding.jpg Inequality crisis shot with factual problems, hypocrisy

    President Obama, various media and political liberals say inequality, of all things, is the defining issue of our times. Yet this message is delivered by multimillionaires and a president who jets from tee time to stump speech on the taxpayer's dime.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

    Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded “economic patriotism” from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers.

    July 25, 2014

  • Local churches impact poverty

    Claremore First Christian Church, First United Methodist and the Pastoral Alliance are combining efforts to host a 16-week program, “Getting Ahead in a Just Getting by World,” based off of the national program — “bridges out of poverty.”

    July 25, 2014

  • Grand Jury recesses until August

    The multicounty grand jury charged with investigating accusations of misconduct by Rogers County officials recessed Thursday until August 19-21, saying it needed to hear from more witnesses before returning a finding in the matter.

    July 25, 2014

  • Former Sheriff’s deputy arrested

    The Rogers County Sheriff’s Office arrested ex-deputy Brian Kindle Wednesday after receiving multiple reports concerning his safety.

    July 25, 2014

  • Chelsea man receives 54-year sentence for child abuse

    A Chelsea man was sentenced to 54 years in prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to the charges of child abuse by injury and child sexual abuse.

    July 25, 2014

  • Rogers County Clerk sues The Daily Progress

    Rogers County Clerk Robin Anderson has filed a lawsuit against The Daily Progress and the newspaper’s government reporter Salesha Wilken.

    July 24, 2014

  • Band.jpg Local band loses everything on tour

    A Claremore band, The Last Slice, had $30,000 worth of equipment, instruments, merchandise and clothes stolen while on the East Coast Ska Revival tour in Miami, Fla.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo